Category Archives: Aviation Disasters

On This Day — Who Killed Dag Hammarskjöld and Why? (September 18 1961)

 “It will be necessary to find some way of pulling Hammarskjold up short.” UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan (September 13  1961) ***** ***** ***** “Hammarskjöld was at the point of getting something done when they killed him. Notice that I said … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 (USTICA – June 27 1980)

“We still hope the truth will come out. We know that very probably the plane was struck down by a missile. Too many people have been keeping this secret for too long but we will not give up until we … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering Swissair Flight 330 (February 21 1970)

“The secret deal was ‘immoral’ and in breach of legal principles, but it was justified for strategic reasons. This might be absolutely shocking, but the reward was that there were no more attacks.” Pr. Jean Ziegler February 21 2022 — … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering Arrow Air Flight 1285 (December 12 1985) [UPDATE : What does the CVR say?]

“Hours after the crash the Islamic Jihad – a Shiite Muslim extremist group – claimed it destroyed the plane to prove [its] ability to strike at the Americans anywhere.” UPI — Anonymous caller to a French news agency in Beirut … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering Avianca Flight 203 (November 27 1989) [Politicization of Intelligence]

“No one acts alone without orders in the FBI. We had clear goals which were clearly given to us in every document we received from anyone. If a police organization wished for us to provide them ‘proof’ of guilt, then … Continue reading

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45 Years Ago — Remembering the Bombing of Cubana Flight 455 (October 6 1976)

“A15 — CIA code name for Posada Carriles — is not a typical kind of ‘boom and bang’ individual. He is acutely aware of the international implications of ill-planned or overly enthusiastic activities against Cuba.” Former CIA handler Grover Lythcott … Continue reading

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60 Years Ago — Who Killed Dag Hammarskjöld and Why? (September 18 1961)

 “It will be necessary to find some way of pulling Hammarskjold up short.” UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan (September 13  1961) ***** ***** ***** “Hammarskjöld was at the point of getting something done when they killed him. Notice that I said … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 (USTICA – June 27 1980)

“We still hope the truth will come out. We know that very probably the plane was struck down by a missile. Too many people have been keeping this secret for too long but we will not give up until we … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — CIA Terrorist Luis Posada Carriles Dies in Florida (May 23 2018) [Cubana de Aviacion Flight 455]

“A15 — CIA code name for Posada — is not a typical kind of ‘boom and bang’ individual. He is acutely aware of the international implications of ill-planned or overly enthusiastic activities against Cuba.” Former CIA handler Grover Lythcott “Our … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering Swissair Flight 330 (February 21 1970) [2021]

“The secret deal was ‘immoral’ and in breach of legal principles, but it was justified for strategic reasons. This might be absolutely shocking, but the reward was that there were no more attacks.” Pr. Jean Ziegler February 21 2021 — … Continue reading

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