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Evidence pointing to a cover-up*

Lax security in Cairo and Cologne

Islamic Jihad claims responsibility

High level communications between Gander and Washington

Early official dismissals of sabotage, and explosion or a fire on board

Eyewitness accounts

U.S. military calls for investigation of ground personnel in Cologne

Major General John S. Crosby of the U.S. Army calls for the bulldozing of sites the day after the crash

Arrow Air denied access

Contradiction between the CASB spokesman and the CASB's chief investigator on the "Contents" of the black box tapes

Weapons, ammunition, flares, practice grenades on board?

FBI's Criminal Division involved in the investigation

Autopsy reports

The ice build-up theory: statements by ground crew at Gander / FBI report

Cockpit microphone turned off

Why did the pilot activate a fire extinguisher before impact?

The master fire warning light was turned on.

The Pinkel report

What caused sudden loss of speed?

The board of directors of the CASB divided.

The Sopinka report.

Statement by CASB member Les Filotas.

Benoit Bouchard's letter to CASB board members.

Other points of interest.

List of Exhibits

*(added to the Table of Contents by the author for clarity purposes)

Union of Canadian Transport Employees Report

Early official dismissals of sabotage or pre-impact explosion or fire

Here is a record of some of the very early dismissals by various officials on the possibility of any form of wrong doing:

On December 12, 1985, the Pentagon's chief spokesman, Robert Sims: "We have no indications of explosions prior to the crash or of hostile action". (see Exhibit 5)

On December 12, 1985, White House spokesman Larry Speakes: "Initial reports indicate no evidence of sabotage or an explosion in flight". (see Exhibit 5)

On December 12, 1985, an RCMP officer at the scene: "There is nothing to indicate an act of terrorism." (see Exhibit 5)

On December 12, 1985, Transport Minister Don Mazankowski in response to a question asking if there was any foul play: "We have no indication at all". (see Exhibit 6)

On December 12, 1985, press spokesman for Mazankowski: "There is no evidence that the plane blew up before it crashed". (see Exhibit 6)

On December 12, 1985, a U.S. Defense Department spokesman: "There was no evidence of sabotage". (see Exhibit 8)

On January 9, 1986, the CASB's Chief Investigator Peter Boag in response to a question about eyewitness reports: "There is no evidence to support them". (see Exhibit 9)

For these officials to use the terms "indication", "evidence"' or "initial reports" at this early stage borders on the absurd. If the investigation had not even begun, what "evidence", "indication" or "initial report" were these officials referring to?

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