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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

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

On the day of the tragedy, a U.S. military spokesman gave the following statement: "Attempts will be made to learn if unauthorized persons had access to the plane at its previous refueling point in Cologne". This was the last that was heard of this investigation. The CASB never obtained a report of this particular investigation. (see Exhibit 5)

In section 1 of this document, the report by Captain Arthur Schoppaul of Arrow Air who had flown the ill-fated DC-8 from Cairo to Cologne, states clearly that security arrangements in Cologne were "very poor" and that the cleaning staff had total access to the aircraft without surveillance. (see Exhibit 3)

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