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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

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

In an internal memo from Michael Mendez Director of maintenance for Arrow Air to Betty Batchelor an executive with Arrow Air reporting on the events that took place in Gander on December 13, 1985, Mr. Mendez says: "It was after this that N.T.S.B. (National Transportation Safety Board -- U.S.) representative, George Seidlein, mentioned that Major General John Crosby wanted to bulldoze over the crash site immediately to prevent pilferage". Mendez then added; "This was also understood by the claims adjuster for AAU, (Associated Aviation Underwriters) Bruce Mally". (see Exhibit 14)

Whatever the Major General's intentions might have been, no such bulldozing took place. The on-site investigation went on well into February. This does not however explain what motivated or pressured General Crosby to utter his demands. The only thing we do know is that Crosby did not have the authority to see his command through.

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