Lawsuit against the FAA by Former FAA Inspector
Seeking to Report and Halt Widespread
 Corruption-Enabling Aviation Disasters

In an unprecedented attempt to circumvent the cover-up of deep-seated corruption in the government's aviation safety offices that enabled to occur a steady stream of deadly airline disasters, former federal airline safety investigator Rodney Stich filed federal lawsuits to report and halt the corrupt activities related to a series of airline disasters.

Rodney Stich filed the first of several lawsuits against the FAA and NTSB, seeking to report the documented corruption related to several recent major airline disasters. Federal district and appellate judges admitted the gravity of the charges, but upon motion by DOJ lawyers to block the suit, the judges states these were matters for Congress to investigate. Stich was not asking the federal judges to investigate the criminal activities, but to receive the reports as required by the federal crime reporting statute. The following are some of the legal filings:

Court of Appeals Filings at San Francisco

Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court That Made The
Justices Aware of the Series National Matters

Serious Judicial Problems

The dismissal of the actions seeking to report ongoing criminal activities associated with an ongoing series of deadly consequences knowingly sacrificed the lives that would be lost. As the continuing corruption resulted in continuing deathsmade possible by the judicial obstruction of justice, large segments of the federal judicial systemincluding the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, were at risk of being exposed as enablers.


That danger became real at a later date when Stich started publishing documentary books and appearing on hundreds of radio and TV shows.

Lawsuit Against the NTSB
On Basis of Cover-Ups

Stich v. National Transportation Safety Board, 685 F.2d 446 (9th Cir.) (table), cert.denied, 459 U.S. 861 (1982))(addressed repeated criminal falsification of official airline accident reports, omitting highly sensitive air safety misconduct, making possible repeated crashes from the same sequestered problems). 

That lawsuit sought to force the NTSB to receive evidence relating to the primary misconduct that enabled the direct cause of the PSA San Diego crash to occur.

That San Diego crash was the world's worst airline disaster at that time, taking the record from the United Airlines crash into New York City−the disaster that caused the FAA to give Stich the assignment to correct the conditions responsible for the worst series of airline disasters in the nation's history.

Assistant U.S. attorney George Small telephoned Stich upon receiving the complaint, advising Stich that he was recommending to his Washington superiors that the DOJ supports the action. Unknown to Small, Washington DOJ officials had been covering up for the misconduct in the FAA and NTSB for years, and any support for Stich's action would risk exposing this complicity. Small then filed a motion to dismiss, blocking the action, and the federal judge dutifully complied.

Both actions were taken to the U.S. Supreme Court, making the justices aware of the cover-ups by federal judges over whom the Justices had supervisory responsibilities.

Information and documents on lawsuit against NTSB, 1980.

These matters are detailed in Unfriendly Skies: 20th and 21st Centuries.

Friend-of-the-Court Brief in DC-10 Lawsuit

The story of how the DC-10 was certified, knowing of major safety problems, was a classic example of how people died from the actions of FAA management personnel in the Western Region where Stich exposed massive corruption. As a result of the catastrophic DC-10 disaster near Paris, a lawsuit was filed.

Amicus curiae brief filed on July 17, 1975, in the Paris DC-10 multi-district litigation, Flanagan v. McDonnell Douglas Corporation and United States of America, Civil Action 74-808-PH, MDL 172, Central District California, addressing the long standing FAA misconduct, of which the cover-up of the DC-10 cargo door problem was one of repeated instances of tragedy related misconduct.

Rules of court required that Stich obtain the approval of the lead law firm in that action, and Stich did receive that approval. However, the judge dismissed Stich's filing before Stich could provide insider information on why FAA management had approved design defects that would knowingly result in major air disasters. Lawsuit details.

Justice Department lawyers and federal judges blocked the reporting and production of evidence related to the pattern of documented air safety and criminal violations associated with a series of specific airline crashes, and reflecting the culture that still exists, which played an undercover role in certain recent airline crashes. These activities made possible many airline crashes, fatal hijackings, and the terrorist hijackings of September 11, 2001.

Eventually, these same two groups retaliated against former FAA inspector Rodney Stich for attempting to report these corrupt and criminal activities, and inflicted grave personal and financial harm upon him to halt his exposure activities.

Subsequent Lawsuits Related to Corruption
In Other Areas of Government

The type of corruption that existed involving people responsible for aviation safety did not occur in a vacuum; it was a culture that existed in the conduct of people in control of other government operations. Over a period of years, as Stich discovered other areas of corruption from the long list of other government agents and insiders that contacted him, he sought to report these other matters, and was repeated blocked by federal judges and Department of Justice employees.

Just prior to the hijackings of four airliners on September 11, 2001, Stich filed a federal lawsuit that addressed:

Each and every one of the issues, and the defendants named in that lawsuit, were those that played primary roles for the conditions that made it easy for terrorists to hijack four airliners on 9/11, kill nearly 3,000 people, and set in motion events that had even greater catastrophic consequences for the United States. The following is that and two additional and final attempts to report these matters:

In every filing that involved the judges in the court of appeals, usually all of them, they become complicit in the cover-ups and became enablers to forward catastrophic events. That provided another incentiveprotecting themselves against criminal prosecutionto continue the long series of judicial obstruction of justice and judicial retaliation.

Recognizing the enormity of the corruption, the enormity of the cover-ups, the enormity of total indifference, including by the American public, former federal agent Rodney Stich gave up his attempts to use legal means to expose and halt the corruption, or even expect to force a change. He then devoted himself to documenting the sordid scenario for possible future generations that might be more responsive.

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Cover-Ups of What Stich Sought to Report
Had Decades of  National Consequences

As a result of the widespread corruption in overt and covert government operations, the systemic cover-ups that treat high-level corruption as the "third-rail," and the retaliation against whistleblowers, great American tragedies have repeatedly occurred, and will continue to occur.

Sampling of Early Consequences





TWA Flight  800

U.S. Embassy Bombings

9/11 Easily-Preventable Multiple Hijackings


These few examples of the horrors associated with airline disasters enabled to occur by documented corruption withheld from the American people. The standard culture of cover-ups in the United States enabled the corruption, cover-ups, to mutate into different areas. In the aviation area, although the continuing series of airline disasters eventually came to a halt for other reasons, the culture continued, and enabled to occur a number of easily preventable airline disasters. The inbred culture created the conditions that enabled four groups of terrorists to easily hijack four airliners within a few hours of each other and kill nearly 3,000 people.

One of Over 200 Victims Choosing This Way to Die—
Made Possible by Many Enablers in United States

Consequences of Corruption, Cover-Ups, And
Retaliation Felonies Not Limited to Aviation

There were many other forms of victims from the systemic high-level corruption. These included for instance victims of the:

  • Department of Justice prosecutorial misconduct, people being falsely charges with crimes in order to improve the prosecutors' career.

  • The explosion of violent crime related to drug smuggling into the United States, in which CIA assets were major players.

  • Series of financial frauds appearing every few years, with the latest housing and financial implosions surfacing in 2008.

  • Seizure of assets from innocent people.

  • And many other forms.

These offenses are described in the books written by insiders.

Corruption of the Type Described at this site does not occur in a vacuum. High-level corruption in one area is simply one tentacle of a widespread culture of corruption. And the consequences of that corruption−and the endemic cover-ups−have consequences in other areas. The culture of corruption affects the people and the nation in many other ways, That includes the latest series of financial frauds that has occurred in the housing and financial sectors. Also, the effect of the endemic corruption and endemic cover-ups−major parts of the culture in the United States−that enablers successful terrorist attacks upon U.S. interests.

Harm to People Overseas From Culture Of
High-Level Corruption and Lies in the United States

In addition to the decades of harm resulting from the systemic corruption of key people and groups in the U.S. government, affecting aviation safety, financial, human rights, in the United States, there is the harm from outside sources brought about by the actions of U.S. politicians affecting people in other countries—such as the history of invading and killing foreigners—there are the successful "terrorist" attacks made possible by high-level corruption, and then there are the foreigners who are also victims from the same high-level corruption that adversely affects the American, but in a different form.

Remains of a girl—about the age of the 9-year-old Killed in Tucson in January 2011.

In criminal law, people are accomplices, and guilty, if they know of a criminal act and fail to report it to proper authorities and also to take efforts within their capability to halt their continuation. And there are endless numbers of accomplices that are complicit in these crimes and enablers of the consequences.

Suggestion to people outside the United States. Become familiar with the documented systemic corruption in the United States and show the outrage lacking of people in the United States, and:

  • Help expose the endemic corruption that seem to be acceptable to the American people, and maybe wake them up.

  • Help to protect yourselves against the decades of ham inflicted upon people of other countries by the actions of U.S. politicianssupported by much of the American public. Examples:

    • Serial lying by U.S. politicians to use as a pretense to invade Iraq and Afghanistan, killing tens of thousands of innocent people.

    • U.S. politicians shifting enabling blame from their own corrupt actions that encouraged and enabled four groups of terrorists to simultaneously hijack four airliners, and shift the blame to the people of Iraq and Afghanistanwith the help of a dumbed-down American public that is mostly too lazy to learn the truth.

Books by Inside Professional Insiders Reveal The
Mutating Corruption and Effects Upon the United States,
Its People, and Other Victims







All of the books are available at, in print and on the Kindle, and at many other Internet sites. They bring together the various pieces of the puzzle to better understand the overall picture, and why the same conditions continue year after year. Information on the books by former government agent Rodney Stich

Sampling of early books reviews

Sampling of complimentary letters/faxes to author/activist Rodney Stich.

More information about these books by clicking here.

Thanks to the Very Few Who Care Enough

Thanks are given to those very very few who have contributed funds to the non-profit organization that helps to fund these exposure activities.







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