Links to Corrupt Culture
These are sampling of aviation disasters of United Airlines, some of which caused the FAA to give FAA airline safety inspector Rodney Stich the task of clearing up the serious problems that enabled the crashes to occur. The level of arrogance, corruption and criminal acts which Stich discovered and documented so infuriated him, aided and abetted by high-level corruption of FAA management, that he took unprecedented actions. These actions led to the discovery of widespread corruption in the Federal Aviation Agency and the cover-ups by the Civil Aeronautics Board Bureau of Aviation Safety.
Sampling of Fatal United Airlines Crashes
DC-6, Bryce Canyon, Utah. Fire on board, October 24, 1947.
DC-6, Mount Carmel. Fire on board, June 17, 1947.
DC-6B, approach to Oakland. Crashed into terrain during ILS approach, August 24, 1951.
DC-4, Medicine Bow Peak, Laramie. Crashed into mountain, October 6, 1955.
DC-7, Grand Canyon. Crashed into TWA, June 30, 1956.
DC-7C, Near Las Vegas. Midair collision. April 21, 1958.
DC-8, New York City. Crashed into TWA because of excessively high speed, December 16, 1960. World's worst air disaster.
DC-8, Denver. Crashed on landing due to pilot error, combined with poor evacuation. July 11, 1961.
Viscount 745D, Ellicot. Bird strike, November 23, 1962.
Viscount 745D, Parrotts Ville. Fire.
727, Near Chicago. Crashed into Lake Michigan during night approach, August 16, 1965.
727, Salt Lake City. Crash due to high-sink-rate approach, November 11, 1965.
737, Chicago. Crashed on landing. December 8, 1972.
DC-8, Portland, OR. Crashed due to lacked of fuel arising from delaying landing. December 28, 1978.
DC-8, Salt Lake City. Crashed into mountains because of pilot error.
DC-10, Hawaii. Cargo door separated in flight due to FAA approval of known unsafe aircraft. Feb. 24, 1989.
DC-10, Iowa. Crashed during approach due to lack of flight controls associated with unsafe aircraft, 7-19-89.
737, Colorado Springs. Crashed during approach.
The emergency situations and non-fatal crashes are not listed.
Former FAA airline safety inspector Rodney Stich took actions never taken before that exposed the misconduct at United Airlines, the misconduct within the FAA that protected the United Airlines misconduct, and the misconduct at the Civil Aeronautics Board Bureau of Aviation that consisted of covering up for the misconduct at the FAA:
Stich filed numerous official FAA reports—that were ignored by FAA management, and for which he suffered retaliation.
Stich used the law in such a manner that he forced a five-month administrative hearing upon the FAA during which he acted similar to an independent prosecutor, introducing evidence into a 4,000-page court transcript, while the entire FAA legal division engaged in cover-up deceptions to protect the guilty FAA management personnel.
Upon the end of the proceedings, he filed a closing brief that highlighted the many safety violations and corrupt acts related to several recent crashes. In that closing brief, h warned that a cover-up would continue the misconduct, the culture, and the crashes. Each of these enabling causes and crashed did occur. Those three crashes are detailed at www.defraudingamerica.com/faa_closing_brief.html.
The administrative hearing officer, an attorney on the staff of the FAA Administrator covered up and claimed there were no problems with safety, and covered up, despite three additional crashes occurring during the proceedings that were caused by the identical safety problems and safety misconduct shown during the hearings.
Following the cover-ups, and the continuation of aviation disasters, the head of the FAA’s Sky Marshal’s program encouraged Stich to send a report to the FAA administrator, and that he said he would co-sign the report. This was done on August 8, 1966.
A copy of cover letter to the FAA Administrator is at www.defraudingamerica.com/faa_cover_letter_to_administrator_aug8_1966.pdf.
The report consisted of three parts:
(Part 1) www.defraudingamerica.com/faa_report_to_administrator_part_one_aug8_1966.pdf.
(Part 2) www.defraudingamerica.com/faa_report_to_administrator_part_two_aug8_1966.pdf.
Stich contacted members of Congress in 1964 and 1965, providing evidence of the corruption and the resulting crashes.
Elimination of the CAB and Federal Aviation Agency Shortly Thereafter
In 1967, Congress made major changes in the two government aviation safety agencies that Stich had earlier exposed for their role in the misconduct. The Federal Aviation Agency was abolished and replaced with the Federal Aviation Administration, with the FAA being supervised under the newly created Department of Transportation. The Civil Aeronautics Board was abolished, and replaced with the National Transportation Board. Unfortunately, the same personnel and the same culture went with the change.
For far information about official findings at United Airlines go to www.defraudingamerica.com/united_airlines_index.html.
And for a broader understanding of misconduct documented in the federal government go to the home page at www.defraudingamerica.com.
Books by insiders that document
decades of covert and/or corrupt activities by
America's secret government.
All of the books are available at amazon.com, in print and on digital formats, 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.