Airline Disasters With
Links to Corrupt Culture
These are sampling of aviation disasters of United Airlines for which FAA gave FAA inspector the task of clearing the serious problems that enabled a continuing series of forewarned and preventable crashes and deaths. 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 various government offices.
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 serious and dangerous pilot perforemance, 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.
American Airlines crash during approach to Cincinnati Airport, November 8, 1965, due to failure to recognize altitude deviation on approach.
Most of the above catastrophic events occurred on the program for which FAA air carrier operations inspector Rodney Stich had been given the assignment to correct the conditions responsible for the worst series of airline disasters in the nation's history. Pictures of many other crashes are not shown.