Lawsuit Against the NTSB
On Basis of Cover-Ups
Former FAA airline safety inspector Rodney filed a federal lawsuit against the National Transportation Safety Board addressing the major cover-up b the political NTSB board members in the matter of the PSA crash into San Diego. The basis for the lawsuit was the latest example of cover-up of politically-sensitive misconduct that enabled the direct causes of the crash to occur.
That lawsuit, 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).
Details of the lawsuit reveal the material matters that enabled the world's worst air disaster to occur at that time, that the political board members sought to cover up. That cover-up was also "necessary" to avoid attention to the first edition of Unfriendly Skies that had just been published a month earlier.
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 History of Aviation Disasters: 1950 to 9/11.
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.