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  • Blast From the Past: At Odds on Crash Theory, Officials Are Cooperative

    01/28/2011 3:08:12 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    nyt ^ | December 01, 1999 | DAVID JOHNSTON and MATTHEW L. WALD
    In his first public comments on the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990, the director of the F.B.I., Louis J. Freeh, said today that the Egyptian authorities were cooperating with the inquiry into the cause of the crash and would investigate a list of leads at the request of American law-enforcement officials. Mr. Freeh, speaking with reporters at the headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said the authorities in Cairo were assisting American investigators even though Egyptian officials have dismissed the principal American theory that a reserve pilot might have deliberately brought down the airliner. In a separate development, aviation...
  • Ten years later, reason why EgyptAir jet crashed unclear

    10/30/2009 10:12:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies · 1,897+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 31, 2009 | Laurel J. Sweet
    On Halloween 10 years ago today, EgyptAir Flight 990 nose-dived into the ocean off Nantucket from 33,000 feet, leaving the families of 217 children, grandparents and lovers forever haunted by the question: Why? “You just wish you knew what the reason was. Some things break your heart so much,” said Bobbie Bergman of Colorado. Bergman’s sister Paula Barnes, a one-time Marblehead resident, perished with their parents William and Tamsin Barnes and several family friends about 1:52 a.m. on Oct. 31, 1999, a half hour into what was to be a 10-hour passage from New York to Cairo.
  • October 31, 1999: EgyptAir Flight 990 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean

    10/31/2008 1:28:11 PM PDT · by happinesswithoutpeace · 10 replies · 583+ views
    Various ^ | Oct 31, 2008 | Various
    On October 31st 1999 EgyptAir Flight 990 struck the ocean with the loss of all on board. The end of the NTSB's final summary reads thusly "The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the EgyptAir flight 990 accident is the airplane's departure from normal cruise flight and subsequent impact with the Atlantic Ocean as a result of the relief first officer's flight control inputs. The reason for the relief first officer's actions was not determined."
  • NTSB to conclude that co-pilot downed Egyptian jetliner, sources say

    03/15/2002 6:15:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies · 190+ views
    AP ^ | 3-15-02 | JONATHAN D. SALANT
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) --  The federal government's final report on the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 says the co-pilot was responsible, but stops short of concluding what might have motivated him, according to government sources.</p> <p>The report is expected to be released soon.</p>