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Swissair crash may not have been an accident says ex-RCMP sergeant

CBC News
Posted: Sep 14, 2011 9:09 PM ET
Last Updated: Sep 14, 2011 10:57 PM ET

An investigator looking into the crash of Swissair Flight 111 near Peggys Cove, N.S., says he was prevented by senior RCMP and aviation safety officials from pursuing his theory that an incendiary device might have been the cause.

"There was sufficient grounds to suspect a criminal device on that plane," retired RCMP sergeant Tom Juby, who was an arson investigator assigned to the Swissair file, told CBC's The Fifth Estate.

"I'm convinced that the investigation was improperly done," he said.

The flight from New York to Geneva crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 2, 1998, killing 229 passengers and crew. The plane carried a Saudi prince, a relative of the former shah of Iran and high profile UN officials. A half a billion dollars of diamonds and gems were also never found.

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Added: Sep-15-2011 Occurred On: Sep-14-2011
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Tags: Swissair, flight 111, tragedy, plane crash, Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, criminal activity, incendiary device, homicide, investigation
Location: Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada (load item map)
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