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[19] Hoffstadt, Brett, Cover-ups, Foul-ups, and Credibility Lost, April 1, 2004, click here Adcock, Sylvia, op. cit.

[21] Ibid.

[22] Baker, Al and Wald, Matthew L., A Workhorse of the Skies, Perhaps With a Deadly Defect, The New York Times, November 19, 2001.

[23] Jet had suffered severe turbulence, Nation, November 14, 2001

[24] National Transportation and Safety Board, Aircraft Accident Report, Executive Summary.

[25] Evans, David, Safety in Avionics: Flying in the Face of a ‘Sensible Risk,’ Avionics, April 1, 2002, click here Ibid.

[27] Ibid.

[28] Fiorino, Frances, Rudder Defections Eyed in AA587 Probe, click here Investigation of the Crash of American Airlines Flight 587,

[29] Evans, David, op. cit.

[30] Submission of the Allied Pilots Association to the National Transportation Safety Board Regarding the Accident of American Airlines Flight 587 at Belle Harbor, New York November 12, 2001, NTSB DCA02MA001, p.29.

[31] American Airlines Flight 587, Wikipedia,

[32] Federal Aviation Administration, Emergency Airworthiness Directive, (AD)2001-23-51, November 16, 2001.

[33] Rose, David, What made an Airbus rudder snap in mid-air?, The Observer, March 13, 2005, click here Adams, Marilyn and Levin, Alan, United finds defect in tail of one of its Airbus jets, USA Today, December 12, 2001.

[35] Manufacturing Defects in Composites Do Not Worsen, Air Safety Week, January 14, 2002. click here A300 Had Vertical CFRP Composites Fin Problem Before Flight 587, Advanced Materials & Composites News, June 16, 2003,

[37] Rose, David, op. cit.

[38] Pilots Ask for Airbus A300 Grounding, January 25, 2002,

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William John Cox authored the Policy Manual of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Role of the Police in America for a National Advisory Commission during the Nixon administration. As a public interest, pro bono, attorney, he filed a class action lawsuit in 1979 petitioning the Supreme Court to order a National Policy Referendum; he investigated and successfully sued a group of radical (more...)
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