On the 9th of September 1968, a Caravelle crashed over the Mediterranean killing 98 passengers, of which 13 were children. The cause of this crash has been disputed by the families and many many people throughout France. Most believe that it was hit in error by a missile which was fired from a nearby military base. For close to 45 years the families have been trying to get answers from the French Government to no avail.
INTERESTING ! SIMILAR CASE IN ITALY FINALLY GETS AN ANSWER!
Italy 1980 plane crash probably caused by missile, court says
Mon, Jan 28 2013 21:16 PM GMT
ROME (Reuters) - An Italian court said on Monday the cause of one of the country's most enduring aviation mysteries, a plane that broke up over the coast of Sicily 32 years ago killing 81 people, was most probably a missile hitting the aircraft. The case has divided Italians since the plane went down on June 27, 1980, when Italy was still the scene of both Cold War tensions and domestic militancy from the left and the right.
The court, in what is seen as the final ruling of many, said the state must pay damages to the victims' families because the safety of the passengers had not been guaranteed. www.rinodistefani.com
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The Paoli brothers set up AFVCCAN an association of the families of the victims. They have been fighting to find the truth for over 40 years.
LETTER TO PRESIDENT HOLLANDE - SENT 24TH JULY - NO REPLY TO DATE -
ONE YEAR ON !
In March 2012, the judge allowed some new evidence to be investigated by the Gendarmerie. It is now almost a year on and nothing has been heard about it. A cynical waiting game, keep delaying until they all die off!
On the day of the crash, French TV were making a documentary in the control room where the missiles were being fired.
Two radio technicians were recording in an adjoining room, everything that was happening in the main area. The two men testify that they heard voices exclaim " we've lost it, we've lost it" within seconds military personnel had confiscated the recordings. They were never found.
NEW PARTIAL INVESTIGATION INTO CRASH - Nice Matin 19/2012
Publié le lundi 19 mars 2012 à 17h38 - Le parquet de Nice a ouvert ce lundi une nouvelle enquête autour du crashde la caravelle Ajaccio-Nice au large du cap d'Antibes, dans lequel 95personnes avaient trouvé la mort, le 11 septembre 1968.
Selon Me Paul Sollacaro, avocat de l'association des familles de victimes, le procureur de la République de Nice, Eric de Montgolfier, a confié une enquête à la gendarmerie, après son dépôt de plainte pour "soustraction de preuves" en septembre dernier. Cette plainte se fonde sur le témoignage d'Alain Frasquet, ancien preneur de son à l'ORTF. Ce dernier évoque l'existence de bandes vidéo captées par une équipe de télévision au Mont-Agel, le jour du drame, lors de manœuvres militaires. Ces bandes, donnant à entendre "Et merde, on l'a perdu !", auraient été saisies par les Renseignements généraux aux studios de la Brague, à Antibes.