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Cablegate: Sitrep #8: Crash of Bellview Flight B3210; October

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251851Z Oct 05

UNCLAS LAGOS 001662

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED - HANDLE ACCORDINGLY

TRANSPORTATION FOR FAA
DAKAR PLS PASS TO FAA REP ED JONES
ROME PLS PASS TO TSA REP JOHN HALINSKI
FOR DS/IP/AF

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CASC EAIR NI ASEC PREL
SUBJECT: SITREP #8: CRASH OF BELLVIEW FLIGHT B3210; OCTOBER
24, 7:50 PM (LOCAL)

REF: LAGOS 1660 AND PREVIOUS

1. (SBU) Mission's consular response team (CRT) returned to
Lagos at 1530 (local time) and will deploy again tomorrow.
CRT confirmed that while the overall security climate at the
site has improved, there is still fairly open public access,
which may compromise evidence. Separately, the Red Cross
Secretary General told us excavation was imminent and that

SIPDIS
the Red Cross planned to begin fumigating the site tomorrow.
The Red Cross, he said, will transport body remains to the
Ota Hospital for safekeeping.

2. (SBU) Embassy Abuja will liaise with the GON on steps
needed to preserve evidence to include possibly delaying the
crater's excavation.
BROWNE

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