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Cablegate: Saa Pilot Ashraff Vardalia Seeking Redress for Tsa No-Fly

VZCZCXRO1905
RR RUEHJO
DE RUEHSA #4201 3481114
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 141114Z DEC 07
FM AMEMBASSY PRETORIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2976
RUEHRO/AMEMBASSY ROME 1287
RHMFIUU/TSA WASHINGTON DC
INFO RUEAZKC/FED AIR MARSHAL SVC HQ RESTON VA
RUEHFT/AMCONSUL FRANKFURT 1325
RUEHJO/AMCONSUL JOHANNESBURG 7789

UNCLAS PRETORIA 004201

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPT FOR AF/S AND EEB/TRA/OTP
ROME FOR TSA JHALINSKI
FRANKFURT FOR TSA REPRESENTATIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAIR PTER ASEC OTRA KHLS NL SF
SUBJECT: SAA PILOT ASHRAFF VARDALIA SEEKING REDRESS FOR TSA NO-FLY

REF: FAMS DTG 302014Z JUL 07

(SBU) Civil Aviation Officer took the statement and information from
South African Airways pilot Ashraff Vardalia (DOB: June 27, 1977;
trip no. 15755657) who believes that his removal from the Master
Crew List (rendering him ineligible to fly to or enter the U.S.) by
the Transportation Security Administration has been done in error.
He has provided biographic information, contact information, career
history, and a signed statement authorizing TSA to conduct a
background investigation. He swore an oath that all the information
he provided was true. Post is submitting the complete package to
TSA Rome for consideration.

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