NSA Has Secrets to UN Chief’s Death, Investigators Say

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The National Security Agency may hold the secret to the mysterious plane crash that killed United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold half a century ago, according to a commission investigating the incident. In 1961 Hammarskjold was flying to broker a seize fire in war-torn Congo when his DC-6 plane crashed in current day Zambia. His death has been the subject of many cold war conspiracy theories as well as three previous investigations.

Stephen Sedley, the chairman of the four-person commission, wrote in an introduction to the report, released Monday, that it was a “near certainty” that radio transmissions recorded by the U.S. intelligence gathering agency from an airfield near where the plane crashed could determine whether the crash was in fact an accident, the AP reports.