United Airlines Flight 663 4/7/2010 (USAF)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Air Force of the United States of America.
Tracking # FY14-07MAY2014-134
Status
Rejected

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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All records concerning United Airlines Flight 663 on 4/7/2010 where the Boeing 757-222 was escorted by two F-16s after a Qatari diplomat smoked in the lavatory then jested that he was trying to light his shoe on fire. Records should include, but not be limited to, audio recordings of communication including United Airlines Flight 663 and/or the F16s as well as all video footage and pictures taken during this incident.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 27, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: USAF Pentagon SAF-AA Mailbox HAF FOIA workflow

Greetings Sir,
Hope you’re having a great day! Can you please provide me the name of the requestor in this case or the FOIA case number for your request? I am unable to find your request under your name. thank you!

From: MuckRock

Hello,

This request has not yet been acknowledged in any way by your FOIA office. Please advise as to the FOIA tracking number. See below for name and spelling of requester.

From: USAF Pentagon SAF-AA Mailbox HAF FOIA workflow

Greetings Sir,
Hope you’re having a great day! Can you please provide me the name of the requestor in this case or the FOIA case number for your request? I am unable to find your request under your name. thank you!

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Either this last email was sent in error or your office is not reading replies. Please check your system for this request, submitted by Jason Smathers on 2014-01-27.

Thank you.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 27, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 27, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: USAF Pentagon SAF-AA Mailbox HAF FOIA workflow

Greetings,
Your FOIA request # 2014-03189-F was closed on 29 April 2014, a notification was sent to you on 29 April 2014 (attached). The case has been referred to Peterson Air Force Base for action. Please contact them directly if you have any additional questions or concerns. We are not the office of primary responsibility for this request. Thank you and have a great day!

HQ USNORTHCOM/CS,
ATTN: FOIA Request Service Center,
250 Vandenberg Street suite B016,
Peterson Air Force Base CO 80914-3801.

Very Respectfully,
//SIGNED//
MYRIAM E. CUBI-VACA, TSgt, USAF
SAF/AAII, AO Freedom of Information Act

From: Cubi-Vaca, Myriam E TSGT USAF SAF-AA (US)

Greetings,
Your FOIA request # 2014-03189-F was closed on 29 April 2014, a notification was sent to you on 29 April 2014 (attached). The case has been referred to Peterson Air Force Base for action. Please contact them directly if you have any additional questions or concerns. We are not the office of primary responsibility for this request. Thank you and have a great day!

HQ USNORTHCOM/CS,
ATTN: FOIA Request Service Center,
250 Vandenberg Street suite B016,
Peterson Air Force Base CO 80914-3801.

Very Respectfully,
//SIGNED//
MYRIAM E. CUBI-VACA, TSgt, USAF
SAF/AAII, AO Freedom of Information Act

From: MuckRock

This is a followup to a FOIA request copied below. The original agency has forwarded the request to your agency.

Please confirm receipt.

Thank you.

From: USNORTHCOM CSKA (FOIA) - OMB

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

5 May 2014

Mr. Smathers,

USNORTHCOM has not received your initial request from the Air Force or from Peterson AFB.

If you wish to submit your request to USNORTHCOM please submit your request to this email address. Thank you.

USNORTHCOM FOIA

From: MuckRock

USAF FOIA staff:

Per the below, NORTHCOM has not received the request as indicated in the attached letter. Please advise.

Thank you.

From: USNORTHCOM CSKA (FOIA) - OMB

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

7 May 2014

Mr. Smathers,

We have received your request regarding United Airlines Flight 663. Your case has been assigned USNORTHCOM FOIA Case number: FY14-07MAY2014-134.

In accordance with the Department of Defense Freedom of Information Act Program, DoD 5400.7-R and United States Code, Title 5, Section 552 (a)(4)(a)(vi), we are processing your request for a fee waiver for the subject request.

(1) Please provide justification supporting your fee waiver request:

(a) How do the records concern the operations or activities of the government?

(b) Given the records concern the operations or activities of the government, how will disclosure likely contribute to public understanding of these operations and activities?

(c) If there is likely to be a contribution to public understanding, will release of the requested records contribute significantly to public understanding?

(d) Would disclosure be primarily in your commercial interest?

(e) Do you have the ability and intention to disseminate the information to the general public or a reasonably broad audience of persons interested in the subject?

(f) How and to whom do you intend to disseminate the information?

(g) How do you plan to use the information to contribute to public understanding of the Government's operations or activities?

Please respond to our fee waiver questions by 20 May 14 in order for us to address your fee waiver request. If no response is received prior to 20 May 14 we will process your request with no fee waiver.

Attached is our letter of acknowledgement. Please note that no expected response date is included. The request is complex and will require consultation with multiple agencies. We will provide Interim responses as they are available.

USNORTHCOM FOIA

From: USNORTHCOM CSKA (FOIA) - OMB

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

16 May 2014

Mr. Smathers,

Attached is an Interim Response to the subject request assigned USNORTHCOM FOIA case number FY14-07MAY2014-134.

Due to consultations required on other documents found during our search, we cannot provide an estimate for our final response at this time.

USNORTHCOM FOIA

From: NORAD-USNC Peterson AFB N-NC SPECIAL STAFF Mailbox CSKA (FOIA) OMB

UNCLASSIFIED

17 March 2017

Mr. Smathers,

Attached is the final response to the subject request assigned USNORTHCOM FOIA case number FY14-07MAY2014-134. Due to the size of the files they need to be put on a CD and mailed. Please confirm your mailing address below is correct.

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 10289
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Kris

KRISTINA L. ROTH, Civ, DAFC
Chief, FOIA/MDR/Privacy Act
NORAD and USNORTHCOM Chief of Staff
250 Vandenberg St, Ste B016
Peterson AFB, CO 80914-3817
Coml (719) 554-7185 / DSN 692-7185

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