During a Clinton re-election year, a US Navy surface ship shot down a passenger plane, TWA flight 800, off Long Island during an exercise. The CIA covered it up. The government seized control of the plane crash investigation, which is always handled by the NTSB. There were over 300 eyewitnesses who attested that they saw a missile strike the plane, but the CIA actually ran TV commercials with the message "There was no missile." None of the 300 were ever allowed to testify before Congress, and the crash of TWA 800 was written off as a fuel tank malfunction despite such malfunction never happening before.
There's a great documentary about this.
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