By Adam Fitzgerald
The main underlying problem for the 9/11 Truth Movement comes from its inability to agree on the specifics of the events that took place on September 11th 2001. Many varying degrees of belief which have embedded the various groups within itself while maintaining they are the representatives of truth itself. One such group that arrogantly proclaims such, are not those who hold the belief that no hijacked planes were seen, nor did they crash anywhere on the day of 9/11. These people whether they are trolling forums for the “fun” of it, or are actual people who are stating it as the bold truth during lectures or published works do quite an enormous disservice not only to themselves but to those affected by this fantastical claim. To even propose such a scenario is basically the “death knell” for anyone affiliated with them, jokingly or not. Many high profile Truthers regurgitate this ridiculous proposition while profiting off this baseless assertion in front of a listening audience, they include, Thierry Meyssan, Kevin Barrett, Christopher Bollyn, Loose Change crew, Citizens Investigation Team, Rob Balsamo, Brian Staverly, Rebekah Roth, Dave Von Kleist, Craig McKee, Barbara Honneger, Kevin Ryan, John Lear, Morgan Reynolds, Jim Fetzer, Ace Baker, and these also include “Half-Planers” those who believe planes were hijacked and crashed into the WTC but not the Pentagon or Shanskville.
What these talking heads of the so called “Truth” Movement have done is simply invite ridicule into their own group while denigrating the deceased victims on board the hijacked planes and those who were killed by its impact. The actual “conspiracy” here is whether these above charlatans purport this laughable absurdity for nefarious reasons, such as profit or popularity, or that they are simply that astoundingly ignorant. The irony of the no planer/half planer scenario is this, it makes the operation of 9/11 to become vastly extensive involving more people into the planning which it turn makes it harder to keep it a secret from the public and it eliminates the Saudi/Israeli role. This would include the secrecy of all first responders (NYPD, NY EMS, NYFD, FBI, FEMA, Arlington County FD, Fort Meyer FD, Fairfax Urban Search and Rescue, NY Welders and volunteers, Shanksville FD, Central City FD, Hooversville FD, Listie FD, Virginia Medical technician Team, Ft. Belovoir Transportation Division). Literally thousands upon thousands within the public sector had to be involved in keeping the secret involving no planes on 9/11, and they had to be either threatened with being fired, blackmail or even death. This also includes the FBI, CIA and State Dept. as well as Pentagon employees who had to inform these public servants of what’s at stake. Do you see the problem now? If not, you are a victim of the above aforementioned frauds who have kept you in a state of absolute confusion. But you don’t have to be anymore, as i will simply and effortlessly outline the evidence for all 4 planes being hijacked and crashing into all 4 areas that impacted so many lives on September 111th 2001.
American Airlines Flight 11 (Boston Logan Airport to Los Angeles International Airport)
Model aircraft: Boeing 767-223ER
Registration Number: N334AA
Passengers: 81 (including 5 hijackers)
Crew: 11 (Captain John Ogonowski, First Officer Thomas McGuinness, and flight attendants Barbara Arestegui, Jeffrey Collman, Sara Low, Karen Martin, Kathleen Nicosia, Betty Ong, Jean Roger, Dianne Snyder, and Amy Sweeney)
Hijacked: Approximately 8:14am
Crashed: 8:46am (Into WTC Tower 2, North Tower)
Total Deaths: 92
Hijackers: Mohamed Atta (pilot), Abdulaziz al-Omari,Waleed al-Shehri, Wail al-Shehri, Satam al-Suqami
Summary: Mohamed Atta & Abdulaziz al-Omari, arrived at Portland International Jetport at 5:41am. They boarded Colgan Air Flight 5930, which was scheduled to depart at 6:00am from Portland, Maine, and fly to Boston. Michale Tuohey, US Airways ticket agent notes at about 5:30am, he sees Atta and al-Omari confused near a ticket line but had two first class tickets totaling $2,400. Tuohey called up the men’s boarding passes but decided to withhold their boarding cards for American Airlines Flight 11. Roger Quirion of Winslow, who was traveling with fellow state worker Brian Guerette of Oakland to a conference in California. Quirion said there were about 10 people on the small commuter flight to Boston, and that Atta and Alomari were the last ones to arrive. Vincent Meisnera a passenger also on Colgan Flight 5930 notices Atta and al-Omari. The Portland-to-Boston flight used by 9/11 hijackers Mohamed Atta and Abdulaziz Alomari arrives on time at Boston’s Logan Airport at 6:45am.
The other three Flight 11 hijackers (Waleed al-Shehri, Wail al-Shehri, Satam al-Susqami) arrive at Logan Airport in a rented car around this same time. Satam al-Suqami, Wail al-Shehri, and Waleed al-Shehri checked in for the flight in Boston. Wail al-Shehri and Suqami each checked one bag; Waleed al-Shehri did not check any bags. By 7:40am, all five hijackers were aboard the flight, scheduled to depart at 7:45am. At 7:59am Flight 11 was cleared for take off by Air Traffic Controllers in Boston Tower departing from Gate 26 at Logan International Airport. At 8:14am, the pilots stopped responding to requests from the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center (Boston ARTCC). At 8:21am, the flight stopped transmitting its Mode-C transponder signal. According to flight attendants Amy Sweeney and Betty Ong, who contacted American Airlines during the hijacking, the hijackers had stabbed flight attendants Karen Martin and Barbara Arestegui and slashed the throat of passenger Daniel Lewin. As evident in Betty Ong’s call to American Airlines at 8:18am. Nydia Gonzalez, a supervisor at the American Airlines Southeastern Reservations Office in Cary, North Carolina, joins a phone call between two employees at her office and Betty Ong, a flight attendant on the hijacked Flight 11. At 8:24am Atta tried to make an announcement to the passengers, but pressed the wrong button and sent the message to Boston ARTCC:
“Nobody move. Everything will be okay. If you try to make any moves, you’ll endanger yourself and the airplane. Just stay quiet.” Atta would again make another announcement he thought was being heard in the plane’s cabin at 8:33am, “Nobody move, please. We are going back to the airport. Don’t try to make any stupid moves.”
After two failed attempts at reaching American Airlines, Amy Sweeney finally gets through at 8:22am, which is answered by Evelyn Nunez, a passenger service agent for American Airlines. Sweeney says a passenger seated in row 9 of the plane had their throat cut by a passenger in seat 10B as well as two flight attendants who had been stabbed. This would be a reference to passenger Daniel Lewin being attacked by hijacker Satam Al Suqami. At 8:44am Amy Sweeney is now talking to American Airlines manager, Michael Woodard whom he had been friends with Sweeney for ten years. Sara Low lets Sweeney use her father’s calling card in order to make phone calls from an Airfone.
The Moussaoui trial presentation lists Sweeney as making five calls from the plane. However, it says these are all to the American Airlines office at Boston’s Logan Airport At 8:46am, she was describing the horror unfolding before her. “”I see water. I see buildings. I see buildings! We are flying low. We are flying very, very low. We are flying way too low. Oh my God we are flying way too low. Oh my God!” At 8:46am, American Airlines Flight 11 crashes into the North Tower. Very few videos exist of American Airlines Flight 11 impacting the North Tower, save but a few. Lieutenant William Walsh of the FDNY who witnessed Flight 11’s crash into the North Tower explains what he saw: “We were under the impression – he looked like he was going down, but we didn’t hear any mechanical difficulty. We couldn’t figure out why an American Airlines plane would be so low in downtown Manhattan. We sort of expected him to veer off and go into the Hudson. But he just rose a little bit, his altitude, leveled off, and he was headed straight for the Trade Center. So just before he got to the Trade Center, it seemed as though he gained power. We were just watching this airplane on target for the World Trade Center. All of a sudden, boom! He disappears into the Trade Center.”
Betty Ong transcript: https://www.encyclopedia.com/politics/energy-government-and-defense-magazines/transcript-flight-attendant-betty-ong
Flight 11 transcript: (NEADS & American Airlines): https://news.sky.com/story/new-911-tapes-audio-and-full-transcripts-10486091
American Airlines Flight 11 ATC Recording:
American Airlines Flight 11 Seat Passenger List:
National Transportation Safety Board Flight Path Study Flight 11: https://www.ntsb.gov/about/Documents/Flight_Path_Study_AA11.pdf
Michael Tuohey boards hijackers:https://www.pressherald.com/2011/08/25/michael-tuohey-september-11-hijackers-atta-alomari-portland-jetport-maine/
American Airlines Flight 11 Phone Transcripts: https://www.scribd.com/document/13499778/T7-B13-AA-Phone-Transcripts-Fdr-AA-11-Calls-Kean-Commission-Transcripts
American Airlines Flight 11 Impact Videos:
FBI 302’s regarding American Airlines Flight 11: https://www.scribd.com/document/14094215/T7-B17-FBI-302s-of-Interest-Flight-11-Fdr-Entire-Contents
FDNY William Walsh Interview: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/nyregion/20050812_WTC_GRAPHIC/9110442.PDF
Pete Zalewski Boston Center air traffic controller interview: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/14754701/ns/dateline_nbc/t/skies-over-america/#.W1zBrbgnaM8
United Airlines Flight 175 (Boston Logan Airport to Los Angeles International Airport)
Model Aircraft: Boeing 767-222
Registration Number: N612UA
Passengers: 65 (Including 5 hijackers)
Crew: 9 (Captain Victor Saracini, First Officer Michael Horrocks, and flight attendants Robert Fangman, Amy Jarret, Amy King, Kathryn Laborie, Alfred Marchand, Michael Tarrou, and Alicia Titus)
Departure: 8:00am (Took off 8:14am)
Hijacked: Approximately 8:42am
Crashed: 9:03am ( (Into WTC Tower 1, South Tower)
Total Deaths: 65
Hijackers: Marwan al-Shehhi (pilot), Fayez Banihammad, Hamza al-Ghamdi, Ahmed al-Ghamdi, Mohand al-Shehri
Summary: Hamza al-Ghamdi and Ahmed al-Ghamdi arrived at the United Airlines counter in Terminal C at 6:20am Eastern Time and Ahmed al-Ghamdi checked in two bags. Both hijackers indicated they wanted to purchase tickets, though they already had paper tickets. Gail Jawahir, United Airlines Ticket Agent, informed both men that they already had tickets and that they could board the plane. She checked in their luggage, she then placed boarding passes along with their tickets in an envelope and they departed to Gate 19 where their flight awaited them. Marwan al-Shehhi checked in a single bag at 6:45am at United Airlines Ticket counter. Fayez Banihammad and Mohand al-Shehri, checked in at 6:53am. Banihammad checked two bags, Mohand al-Shehri had no bags to check in. None of the hijackers were selected for extra scrutiny by the Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System (CAPPS). Shehhi and the other hijackers boarded Flight 175 between 7:23am and 7:28am. Banihammad boarded first and sat in first class seat 2A, while Mohand al-Shehri was in seat 2B. At 7:27am, Shehhi and Ahmed al-Ghamdi boarded, and sat in business class seats 6C and 9D respectively. A minute later, Hamza al-Ghamdi boarded, and sat in 9C. The flight was scheduled to depart at 08:00 for Los Angeles from Gate 19, Terminal C,. At 8:14am Boston Tower at Logan International Airport clears United Airlines Flight 175 for take-off.
At 8:37am, air traffic controllers asked the pilots of Flight 175 whether they could see American Airlines Flight 11. First Officer Michael Horrocks responded that Flight 11 was at 29,000 feet, and controllers ordered Flight 175 to turn and avoid the aircraft At 8:41am Captain Victor Saracini that they had heard a suspicious transmission from Flight 11 upon takeoff. “Sounds like someone keyed the mic and said everyone stay in your seats”, the flight crew reported. This was the last transmission from Flight 175. At approximately 8:42am Flight 175 was hijacked. At 8:47am the plane’s transponder signal changed twice within the span of one minute, and the aircraft began deviating from its assigned course. At 8:51am New York Center controller Dave Bottiglia notices that Flight 175’s transponder code has changed and he calls out to another controller, “I can’t get a hold of UAL 175 at all right now and I don’t know where he went to”. At around this time, the flight had a near midair collision with Delta Air Lines Flight 2315, reportedly missing the plane by only 300 feet or 90 meters, as air traffic controller Dave Bottiglia frantically tried to tell the Delta pilot to take evasive action. At 8:55am, a supervisor at the New York Air Traffic Control Center notified the center’s operations manager of the Flight 175 hijacking, and Dave Bottiglia, who was handling both Flight 11 and Flight 175, noted, “we might have a hijack over here, two of them.”
The FAA’s New York Center, which is handling Flight 175, first alerts its military liaison about the hijacking at around 9:01am. According to the 9/11 Commission, NEADS is not informed until two minutes later at 9:04am. Flight attendant Robert Fangman, as well as two passengers (Peter Hanson and Brian David Sweeney), made phone calls from GTE airphones in the rear of the aircraft. Airphone records also indicate that Garnet Bailey made four phone call attempts, trying to reach his wife. Fangman called a United Airlines office in San Francisco at 8:52am, and spoke with Marc Policastro. Fangman reported the hijacking and said that the hijackers were likely flying the plane. He also said that both pilots were dead and that a flight attendant was stabbed. Brian David Sweeney tried calling his wife, Julie, at 8:58am, but ended up leaving a message, telling her that the plane had been hijacked. He then called his parents at 9:00 a.m. and spoke with his mother, Louise. Sweeney told his mother about the hijacking and mentioned that passengers were considering storming the cockpit and taking control of the aircraft. Peter Hanson made a second phone call to his father at 9:00am: “It’s getting bad, Dad. A stewardess was stabbed. They seem to have knives and Mace. They said they have a bomb. It’s getting very bad on the plane. The plane is making jerky movements. I don’t think the pilot is flying the plane. I think we are going down. I think they intend to go to Chicago or someplace and fly into a building. Don’t worry, Dad. If it happens, it’ll be very fast…Oh my God…oh my God, oh my God.”
At 9:03am United Flight 175 crashed nose-first into the southern facade of South Tower of the World Trade Center, at a speed of approximately 590 mph impacting between floors 77 and 85 with approximately 10,000 U.S. gallons of jet fuel on board. As the plane came toward the South Tower, Fuji Bank executive, Stanley Praimnath, saw United Airlines Flight 175 heading directly towards him. Right before impact, he dove under his desk and exclaimed, “Lord, I can’t do this! You take over!” The left wing sliced through his office and became lodged in a door 20 feet from him. Air traffic controllers at Newark International Airport in New Jersey are on the phone with controllers at the FAA’s New York Center and are asked to find Flight 175 from their windows. They see it and watch in horror as it drops the last 5,000 feet and crashes into the World Trade Center. Controller Rick Tepper will recall: “He was in a hard right bank, diving very steeply and very fast. And he—as he was coming up the Hudson River, he—he made another hard left turn and—just heading for downtown Manhattan.… You could see that he was trying to line himself up on the tower. Just before he hit the tower, he almost leveled it out and just—just hit the building.” At this point thousands of people were watching the North Tower with an extensive breach of its skeletal shell and pouring black smoke billowing out from its impact zone, hundreds of cameras recording the horror, in doing so dozens upon dozens of cameras caught the impact of Flight 175 into the South Tower. Along with tens of thousands of people all across the 5 boroughs who manged to sit across their rooftops and in downtown Manhattan who witnessed the impact. Some debris from Flight 175 was recovered nearby, including landing gear found on top of a building on the corner of West Broadway and Park Place, an engine found at Church & Murray Street, and a section of the fuselage landed on top of 5 World Trade Center. During the recovery process, small fragments were identified from some passengers on Flight 175, including a six-inch piece of bone belonging to Peter Hanson, and small bone fragments of Lisa Frost. And by 9:03am., when the second World Trade Center tower is hit, the Otis fighters are still 71 miles from New York, according to NORAD.
Gail Jawahir FBI Interview boarding hijackers: https://www.webcitation.org/6ACviWcKC?url=http://intelfiles.egoplex.com/2001-09-21-FBI-FD302-gail-jawahir.pdf
United Airlines Flight 175 ATC Recording:
United Airlines Flight 175 Transcript: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/16/national/transcript-of-united-airlines-flight-175.html
United Airlines Flight 175 near hit into Delta Flight 2315: http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20020912/News/309129968
United Airlines Flight 175 impact videos:
FBI 302’s regarding United Airlines Flight 175: https://www.scribd.com/document/14142110/T7-B11-FBI-302-Gun-and-Flight-and-United-and-175-Fdr-Entire-Contents-FBI-302s
National Transportation Safety Board Flight Path Study Flight 175: https://www.ntsb.gov/about/Documents/Flight_Path_Study_UA175.pdf
Flight 175 debris found 11 years later: https://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/27/nyregion/airplane-debris-found-near-world-trade-center-site.html?_r=1&
Personal Accounts from the South Tower: https://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/26/nyregion/accounts-from-the-south-tower.html
United Airlines 175 Seat Passenger List:
FBI Summary about Flight 175 Hijackers: https://www.scribd.com/document/13120439/FBI-Summary-about-Flight-175-Hijackers
ATC Newark Airport controllers watch Flight 175 crash: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/14754701/ns/dateline_nbc/t/skies-over-america/#.W1zBrbgnaM8
American Airlines Flight 77 (Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia to Los Angeles International Airport)
Model Aircraft: Boeing 757-223
Registration Number: N644AA
Passengers: 58 (Including 5 hijackers, 6 reported however)
Crew: 6 (Captain Charles Burlingame, First Officer David Charlebois, and flight attendants Michele Heidenberger, Jennifer Lewis, Kenneth Lewis, and Renee May
Total Deaths: 64
Hijackers: Hani Hanjour (presumed pilot), Salem al-Hazmi, Nawaf al-Hazmi, Khalid al-Mihdhar, Majed Moqed, and (6th unknown hijacker)
Summary: September 10th, 2001 at 8:15pm a group of five Arab men approach the secure area leading to parked aircraft at Washington’s Dulles Airport. They were met by two security guards, Eric Gill and Nicolas de Silva. Gill, who will later identify two of the men as 9/11 hijackers Nawaf Alhazmi and Marwan Alshehhi, notices they approach a door to the secure area in a suspicious manner and that only three of them are dressed as United Airlines ramp workers and have the correct passes. Gill, a Pakistani, prevents the two without passes from entering the secure area, and realizes that he does not recognize the other three, and that their uniforms are unusually dirty for United employees. It was noted by Gill that the one man who he later identifies as Nawaf al-Hazmi, curses at him with seething anger. All 5 men then later depart. Gill goes off duty at 10:00pm while his supervisor will comment after 9/11, “If someone wanted access to the aircraft, say to plant weapons, it would have been easy for the group Eric saw to come back after he got off duty and simply use the ID cards they had to activate the electronic lock and slip through.” On September 11th 2001, at around 7:15am Flight 77 hijackers Majed Moqed and Khalid Almihdhar check in at the American Airlines ticket counter at Washington’s Dulles International Airport and arriving at the passenger security checkpoint a few minutes later at 7:18am.
Both men set off the metal detector and were put through secondary screening. Moqed continued to set off the alarm, so he was searched with a hand wand. In the Dulles airport video (shown below) at 1:05 of the video you can see Marie Rae Sopper carrying a red cat cabin and boarding the plane after clearing the security checkpoint. A notable figure wearing black shirt and pants was seen right behind Moqed, and was cleared thru checkpoint while retrieving black carry on bag (This is presumably the 6th hijacker). Hani Hanjour checks in at the American Airlines ticket counter at Washington’s Dulles International Airport some time between 7:25am and 7:35am. Hanjour is selected for additional scrutiny by airport security under the FAA’s CAPPS program, he clears the checkpoint. Nawaf and Salem Alhazmi, check in at approximately 7:29am by Dulles Airline employee and American Airlines ticket agent Vaughn Allex, who gives the brothers their boarding passes. At 7:35am Salem and Nawaf al-Hazmi, set off the metal detector’s alarm. The screener at the checkpoint never resolved what set off the alarm. As seen in security footage later released, Nawaf Hazmi appeared to have an unidentified item in his back pocket. Hanjour, Mihdhar, and Nawaf al-Hazmi did not check any bags for the flight. Checked bags belonging to Moqed and Salem al-Hazmi were held until they boarded the aircraft. On the flight, Hani Hanjour was seated up front in 1B, while Salem and Nawaf al-Hazmi were seated in first class in seats 5E and 5F. Majed Moqed and Khalid al-Mihdhar were seated further back in 12A and 12B, in economy class. American Airlines Flight 77 then was cleared for takeoff by Dulles ATC Tower which was received for takeoff by Captain Charles Burlingame at 8:10am.
At approximately 8:51am, Flight 77 was hijacked. Six minutes later, the plane fails to respond to a routine instruction. Presumably, it is hijacked during that time. Indianapolis flight control center is handling the plane by this time. Unlike the other two flights, there were no reports of anyone being stabbed or a bomb threat and the pilots were not immediately killed but shoved to the back of the plane with the rest of the passengers. The hijackers set the flight’s autopilot on a course heading east towards Washington, D.C. At 8:54am Flight 77 from Washington begins to go off course over southern Ohio, turning to the southwest. The Indianapolis Air Traffic Control Center, as well as American Airlines dispatchers, made several failed attempts to contact the aircraft. At the time the airplane was hijacked, it was flying over an area of limited radar coverage. At 8:56am Flight 77’s transponder is turned off. Radar reconstructions performed after 9/11 reveal that FAA radar equipment tracked Flight 77 from the moment its transponder was turned off at 8:56am. An air traffic controller at the FAA’s Indianapolis Center contacts the American Airlines dispatch office in Texas, and informs it that contact has been lost with Flight 77. Soon after this call, American Airlines’ executive vice president of operations, Gerard Arpey, will give an order to stop all American flight takeoffs in the Northeast US. At 9:12am, flight attendant Renee May called her mother, Nancy May, in Las Vegas. During the call, which lasted nearly two minutes, May said her flight was being hijacked by six persons, and staff and passengers had been moved to the rear of the airplane. she also relayed that she should call American Airlines and relay the information of the plane being hijacked.
Between 9:16am and 9:26am passenger Barbara Olson called her husband, United States Solicitor General Theodore Olson, and reported that the airplane had been hijacked and that the assailants had box cutters and knives. About five minutes later, Barbara Olson called again, told her husband that the “pilot” (possibly Hanjour on the cabin intercom) had announced the flight was hijacked, and asked, “What do I tell the pilot to do? At 9:09am Danielle O’Brien, air traffic controller at Dulles International Airport, notices the re-image of the blip but going unusually fast at the descent near public airspace “”The speed, the maneuverability, the way that he turned, we all thought in the radar room, all of us experienced air traffic controllers, that that was a military plane. You don’t fly a 757 in that manner. It’s unsafe.” At 9:30am Reagan Airport controllers asked a passing Air National Guard Lockheed C-130 Hercules to identify and follow the aircraft. The pilot, Lt. Col. Steven O’Brien, told them it was a Boeing 757 or 767, and its silver fuselage meant that it was probably an American Airlines jet. He had difficulty picking out the airplane in the “East Coast haze”, but then saw a “huge” fireball, and initially assumed it had hit the ground. Approaching the Pentagon, he saw the impact site on the building’s west side and reported to Reagan control, “Looks like that aircraft crashed into the Pentagon, sir.” Three F-16 fighter jets ordered to scramble from Langley Air Force Base in Virginia take off and, radar data will show, are airborne by 9:30am. Flight 77, flying at 530 mph over the Navy Annex Building adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery, crashed into the western side of the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, just south of Washington, D.C., at 9:37am. In the area surrounding the Pentagon and Arlington over 125 people witnessed the plane’s descent and subsequent crash into the Pentagon they included these accounts:
Omar Campo – “I was cutting the grass and it came in screaming over my head. I felt the impact. The whole ground shook and the whole area was full of fire. I could never imagine I would see anything like that here.”
Afework Hagos – “There was a huge screaming noise and I got out of the car as the plane came over. Everybody was running away in different directions. It was tilting its wings up and down like it was trying to balance. It hit some lampposts on the way in.”
Steve Riskas – “I saw the plane hit the building. It did not hit the ground first… It did not hit the roof first… It hit dead center on the edge..”
Steve Anderson – “It didn’t register at first. I thought to myself that I couldn’t believe the pilot was flying so low. Then it dawned on me what was about to happen. I watched in horror as the plane flew at treetop level, banked slightly to the left, drug it’s wing along the ground and slammed into the west wall of the Pentagon exploding into a giant orange fireball. Then black smoke. Then white smoke.”
Kim Flyler – “I pulled into the Pentagon parking lot and was trying to sneak into a spot closer to the building because I was pregnant. The security guard saw I was pregnant, so he was being nice and he was chatting with me. At that moment I heard a plane and then a loud cracking noise. We both looked up into the sky and it hit the building at that instant. It was so loud it still echoes in my head when I think about it. Right before the plane hit the building, you could see the silhouettes of people in the back two windows. You couldn’t see if they were male or female, but you could tell there was a human being in there.”
The Arlington County Fire Department (ACFD) assumed command of the immediate rescue operation within 10 minutes of the crash. Firefighters from Fort Myer and Reagan National Airport arrived within minutes. Various pieces of aircraft debris were found within the wreckage at the Pentagon. While on fire and escaping from the Navy Command Center, Lt. Kevin Shaeffer observed a chunk of the aircraft’s nose cone and the nose landing gear in the service road between rings B and C. A pair of Navy men were the first to reach him. Yeoman Cean Whitmarsh was stunned that the lieutenant was still on his feet. His hair had been burned off. His polyester khakis were melted onto his skin. His flesh was charred black and bleeding and melted. And he was on fire: Flames licked up his left side. Army soldiers from Fort Belvoir were the first teams to survey the interior of the crash site and noted the presence of human remains. Early in the morning on Friday, September 14, Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Team members Carlton Burkhammer and Brian Moravitz came across an “intact seat from the plane’s cockpit”, while paramedics and firefighters located the two black boxes near the punch out hole in the A-E drive. Investigators also found a part of Nawaf al-Hazmi’s driver’s license in the North Parking Lot rubble pile, which was used as evidence in the 2006 Zacarious Moussoui trial. Remains that were recovered from the Pentagon were photographed, and turned over to the Armed Forces Medical Examiner office, located at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. The medical examiner’s office was able to identify remains belonging to 184 out of 189 victims. By October 2, 2001, the search for evidence and remains was complete and the site was turned over to Pentagon officials.
American Airlines Flight 77 ATC Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JthSCwQAco
American Airlines Flight 77 Transcript: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/16/national/transcript-of-flight-77.html
American Airlines Seat Passenger List:
Zacarious Moussoui Trail Exhibits regarding Flight 77: https://web.archive.org/web/20140201185541/http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov/notablecases/moussaoui/exhibits/prosecution/flights/P200054.html
Dulles Airport Security Video showing Majed Moqued and Khalid al-Mihdhar:
6 on 77 documentary showing the sixth hijacker:
Eric Gill interview meeting Nawaf al-Hazmi on 9/10/2001:
National Transportation Safety Board Flight Path Study Flight 77: https://www.ntsb.gov/about/Documents/Flight_Path_Study_AA77.pdf
Complete listing of Flight 77 eyewitnesses near Pentagon: https://ratical.org/ratville/CAH/F77pentagon.pdf
Arlington County Pentagon 9/11 Report: https://www.fireengineering.com/articles/print/volume-155/issue-11/features/the-pentagon-attack-on-9-11-arlington-county-va-fire-department-response.html
Staff Statement regarding security checkpoints: https://www.9-11commission.gov/staff_statements/staff_statement_3.pdf
Pentagon officials personal experience of the Flight 77 impact: https://web.archive.org/web/20040730074824/http://www.hamptonroads.com/pilotonline/special/911/pentagon3.html
Search for Human Remains end regarding Flight 77 and Pentagon: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2001/10/03/search-for-remains-ends-at-pentagon/f6527452-4fcd-4a74-9f06-527baa8a0a9d/?utm_term=.cbb10a0b864c
Black Boxes found at Pentagon: https://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92510&page=1
Vaughn Allex, Dulles Airline employee, checks in hijackers: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3783981/Vaughn-Allex-airport-worker-checked-Pentagon-9-11-hijackers-reveals-15-years-guilt.html
FBI 302’s regarding American Airlines Flight 77: https://www.scribd.com/document/13950194/T7-B17-FBI-302s-of-Interest-Flight-77-Fdr-Entire-Contents-393
United Airlines Flight 93 (Newark International Airport to San Fransisco International Airport)
Model Aircraft: Boeing 757-222
Registration Number: N591UA
Passengers: 37 (including 4 supposed hijackers, reported 3)
Crew: 7 (Captain Jason Dahl, First Officer LeRoy Homer Jr., and flight attendants Lorraine Bay, Sandra Bradshaw, Wanda Green, CeeCee Lyles and Deborah Welsh)
Departure: 8:01am (Delayed til 8:42am)
Total Deaths: 44
Hijackers: 4 (Ziad Jarrah (presumed pilot), Saeed al-Ghamdi (actual pilot),Ahmed al-Nami,Ahmed al-Haznawi)
Summary: Newark International Airport at 6:45am Ziad Jarrah phones his girlfriend, Aysel Senguen, about an hour before he boards Flight 93. Senguen will later recount: “He was very brief. He said he loved me three times. I asked what was up. He hung up shortly afterwards.… It was so short and rather strange him saying that repeatedly.” At 7:03am, Saeed al-Ghamdi checked in without any luggage while Ahmed al-Nami checked in two bags. At 7:24,am Ahmed al-Haznawi checked in one bag and at 7:39am, Ziad Jarrah checked in without any luggage. Only Ahmad Alhaznawi is selected for additional scrutiny by airport security under the FAA’s CAPPS program. The only consequence is that his checked bag is screened for explosives, and not loaded onto the plane until it is confirmed that he has boarded. Haznawi and Ghamdi boarded the aircraft at 7:39am and sat in first class seats 6B and 3D respectively. Nami boarded one minute later and sat in first class seat 3C. Jarrah boarded at 7:48am and sat in seat 1B. All of the screeners on duty at the checkpoint are subsequently interviewed, and none report anything unusual or suspicious having occurred. At 8:01am, Flight 93 is delayed for 41 minutes on the runway at Newark Airport, New Jersey. Apparently, it has to wait in a line of about a dozen planes before it can take off. At 8:42am, Newark Tower clears United Airlines Flight 93 for takeoff from Gate A17 and took off at 8:46am. Lieutenant Colonel William Glover, the commander of NORAD’s Air Warning Center, will later recall that after 9:03am when the second plane hits the World Trade Center, those in the operations center are “starting to receive reports… that we have these hijackings coming in.” He will say, “We had all these other reports coming in now, we were receiving from FAA, that there’s other issues on there.”
At 9:04am Ed Ballinger, United Airlines dispatcher, sent out an ACARS which is an acronym for aircraft communications addressing and reporting system to several United flights indicating that aircraft had crashed into the World Trade Center. However these messages did not provide details. As Ballinger was responsible for multiple flights, he did not send the message to Flight 93 until 9:23am. At 9:24am Flight 93 received Ballinger’s ACARS warning, “Beware any cockpit intrusion—two a/c (aircraft) hit World Trade Center”. At 9:26am, Captain Jason Dahl sent an ACARS message back, “Ed, confirm latest mssg plz —Jason” At 9:27am, the flight crew responded to routine radio traffic from air traffic control. This was the last communication made by the flight crew before the hijacking. At 9:28am Flight 93 was hijacked. First Officer LeRoy Homer managed to transmit to the ground, shouting, “Mayday! Mayday! Get out!” over the radio. Thirty-five seconds after the first Mayday call, the crew made another transmission. Homer shouted, “Mayday! Mayday! Get out of here! Mayday! Get out of here!” The hijackers assaulted the cockpit and moved the passengers to the rear of the plane at the same time to minimize any chance of either the crew or the passengers interfering with the attack. At Langley Air Force Base, a Klaxon horn will sound, notifying the pilots of the scramble order and they will be airborne by 9:30am. According to journalist and author Jere Longman, “On all phone calls made from Flight 93, passengers reported seeing only three hijackers. Not a single caller reported four hijackers.” The cockpit voice recorder began recording the final 30 minutes of Flight 93 at 9:31am.
at 9:31am Ziad Jarrah announced to the cabin, “Ladies and gentlemen here the captain. Please sit down, keep remaining seating. We have a bomb on board. So sit.” The cockpit recording captured Dahl moaning and Jarrah telling him in English to sit down and to stop touching something (presumably the controls); Jason Dahl’s wife, Sandy Dahl, listening to the cockpit voice recorder, determined that Jarrah “was fussing at my husband…he was speaking in English, and he spoke Arabic anytime he was talking with the other hijackers. Jason made moaning sounds after that. It sounded like he was trying to mess with stuff or get up, because the hijacker pilot kept telling him to stop and to sit down.” Unable to engage the autopilot, Jarrah turned the plane and headed east at 9:35am. At 9:39am, Ziad Jarrah would again broadcast to the cabin, “Here’s the captain: I would like to tell you all to remain seated. We have a bomb aboard, and we are going back to the airport, and we have our demands. So please remain quiet.” Passengers and crew began making phone calls to officials and family members starting at 9:30am using GTE airphones and mobile phones. Altogether, the passengers and crew made 35 airphone calls and two cell phone calls from the flight. Tom Burnett made several phone calls to his wife beginning at 9:30am. During one of Tom Burnett’s calls, his wife informed him of the attacks on the World Trade Center and he replied that the hijackers were “talking about crashing this plane. … Oh my God. It’s a suicide mission.” According to Deena Burnett, Tom continues: “Yes, yes, just listen. Our airplane has been hijacked. It’s United Flight 93 from Newark to San Francisco. We are in the air. The hijackers have already knifed a guy. One of them has a gun. They’re telling us there’s a bomb on board. Please call the authorities.”
Cleveland flight controller Stacey Taylor has been warned to watch transcontinental flights heading west for anything suspicious. She later recalls, “I hear one of the controllers behind me go, ‘Oh, my God, oh my God,’ and he starts yelling for the supervisor. He goes, ‘What is this plane doing? What is this plane doing?’ I wasn’t that busy at the time, and I pulled it up on my screen and he was climbing and descending and climbing and descending, but very gradually. He’d go up 300 feet, he’d go down 300 feet. And it turned out to be United 93.” Mark Bingham called his mother at 9:37am, He reported that the plane had been hijacked by three men who claimed to have a bomb. Jeremy Glick called his wife at 9:37am from row 27 and told her the flight was hijacked by three dark-skinned men who looked “Iranian”, wearing red bandanas and wielding knives. Todd Beamer attempted to call his wife from row 32 at 9:43am, but was routed to GTE phone operator Lisa D. Jefferson, Beamer told the operator that the flight was hijacked and that two people who he thought were the pilots were on the floor dead or dying. He said one of the hijackers had a red belt with what looked to be a bomb strapped to his waist. Flight attendant CeeCee Lyles called her husband at 9:47am and left him a message saying the plane had been hijacked. The passenger revolt on Flight 93 began at 9:57am, after the passengers took a vote amongst themselves about whether to act. The cockpit voice recorder captured the sounds of crashing, screaming, and the shattering of glass and plates. At 10;01am a voice is heard telling whomever is piloting the plane (Saeed al-Ghamdi) “Up, down. Saeed, up, down.” At 10:02am Jarrah was heard to plead, “Hey! Hey!”, and then “Give it to me!” repeated eight times in succession, possibly referring to the plane’s yoke. At 10:01am Bill Wright is piloting a small plane when an air traffic controller asks him to look around outside his window, according to his later claims. Wright sees Flight 93 three miles away—close enough that he can see the United Airlines colors. The last piece of flight data was recorded at 10:03am. At 10:03am, near Indian Lake and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the plane crashed into a field near a reclaimed coal strip mine known as the Diamond T. Mine owned by PBS Coals in Stonycreek Township in Somerset County.
Kelly Leverknight, a local resident, was watching news of the attacks when she heard the plane.
“I heard the plane going over and I went out the front door and I saw the plane going down. It was headed toward the school, which panicked me, because all three of my kids were there. Then you heard the explosion and felt the blast and saw the fire and smoke.”
Eric Peterson, looked up when he heard the plane,
“It was low enough, I thought you could probably count the rivets. You could see more of the roof of the plane than you could the belly. It was on its side. There was a great explosion and you could see the flames. It was a massive, massive explosion. Flames and then smoke and then a massive, massive mushroom cloud.”
Val McClatchey had been watching footage of the attacks when she heard the plane. She saw it briefly, then heard the impact. The crash knocked out the electricity and phones. McClatchey grabbed her camera and took the only known picture of the smoke cloud from the explosion.
Rodney Peterson and Brandon Leventry notice a passenger jet lumbering through the sky at about 2,000 feet. They realize such a big plane flying so low in that area is odd. They see the plane dip its wings sharply to the left, then to the right. The wings level off and the plane keeps flying south, continuing to descend slowly.
Paula Pluta, a resident of Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, sees Flight 93 crashing behind some trees about 1,500 yards from her home and then calls 9-1-1, becoming the first person to call the emergency services to report the crash.
Terry Butler, at Stoystown: He sees the plane come out of the clouds, low to the ground.
“It was moving like you wouldn’t believe. Next thing I knew it makes a heck of a sharp, right-hand turn.”
Charles Sturtz, a half-mile from the crash site: The plane is heading southeast and has its engines running. No smoke can be seen.
“It was really roaring, you know. Like it was trying to go someplace, I guess.”
Flight 93 fragmented violently upon impact. Most of the aircraft wreckage was found near the impact crater. Numerous first responders arrived on the scene in less than 10 minuets time. Including, Shanksville FD, Central City FD, Stoystown FD, Hooversville FD, Listie FD, Somerset FD, Friedons FD White Oaks EMS. Somerset County coroner Wally Miller set up a temporary morgue in the Local Armory. Disaster Mortuary Operation Response Team and Pennsylvania State Police assisted in the recovery of any human remains (collected 600 pounds, with only a small piece of backbone being the largest piece recovered). Miller later found and identified 1,500 pieces of human remains totaling about 600 pounds. Human remains were so fragmented that investigators could not determine whether any victims were dead before the plane crashed. Death certificates for the 40 victims listed the cause of death as homicide and listed the cause of death for the four hijackers as suicide. The remains and personal effects of the victims were returned to the families. On September 13th investigators located the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder the following day.
United Airlines Flight 93 ATC Recording (Part 1):
United Airlines Flight 93 ATC Recording (Part 2):
United Airlines Flight 93 cockpit transcript: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/12286423/ns/us_news-security/t/united-airlines-flight-cockpit-tape-transcript/#.W19il7gnaM8
United Airlines Flight 93 Seat Passenger List:
National Transportation Safety Board Flight Path Study Flight 93: https://www.ntsb.gov/about/Documents/Flight_Path_Study_UA93.pdf
Flight 93 voice recorder found: http://old.post-gazette.com/headlines/20010915blackbox0915p3.asp
Flight 93 human remains found: http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/hijackers-remains-fbi-fragments-pentagon-pa-9-11-thugs-article-1.507154
First responders to Shanskville eyewitness to destruction: https://web.archive.org/web/20070920222006/http:/www.pittsburghlive.com:80/x/pittsburghtrib/s_12940.html
Families of Flight 93 who received calls: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/1360088/The-extraordinary-last-calls-of-Flight-UA93.html
Staff Report regarding Flight 93 and all hijacked flights: https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=484625
United Airlines Flight 93 evidence used in 2006 Zacarious Moussoui trial: http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov/notablecases/moussaoui/exhibits/prosecution/flights/P200055.html
United Airlines Flight 93 crash eyewitnesses: https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2011/09/06/eyewitness-reflects-on-flight-93-crash/
FBI 302’s regarding United Airlines Flight 93: https://www.scribd.com/document/14094225/T7-B17-FBI-302s-of-Interest-Flight-93-Fdr-Entire-Contents
Wally Miller, Somerset coroner, on finding human remains:
When the attacks of 9/11 ceased, hundreds of investigators from numerous agencies around the area, along with thousands of first responders, arrived on the scenes in minutes. Tens of thousands of personal accounts from ordinary walks of life witnessed the horrors which befell their eyes and ears, some even captured it on camera. Shortly thereafter an insidious nature from dishonorable people who did not experience said horrors had slowly crept out from the shadows. They did not pick up the battered human remains, the smoking debris from planes or the personal effects from those who perished under the aerial assault which distinguished their existence in a flash. These fraudulent outsiders instead created conspiratorial scenarios which had been fictitiously constructed from their demented minds and then put to temporary life from their lips much like a Frankenstein monster. They profited off their lies and regurgitated the varying degrees of false information told by their predecessors and started writing books as well as directing films based on said imagination. They are, in general, similarly unethical, as the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks. For they too have taken advantage and profited off of an unknowing, fearful public. As time will pass so too will frauds like Rebekah Roth, Christopher Bollyn, Loose Change Crew and James Fetzer, but the evidence which contradicts their laughable narratives will not. They will always be here, for all of time.