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FAA controllers statements


The flight controllers at Dulles saw the plane that hit the Pentagon come in on their radar screens, and they all believed it was a military plane, judging from its speed and maneuverability.

Source: ABC News 20/20 with Barbara Walters, and Marrs, p. 35


I think this is interesting but really in the end not as suspicious as it seems at first. I can readily accept that you don't normally fly a 757 like that, but you'd probably say the same thing about the plane that hit the South Tower at the WTC, the way it banked at high speed. I can't remember the source but I remember somebody saying that that turn at that speed must have put so much stress on the aircraft that it would be near busting apart. But it did it. And I watched the Pilots for 9/11 Truth video of Flight 77 and they have a lot of things to say about the weirdness of the flight, but "it had to have been a military plane to physically make that maneuver" was not one of them.

The Pentagon story is fishy as hell, but this piece of evidence just isn't terribly suspicious.

Bottom line, me, I give it:

not very suspicious


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1. cybrarian 21 Dec 2007 01:37:06 PM

There is an official story of a military jet that had finally been scrambled that may be getting confused for the dive. In other words, the blip that everyone thinks was 77 was in fact a jet that didn't crash into anything at all. Maybe 77 landed nearby. Or maybe it was nowhere near. The blip is recorded later than the 9:32 first reports of attack, 9:45 I think.

2. john 21 Dec 2007 05:05:53 PM

Hmm, maybe. And there were witnesses who reported two planes, and I think in most of those cases one of them was said to be a military plane. Judging from the controller statements, whatever they were watching, it was immediately prior to the hit.

3. tnt 11 Jan 2008 06:14:19 PM

I don't have a clue.

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