|Thursday, 17 August 2006|
A review of the highly suspicious activity in the sky on 9-11. When does a series of coincidences stop being a series of coincidence and become damning evidence? When it's 9-11...
New altitude data obtained through Freedom of Information shows the meeting points I previously pointed out are also the EXACT points that the hijacked planes began their descent towards their targets.
Current theories about what happened in the air on 9/11 are based on a mixture of speculation and circumstances. Over the past five years, more information has slowly been released allowing a clearer picture to slowly be developed.
The government's story about suicide hijackers has had to face up to a lot of scepticism for a number of reasons.
Those reasons include:
Popoular alternative theories include:
Newly released documents obtained through Freedom of Information have provided more accurate images of the flight paths, altitude data and air traffic communcations for the 9/11 flights. These have been pieced together using graphics packages and the excellent Google Earth to provide a clearer picture of what happened
The following piece contains a speculation based on the remote control/homing theory (one of many possibilities). Anything speculative is in italics, everything else is fact and can be reviewed in the sources at the end of the article.
The following events took place and cannot be dismissed as coincidence or something engineered by the hijackers
1. Flight 11 became hijacked at the same point its radar target merged with another plane (unamed MD80)
2. Flight 11 and 175 met in the sky, flight 11 began its descent towards its target exactly at the point the paths crossed
3. Flight 175 and 93 came very close together in the sky. Flight 175 began its descent at the point their temporarily merged paths seperated
4. Flight 93 and another suspected hijacking from Logan (Delta 1989) passed each other very close in the sky. Flight 93 began its descent towards Shanksville at the point they passed in the sky.
The only logical conclusion is that another aircraft (hidden from air traffic controllers by its close proximity to the other planes) was passing from one plane to the next and was somehow involved in the operation.
The Parasite Plane
According to the official story, on the morning of September 11th 2001, Flight 11 was taking off on a transcontinental flight from Boston’s Logan airport to LAX.
So far the flight had been routine and normal and at 8:11:58 Flight 11 is rising from 28000 to 29000 ft. The air traffic controller issued a “merging target procedure”:
“American 11 your traffic is at uh two o’clock two zero miles southwest bound MD80 three one oh.”
Translated from ATC speak into English: there is a plane(McDonnell Douglas 80) at a similar altitude (31000ft) that is on a converging path with yours and the two spots on the radar will merge together. He alerts the pilot to make sure he is aware of this plane that will be coming very close to him in the sky.
At 8:13:29, possibly as a result of this merging traffic, the controller issues another order:
“American eleven turn twenty degrees right”
This is acknowledged by the Flight 11 pilot at 8:13:31:
“Twenty right American eleven”
What neither the pilot nor the controller realises is that there is another plane hiding above the MD80 so as to appear as a single spot on the radar. As the two planes merge together in the sky the intruder, like some sort of parasite “jumps” quickly from one plane to the other. Flight 11’s collision avoidance system (TCAS) does not pick up the intruder because its transponder is switched off.
Someone on the “parasite plane” presses a button. A radio controlled valve is opened and poison gas is released into the cockpit of Flight 11 causing the two pilots to collapse unconscious without time to raise the alarm. The plane, flying on autopilot continues in the direction it was going in after the turn, towards Albany New York.
Sixteen seconds later at 8:13:47 the controller issues another command:
“American eleven climb maintain flight level three five zero” (35000 ft)
At this point there is no further response from the pilot of AA11 so if we follow the official story, the invasion of the supposedly locked cockpit and control of the plane was seized during this sixteen second period without so much as a cough from the pilots.
A device has been planted in the cockpit allowing remote programming of the autopilot as well as direct remote control of the plane. On board Flight 11 a staged hijacking is taking place in the cabin. The operatives involved have been advised that the plane will land at JFK airport in New York City. On board our “parasite” plane they disable the transponder on flight eleven and starts making broadcasts in a Middle Eastern accent over the current ATC frequency. They then turn the plane South near Albany and start to direct it towards its target, the North tower of the World Trade Centre.
A large detour has been made away from the target. This has been very carefully timed to allow United Flight 175 to catch up as it has been delayed by 16 minutes.
During our 16 second hijacking period on Flight 11, Flight 175 is cleared for take-off at Logan:
“United one seventy five heavy runway niner cleared for takeoff..”
At 8:27 the controller orders Flight 175 to climb to 35000 ft:
“United one seventy five Boston center roger climb maintain flight level three five zero”
Interestingly, Flight 175 turns down this flight level and requests 31000 ft, coincidentally the same altitude that the hijacked Flight 11 is flying at this point in time.
“Up to three five zero we want to request three one zero if it’s smooth for United one seventy five”
The controller clarifies this request and grants it. Flight 175 then requests 31000ft as the final altitude for the flight.
“Three one zero United one seventy five we’d like to keep that as a final”
What happens next continues the series of interesting coincidences that take place in the sky that morning; Flight 175 comes very close to the hijacked Flight 11 in the sky near Stewart Airport.
ATC: “Roger do you have traffic look at uh your twelve to one o’clock at about uh ten miles south bound see if you can see and American seventy sixty seven out there please”
175: “Okay we’re looking negative contact United one seventy five.”
ATC: “Okay United one seventy five do you have him at your twelve o’clock now and five, ten miles.”
175: “Affirmative we have him uh he looks uh about ah twenty ah yeah about twenty nine, twenty eight thousand.”
ATC: “United one seventy five turn thirty degrees to the right I want to keep you away from this traffic.”
So we can conclude that Flight 11 and Flight 175 came within 5 miles of each other, possibly much closer as those planes would cover 5 miles in around 30 seconds. Now we also see a coincidence within a coincidence, flight 11 begins its descent at exactly the spot where the two flight tracks cross.
Once again our parasite plane jumps from one plane to another as they pass. Just before it does so, it triggers flight 11 to begin its perilous descent towards Manhattan. On the edge of the Newark ASR radar circle, the parasite plane begins the second stage of its mission, the mid-air hijack of United Airlines Flight 175.
United 175’s last transmission is at 8:42. At 8:51:42 the controller (supposedly distracted by Flight 11) notices that flight 175 is no longer on the radar. He asks United 175 to check his transponder and make sure the identifying code 1470 is entered.
“United one seventy five recycle your transponder and squawk code of one four seven zero.”
It turns out later that Flight 175 has changed its transponder code to one that is not recognised by the system and the radar software assumes that radar coverage is lost on that flight. He sees the flight “coasting” – the software estimates where the plane would be assuming it continued in the same direction and speed that it was going in.
Just while United 175 is making its last radio transmission, another plane, United Airlines Flight 93 is taking off from Newark. Once again its flight path merges with that of the now hijacked Flight 175 and the planes come within about 10 miles of each other over Allentown airport. Once again we have another double coincidence, right at this point Flight 175 deviates from its assigned altitude, goes up slightly and then begins a rapid, curving descent towards its target.
Our parasite plane initiates the same autopilot descent in Flight 175 as it did with Flight 11, then it slows down slightly and hops onto its next victim, Flight 93.
Flight 93’s last routine communication is at 9:27. Less than a minute later, we hear sounds that may be the start of a cockpit intrusion broadcast over the radio:
***(mayday)***(hey get out of here)***
***(get out of here)?***(get out of here)
Flight 93 begins to follow the same pattern as the other planes, changes of altitude, a sharp turn and a disabled transponder. As the plane is turning south and then east near Cleveland airport, another plane enters the picture.
Delta Flight 1989, another cross-country flight, had departed from Logan airport shortly after Flight 175. It was being watched carefully for signs that it might be another hijack and was very close in the sky to Flight 93.
A recording of some of some of the air traffic communications has been available on the internet for some time. Note the following directive:
Cleveland: Nineteen eighty-nine, I have traffic for you in your eleven o’clock, fifteen miles southbound forty-one climbing, looks like he’s turning east wide at three-six-zero.
Using Google Earth we can use this statement to get a fairly accurate picture of the relative positions and directions of these two planes. The two planes would once again have passed very close together in the sky. Just as the Delta Flight goes past, Flight 93 begins a smooth autopilot descent towards Shanksville. Because this is the same pattern that the other planes followed on their way to their targets, this raises another difficult question: what exactly where they going to attack here? Was Shanksville the target?
Once again, the autopilot descent of Flight 93 is initiated and the parasite plane hops from Flight 93 onto Delta 1989. Flight 93 has been carefully prepared as “The Flight That Fought Back” and is intended to crash in an unpopulated area. This flight will have almost as much effect in the drive to war as the 3000 casualties at the World Trade Centre.
Delta 1989 reversed course over Toledo and landed at Cleveland airport (commission report).
This is where our mystery aircraft leaves the scene. It now drops below radar coverage and heads towards a secret landing strip.