posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 06:14 AM
None of the audio links are working for me at the moment.
Regarding whether or not it was shot down, I was visiting Florida having closed on my house down here for a future move from NY when 9/11 hit. We were
at the house about to move in everything we had been holding in storage in NY and the only thing we could do to get information was turn on the moving
trucks radio. I have no idea what station we were listening to as the events unfolded. They reported that this plane was confirmed off course and that
our military jets were were on it.
I remember thinking, OMG - they have to shoot it down under the circumstances. Minutes later the plane was reported crashed and no mention of the
military jets was ever heard again, anywhere, ever. But personally, I have always suspected that is what happened. In addition, I believe if that is
what happened, realistically it was a necessary action and there was no other choice. There is no way that plane was not going to crash somehwere and
kill all on board once it was confirmed as another attack.
If it turns out that we actually did shoot it down, yes it is a tragedy but I am not surprised that a decision would be made to do so over a
non-populated area rather than allow it to also hit additional targets on the ground. IMO there wasn't time at that point to take a chance that the
passengers would overcome the hijackers and actually regain control of the plane and it was not likely either that they would succeed under the