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American Airlines and QUALCOMM showcased their strength as technology pioneers and market leaders in their respective industries" said Dan Garton, exec vp of marketing for American Airlines. "American is committed to researching and providing innovative, cutting edge products and services that enhance our passengers' traveling experience and give our customers what they value. Eventhough commercial availability of cell phone use in flight is approximately 24 months away., American knows that our customers want to stay connected and this proof-of-concept is an important step in bringing in-cabin wireless services to our customers."
On July 15, 2004, Qualcomm issued a press release stating that they had developed a new technology that would FINALLY MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO MAKE CELLULAR PHONE CALLS FROM COMMERCIAL AIRLINERS,, USING A TECHNOLOGY CALLED pICO CELLS.
They went on to say that it is currently impossible to connect by cell phone in a plane that is above 4,000 feet.
Deena Burnett, widow of flight 93 victim Tom Burnett, spoke of the four telephone calls she received from her husband aboard the doomed airliner on Sep 11, all of which were received from his cell phone, and one call lasted 13 minutes. FAA had stated that Flight 93 never went below 29,000 feet until its sudden fatal plunge.
Originally posted by goose
.... The statement that one engine was found a distance away from the aircraft tends to support the theory that the aircraft broke up during a fight for control of the plane.
Originally posted by shots
Originally posted by JIMC5499
As far as Flight 93 being shot down, I don't think it was. It would have been too hard to keep secret. I went on Google Earth and looked for the crash site. Believe it or not I was able to find it. It is alot smaller than I would have thought.
I agree with you. If they had shot the plane down the aircraft would have been spread all over the place which was not the case.
Look at the 747 over Lockerbie (sp) it was blown up and the wreckage was spread out for miles, that alone shows the aircraft was not shot down.