posted on Oct, 24 2006 @ 10:48 AM
Timothy Roemer, a former Nine Eleven Commissioner, spoke at Catholic University on Monday, October 23, 2006. His message was carried on CSpan2. He
recited how the black boxes revealed the last moments of life on UA Flight 93. A Boeing 757-222. The plane originated at Newark and was non-stop to
San Francisco and then to continue on to Tokyo. There were 44 people onboard, including 7 aircrew and 33 passengers. Plus four hijackers. There is a
discrepancy about the number of passengers. This may be due to one passenger who booked two seats.
Two of the hijackers claimed to have bombs in order to subdue the crew and to take over the plane. At first, the passengers felt no immediate concern
about their own safety. However, in just a few minutes, 2 passengers received cell phone calls from relatives who reported the hijacking of 3 other
planes and that they had been crashed into buildings killing all onboard. The realization suddenly stuck the passengers and crew that they were
doomed. They had but a few minutes to live.
They held a brief discussion of what options they had. It was agreed to TAKE A VOTE
on what to do. Unanimously, the passengers and crew voted
to attempt to re-take the plane. Then ensued the struggle to get back into the cockpit and to defeat the terrorist’s plans. It is uncertain but it
seems likely one of the terrorists who was at the controls, purposely flew the plane into the ground near Shanksville, PA, about 160 miles west of
Washington, DC. Less than 20 minutes flying time. 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. We don’t know but we think the intended target was most likely
the nation’s Capitol but it could have been the White House.
So, remember on this November 7, those American heroes on UA 93 voted
on what to do. Can we do less?
[edit on 10/24/2006 by donwhite]