posted on Mar, 9 2007 @ 08:40 AM
well, this is the first time i've seen this video. let me start by saying that there was extreme concern on 9/11 that the air traffic system might
be a secondary target.
also, as i have mentioned in other threads, it is my personal belief that 93 was shot down. cant prove that in any way, but it's what i
now, several reports have put another white aircraft at the scene. it could be this aircraft that transmitted the warning when 93 started to lose
control after the passengers started to fight back.
OR, and i stress that this is JUST a possibility.....it could be that orders were issued for the shoot down and, not knowing for sure where it would
come down, the controllers were evacuated for safety reasons. i sincerely doubt that they were ordered to evacuate so that they would not see
anything....we hold security clearances, so if told it was a matter of national security, we could not talk about it...so there would be no point in
trying to hide it from them.
you guys can think what you wish, but i sincerely believe that the order came down for the safety of the controllers. afterall, these werent the
only air traffic facilities evacuated that day. again, there were serious worries of a secondary attack on air traffic facilities (which would
have been disastrous if carried out immediately after the other attacks before we could get all the aircraft down.
one thing about evacuations: there is always a backup position on the field for towers to work traffic. controllers will remain in the tower until
that secondary position is set up. i have evacuated towers on three occasions for high winds, bomb threat, and fire, so it does happen on
again, my personal opinion is that bush intended to announce that we had shot down 93 for the in a desolate area before it could reach a
populated area for the safety of those on the ground, but then the reports started coming in of the passenger's phone calls to family and that they
were fighting back when the plane went down, so the decision was made that it would be much better to have our first victory against the terrorist
come from the american people on board the aircraft than from the american military.
oh, and the whole 15 miles thing....you could probably see him that far out considering the size of the aircraft, but you would have to be looking for
him and know where exactly to look. it would also depend upon where he was (mountainuos terrain), what kind of obstructions you have in your line of
site (mountains), and how low he was when they started looking. it's not a definite thing that they would have seen him....but not knowing exactly
what the view is like from that particular tower, this is simply my opinion.
as for the radar guys....they were only watching a primary target, which has no altitude associated with it. there would be no way for them to know
if the aircraft was decending rapidly.
hope that answers some questions.....feel free to ask more, but understand that i am an air traffic expert, NOT a 9/11 scholar, so some of you may
know more about the details than i do.