Originally posted by AshOnMyTomatoes
I was at the University of Missouri: St. Louis this morning walking between classes at about 12:15pm CST. The campus is very close to Lambert Int'l Airport.
While I was outside, I noticed a fighter jet flying in a tight loop over the vicinity of the airport. I watched it for awhile; it flew out of my sight briefly (although I could hear it), then it circled back again and I saw a jet of some kind (passenger plane size) coming in for a landing along the normal flight paths, as I see them every day, except the fighter escorted it all the way to the ground. The fighter did not land, it continued past the runway (I could only hear it at this point), but then it circled around again and escorted another plane down. I personally witnessed at least 2 planes landed in this way.
The first thing I thought was, "oh man, something's up." Then I heard about this story on the way home.
Your thoughts on this?
Originally posted by Fakshon
I am not an expert at FAA regulations but isn't a flight plan always required before taking off?
Would a plane of that size actually create the amount of damage that was shown (I can say they are a good size and the fire seemed to affect the whole building.)?
And is it possible for a "supposedly sane person" (according to his friends) to snap and flip a switch causing him to fly a plane in to a building traveling at that rate of speed?
Now I do live in Austin and I did work in the Echelon Buildings (glad I don't any more) but I do have friends that still work there. And I am glad that none of them were directly injured or affected by this. I won't justify this issue as a course of action, justifiable, crime, or terrorist act. It's too soon to name, and I can say that knowing Police Chief Acevedo well that he is not wording the press conference material as a terrorist act because he doesn't want to alarm the community and he wants to be 100% sure before pointing the finger. I am sure the FBI had a lot to say in the matter, but if you watched the live press conference as I did here on a local channel in Austin you would have seen that Acevedo and the Fire Chief didn't follow FBI suit and shout nix at the questions and story. All of the local emergency offices in Austin should be commended for their expedient actions and the only offices which never answered questions were the federal divisions. Thank God for the Texas spirit that has blessed our police chief and fire chief in saying screw the fed's idea of shouting nix. I only wish more public figures had the spirit.
Originally posted by Letmypeoplego
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
I dont think his intent was murder and he wasn't insane, he was fed up, there is a difference. If this country is going to change we are going to have to break a few eggs and I dont mind. Sounds like you would rather live as a slave then lift a finger to fight back. Imagine how bad the IRS and the Gov't came down on him to make him do what he did. I think lots of us feel the same way alot of the time, and yes, we dont go flying planes into buildings, but atleast he stood up and said ENOUGH!!
Much more than I can say about the cowards around here.
(no offense everybody)
[edit on 20-2-2010 by Letmypeoplego]
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
What am I not free to do?
Originally posted by DukeOfDorch
Take a look at this:
Click on "Past Flights".
Can somebody tell me why this plane flew from Georgetown to Vance Air Force Base in 2008?