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What really brought down flight 93 on 9/11?

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posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 02:53 PM
Okay, I have not found a thread on this. If there has been one than I apologize. I know there's alot of different opinions on this board about what actually brought down flight 93 over PA. Was it the passengers, the Air Force or the Hijackers? I'm not here to tell you what I think because I really don't know. I would love your veiws on this. Below are different news articles and websites on differet version of what really happened. Now please note how I'm only quoting exactly what it says off these sites.

Passengers brought down plane

"An FBI official said the crash "appears" to be an act of terrorism, but Pentagon officials firmly denied to ABCNEWS rumors that the U.S. military shot down the aircraft to prevent it from being crashed into Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, or another government facility."

"Officials said that they believed that the plane took a dip and nose-dived into an abandoned strip mine."

"The plane went down after it was seized by four hijackers on Sept. 11. Some of the 33 passengers and seven crew members are believed to have struggled with the hijackers, preventing the terrorists from slamming the jetliner into the White House or U.S. Capitol."

"There is little doubt that the passengers on Flight 93 became aware that their hijacked plane was likely to be
used as a terrorist's weapon. The numerous heart-wrenching, last-minute calls are evidence of the passenger's
knowledge of the hijacker's intentions and the subsequent passenger plan to overthrow the hijackers."

"A quiet, grassy field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, was crowded with thousands of mourners today on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Memorial services were held to honor the 40 passengers and crewmembers of United Airlines Flight 93, who died last year while trying to take back the hijacked plane."

"The passengers and crew of that flight have been hailed as heroes for challenging their hijackers and apparently keeping their plane from hitting its intended target."

Airforce brings down plane?

Hijakers bring down plane

"Cockpit tape recordings appear to contradict the popular perception that passengers forced the crash of Flight 93 to avoid the plane being flown into a landmark building in Washington, they say."

Now having put that information down I was unable to find many sources that state the hijakers or the Air Force brought down the plane. Now I could be wrong. If you could find some sources out there that would be very much appreciated. Plus, I have not been able to find what the 9/11 commision had to say in their reports about flight 93. So what is my opinion in all of this? Do I believe the government is responsible? Absolutely not. I honestly don't know what to believe. All I want to know why there are different reports on what actually brought the plane down and what really brought the plane. Thank you.

[edit on 7-8-2004 by mrmulder]

posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 03:00 PM
There is a really good ATSNN thread here:

I am afraid there will always be questions about this tragic event.. The dead cannot tell us exactly what happened.. But some of the phone calls made from that plane give many clues.


posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 10:12 PM
Thanks Gazz. I missed that article.

posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 10:29 PM
What about the black box thats sposed to record the last few minutes before a plane crashes. Was that not recoverd? this was a good thread to post id like to know the answer myself.

posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 11:05 PM
If this lady is to be believed, either a missle hit it or an engine blew up or something:
"One eyewitness to the Pennsylvania crash, Linda Shepley, told television station KDKA in Pittsburgh that she heard a loud bang and saw the plane bank to the side before crashing."
Q: are there any likely reasons why a planes engine or fuel tank or something would blow up? presuming someone inexperienced at the helm? Is there any indication that the hijackers brought explosives aboard?

Would a transcript/interpretation of the black box be posted anywhere?

posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 11:09 PM

Originally posted by Tr33stump
What about the black box thats sposed to record the last few minutes before a plane crashes. Was that not recoverd? this was a good thread to post id like to know the answer myself.

Authorities said that the black box was recovered. The information on it has been released by the 9/11 commsion. Here:

It is interesting to note this however:
"Its full contents have not been made public for legal reasons." This was quoted from the website.

[edit on 8-8-2004 by mrmulder]

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