Below is a recent press release from an airline pilots’ 9/11-truth organization. I found it at Axis of Logic:
but you can go the pilots’ site as well:
The pilots say they recently got hold of the NTSB study (2002) of American Airlines Flight 77 (supposed to have hit the Pentagon) thru FOIA, and that the analysis therein seems to clearly say that the large plane that passed that way that day was too high:
(a) to have knocked down the 5 or 6 light poles,
(b) to have appeared in the Pentagon security camera footage, and
(c) to have hit the Pentagon. (See press release)
I do remember seeing reports of at least one eyewitness who supposedly said that the large plane that day actually flew OVER the Pentagon as the attack occurred and landed at Dulles shortly after. These reports fed speculation that what hit the Pentagon was a military drone or missile launched by and/or controlled by the larger plane.
The 9/11 commish report acknowledges that an air force electronic surveillance/command plane was over the Pentagon when it was hit. A bit of the pilot’s testimony is in the report; his name is public.
He was also in the air earlier that morning (same plane) over Shanksville, Pa when whatever happened there happened. I’ve never seen any satisfactory account of this fellow, esp as to how, in a lumbering plane, he was able to be so on-the-spot — twice — while the fighter jets it seems were not.
I don’t mean that the picture is now clear. Just that it continues to make too little sense to be credible.
PILOTS FOR 9/11 TRUTH
Contact: Robert Balsamo
OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF 9/11 FLIGHT CONTRADICTED BY GOVERNMENT’S OWN DATA
Pilots for 9/11 Truth, an international organization of pilots and aviation professionals, petitioned the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) via the Freedom of Information Act to obtain their 2002 report, “Flight Path Study-American Airlines Flight 77″, consisting of a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file and Flight Path Animation, allegedly derived from Flight 77′s Flight Data Recorder (FDR).
The data provided by the NTSB contradict the 9/11 Commission Report in several significant ways:
1. The NTSB Flight Path Animation approach path and altitude does not support official events.
2. All Altitude data shows the aircraft at least 300 feet too high to have struck the light poles.
3. The rate of descent data is in direct conflict with the aircraft being able to impact the light poles and be captured in the Dept of Defense “5 Frames” video of an object traveling nearly parallel with the Pentagon lawn.
4. The record of data stops at least one second prior to official impact time.
5. If data trends are continued, the aircraft altitude would have been at least 100 feet too high to have hit the Pentagon.
In August, 2006, members of Pilots for 9/11 Truth received these documents from the NTSB and began a close analysis of the data they contain. After expert review and cross check, Pilots for 9/11 Truth has concluded that the information in these NTSB documents does not support, and in some instances factually contradicts, the official government position that American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon on the morning of September 11, 2001.
According to the 9/11 Commission Report, which relied heavily upon the NTSB Flight Path Study, American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon at 9:37:46 AM on the morning of September 11, 2001. However, the reported impact time according to the NTSB Flight Path Study is 09:37:45. Also according to reports, American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon and by doing so, struck down 5 light poles on Highway 27 in its path to the west wall.
The information provided by the NTSB does not support the 9/11 Commission Report of American Airlines Flight 77 impact with the Pentagon.
Pilots for 9/11 Truth is committed to discovering the truth surrounding the events of September 11, 2001. We have contacted both the NTSB and the FBI regarding these and other inconsistencies. To date, they have refused to comment on, correct, refute, retract or offer side-letters that might explain the discrepancies between what they claim are the data extracted from the FDR of AA Flight 77 and the official story alleging its crash into the Pentagon.
As concerned citizens and professionals in the aviation industry, Pilots for 9/11 Truth asks, why have these discrepancies not been addressed by agencies within the United States Government? Why have they falsely represented their own data to the American people? Pilots for 9/11 Truth takes the position that an official government inquiry into these discrepancies is warranted and long overdue. We call upon our fellow citizens to write to their Congressional representatives to inform them of these discrepancies and call for an immediate investigation into this matter. For more information please visit www.pilotsfor911truth.org
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