Independent Flight 77 - Pentagon Event Investigation
I hope it is understood that I mean no disrespect to the grieving loved ones of those lost on Flight 77 and at the Pentagon on S-11. I respect your hardships fully. I feel that I should make a small statement here since this is getting some rather heavy traffic.
I began this project in response to the Hunt the Boeing site, a French research effort into curiosities regarding the Pentagon crash site and the 'official line'. I was intrigued, but offended by the hostile tone of the presentation. I felt I had some more benign theories to answer complicated questions of my own. I began discussing them on the American Patriot Friends Network since that's where I learned of the French site. It's been non-stop since that moment. The suspicious timing of the Pentagon data release, within just hours of the developing discussions on APFN is rather curious.
It has occurred to me that my theory has taken a turn toward the 'extreme.' This was not intentional. I merely started out to debunk the French site, a seemingly simple task with the data available. I rejected most of the 'radical' theories out-right, but research has compelled me to look at some very disturbing circumstantial evidence. I still hold a more pro-American viewpoint and at the same time realize the extreme nature of the situation I propose requires the most extreme of measures to be taken only in an emergency as grave as war. This is war-time thinking. This is only a theory.
Washington Post Graphic - VERY NICE but I still think the impact is right of the collapse zone and the airspeed is inconsistent with other 'official' reports -again- wrong impact point.
There is indication that there exists actual home-video shot and aired on the news the day of the event showing a Boeing 757, presumably Flight 77, flying and impacting the Pentagon. - Please help me see this video; I can't find it. -Thanks in advance.
There is some discussion going on regarding more video footage from other cameras in the area, confiscated by the FBI. This is coming from Gertz File My response is we will never get to see 'clearer' footage of the event UNLESS it was actually Flight 77 that is responsible for the event. Conjecture is, they won't produce anything because there was no Flight 77 imaged near the Pentagon. Again; if Flight 77's transponder was off (and radar/radio contact was lost), then what evidence do we have that it was, in fact Flight 77 that caused the Pentagon event?
TYPICAL WITNESS REPORT
But Velasquez slammed down the receiver and raced outside when he felt the gas station he supervises suddenly begin to tremble from a too-close airplane. "It was like an earthquake," the Costa Rican native said last week. What Velasquez felt above him almost within touching distance was American Airlines Flight 77 just seconds before impact. ...Velasquez says the gas station's security cameras are close enough to the Pentagon to have recorded the moment of impact. "I've never seen what the pictures looked like," he said. "The FBI was here within minutes and took the film." - REPORTER ASSUMING FLIGHT 77???
Can the wreckage be identified?
Click HERE for a hi-res image of the wreckage. It was found @ http://www.fitzweb.com/military/pentagon/ where other great images are posted. The server on fitzweb pulled down the images, such a shame, must have been annoyed by all the traffic lately. Try Joyce Riley's archive on the PowerHour.
UPDATE: EYE-WITNESS CONTACTS HUMANUNDERGROUND - DETAILS POSTED
No insult intended, but the witness' name is suspect: lastname = Riskus / Risk Us? Is it a hint?
Pentagon Investigation Progress, Relief Work Goes On: "The data boxes, recovered at about 4 a.m., were immediately turned over to the FBI." (more on data boxes)
This site explores more inconsistencies with Flight 77
9:36 National Airport instructs a military C130 (Golfer06) that had just departed Andrews Air Force base to intercept and identify it. Golfer06 reports it is a B767, moving low and very fast.
We have found a well articulated witness testimony to confirm the other aircraft and the C-130
We constantly scanned skyward with our "eyeball radar," noting the sound of every jet engine seemed to make us jump. Fortunately, the only aircraft noise was the crisp distinctive ripping sound was of Air Force F-16's or the roar and popping of the rotor blades of a Park Police UH-1 helicopter surveying the damage. The only large fixed wing aircraft to appear was a gray C-130, which appeared to be a Navy electronic warfare aircraft, he seemed to survey the area and depart in on a westerly heading. (Eye-witness testimony).
NYTimes Flight 77 Transcript indicates radar and radio loss between last transmission at 8:50:51 and radio request at 8:56:32, they maintained a coast-track of the last known vector about 9:06, "and his last clearance as far as you know is on course to falmouth and then jay one thirty four right well we're just gonna treat him like non radar and we've already told the next sector they're gonna have to sterilize for him until we find out."
The theory seems to hold water only if it was actually a 'drone' of some type that hit the Pentagon.
ANOTHER WITNESS REPORT
Steve Patterson, 43, said he was watching television reports of the World Trade Center being hit when he saw a silver commuter jet fly past the window of his 14th-floor apartment in Pentagon City. The plane was about 150 yards away, approaching from the west about 20 feet off the ground, Patterson said. He said the plane, which sounded like the high-pitched squeal of a fighter jet, flew over Arlington cemetary so low that he thought it was going to land on I-395. He said it was flying so fast that he couldn't read any writing on the side. The plane, which appeared to hold about eight to 12 people, headed straight for the Pentagon but was flying as if coming in for a landing on a nonexistent runway, Patterson said. "At first I thought 'Oh my God, there's a plane truly misrouted from National,'" Patterson said. "Then this thing just became part of the Pentagon .â.â. I was watching the World Trade Center go and then this. It was like Oh my God, what's next?" He said the plane, which approached the Pentagon below treetop level, seemed to be flying normally for a plane coming in for a landing other than going very fast for being so low. Then, he said, he saw the Pentagon "envelope" the plane and bright orange flames shoot out the back of the building. "It looked like a normal landing, as if someone knew exactly what they were doing," said Patterson, a graphics artist who works at home. "This looked intentional." (washington post)
A confusing set of details from CBS 21 September 2001
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