Humint Events Online: WABC News Chopper Pilot Who Took WTC Footage on 9/11 Killed in Unlucky Accident

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

WABC News Chopper Pilot Who Took WTC Footage on 9/11 Killed in Unlucky Accident

Something of an odd story:
He'd flown helicopters during the Vietnam War, and later in New York City for WABC-TV, as a news pilot, brought viewers close to countless horrific events: the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Staten Island ferry crash and the recent steam pipe explosion in Manhattan.

But on Sunday evening it was doing something comparatively safe - standing on a midtown sidewalk - that put Paul Smith in harm's way. Police say Smith, 60, of West Islip, and his wife Donna, 55, had just left a restaurant when a taxicab jumped the curb and ran over him.


There's some interesting info here about the WABC chopper footage, if you have the patience to put up with the annoying and overly loud background music mixed in on the video.

Bottom line-- it seems that WABC did not take the famous "live" shot that is attributed to the station, and there was no Wescam on the chopper either.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Rob said...

"John J. DelGiorno, 37, a reporter for WABC and Metro Traffic, a traffic news provider, who was a partner with Mr. Smith in the Newscopter Seven, recalled the time when they shot aerial images right after the Sept. 11 attack.

“I was scared out of my mind,” he said. “The second airplane actually flew right past us. He looked at me and said, ‘We’ll be O.K.’ He was stern and straightforward and got us through that experience."


http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/09/nyregion/09taxi.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Del Giorno is obviously in on the Scam as well...

1:48 PM  
Blogger spooked said...

Thanks Rob! Good find!

7:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, good find, Rob.

Now maybe this was a genuine accident, these things happen. But the driver making public statements [and getting it in print] that it wasn't deliberate is strange; lawyers say to shut up completely when being investigated. (Is he protesting too much.)

If it was something more sinister, then hopefully it will give pause to those who would be want to claim they saw an airliner fly past them, when it didn't.

But at the same time, if it wasn't an accident, it will send a message to keep quiet, which Del Giorno obviously has decided to do.

As we have seen recently with everyone, from someone who was "hypnotized and frozen [as if]", but still had time to duck under a pristine desk, to someone who took some [cgi] video, when questioned or interviewed, they perform quite poorly.

The PTB may now be feeling that it is better to have these "folks" have accidents now. Like the many witnesses to the Kennedy assassination, so many in Bill Clinton's entourage, and others, we should now perhaps be on the lookout for more "accidents", "suicides", etc.

Maybe time to get, or increase, your insurance for your family, lying shills...

As if.

A.P.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone aware that Marvin Bush's maid was also killed, don't have the date but it was after 9/11, pinned down in his driveway by her own car?

5:56 AM  

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