Important New Findings on Hijack Exercises
Really nice pieces here and here from Shoestring911. The first proves beyond any doubt that false electronic blips representing hijacked aircraft were on NORAD radar screens throughout 9/11, and they were not removed when they should have been. The second discusses various plane into building hijack drills run prior to 9/11, with some drills I was not familiar with, such as crashing a plane into the UN building in NYC.
Of course, IMO, this all supports the idea of a fake hijacking on 9/11, where the hijacked planes were purely electronic blips to fool NORAD and ATC, with the actual planes taken elsewhere.
Remember this little gem?
At least six air traffic controllers who dealt with two of the hijacked airliners on Sept. 11, 2001, made a tape recording a few hours later describing the events, but the tape was destroyed by a supervisor without anyone making a transcript or even listening to it, the Transportation Department said Thursday.
The taping began before noon on Sept. 11 at the New York Air Route Traffic Control Center, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., where about 16 people met in a basement conference room known as the Bat Cave and passed around a microphone, each recalling his or her version of the events of a few hours earlier. The recording included statements of 5 or 10 minutes each by controllers who had spoken by radio to people on the planes or who had tracked the aircraft on radar, the report said.
Officials at the center never told higher-ups of the tape's existence, according to a report made public on Thursday by the inspector general of the Transportation Department.
A quality-assurance manager at the center destroyed the tape several months after it was made, crushing the cassette in his hand, cutting the tape into little pieces and dropping them in different trash cans around the building, according to the report.