Was flight 93 shot down?
My dad said in the news that week of 9/11 that the news said air force shot down flight 93 because it was going to the white house
- poor_choiceLv 58 years agoBest Answer
There was initially confusion in the media as to what exactly happened that caused flight 93 to crash in a field, including speculation that it was shot down. However, we've long since known what actually happened.
The passengers on the flight talked to family members on the in-flight phones, and they were alerted to the suicide attacks from the other hijackings. In response, they fought back against the hijackers, who crashed the plane (as they couldn't remain in control). This is universally established as having happened by the family members of those on the planes, and is documented by cockpit audio recordings, which suggest that the passengers breached, or nearly breached the cockpit.
It's suspected that flight 93 was going to target either the White House or the Capitol building, and that attack was averted by the passenger uprising.
So, no, it definitely wasn't shot down. The events of flight 93 are depicted in the film "United 93", which was critically acclaimed and I would definitely recommend you watch it if you're interested in it.
- 8 years ago
I doubt if your father can back his claim with actual news reports...however, statements similar to the following one were numerous (suggesting the POSSIBILITY of a missile striking the plane).
ACCORDING TO Reuters News Agency - Agent Bill Crowley (FBI) said, "We have not ruled out that..."
"Pennsylvania state police officials said on Thursday debris from the plane had been found up to 8 miles (13 km) away in a residential community where local media have quoted residents as speaking of a second plane in the area and burning debris falling from the sky." - Reuters News AgencySource(s): "If you consider the Lockerbie event, which happened at 31,000 feet, then the wreckage distributes itself over a large area of countryside." http://www.flight93crash.com/flight93_secondary_de... Clear & Credible Explanations and Timelines (Suggest your father MAY be correct) http://911research.wtc7.net/planes/analysis/flight... What Do You Think? - Apparently Donald Rumsfeld's answer to this question is "YES" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6Xoxaf1Al0
- 8 years ago
The passengers of 93 joined together and stormed the cockpit and forced the terrorists to crash land the plane in Pennsylvania.
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- Mark FLv 78 years ago
No. Flight 93 crashed 5 minutes before NEADS was even alerted that the aircraft was a hijack.
- Anonymous4 years ago
Yes. Debris, including HEAVY debris such as an engine, was found miles from the crash sight. HOW would anyone explain this?
- lana_sandsLv 78 years ago
No, The pilots crashed on purpose.
- 8 years ago
There are tons of conspiracy theories about everything. Does it really matter in the long run? People are dead.
- FoxLv 78 years ago
please do not reproduce (since it's obviously too late to tell your dad that)
- Warbird PilotLv 78 years ago