9/11 question

#1
Despite watching hours of television programmes and reading acres of print about this.I have a question.
Assuming the order had been given,if the USAF or ANG had been given orders to shoot down the hijacked planes 5-10 minutes prior to them hitting the towers,how many people would have died ?
 
#2
Despite watching hours of television programmes and reading acres of print about this.I have a question.
Assuming the order had been given,if the USAF or ANG had been given orders to shoot down the hijacked planes 5-10 minutes prior to them hitting the towers,how many people would have died ?
None. The aircraft were holograms, apparently.
 
#3
well after years of reading up on this and from my contacts in the secret black helicopter tin hat legion of mad fellows the number is, shit loads
 
#4
I would have thought it would be about the same, what with fat yanks not being able to run fast,
 
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#5
I think it would be fair to assume that the people on the airliners would have died.
 
#6
F-15's from Otis AFB (Cape Cod) went supersonic but arrived 3 minutes too late.

The section recieved orders to take off at 0846, went wheels up at 0853.

IF an intercept had successfully occured, obvious casualties would be the passengers and crew. Then factor in where the intercept occurs. If the flight is shot down over Manhattan or any populated area from westchester county onwards likelyhood of ground casualties becomes far greater.
 
#8
More. If they had crashed in the wrong place.
 
#10
Isn't one of the "conspiracy’s" that they couldn't scramble live armed jets due to a major air defence exercise?
 
#11
Isn't one of the "conspiracy’s" that they couldn't scramble live armed jets due to a major air defence exercise?
In actual fact there was only something like 4 aircraft armed and available to cover something like 23 states. The chances of them responding in time were slim to nil even on a good day so if the above is true it wouldn't make much difference.
 
#12
At least they had some interceptors which could turn up late!

We would probably have to put the job out to tender, advertising it in the European journal for a month before giving the job to our mates at serco with the proviso that BAE build the planes and the French make the missiles, give all that a year or two for treasury approval and we get a scramble time of twenty six years......
 
#13
At least they had some interceptors which could turn up late!

We would probably have to put the job out to tender, advertising it in the European journal for a month before giving the job to our mates at serco with the proviso that BAE build the planes and the French make the missiles, give all that a year or two for treasury approval and we get a scramble time of twenty six years......
And then the health & safety risk assessment !
 
#14
Is anyone in the know able to confirm or deny that the yanks have at some time provided air cover over the UK flying from somewhere near Norwich.

Or is this just a nasty rumour?
 
#16
At least they had some interceptors which could turn up late!

We would probably have to put the job out to tender, advertising it in the European journal for a month before giving the job to our mates at serco with the proviso that BAE build the planes and the French make the missiles, give all that a year or two for treasury approval and we get a scramble time of twenty six years......
Or we could just launch the QRA Typhoons at Leuchars. Or am I deluded that we have any defence of our airspace?
 
#17
Isn't one of the "conspiracy’s" that they couldn't scramble live armed jets due to a major air defence exercise?
In actual fact there was only something like 4 aircraft armed and available to cover something like 23 states. The chances of them responding in time were slim to nil even on a good day so if the above is true it wouldn't make much difference.
Reading some of the FAA transcripts on Sky News website it would appear that some of the fighter sent to intercept were unarmed.
IIRC one pair had just fired off everything on the range and another pair only had guns, no missiles.
I may be wrong on the details but the transcripts do appear to show that intercepting and shooting down any of the airliners would have been unlikely even if the order had been given.
 
#18
Miss Penney is now the director of the F-35 program at Lockheed Martin and part-time National Guard pilot who has not lost her passion for flying.

But 10 years ago, she was one of the first rookie female fighter pilots, who signed up as soon as she heard the news that combat aviation was being opened to women.

On the morning of September 11, she was first again, this time for a task involving a fourth hijacked plane on a course for Washington, and possibly others.

Her mission: Find United Flight 93 – and destroy it however she could.

But in a fighter jet absent of missiles and packed only with dummy ammunition from a recent training mission, there was only one way to do it.

‘We wouldn’t be shooting it down. We’d be ramming the aircraft,’ Penney recalled in an interview with the Washington Post. ‘I would essentially be a kamikaze pilot.'

Back then, there were no armed F-16s at the ready at Andrews Air Force Base, and it would take nearly an hour to get them armed. There was no time.
9/11 anniversary: Heather Penney's would-be 'suicide' mission to take down United 93 | Mail Online
 
#19
It was never going to happen, as what would those nasty Americans done with all the explosives that they'd embedded in the Twin Towers and WTC 7?
 

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