October 29, 2001 A BuzzFlash News AnalysisWas Flight 93 Shot Down Over Pennsylvania? If So, Was It Because The Hijackers Were Targeting Three Mile Island?
BuzzFlash has followed the events surrounding Flight 93, the United Airlines 757 that crashed in Pennsylvania, since the September 11 attacks and a number of theories have emerged over how and why that hijacked plane went down in a wooded area near Stony Creek Township, in south central Pennsylvania.
However, we hesitated to post speculation until now. Recent news sources have reconfirmed the possibility that the hijackers of Flight 93 intended to ram the plane into the Three Mile Island nuclear facility, a mere 15 minutes from the crash site, and that instead of plummeting into the ground on its own, Flight 93 was actually shot out of the air by U.S. fighter jets. Continued here...
December 12, 2001 Nuclear Monitor Cover StoryIn the Nuclear Age, Security Means Ending the Nuclear Age
At this writing, it has been three months since September 11th. There are no more words available or needed to describe the day, nor its effects upon the people of the U.S. and the American psyche. Everyone knows, and any further efforts fail due to triteness, overstatement, ennui or insufficiency.
But imagine this, and where we could be today: It is the morning of September 11, 2001, and Flight 93, takes off, as it did, from Newark airport in New Jersey, bound for California. But in this scenario, the plane takes off on time, at 7:21 am—not 40 minutes late as it actually did. The plane heads west in the early light, but as it passes near Cleveland, there is a struggle in the cockpit, and hijackers gain control. The plane turns around, flying south near Pittsburgh, and then east, accelerating over the Pennsylvania countryside. At the same moment, two jetliners from Logan Airport in Boston are nearing the World Trade Center in New York. A third, which took off from Dulles Airport in suburban Virginia, has also turned back East and is nearing its target, the Pentagon.
At 8:46 am, the first jet hits one tower of the World Trade Center. Not long afterwards, the second jet hits the second tower. Another passenger plane is streaking toward the Pentagon.
Flight 93 continues on the path toward its target, just minutes away. Some passengers have cell phones, and call their friends as the plane begins descending, flying much too fast, but there is little time to learn and comprehend what is happening, and no time for heroes. Because it took off on time. As Flight 77 smashes into the Pentagon, Flight 93 screams low over the river and finds its target. But the river is not the Potomac, and the target is not the White House or Capitol.
The river is the Susquehanna, and the target is Three Mile Island.Continued here...