Skip to comments.Missile Attack On Passenger Jet?
Posted on 11/28/2005 4:49:25 AM PST by texianyankee
I heard on the radio this morning, that a pilot of a passenger jet departing LAX claimed to have narrowly avoided being hit by a missile. It was reported that the jet was about 6,000 feet in altitude & over the ocean when the event occurred. The news report further stated that authorities believe it was possibly a flare or a "bottle rocket."
I googled but found nothing. Anyone else have some info on this? I dont recall whether it was CBS or NBC radio news.
Heard nothing. Bottle rocket at 6,000 feet? I'm buying my fireworks at the wrong place each 4th of July.
It was one of those 2-mile bottle rockets. Nothing to see here, move on.
At 6,000 feet? That's one hell of a bottle rocket.
What radio station did you hear this on?
The pilot is mistaken, what he really saw was a spark in the center fuel tank.
Nothing to worry about. It was just a UFO.
probably just swamp gas...good thing Minetta has balked
at arming pilots....</sarcasm>
Man, they're reaching.
I don't think anyone was really fooled by that lame explanation all those years back.
One of those aliens trying to get the attention of the Canadians.
Follow this thread bump!
I heard it on 1620 AM dial - WTAW out of College Station at 6:00 AM CST. This was a national news broadcast - I got my office radio tuned into the same station - in case it is repeated. BTW - i thought the same thing when they stated it was possibly a "bottle rocket" - at 6,000 feet? The jet was on its way to the east coast - did the turn over the ocean when the pilot claimed he witnessed a missile.
Where's Pierre Salinger when you need him?
Has anyone in CA heard anything on a scanner?
" Bottle rocket at 6,000 feet? I'm buying my fireworks at the wrong place each 4th of July."
That must be what they sell out of the back storeroom.
I would have thought that, too. Unfortunately we were mistaken. Quite a few here at FR believe it and argue for it.
Fatal plane crash mystery
Maybe it was the same thing that hit this plane back in October of 02?
Well then, at least it shows how many people have common sense.
And it is a depressingly low figure.
Okay, it's an ABC radio news broadcast.
I listened to the 7:00 AM national news broadcast & this time no mention of the LAX incident.
I am positive of what I heard on the 6:00 AM broadcast - I was driving & wide awake.
C'mon, everyone knows that was not really what happened. The FBI lied. So what? Center fuel tank.... missle.... what's the difference? It's not gonna bring anyone back from the dead. That's old news, can't we just move on?! - J. Kallstrom
Yet another casualty of the WOT - it has become impossible to buy M-80's in recent years around here. No more fun gratuitous explosions.
Or a leftover flying frozen Butterball.
I was listening to ABC radio in the NYC area pretty consistently from 5:30 to 7:30 AM. I didn't hear it. Like a lot of posters on this thread, I too have suspicions that any story of a threat would be downplayed, or ignored.
I watched the The History Channel rebroadcast of the flight 800 cover-up last night for the umpteenth time. Just amazing Clinton got away with that.
We had ham, but the ham leftovers could be catapulted just as easily.
Did you hear it on Art Bell's show?
Yes, when within five minutes of any incident they tell us "investigators are ruling out terrorism as a possibility".
"We have always known this could happen. We've warned about it. We've talked about it. I regret to say, as I served on the Intelligence Committee up until last year. I can remember after the bombings of the embassies, after TWA 800, we went through this flurry of activity, talking about it, but not really doing [sic] hard work of responding." -- John Kerry, Sept. 11, 2001
"You know, we've had terrorism for a long time now. We've had the Achille Lauro, the Munich Olympics, the pipe bomb at the Olympics in Atlanta, the TWA 800, the bombing of embassies, and it's not going to disappear overnight." -- John Kerry, Sept. 24, 2001
"In my time at the White House (the situation room) was used in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing, in the aftermath of the TWA Flight 800 bombing, and that would be the way they would stay in contact through the afternoon." -- George Stephanopoulos, Sept. 11, 2001
If a terror group was responsible for bringing down a plane, wouldn't they take responsibility for it? Isn't that the point?
Don't you worry. The same FBI guys who so swiftly solved the Oklahama suicide bombing case, are surely on their way out to LAX as we speak. I'm sure we'll all get the facts ASAP!
Heard it on the radio. Nothing to see here. Move along. Bottle rocket or distress flare. Move along.
Yep, those pesky center fuel tanks acting up again. Move along.
This is really disgusting. I know what I heard on the radio this morning. It was reported on an ABC newsradio broadcast - yet i can find absolutely nothing on google.
Why on earth it would be reported on a news radio broadcast yet nothing more on the internet - at least not yet?
I googled LAX, missile, passenger jet, ABC news, etc....
There is a delay. The AP writers are finding out from the FBI what they are supposed to write. /s
Call the radio station. Maybe they know where to get some of them high performance bottle rockets.
No, but I've fired lots and lots of the composite whistlers. They have three "stages"; one burns through, then the next, then the next. Since they don't separate, they aren't really stages. (according to a mythbusters show, anyways).
What, me call the radio station? LOL!
Those local yocals on the radio station in the morning are a bunch of idiots! I betcha they think LAX is a laxative.
So was I, and I heard the same report.
Do we know when this incident was? It is only 5:35 AM PT as of this writing. Do commercial planes take off that early out there? I know many major airports usually do not have flights before 5:30 AM.
I might have, if they hadn't said early on that they found PETN residue near the source of the explosion. The only way that electrical wires can leave PETN residue behind is if they were wired to an explosive.
I wonder why they would bother trying to shoot one down, which would be difficult, when they can easily just put a bomb in the cargo hold.
That said, if it was a missile the radio probably sent the report out by mistake and they have been told to shut up. Or, the other scenario, pilot did see a missile, and the media will be told "not terrorism" as they are always quick to say!!
I was thinking the same thing. Whatever happened with the airliner, I'm sure that we can preemptively rule out TROP.
Thanks for your words of confidence. LOL.
I would just like to find some other info that sorta verifies what I heard.
I too, am doubtful I will hear another word mentioned about this.
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