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Missile Attack On Passenger Jet?
Radio News | November 28, 2005

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: aa; aa612; airlinesecurity; flight621; lax; missile; missilenotmissle; passengerjet; terrorism
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1 posted on 11/28/2005 4:49:26 AM PST by texianyankee
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To: texianyankee

Heard nothing. Bottle rocket at 6,000 feet? I'm buying my fireworks at the wrong place each 4th of July.


2 posted on 11/28/2005 4:51:15 AM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: texianyankee

It was one of those 2-mile bottle rockets. Nothing to see here, move on.


3 posted on 11/28/2005 4:51:56 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: texianyankee
The news report further stated that authorities believe it was possibly a flare or a "bottle rocket."

At 6,000 feet? That's one hell of a bottle rocket.

4 posted on 11/28/2005 4:52:49 AM PST by SIDENET ("IT'S A COOKBOOK!!!")
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To: texianyankee

What radio station did you hear this on?


5 posted on 11/28/2005 4:53:04 AM PST by Sociopathocracy (Real martinis do not contain vodka, fruit juice or umbrellas.)
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To: texianyankee

The pilot is mistaken, what he really saw was a spark in the center fuel tank.


6 posted on 11/28/2005 4:53:41 AM PST by palmer (Money problems do not come from a lack of money, but from living an excessive, unrealistic lifestyle)
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To: texianyankee

Nothing to worry about. It was just a UFO.


7 posted on 11/28/2005 4:54:32 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: texianyankee

probably just swamp gas...good thing Minetta has balked
at arming pilots....</sarcasm>


8 posted on 11/28/2005 4:55:55 AM PST by joesnuffy (A camel once bit my sister...necessitating her untimely death..-Mullet Omar)
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To: Lee'sGhost
Nothing to worry about. It was just a UFO.

Blame Bush.

9 posted on 11/28/2005 4:56:40 AM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: texianyankee
The news report further stated that authorities believe it was possibly a flare or a "bottle rocket."

Man, they're reaching.

10 posted on 11/28/2005 4:57:44 AM PST by Lazamataz (When life gives you lemons, kick it in the shins and take its wallet.)
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To: palmer
The pilot is mistaken, what he really saw was a spark in the center fuel tank.

I don't think anyone was really fooled by that lame explanation all those years back.

11 posted on 11/28/2005 4:58:29 AM PST by Lazamataz (When life gives you lemons, kick it in the shins and take its wallet.)
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To: Lee'sGhost

One of those aliens trying to get the attention of the Canadians.


12 posted on 11/28/2005 4:59:00 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: texianyankee

Follow this thread bump!


13 posted on 11/28/2005 4:59:57 AM PST by GBA (I believe Congressman Weldon! MSM do your job.)
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To: Sociopathocracy
"What radio station did you hear this on?"

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.

14 posted on 11/28/2005 5:00:16 AM PST by texianyankee
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To: texianyankee

Where's Pierre Salinger when you need him?


15 posted on 11/28/2005 5:01:47 AM PST by StoneGiant (Power without morality is disaster. Morality without power is useless.)
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To: texianyankee

Has anyone in CA heard anything on a scanner?


16 posted on 11/28/2005 5:02:04 AM PST by Sociopathocracy (Real martinis do not contain vodka, fruit juice or umbrellas.)
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To: peyton randolph

" 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.


17 posted on 11/28/2005 5:02:31 AM PST by Rebelbase (Food stamps, section-8, State paid Child support, etc. pay more than the min. wage.)
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To: Lazamataz

I would have thought that, too. Unfortunately we were mistaken. Quite a few here at FR believe it and argue for it.


18 posted on 11/28/2005 5:02:39 AM PST by GBA (I believe Congressman Weldon! MSM do your job.)
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To: texianyankee

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1117971/posts
Fatal plane crash mystery

Maybe it was the same thing that hit this plane back in October of 02?


19 posted on 11/28/2005 5:03:42 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: GBA
I would have thought that, too. Unfortunately we were mistaken.

Well then, at least it shows how many people have common sense.

And it is a depressingly low figure.

20 posted on 11/28/2005 5:03:46 AM PST by Lazamataz (When life gives you lemons, kick it in the shins and take its wallet.)
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To: Sociopathocracy

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.



21 posted on 11/28/2005 5:05:48 AM PST by texianyankee
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To: texianyankee

BTTT


22 posted on 11/28/2005 5:07:20 AM PST by Jemian (Message to Murtha: ONLY COWARDS CUT AND RUN.)
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To: palmer
"...what he really saw was a spark in the center fuel tank. "

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

23 posted on 11/28/2005 5:07:59 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: peyton randolph
I'm buying my fireworks at the wrong place

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.

24 posted on 11/28/2005 5:09:20 AM PST by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
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To: palmer
The pilot is mistaken, what he really saw was a spark in the center fuel tank.

Or a leftover flying frozen Butterball.

25 posted on 11/28/2005 5:09:49 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: texianyankee

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.


26 posted on 11/28/2005 5:11:34 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: palmer
spark in the center fuel tank.

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.

27 posted on 11/28/2005 5:14:05 AM PST by quantim (Detroit is the New Orleans of the north. It was settled by the French and liberals still run it.)
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To: peyton randolph
Heard nothing. Bottle rocket at 6,000 feet? I'm buying my fireworks at the wrong place each 4th of July.

Haven't you ever seen three stage bottle rockets?
28 posted on 11/28/2005 5:16:21 AM PST by smug (Tanstaafl)
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To: mewzilla

We had ham, but the ham leftovers could be catapulted just as easily.


29 posted on 11/28/2005 5:16:34 AM PST by palmer (Money problems do not come from a lack of money, but from living an excessive, unrealistic lifestyle)
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To: texianyankee

Did you hear it on Art Bell's show?


30 posted on 11/28/2005 5:18:16 AM PST by JoeGar
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To: cvq3842
I too have suspicions that any story of a threat would be downplayed, or ignored.

Yes, when within five minutes of any incident they tell us "investigators are ruling out terrorism as a possibility".

31 posted on 11/28/2005 5:19:10 AM PST by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
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To: Hatteras

"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


32 posted on 11/28/2005 5:19:24 AM PST by Quilla
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If a terror group was responsible for bringing down a plane, wouldn't they take responsibility for it? Isn't that the point?


34 posted on 11/28/2005 5:22:35 AM PST by crghill
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To: SIDENET
At 6,000 feet? That's one hell of a bottle rocket.

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!

35 posted on 11/28/2005 5:24:39 AM PST by montag813
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To: texianyankee

Heard it on the radio. Nothing to see here. Move along. Bottle rocket or distress flare. Move along.


36 posted on 11/28/2005 5:26:12 AM PST by Safetgiver (Noone spoke when the levee done broke, Blanco cried and Nagin lied.)
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To: palmer

Yep, those pesky center fuel tanks acting up again. Move along.


37 posted on 11/28/2005 5:27:55 AM PST by Obadiah ( Deuteronomy 6:5)
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To: bd476; BurbankKarl

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....
no luck.


38 posted on 11/28/2005 5:28:31 AM PST by texianyankee
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To: texianyankee

There is a delay. The AP writers are finding out from the FBI what they are supposed to write. /s


39 posted on 11/28/2005 5:30:48 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: texianyankee

Call the radio station. Maybe they know where to get some of them high performance bottle rockets.


40 posted on 11/28/2005 5:30:55 AM PST by Obadiah ( Deuteronomy 6:5)
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To: smug
Haven't you ever seen three stage 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).

41 posted on 11/28/2005 5:32:16 AM PST by wyattearp (The best weapon to have in a gunfight is a shotgun - preferably from ambush.)
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To: Obadiah

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.


43 posted on 11/28/2005 5:34:09 AM PST by texianyankee
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To: texianyankee

So was I, and I heard the same report.


44 posted on 11/28/2005 5:34:10 AM PST by MortMan (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: texianyankee

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.


45 posted on 11/28/2005 5:34:27 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: Lazamataz
I don't think anyone was really fooled by that lame explanation all those years back.

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.

46 posted on 11/28/2005 5:34:43 AM PST by wyattearp (The best weapon to have in a gunfight is a shotgun - preferably from ambush.)
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To: texianyankee

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!!


47 posted on 11/28/2005 5:35:24 AM PST by WestCoastGal
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To: montag813
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!

I was thinking the same thing. Whatever happened with the airliner, I'm sure that we can preemptively rule out TROP.

< sarc>

48 posted on 11/28/2005 5:35:30 AM PST by SIDENET ("IT'S A COOKBOOK!!!")
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To: texianyankee
It was just the center fuel tank getting ready to spontaneously combust.
49 posted on 11/28/2005 5:35:51 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: Lizarde

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.


50 posted on 11/28/2005 5:36:12 AM PST by texianyankee
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