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  • The legacy of Danny Lewin, the first man to die on 9/11

    09/11/2013 5:50:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | September 11, 2013 | By Todd Leopold
    (CNN) -- Even by MIT standards, says Tom Leighton, Danny Lewin was special. "He was really exceptionally smart. MIT has a lot of really smart people, and Danny stood out even among that rarified environment," says Leighton, who was then one of Lewin's professors at the Massachusetts school's computer science laboratory. That kind of determination drove Lewin throughout his short life. He was an American who joined the Israeli army and served in an elite unit, though he could have avoided the military altogether. He was a mathematician who could have had a stellar academic career but decided to jump...
  • "My Name is Betty Ong. I’m Number 3 on Flight 11"

    09/11/2009 10:44:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies · 2,350+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | September 11, 2009 | James Ridgeway
    Take a few minutes to listen to the last phone call of Betty Ong, a flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11 before it hit the World Trade Center, eight years ago today on September 11, 2001. Ong is calm and matter-of-fact as she describes what was occuring within minutes of the hijacking to skeptical airline personnel on the ground. She was forced to repeat the same basic details again and again: "Ok. Our Number 1 got stabbed. Our purser is stabbed. Nobody knows who stabbed who, and we can’t even get up to business class right now cause nobody...
  • National 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial dedicated July 4th

    07/07/2008 5:32:51 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 7 replies · 436+ views ^ | July 6, 2008 | Tim Sumner
    On Friday, just outside of Dallas/Ft Worth International Airport, the first national memorial to 9/11 heroes was dedicated. Shirley Hall, who is a Flight Attendant and the Vice President of the 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial Foundation, explained the memorial sculpture's symbolism during the memorial's July 4, 2008, dedication ceremony: As volunteers on this project, we have each spent time describing this statue in our attempts to raise funds to turn Valerie’s dream into a reality. From Bryce Cameron Liston’s original interpretation to the final magnificent piece of art you see here today, each of us has shared our ideas on...
  • General Dynamics to Christen New Hampshire, U.S. Navy's Most-Advanced Submarine

    06/21/2008 6:14:58 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 42 replies · 222+ views
    Fox Business ^ | Wednesday, June 18, 2008
    GROTON, Conn., June 18, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ ----General Dynamics Electric Boat will christen New Hampshire (SSN-778), the U.S. Navy's newest and most advanced nuclear attack submarine, at a ceremony at its shipyard here on Saturday, June 21, at 11 a.m. Cheryl McGuinness of Portsmouth, N.H., is the ship's sponsor. Mrs. McGuinness lost her husband, Tom McGuinness, on September 11, 2001, in the World Trade Center attacks. He was the co-pilot of American Airlines Flight 11, which was flown into the north tower of the World Trade Center.
  • DNA test ID's 9/11 remains as those of Framingham woman

    09/14/2007 2:19:13 PM PDT · by RogerWilko · 6 replies · 643+ views ^ | 14 Sep 2007 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK - New DNA testing of bone fragments found at the World Trade Center site has identified the remains of a Framingham woman who was on American Airlines Flight 11 when it was crashed into the north tower on Sept. 11, 2001. Laura Lee Morabito was working as a national sales manager for Qantas Airways and had lived for about a year in Framingham when she was killed when terrorists commandeered the airliner and crashed it into the World Trade Center. The remains of the 34-year-old woman were found in the initial recovery effort but could not be linked...
  • Live Thread of The Path to 911 ABC Part II (7 or 7:20pm AZ, AK 8pm CA, OR, WA) West Coast Version

    09/11/2006 8:13:16 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 288 replies · 7,186+ views
    ABC News | 9/11/2006 | ABC Television
    I didn't know if there was a west coast version of this thread. It didn't make sense to post on thread for the show that was almost over on the East Coast.
  • 9.10.01 THE LAST ORDINARY DAY IN AMERICA Monday morning

    09/10/2006 9:21:11 AM PDT · by Dysart · 11 replies · 927+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 9-10-06 | Jessie Milligan
    The day dawns bright and clear as the first rays of an Atlantic Ocean sunrise glint off incoming jets at Boston's Logan International Airport.Across the Charles River, in the city, traffic builds, then crawls. On the radio, announcers predict the perfect end-of-summer day, then quickly segue into an eyebrow-raising news story about a sudden spate of shark attacks along the Eastern seaboard.It's Sept. 10, 2001, and the routine of Monday is well under way.Inland, in Westborough, Mass., Linda George, 27, arrives at her job at the headquarters of discount retailers TJ Maxx and Marshall's.The tall, auburn-haired sportswear buyer is in...
  • Zero Hour: the Last Hour of Flight 11

    04/09/2006 7:02:09 PM PDT · by null and void · 43 replies · 3,219+ views
    History Chanel | 4/9/06 | History Chanel
    Anyone else see it, and need to talk?
  • Unraveling the crash of Flight 11

    01/12/2006 5:08:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 4 replies · 992+ views
    Kansas ^ | January 12, 2006 | Andrea Lorenz
    Posted on Thu, Jan. 12, 2006 Unraveling the crash of Flight 11 BY ANDREA LORENZ Knight Ridder Newspapers KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Forty-three years ago a Boeing 707 passenger jet exploded in the air above the Missouri-Iowa border. The disaster took away 45 lives. In the aftermath it became clear those men and women died in an act of what might be called domestic terrorism. Although long forgotten in the community's memory, the tragedy of Continental Airlines Flight 11, bound for Kansas City from Chicago, left a significant legacy. For one thing, it led eventually to increased air travel security....

    07/12/2004 9:52:57 AM PDT · by Alouette · 38 replies · 2,074+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 11, 2004 | Uri Dan & Adam Miller
    The latest World Trade Center victim to be identified is Daniel Lewin, an Israeli soldier who became a Massachusetts computer tycoon. The married father of two kids was reportedly the first 9/11 casualty. A passenger aboard American Airlines Flight 11 — the first of two hijacked planes to crash into the Twin Towers — Lewin is believed to have been the businessman stabbed to death by terrorists.
  • U.S. Officials Probing Whether More Planes Hijacked

    09/18/2001 10:16:24 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 518+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | Tuesday, September 18, 2001 | By James Rowley, Anna Marie Stolley and William McQuillen
    <p>Washington, Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- The FBI is investigating whether terrorists plotted to seize more than the four jetliners commandeered last week for deadly attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said.</p> <p>The U.S. is broadening the largest criminal investigation in FBI history and is concerned about further attacks, he said. Authorities have detained 75 people on immigration charges, up from 49 as of yesterday, and investigators believe associates of the 19 hijackers may still be in the U.S. The FBI has received more than 96,000 tips, including many that are redundant or contradictory, Ashcroft said.</p>
  • No one could believe nightmare was real - But 4 jets were on death run

    06/18/2004 2:17:57 AM PDT · by kattracks · 23 replies · 348+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 6/18/04 | HELEN KENNEDY
    WASHINGTON — "Is this real-world or exercise?" That was the incredulous response from NORAD on a sunny September day three years ago, when the duty officer got an unthinkable call: "We have a hijacked aircraft headed toward New York and we need you guys to scramble some F-16s or something up there." A few seconds later, realizing that even exercises had not prepared them for reality, they scrambled the jets. "The air defense of America began with this call," said a 9/11 commission report released yesterday. The report paints the government's response to the terrible Al Qaeda onslaught as a...

    06/18/2004 12:04:32 AM PDT · by kattracks · 164 replies · 221+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/18/04 | VINCENT MORRIS and ANDY SOLTIS
    June 18, 2004 -- Air Force jet fighters could have intercepted hijacked airliners roaring toward the World Trade Center and Pentagon on 9/11 if only air-traffic controllers had asked for help 13 minutes sooner, the head of U.S. air defenses said yesterday. The never-heard-before declaration by Gen. Ralph Eberhart stunned the hearings on the terror attacks — with startled 9/11 commission members questioning if it was really possible, as horrified family survivors shook their heads in disbelief. "If the FAA told us as soon as they knew, then, yes, we could have shot down the planes," said Eberhart. The earliest...
  • Radio Record Paints Chilling 9/11 Picture

    06/17/2004 10:14:45 AM PDT · by TexKat · 25 replies · 460+ views
    AP ^ | 6/17/04 | EILEEN PUTMAN
    WASHINGTON - Chilling radio transmissions by the Sept. 11 hijackers from the planes they commandeered were played for the first time Thursday, providing a vivid and horrifying portrait as they unfolded on that fateful day before confused air traffic controllers and military personnel. "We have some planes. Just stay quiet and you'll be O.K. We are returning to the airport," a hijacker, believed to be Mohamed Atta, the alleged ringleader of the 19 hijackers, told the passengers of American Airlines Flight 11. The tape was played for the audience at the commission's hearing. That transmission was the first inkling federal...
  • Pilot's widow praises President's leadership (Flight 11 - WTC Plane)

    03/26/2004 12:26:32 AM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 254+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 3/26/04 | JOHN DiSTASO
    NASHUA — President Bush staunchly defended his administration’s anti-terrorism planning yesterday, saying he would have used “every resource, every asset, every power of this government” to protect the country had he known the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks were coming. His answer to charges leveled by former counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke came after the wife of a Sept. 11 attack victim greeted him on the Manchester Airport tarmac as he arrived for a three-hour visit. “I think he’s doing an outstanding job leading our country,” said Cheryl McGuinness of Portsmouth, whose husband, Tom, co-piloted American Air Lines Flight 11, which crashed...
  • DAY OF INFAMY 2001

    03/22/2004 2:50:54 AM PST · by MarvntheMartian · 3 replies · 571+ views
    WorldNetDaily | March 19, 2004 | PAUL SPERRY
    Official: Kerry failed to act on pre-9/11 tip 3rd agent to say he warned security lapses made Boston airport ripe for 'jihad' attack WASHINGTON - A third federal aviation-security agent, one still with the government, has stepped forward to say he also warned Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry about security lapses at Boston's Logan International Airport before the 9/11 hijackings there. Earlier this week, two former FAA agents said the Democratic presidential hopeful failed to take effective action after they gave him a prophetic warning that his home airport was vulnerable to multiple hijackings. Brian Sullivan, a retired special agent from...
  • Stewardess ID'd Hijackers Early, Transcripts Show

    02/12/2004 3:18:54 PM PST · by quantim · 35 replies · 218+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | February 12, 2004 | Gail Sheey
    Hearing the taped voice of a courageous flight attendant as she calmly narrated the doomed course of American Airlines Flight 11 brought it all back. The frozen horror of that September morning two and a half years ago. The unanswered questions. Betty Ong narrated that first hijacking right up to the moment that Mohamed Atta drove the Boeing 767 into the north tower of the World Trade Center.Twenty-three minutes into her blow-by-blow account, Ong’s voice abruptly ceased. "What’s going on, Betty?" asked her ground contact, Nydia Gonzalez. "Betty, talk to me. I think we might have lost her."Emotional catharsis, yes....
  • New Flight 911 Audio

    01/27/2004 6:11:31 PM PST · by I got the rope · 286 replies · 3,049+ views
    Schnitt Show ^ | 27 Jan 04 | 9/11 Commission
    New 9/11 audio is being released today played at the 9/11 Commission hearing. Flight attendant Betty Ong calling the American Airlines reservation desk regarding the hijackers taking over American Airlines Flight 11 Boeing 767, before it struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

    01/28/2004 7:40:20 AM PST · by restornu · 18 replies · 149+ views

    09/18/2003 10:03:57 AM PDT · by CaptBlack · 23 replies · 453+ views
    New York Post ^ | 18 Sep 03 | Debbie Schlussel
    <p>HURRICANE Isabel is giving the FBI a chance to avoid an injustice.</p> <p>By forcing a delay in the bureau's annual award ceremony (originally set for today), the storm gives Directer Robert Mueller a chance to rescind the award he's set to give to a terror apologist - at the same time he's to honor a 9/11 heroine.</p>
  • Events of September 11, 2001. (Excerpt from "The Final Moments of United Flight 93" - MSNBC.Com)

    08/08/2003 10:36:46 PM PDT · by Bobby777 · 37 replies · 1,240+ views
    MSNBC.Com / Newsweek ^ | Sept. 22 (2001?) | By Karen Breslau - NEWSWEEK WEB EXCLUSIVE
    Events of September 11, 2001. 8:48 a.m. American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 en route from Boston's Logan Airport to Los Angeles International with 92 people onboard, slams into the north tower, 1 World Trade Center. 9:05 a.m. Approximately 18 minutes later, United Airlines Flight 175, also a Boeing 767 enroute from Boston to Los Angeles with 65 people onboard, hits the south tower, 2 World Trade Center. 9:21 a.m. New York City Port Authority closes all bridges and tunnels in New York City. 9:24 a.m. President Bush calls the crashes "an apparent terrorist attack on our country." 9:32...
  • Surviving 9/11: Elizabeth's Story (Widow of American Airlines Flight 11 aircrash victim)

    09/08/2002 12:45:15 PM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 5 replies · 470+ views
    Nashua (NH) Telegraph ^ | 09/08/02 | Stacy Milbouer and don Himsel
    Elizabeth was traveling to New York by train last month to tell David’s story to FBI investigators preparing for the trial against Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called “20th hijacker.” If Moussaoui is convicted, the government plans to introduce the stories of 30 victims at the sentencing portion of the trial. While there will always be unanswered questions about how David Kovalcin died, his 38-year-old widow is left to tell the story of how he lived.It’s a goal that has seemed at best daunting and at worst impossible in the long year since her husband perished when terrorists flew American Airlines Flight...
  • Sept. 11 Fake ID Suspect Flees U.S.

    07/31/2002 11:11:13 AM PDT · by kattracks · 123 replies · 685+ views
    AP | 7/31/02
    PATERSON, N.J., Jul 31, 2002 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- A man who authorities said sold fake identification to two of the Sept. 11 hijackers apparently left on a flight to Egypt hours before authorities raided his home and businesses Wednesday, officials said. Mohamad El Atriss operated businesses in Paterson and Elizabeth where he sold the IDs, said Passaic County Sheriff Jerry Speziale. Authorities raided his home and business Wednesday afternoon and were told Atriss had took a flight from Newark to Egypt earlier that morning, Speziale said. Atriss sold a fake identification card to Khalid Almihdhar, who was...
  • Hijacker shot passengeron Flight 11

    02/27/2002 5:43:07 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 114 replies · 1,146+ views ^ | February 27, 2002 | Paul Sperry
    WorldNetDaily: Hijacker shot passenger on Flight 11: FAA memo &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 2002 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;Page 1 News &nbsp;&nbsp;Page 2 News &nbsp;&nbsp;LocalNetDaily &nbsp;&nbsp;Commentary &nbsp;&nbsp;Classified Ads &nbsp;&nbsp;Live Chat --> &nbsp;&nbsp;Letters &nbsp;&nbsp;People Search &nbsp;&nbsp;TalkNetDaily &nbsp;&nbsp;SportsNetDaily &nbsp;&nbsp;Health &nbsp;&nbsp;Weather &nbsp;&nbsp;TV Guide &nbsp;&nbsp;Movies &nbsp;&nbsp;Business &nbsp;&nbsp;Stocks &nbsp;&nbsp;ShopNetDaily &nbsp; &nbsp; DAY OF INFAMY 2001 Hijacker shot passengeron Flight 11: FAA memo 'One bullet fired,' killing 9B occupant, but agency claims report was in error Posted: February 27, 20025:35 p.m. Eastern By Paul Sperry &copy;&nbsp;2002&nbsp; ...
  • Truth: The chronic victim: Geoff Metcalf details evidence FAA lying about gun on Flight 11

    03/04/2002 12:10:51 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 163+ views ^ | Monday, March 4, 2002 | Geoff Metcalf
    "Two truths are told, as happy prologues to the swelling act of the imperial theme."– Macbeth. Act 1, Scene 3. The day after the tragedies of 9-11, I told my radio audience that I really wanted to believe the official government story of the epic tragedy we suffered as a country. I wanted to … but history and logic made it difficult. My reluctance to accept what is being fed us is based on more than mere cynicism or curmudgeoness. It has become almost axiomatic that our government lies to us – even when they probably don't have to ...
  • American Airlines Flight #11 pilot's Memorial Fund

    10/02/2001 6:34:46 PM PDT · by farmfriend · 7 replies · 289+ views
    National Grange ^ | Oct. 1, 2001 | S. Wilkins
    Family of Fallen Grange Member Wants Memorial Donations To Be Used To Preserve Farmland John Ogonowski was the pilot of American Airlines Flight #11 on September 11, 2001 when terrorists hijacked the flight soon after it left Boston’s Logan Airport and crashed the airplane into the first World Trade Center building in New York City, killing all aboard the aircraft. John Ogonowski was also a farmer and a longtime member of Dracut Grange #216 in Dracut, Massachusetts. Brother Ogonowski’s death has not only caused a tremendous amount of pain and anguish in the community of Dragut but also for Grange ...
  • Friends think Flight 11 Israeli was 'executed'

    03/01/2002 11:43:06 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 69 replies · 647+ views ^ | Saturday, March 2, 2002 | By Paul Sperry
    WASHINGTON -- In another tragic irony of Sept. 11, three of the five Islamic hijackers aboard American Airlines Flight 11 were seated next to an elite Israeli commando. And it may just have gotten that Jewish passenger killed before all the others. In fact, his friends and associates are now sure of it, after reading a secret government memo naming Israeli-American Daniel C. Lewin as a gunshot victim on the flight. WorldNetDaily published the Federal Aviation Administration memo in an exclusive article Wednesday. The FAA, while confirming the document is authentic, claims the report of Lewin's shooting, written several ...
  • Hijacking ringleader was 'sweating bullets'

    09/21/2001 12:45:43 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 29 replies · 480+ views ^ | Friday, September 21, 2001 | Paul Sperry
    DAY OF INFAMY 2001 Hijacking ringleaderwas 'sweating bullets' Atta's scramble to catch Boston flight casts doubt on notion of flawless plan By Paul Sperry &copy;&nbsp;2001&nbsp; The suspected ringleader of last week's terrorist assault came close to missing his American Airlines flight out of Boston and showed up at the gate perspiring, says an American Airlines employee at Logan International Airport. The gate agent who checked in Mohamed Atta and gave him his boarding pass told the FBI that she remembers him showing up for Flight 11 late, his face covered with sweat, the source says. "The girl that checked ...
  • THE TAPES: 'We Have Some Planes,' Hijacker Told Controller [Full Story]

    10/15/2001 8:39:36 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 18 replies · 334+ views
    New York Times ^ | Tuesday, October 16, 2001 | By MATTHEW L. WALD with KEVIN SACK
    'We Have Some Planes,' Hijacker Told Controller By MATTHEW L. WALD with KEVIN SACK ASHINGTON, Oct. 15 — American Airlines Flight 11 had fallen mysteriously silent. The air traffic controller called over and over for a response. None came. Then he heard an unidentified voice from the cockpit: "We have some planes. Just stay quiet and you'll be OK. We are returning to the airport." The controller, confused, asked, "Who's trying to call me?" No response. Then he heard the voice again: "Nobody move please, we are going back to the airport. Don't try to make any stupid moves." ...