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  • RAW VIDEO: Flight 297 Passenger Talks About AirTran Incident

    12/13/2009 1:18:37 PM PST · by lowbridge · 27 replies · 1,866+ views
    wsbtv.com ^ | Dec. 13, 2009
    http://www.wsbtv.com/video/21890485/index.html
  • Was Air Tran Flight #297 a terrorist dry run?

    12/11/2009 2:55:32 AM PST · by Scanian · 51 replies · 2,036+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 11, 2009 | John Leonard
    Like Climategate, there is another story the national mainstream media has either missed or largely ignored, and that is the story of what really happened November 17th on Airtran's Flight 297 from Atlanta to Houston. Much confusion remains about exactly what transpired that afternoon on a plane preparing for takeoff at Hartsfield International Airport. By every account the undisputed facts are a large group of men disturbed procedures and upset the flight crew to the point it caused the flight to be delayed. At least one passenger allegedly refused to comply with repeated requests from flight attendants to discontinue his...
  • Hijacking dry run testimony mounts (Airtran Flight 297)

    12/10/2009 3:13:28 PM PST · by cyn · 33 replies · 1,402+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 12.10.2009 | Michael Carl
    Cover-up hinted as case recalls 'flying imams' Evidence that an incident on an Air Tran flight from Atlanta to Houston could have been a "dry run" for a possible hijacking is mounting, with analysts hinting at a cover-up because of an airline gag order on employees and more witnesses coming forward to say they were afraid. The airline, meanwhile, is sticking to its prepared statements that there was an issue with a passenger and a cell phone but the matter is considered closed. ... Charges of suppressed information now are being leveled. "Two and a half weeks later, the incident...
  • Raw Video: Flight 297 Passenger Brent Brown interviewed by WSBTV

    12/10/2009 8:06:37 AM PST · by cyn · 15 replies · 1,525+ views
    WSBTV ^ | 12/10/2009 | WSBTV
    TV interview of Brent Brown, head of Chesley-Brown of Atlanta, and a passenger on AirTran Flight 297. He is very well spoken and answers questions that have been brought up on the Flight 297 threads "If there is a secur He addresses the email in beginning @ 3:00 and again later. As he points out at 8:15, there is no need to embellish an already incredible story. @4:55 -- The passengers were walking around refusing to cooperate; not staying in their seats, against FAA rules, pilot turned plane around to secure the cabin. It was extremely tense, never experienced anything...
  • Local flier: Execs botched AirTran flight

    12/10/2009 3:56:04 AM PST · by cyn · 52 replies · 2,006+ views
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | 12/10/2009 | Jon Gillooly
    Thanks again, Marietta Daily Journal, for doing what news organizations are supposed to do: investigate and inform.
  • Flight 297 Passenger: Incident Bigger Than AirTran Claims

    12/07/2009 7:20:47 PM PST · by STARWISE · 105 replies · 5,475+ views
    WSB-TV ^ | 12-7-09
    Rumors continued to circulate Monday via e-mail and the Internet about what exactly happened on an AirTran flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in November. At the time, AirTran told Channel 2 Action News that an unruly passenger on a cell phone forced the pilot to take the plane back to the gate. Monday, a passenger said the situation went well beyond that. “It was extremely intense. I’ve never experienced anything like that,” said passenger Brent Brown. Brown runs a security consultant company and is a frequent flier. But even for him, he said the events of Flight 297 were...
  • Why is AirTran Lying About,Attacking Its Customers?:The Answers, Documents AirTran Won’t Provide

    12/06/2009 8:36:55 PM PST · by STARWISE · 96 replies · 4,424+ views
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | 12-6-09 | Debbie Schlussel
    Why is AirTran lying about its passengers? And why would you believe the company that refuses to answer important questions or release documents to back up their claims? The airline may face a lawsuit, which will finally uncover the proof that a dry run was conducted by 11 Muslim men, and it tried to force passengers to fly with them, anyway. As readers know, on Thursday, I posted an e-mail written by Tedd J. Petruna, a NASA employee who was on AirTran Flight 297 from Atlanta to Houston on November 17th of this year. He recounted in the e-mail–which he...
  • Laura Armstrong: The curious case of Air Tran flight 297 (worth reading)

    12/07/2009 8:44:04 AM PST · by pissant · 43 replies · 3,025+ views
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | Laura Armstrong
    In the age of balloon boys and party crashers, regular people just don't know what to believe any more. Last week, I spent more than my share of hours trying to track down the truth about an incident on an AirTran flight out of Atlanta on Nov. 17. Flight 297 to Houston, with about 70 passengers onboard, departed gate C-16 at 4:43 p.m. Until something happened that caused the pilot to turn around and come back. Two and a half weeks later, the incident is in high dispute, thanks to some passengers who have spoken out on the Internet about...
  • The curious case of AirTran flight 297

    12/06/2009 10:02:59 PM PST · by cyn · 8 replies · 1,671+ views
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | 12.6.2009 | Laura Armstrong
    In the age of balloon boys and party crashers, regular people just don't know what to believe any more. Last week, I spent more than my share of hours trying to track down the truth about an incident on an AirTran flight out of Atlanta on Nov. 17. Flight 297 to Houston, with about 70 passengers onboard, departed gate C-16 at 4:43 p.m. Until something happened that caused the pilot to turn around and come back. Two and a half weeks later, the incident is in high dispute, thanks to some passengers who have spoken out on the Internet about...
  • The Curious Case of Air Tran flight 297

    12/06/2009 11:30:27 AM PST · by campfollower · 137 replies · 6,603+ views
    The Marietta (Georgia) Daily Journal ^ | December 6, 2009 | Laura B. Armstrong
    slideshow In the age of balloon boys and party crashers, regular people just don't know what to believe any more. Last week, I spent more than my share of hours trying to track down the truth about an incident on an AirTran flight out of Atlanta on Nov. 17. Flight 297 to Houston, with about 70 passengers onboard, departed gate C-16 at 4:43 p.m. Until something happened that caused the pilot to turn around and come back. Two and a half weeks later, the incident is in high dispute, thanks to some passengers who have spoken out on the Internet...
  • More Evidence of Dry Run: Steve Gill's Interview w/ AirTran Flt. 297 Passenger & Chaplain

    12/06/2009 6:40:21 AM PST · by cycle of discernment · 30 replies · 1,834+ views
    It’s no surprise that AirTran, the TSA, and other authorities are circling the wagons and claiming that Petruna’s and, now, Dr. Robinson’s, accounts aren’t true. That’s what they always do. Attack the messenger to block the truth. But I believe Petruna and, now, Robinson. As we know, authorities think we shouldn’t know about these things. But I had the same experience when Detroit Metro Airport police told me a bomb was found on a Northwest flight, which was evacuated, and Northwest denied it. Or when Muslim men were on a Northwest flight from Detroit to Los Angeles and DHS released...
  • Dry Run? Air Tran Airways Flight 297

    12/05/2009 9:16:13 AM PST · by Irisshlass · 17 replies · 1,122+ views
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | Dec 4, 2009 | Debbie Schlussel
    It’s no surprise that AirTran, the TSA, and other authorities are circling the wagons and claiming that Petruna’s and, now, Dr. Robinson’s, accounts aren’t true. That’s what they always do. Attack the messenger to block the truth. But I believe Petruna and, now, Robinson. AirTran and the authorities have every motivation to lie. They acted in the best interests of . . .? Well, certainly not their passengers. As we know, authorities think we shouldn’t know about these things. They don’t want us to panic or to be suspicious of Muslims, when they’re busy doing outreach over shawarmeh at “Ahmed’s...
  • AirTran 'hero' wasn't on plane, airline says

    12/05/2009 2:56:13 AM PST · by Cindy · 24 replies · 1,446+ views
    AJC.com - ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION ^ | ATLANTA BUSINESS NEWS 9:56 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2009 | By Alexis Stevens
    SNIPPET: ""After conducting additional research into this situation, we have verified, according to flight manifests (legally binding documents) that the individual that allegedly created a first-hand account of events on-board AirTran Airways Flight 297, a Theodore Petruna, was never actually on-board the flight," AirTran said in a statement, which the AJC was the first to obtain. An e-mail from a Tedd Petruna, which he told the AJC via a Facebook message Friday was intended only for friends and family, made the rounds online this week after one of those friends apparently forwarded it to others." I SNIPPET: "Neither Petruna nor...
  • AirTran ‘hero' wasn't on plane, airline says

    12/04/2009 6:04:17 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 72 replies · 2,991+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 12/04/2009 | Alexis Stevens
    It's a little easier to understand why a man who claimed to have thwarted a potential terrorist attack on a plane has not answered repeated requests to tell his story. He was not on the plane, according to AirTran Airways. "After conducting additional research into this situation, we have verified, according to flight manifests (legally binding documents) that the individual that allegedly created a first-hand account of events on-board AirTran Airways Flight 297, a Theodore Petruna, was never actually on-board the flight," AirTran said in a statement, which the AJC was the first to obtain. An e-mail from a Tedd...
  • What Really Happened on AirTrans Flight 297?

    12/03/2009 7:15:46 AM PST · by Sequoyah101 · 123 replies · 5,402+ views
    KHOU News Houston ^ | November 18, 2009 | AP
    This squib appeared on the KHOU website on November 18 but is seems to be only a fraction of the story. Read the comments below the story please. ATLANTA -- AirTran Airways says a flight from Atlanta to Houston with more than 70 passengers on board was delayed when a passenger refused to end a cell phone call. ... Flight 297, a Boeing 717, was taxiing on the runway in Atlanta Tuesday afternoon when a crew member asked a passenger to turn off his phone. ... after several failed attempts by the crew member to end the conversation, the captain...
  • AirTran e-mail stirs up Internet firestorm -with video (FAA now investigating)

    12/04/2009 12:03:40 AM PST · by STARWISE · 88 replies · 4,770+ views
    KHOU ^ | 12-3-09 | Leigh Frillici
    The FAA is investigating an incident aboard an AirTran flight from Atlanta to Houston that touched off a firestorm of e-mails. AirTran Flight 297 was delayed on November 17 after a passenger refused to turn off his cell phone. *snip* According to the e-mail, Petruna and other passengers believed they witnessed a dry run for a terrorist attack. Petruna said he couldn’t talk on camera, but Chaplain Keith Robinson, who was also on the flight, did talk with us. *snip* “Flight attendants were sobbing openly,” Robinson said. Robinson said a passenger getting off the plane warned him not to get...
  • Air Tran Flight 297 Incident (event documentation by chaplain)

    12/04/2009 10:45:07 AM PST · by STARWISE · 45 replies · 2,934+ views
    Musings of an Esposito ^ | 11-26-09 | Dr. Keith Robinson, Houston Regional Community Chaplain Corps
    Air Tran Airways Flight 297 was scheduled to leave Atlanta at 4:43PM in route to Houston Hobby Airport. Because of my position as Corps Commander of the Houston Regional Community Chaplain Corps, I frequently wear my Chaplain jacket as I travel. Like some sort of heavenly magnet, the Chaplain jacket invites discussion with a wide variety of people who are struggling with issues in need of a comforting ear. My connecting flight was late and the door to the jet way closed prior to my boarding. So, even though I was rescheduled on a much later flight far from C16...
  • Security incident aboard AirTran Flight 297 suggests terror "Dry Run"

    12/04/2009 4:34:32 AM PST · by cyn · 78 replies · 3,321+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 3,2009 | Doug Hagmann
    “Planned and choreographed” incident similar to USAir Flight 300 Security incident aboard AirTran Flight 297 suggests terror “Dry Run”On November 17, an incident took place aboard AirTran Flight 297 scheduled to fly from Atlanta Hartsfield Airport to Houston that the media does not want to cover and everyone from the airline to the TSA and other government agencies want to keep very quiet. The reasons, I have been told, is fear of predatory lawsuits, negative publicity from accusations of religious profiling, and the obligatory subjugation to mindless mandatory Muslim sensitivity training that make a mockery of our American system of...
  • Another Muslim Hijack Dryrun?: If True Ted Petruna's My New Hero; UPDATE: CONFIRMED

    12/03/2009 10:02:38 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 90 replies · 9,696+ views
    Debbie Schlussel.com ^ | December 3, 2009, - 5:15 pm | Debbie Schlussel
    UPDATE,...Earlier today, I contacted Tedd Petruna, the brave passenger on AirTran Flight 297, who–with another Texan–saved the day from apparent Islamic terrorists, leaving him a voicemail message asking for confirmation of the e-mail and events below. Mr. Petruna called me back, tonight, and confirmed that he did write the e-mail below and that it’s all true. WAKE. UP. AMERICA. We are under siege. I begin with the caveat that I don’t know whether or not this is true. However, it certainly sounds like it is, and the guy-Tedd J. Petruna of NASA–has his e-mail address and home and work phone...
  • DID AIRTRAN FLIGHT FROM ATLANTA TO HOUSTON INCLUDE A TERRORIST TEST RUN? December 2, 2009 - 15:10

    12/02/2009 7:56:07 PM PST · by machogirl · 53 replies · 6,557+ views
    Gill Report ^ | December 2, 2009 | Steve Gill
    The media reports about an incident aboard an AirTran flight from Atlanta to Houston on November 17 sound pretty innocent. At least until you get the rest of the story and learn that the "group" on the plane that were so disruptive were Muslim men! And another passenger confirms the details of the seeming effort to test the defenses of the flight crew. We will talk to Dr. Keith Robinson, one of the passengers on the AirTran flight, on the Steve Gill Show on Thursday! Here is more about Keith. (at site) http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/faa-to-investigate-cell-202143.html http://espositosmusings.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/air-tran-flight-297-incident1.pdf (Keith Robinson, Chaplain that is credited...