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Woody Box Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-19-09 05:07 PM
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The impossible GTE phone call of Peter Hanson (Flight 175)
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Peter Hanson was a passenger on Flight 175. Just three minutes before the South Tower crash, he called his father:

At 9:00, Lee Hanson received a second call from his son Peter:

"It's getting bad, Dad -- A stewardess was stabbed -- They seem to have knives and Mace -- They said they have a bomb -- It's getting very bad on the plane -- Passengers are throwing up and getting sick -- The plane is making jerky movements -- I don't think the pilot is flying the plane -- I think we are going down -- I think they intend to go to Chicago or someplace and fly into a building -- Don't worry, Dad -- If it happens, it'll be very fast -- My God, my God."

The call ended abruptly. Lee Hanson had heard a woman scream just before it cut off. He turned on a television, and in her home so did Louise Sweeney. Both then saw the second aircraft hit the World Trade Center.

At 9:03:11, United Airlines Flight 175 struck the South Tower of the World Trade Center. All on board, along with an unknown number of people in the tower, were killed instantly.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronic...


The strange circumstances of this call have already been noticed by others: Hanson doesn't mention the steep dive the plane is making (5000 ft/minute); he doesn't recognize the New York skyline and still thinks the plane is westbound toward Chicago; etc, etc.

I'm not going to talk about these odditites. But there's a little additional problem: the call was made from an inbuilt GTE "airfone", and the time data are precise to the second:

30CDE 9:00:03 Peter Hanson Lee Hanson (father) 192 sec

http://media.nara.gov/9-11/MFR/t-0148-911MFR-00216.pdf

(kudos to Kevin Fenton for providing this material)

Okay. Let's do a little computing.

9:00:03 - begin of recorded phone call
9:03:15 - end of recorded phone call

The plane crashed into the South Tower at 9:03:11, 4 seconds before the call was finished.

Am I the only one who sees a problem here?



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