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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:19 PM
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Tape of 9/11 Controllers Was Destroyed by FAA 'Quality Assurance' Manager
Edited on Thu May-06-04 03:23 PM by bigtree
WASHINGTON - Air traffic controllers who handled two of the hijacked flights on Sept. 11, 2001, recorded their experiences shortly after the planes crashed, but a supervisor destroyed the tape, the government said Thursday.

A report by Transportation Department Inspector General Kenneth Mead said the manager for the New York air traffic control center asked the controllers to record their experiences a few hours after the crashes, believing they would be important for law enforcement.

Sometime between December 2001 and February 2002, an unidentified Federal Aviation Administration quality assurance manager crushed the cassette case in his hand, cut the tape into small pieces and threw them away in multiple trash cans, the report said.

The manager said he destroyed the tape because he felt it violated FAA policy calling for written statements from controllers who have handled a plane involved in an accident or other serious incident. He also said he felt the controllers weren't in the right frame of mind to have consented to the taping, the report said.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=542&nci...

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daa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:23 PM
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1. Fire his ass
Why is no one in government ever held accountable?
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:31 PM
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5. it would be like the bushgang
to fire his ass

while all the other bushgangers who planned 9-11 get off scot free
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:24 PM
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2. Quality Assurance Manager
Is that what they are calling those that coverup to cover their asses under threat of BushBots ruining their life and worse?

Ah ha.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:24 PM
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3. kick
Edited on Thu May-06-04 03:25 PM by sandnsea
This needs a little attention. Maybe another kick will help.

On edit:

Looks like the cavalry showed up! I was worried this would get lost, glad it isn't!
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:29 PM
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4. Good kick
". . . cut the tape into small pieces and threw them away in multiple trash cans."

Shades of Ollie North.
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Kool Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:35 PM
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6. I love this line:
"He also felt the controllers weren't in the right frame of mind to have consented to the taping, the report said." Meaning, OMG, what if the tape of what really happened got out there! Can't have any honest, real-time responses, can we? Might make the FAA and the government look bad.
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el_gato Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:38 PM
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7. what is His or Her name?
I would like to find out more about his person.

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Killarney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:39 PM
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8. Holy shit. That doesn't look good.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:47 PM
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9. Tell me again, there was no conspiracy to cover-up the truth of 9/11?
I wonder if he got a raise for his QA work from Bush after this? I'll bet he's done quite well at the FAA since he took this "uni-lateral" action.

Unbelievable.....
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:54 PM
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12. "Unbelievable....." nah!
all TOO believable.

have these people testified before the commission?

yo! Jersey Girls! get on this...
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MI Cherie Donating Member (682 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:51 PM
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10. Someone should have ...
... made a copy of that tape before they could destroy it.
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Ms. Clio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:53 PM
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11. My god that is unbelievable
Simply stunning. Not just thrown away, but cut up and thrown into multiple trash cans???

What the hell was on that tape???
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RedEagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:33 PM
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13. Back up with Will's post
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Kool Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:16 PM
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14. Kick. This is unbelievable.
Isn't that destroying evidence?
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Must_B_Free Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:35 PM
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15. Just a coincidence
Edited on Thu May-06-04 10:35 PM by Must_B_Free
just like all the rest.

If I had a nickle for every one of them, I could go on a cruise.

:crazy:
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:44 PM
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16. cut the tape into small pieces and threw them away in multiple trash cans
:wtf:
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