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John Doe II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-28-04 04:20 PM
Response to Reply #20
21. Still a problem
The complete quote of Lee Purbaugh is:

"I looked up and it was Flight 93, barely 50ft above me. It was coming down in a 45 degree and rocking from side to side. Then the nose suddenly dipped and it just crashed into the ground."

This contradicts the nosediving and maximum speed story. The "nose suddenly dipped".

Terry Butler sees the plane 500 feet over his head:
"It dropped out of the clouds," too low for a commercial flight, Butler said. The plane rose slightly, trying to gain altitude, then "it just went flip to the right and then straight down."
http://www.post-gazette.com/headlines/20010912somerscen...

Or this unnamed witness of the first day:
"A witness told WTAE-TV's Paul Van Osdol that she saw the plane overhead. It made a high-pitched, screeching sound. The plane then made a sharp, 90-degree downward turn and crashed."
(Cleveland Newschannel 5, 9/11/01)

Or Linda Shepley:
"the plane wobbling right and left, at a low altitude of roughly 2,500 feet, when suddenly the right wing abruptly dipped straight down, and the Boeing 757 plunged into the earth."

And in your quote pilot Wright says nothing about nosediving. In fact nothing in his account describes any behaviour of the plane like this.
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