Pilot's 9/11 position
Pilot’s 9/11 position
Monday, September 20, 2010
Re: George Welle’s Sept. 13 letter, “Simple answers”:
A quote of mine referenced in different letters printed by The Star (Woody Holmes published Sept. 8 and George Welle Sept. 13, require my response.
Holmes reinforced assertions made by myself and USAF veteran combat and commercial airline pilot, Capt. Russ Wittenberg that only an extremely talented “ace” pilot could have flown the tight downward spiral into the Pentagon. Welle’s, a private pilot, contradicts this, saying that he “learned the maneuver as a student pilot with limited talent,” and, “One can develop capability at these tasks just by using a PC-based flight simulator.” Hani Honjour, alleged Flight 77 hijacker, however, was refused rental of a simple Cessna 172 due to poor piloting skills.
As a member of the international organization of pilots and aviation professionals, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, we petitioned the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) via the Freedom of Information Act to obtain their 2002 report, “Flight Path Study - American Airlines Flight 77.” After expert review and cross check, we concluded that the information in these NTSB documents do not support, and in some instances factually contradict, the official government position (and the 9/11 Commission Report) that American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
To date, the NTSB and FBI have refused to comment on, correct, refute, retract or offer side letters that might explain the discrepancies between what they claim is the data extracted from the Flight Data Recorder of American Airlines Flight 77 and the official story alleging that it crashed into the Pentagon.
An official government inquiry into these discrepancies is warranted and long overdue.
R.E. "Ted" Muga,