Yawn iCarlyExcuses from the largest, most modern, technologically superior defensive and offensive military force in the world, namely NORAD, FAA, Washington DC Air National Guard, New York Air National Guard, Northeast Air Defense Sector and the US Air Force.
We didn't know what to do! It never happened before? We got confused. We never took care of 4 real hijackings before. We thought it was an exercise. Geez there were 10 hijackings a day going on with all the exercises we were doing all week and we didn't get around to all of them in time either.
It was intense man, so many hijackings, so little time, over an hour at least. It was all a huge mistake, a glitch, a major malfunction, it wasnt our fault, we didnt do anything wrong.
Gee I'm sorry if all the planes got through. Thats right they never intercepted any planes that day. We never trained for anything like this in the past.
Uh Huh Eh !
Missing Air Force A-10
One observer, an off-duty pilot, said the jet appeared to maneuver around bad weather. This observation suggested to the Air Force that the aircraft was being flown manually and purposefully. The flight was tracked by radar in Phoenix, Albuquerque and Denver.
BUT BECAUSE CAPTAIN BUTTON'S TRANSPONDER WAS TURNED OFF, THE AIRCRAFT WAS ONLY TRACKED, NOT IDENTIFIED. IT WAS ONLY AFTER ANALYZING RADAR DATA LATER THAT INVESTIGATORS WERE ABLE TO TRACK BUTTON'S FLIGHT.
TWENTY DAYS AFTER BUTTON'S AIRCRAFT DISAPPEARED, AN AIR FORCE MH-53 HELICOPTER SPOTTED METAL FRAGMENTS IN THE SNOW ON GOLD DUST PEAK