Seneca wrote:I do not think this is a coincidence, there must be a reason. A possible reason for the occurrence of airplanes is that they do not want people to travel to other countries.
To keep us uninformed? But personally I do not see much difference between people who travel a lot and people who do not.
A U.S.-based law firm said it expects to represent families of more than half of the passengers on board the missing Malaysian Airlines flight in a lawsuit against the carriers and Boeing Co, alleging the plane had crashed due to mechanical failure.
Ribbeck is also representing 115 passengers in the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco in July.
If we don't have the 'black box' with all the critical information on it, or we don't have any part of the wreckage, it would be very hard to maintain a claim against Boeing in any court in the United States," said aviation attorney...
...an attorney at Ribbeck Law Chartered, a firm that specializes in aviation accident cases, said she believes based on her experience that families could receive between $400,000 and $3 million in damages.
I thought I learned from this site that using airplanes as weapons is science fiction? What would happen with the passengers?hoi.polloi wrote: The reason we are meant to be scared off by the demonic nature of hijackers is so that we don't begin playing with the idea of hijacking aircraft to amass an army of airliners.
Flabbergasted wrote:Yes, pictures of this "Joseph Stack" on Google are ridiculous, to say the least.
But now we know that light aircraft like this...
...can cause massive destruction:
In case you thought a commercial airliner can´t knock down a skyscraper or disappear into the ground.
"His suicide note included not only criticism of the Federal Aviation Administration and the George W. Bush administration, but also a call for violent revolt."
The suicide note ended with:
“I saw it written once that the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting the outcome to suddenly be different. I am finally ready to stop this insanity. Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.
The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed."
–Joe Stack (1956-2010), 02/18/2010
"Noted libertarian socialist American intellectual Noam Chomsky cited Joe Stack's suicide letter as indicative of some of the public sentiment in the U.S., stated that several of Stack's assertions are accurate or based on real grievances, and urged people to "help" the Joseph Stacks of the world get involved in constructive popular movements instead of letting the Joseph Stacks "destroy themselves, and maybe the world," in order to prevent a process similar to how legitimate and valid popular grievances of the German people in the 1920s and 1930s were manipulated by the Nazis towards violence and away from constructive ends."
Seneca wrote:I thought I learned from this site that using airplanes as weapons is science fiction? What would happen with the passengers?hoi.polloi wrote: The reason we are meant to be scared off by the demonic nature of hijackers is so that we don't begin playing with the idea of hijacking aircraft to amass an army of airliners.
"It was a muggy night when TWA Flight 800 left JFK airport at 8:19 p.m., bound for Paris. Eleven minutes after takeoff [at 8:30], the jetliner vanished from radar." (crashing into the sea, 9 miles off the shore of East Moriches, Long Island.)
"James Kallstrom was an assistant director of the FBI at the time of the TWA Flight 800 crash. He was in charge of the New York office and was assigned to head up the exhaustive investigation. He made a commitment to the families of victims to leave no stone unturned and to his friend and FBI colleague whose wife was a flight attendant on the plane."
"Initially, there was the thought that it may have been an act of terror, but that theory dissipated as hard evidence was recovered."
"It was a little over a year after the crash that the FBI ruled that there was no criminal act that destroyed the plane. But that finding has never satisfied the conspiracy theorists who claim TWA 800 was destroyed by a missile. Over 250 people said they saw something streaking toward the plane before the explosion. To date, no substantive evidence has been produced to support their belief."
http://pix11.com/local-news/stories/twa ... z31gdjmaIM
Most witnesses to the accident had seen a "streak of light" that was unanimously described as ascending, moving to a point where a large fireball appeared, with several witnesses reporting that the fireball split in two as it descended toward the water. There was intense public interest in these witness reports and much speculation that the reported streak of light was a missile that had struck TWA 800, causing the airplane to explode.These witness accounts were a major reason for the initiation and duration of the FBI's criminal investigation.
Approximately 80 FBI agents conducted interviews with potential witnesses daily. No verbatim records of the witness interviews were produced; instead, the agents who conducted the interviews wrote summaries that they then submitted. Witnesses were not asked to review or correct the summaries. Included in some of the witness summaries were drawings or diagrams of what the witness observed. Witnesses were not allowed to testify at the court hearings.
Within days of the crash the NTSB announced its intent to form its own witness group and to interview witnesses to the crash. However, after the FBI raised concerns about non-governmental parties in the NTSB's investigation having access to this information and possible prosecutorial difficulties resulting from multiple interviews of the same witness, the NTSB deferred and did not interview witnesses to the crash. A Safety Board investigator later reviewed FBI interview notes and briefed other Board investigators on their contents. In November 1996, the FBI agreed to allow the NTSB access to summaries of witness accounts in which personally identifying information had been redacted and to conduct a limited number of witness interviews. In April 1998, the FBI provided the NTSB with the identities of the witnesses but due to the time elapsed a decision was made to rely on the original FBI documents rather than reinterview witnesses.
Sandra Aikens-Bellamy, 49, off-duty TWA employee
Rosie Braman-Mosberg, 47, off-duty TWA employee
Dan J. Callas, TWA Crew
Richard Campbell, 63, TWA Flight Engineer
Paula Carven and son Jay, 9, off duty TWA flight attendant
Jacques and Connie Charbonnier, 66 and 47, working FSM and F/A
Janet Christopher, 48 TWA 800 crew
Debra DiLuccio, 47, TWA 800 crew
Warren Dodge, TWA 800 crew
Daryl Edwards, 41, off-duty TWA service supervisor
Douglas Eshleman, 35, off-duty Flight Engineer
Ana Gough, off-duty TWA flight attendant
Joanne Griffith, 39, off-duty TWA employee
Erik Harkness, 23, off-duty TWA employee
James Hull, 48, TWA 800 crew
Lonnie Ingenhuett, 43, TWA 800 crew
Arlene Johnsen, 60, TWA 800 crew
Capt. Ralph Kevorkian, 58, TWA 800 crew
Oliver Krick, 25, TWA 800 engineer
Barbara Kwan, 40, TWA 800 crew
Ray Lang, 51, TWA 800 crew
Maureen Lockhart, 49, TWA 800 crew
Elaine Loffredo, 50, TWA 800 crew
Eli Luevano, 42, TWA 800 crew
Pam McPherson, 45, TWA 800 crew
Grace Melotin, 48, TWA 800 crew
Gideon Miller, 57, off-duty TWA pilot
Marit Rhoads, 48, TWA 800 crew
Mike Schuldt, 51, TWA 800 crew
Capt. Steve Snyder, 57, TWA 800 flight crew
Rick Verhaeghe, 48, TWA 800 first officer
Lani Warren, 48, FSM TWA 800 crew
Jill Ziemkiewicz, 24, TWA 800 crew, 96-hire, her first and last Int'l flight.
SOURCE. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/na ... list01.htm
Un' ora piu' tardi scende dal quinto piano del ministero degli Esteri un consigliere per precisare che la TWA ha fornito un elenco con undici [eleven] nomi e cognomi italiani.
http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/1996 ... 9111.shtml
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