69 million page views

OUEENS PLANE CRASH

Reader comment on item: Why Did American Airlines 587 Crash?

Submitted by Fred Keller (United States), Aug 30, 2004 at 12:01

I was in my car listening to the news when this happened, shortly after the crash the station interviewed several eye witnesses. One was a policeman who was looking directly at the plane from a fairly close distance and was pointing to parts of the plane while he was explaining to his small son how an airplane can fly. His story matched all the other eye witness accounts. He said that there was an explosion at the front leading edge of the wing where it attaches to the fuselage, it then spread to the back of the same wing and then to the other wing. One woman was in a car and the plane passed directly in front of her so she had a good view of what was happening.

At that time, I fully expected that it would be announced that this was a terrorist attack so you can imagine my surprise when the TSA said it was an accident and the plane crashed because its tail fell off. The TSA then told these eye witnesses that they didn't see what they had seen and that they were all mistaken. To this day, I suspect this was a cover-up for a terrorist attack and that Richard Reid was actually shoe bomber number two, but why the U S didn't say so is beyond me.
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to OUEENS PLANE CRASH by Fred Keller

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)