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(USA Today)   Korean Air jet flying to Alaska sent hijack code on 9/11, was nearly shot down.   ( divider line
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2002-08-13 01:33:10 PM  
2002-08-13 01:34:11 PM  
Sounds like Murphy's Law trying its damndest.
2002-08-13 01:34:26 PM  
i'm sure there were dozens of other close calls that day that we'll eventually learn about.

A collective "whew"

Air Traffic Controller to pilot: Bill? Is that you? It's me, Jack!
Pilot: Hi Jack!
2002-08-13 01:35:11 PM  
um yes
2002-08-13 01:37:59 PM  
So.. why are we finding this out today?

oh well.. interesting..
2002-08-13 01:38:03 PM  
Wow. That could have been really bad.

Everyone on that plane is lucky to be alive.

erik estrada kissed me
2002-08-13 01:40:35 PM  
08-13-02 01:37:59 PM Thenetbox
So.. why are we finding this out today?

I was wondering the same thing. Here in Anchorage we knew about the plane being diverted not long after it happened.
2002-08-13 01:40:36 PM  
I can definitely see there being an enormous potential for confusion in that situation (such as "Did they just order us to set our transponder to 7500???").
One point that shouldn't have been confusing (although I certainly couldn't blame anyone for hesitation and confusion given the pressure of the situation) is the conflicting commands to let the plane land in Anchorage or to make it veer off. The former was from the FAA. The later was from NORAD, which had at that moment a pair of F15s following the plane. As in most situations, obey the people with the big guns pointing at you (or, in this case, at the plane you're trying to guide).
2002-08-13 01:40:50 PM  
And all the Koreans said

kekekekekekekekeke ^_^
2002-08-13 01:41:36 PM  
Old news. I remember reading about this on sept 12th and my father who was in the Anchorage airport telling me this too. If i recall correctly, there was a second cargo liner that also radioed in the same.
2002-08-13 01:43:21 PM  
Well, not too surprising. The Air Force would have shot it down damn fast if it was heading for anything remotely important... I doubt they would take ANY chances with something like that
2002-08-13 01:47:25 PM  
The Koreans are comming! The Koreans are comming!
2002-08-13 01:47:41 PM  
ahem, similar to Flight 93 perhaps?
2002-08-13 01:48:27 PM  
One can just imagine the horror if it had gone differently.

Inhabitants uninjured; were rendering blubber by the lake at the time
2002-08-13 01:49:42 PM  
very, very weird. now imagine this: the korean plane gets shot down - think we'd ever find out that there had been no hijacking?
2002-08-13 01:49:44 PM  
Somewhere ----> out there
is a wav file of the communications with Flight 93.

I don't think it was a faked hijacking.
2002-08-13 01:52:39 PM  
Not faked Stebain, shot down.
2002-08-13 01:55:21 PM  

Rimjob? ^^;;
2002-08-13 01:55:55 PM  
i actually heard a really creepy conspiracy theory about that flight...
2002-08-13 01:59:53 PM  
Flight 007? I sure will fly North Korea Air whenever I get chance.
2002-08-13 02:00:24 PM  
"The events illustrate how tensions and suspicions on Sept. 11 spawned misunderstandings that threatened to spin out of control."

Well no shiat. I'm glad we have this article to tell us stuff like this.
2002-08-13 02:04:18 PM  
How does it take almost a year for the media to tell us Anchorage was evacuated?

Tight lipped people you have up there, evidently.
2002-08-13 02:07:25 PM  
Murder In The Skies
by Gary Moore

Time was running out for all on board
Soaring up through the shadows of night.
High above the clouds the engines roared
This would be their final flight.

The russians have shot down a plane on its way to Korea.
Two hundred and sixtynine innocent victims have died.

Murder in the skies
Came without a warning.
Murder in the skies
Black September morning.
Murder in the skies.

Time was running out for everyone
Flying over the Sea of Japan.
None would live to see the rising sun
Death was following close at hand.

The russians have shot down a plane on its way to Korea.
Two hundred and sixtynine innocent victims have died.

Murder in the skies
Came without a warning.
Murder in the skies
Black September morning.
Murder in the skies
Came without a warning.
Murder in the skies
Black September morning.

Murder in the skies
Came without a warning.
Murder in the skies
Black September morning.
Murder in the skies
Came without a warning.
Murder in the skies
Black September morning.

Murder in the skies.
Murder in the skies.
Murder in the skies.
Murder, Murder in the skies.
Murder in the skies.
2002-08-13 02:09:38 PM  

Seriously, you guys should do a search for flight 93 info. I'm really leaning toward the "shot-down" point. Wasn't till I read some of the reports.....Debris Eight miles from the crash site. Air traffic that reported "That F-16 Pilot should have seen the crash, he was right on top of it" Several eyewitnesses reporting the planebreaking up "in the air" A transcript from a cell-phone call from the lavatory on the plane where the caller (911 tape) stated "an explosion" and "white smoke on the plane"

Some pretty interesting stuff.

2002-08-13 02:12:35 PM  
Those kooky Koreans! This is what happens when you spend all your freetime playing Starcraft.
2002-08-13 02:13:25 PM  
Hey! What happened on September 11th?
2002-08-13 02:17:42 PM  
The Gary Moore?

I cannot remember the band he was in, but I also recall
he had a couple hits back in the 80's by himself.
2002-08-13 02:17:43 PM  
Now what did Ackbar say about flying Korean Air...
2002-08-13 02:17:52 PM  
They meant to send the de-activation code for the shield protecting the Death Star (many cliches died getting that code)!!!
2002-08-13 02:18:53 PM  
wasn't shot down either.

I'm not going to rehash the argument since it hasn't been probably
two weeks since we [farkers, not me & you] had it out.
2002-08-13 02:23:33 PM  
Interesting is the most approriate tag. I thought the government couldn't get jets anywhere near the hijacked planes in time... because, you know, all the nearest air force bases just happend to be closed down on 9-11.
2002-08-13 02:27:31 PM  
I guess each person has his/her own views obviously. Personally, I think it was shot down.
2002-08-13 02:27:47 PM  
....and all the dogs in Korea become depressed.
2002-08-13 02:28:45 PM  
Stebain is right. We did all this a couple weeks ago. But here's a summary. If Flight 93 was shot down....

[image from too old to be available]

How come there is only smoke coming from the ground up?
2002-08-13 02:29:59 PM  

Gary Moore played with Thin Lizzy for a while. Is that who you're thinking of?
2002-08-13 02:33:34 PM  
08-13-02 01:55:55 PM RaoulDuke
i actually heard a really creepy conspiracy theory about that flight...
----------------------------------------------------------------------​-------- --
Come on RaoulDuke. Spill what u heard. Or was it that it got shot down?
2002-08-13 02:34:30 PM  
My Senior Prank was sending out the highjack code from the Aiprlane we flew in on our class trip to Europe.

Man, the techers were PISSED with us....
2002-08-13 02:37:14 PM  
DrToast: Nice Photoshop! Cool how you got the missile trails out. You even got the shading of the sky right on!
2002-08-13 02:40:42 PM  
Yes, it's the real photo but what the HELL is that in the upper righthand corner? And just who the hell is Val McClatchey? I bet she had something to do with the conspiracy, right?
2002-08-13 02:41:22 PM  
I live in Whitehorse and was at the airport when these two birds landed - the first was a KAL cargo plane which wasn't of concern, but the second, a passenger 747 landed under escort of a pair of F-18's from Anchorage and a pair of CF-18's from some Canadian base, probably Cold Lake, Alberta. Funny how that never gets mentioned.

Anyways, I made a posting to /. about what I saw that day. It was so wierd, because when we were talking about seeing the mayhem that was going on in the States that fateful morning, many of us commented "man, am I glad we live up here!"... then we heard that the 747's were coming in hot.

Here's the link to the posting:
2002-08-13 02:41:53 PM  
Another cool article from the USA Today site gives us *detailed accounts on what went on during the day of Sept. 11 with various air traffic controllers, pilots, etc. I tried to post that one, but apparently fark liked this one cause it was shorter. And yes, FifthColumn, I gave the other one the *Interesting tag.
2002-08-13 02:43:26 PM  
Dr. Toast, I'm not that much of a newbie, I saw that thread too. And generally I'm not a conspiracy theorist.

BUT, if people found debris 8 miles away, doesn't it seem plausible that the missle hit THERE (8 miles away) but that the plane went down where this picture was taken? That picture surely does not encompass 8 miles, much less 2-3. So yes, that theory does seem plausible to me.
2002-08-13 02:44:01 PM  
[image from too old to be available]


Does that say copyrignted?
2002-08-13 02:44:07 PM  

And just what the hell is all that text doing in the middle of the sky? That's pretty weird. What are those letters made of? Why isn't anyone talking about that?
2002-08-13 02:45:59 PM  
9/11 was a hell of a day. From my research, I have determined the following all occured:

1) The U.S. Government, knowing that airplanes were going to be crashed into the WTC, did nothing to prevent the attack.
2) Feeling that the loss of the WTC would be insufficient to further their secret agenda, the U.S. Government faked a plane crash into the Pentagon.
3) Feeling that losing the WTC and the Pentagon was insufficient to further their secret agenda, the U.S. Government shot down an airplane over Pennsylvania and then covered it up.
4) The U.S. Government told all the Jews in New York about their plans ahead of time, so no Jews showed up at the WTC that day.
5) One poor guy on the observation deck of the WTC didn't get the word in time, but the FBI recovered his camera and released an amazing photograph of the first airplane about the hit the second tower. For some reason, the fellow also failed to get word of the extremely fine weather the city enjoyed that day, and was wearing a winter coat.

The more I read, the more I learn.
2002-08-13 02:50:16 PM  
nice work Guylorensmith, I've always suspected the jews were tipped off.
2002-08-13 02:53:37 PM  
ManGravy Yeah, I have some Jewish friends and they showed me the memo.
2002-08-13 02:54:41 PM  

**goes in search of Korean racial epithets**

Stupid 13th man is a ghost player!

2002-08-13 03:38:46 PM  
2002-08-13 03:40:12 PM  
I telecommute, but my buddies were in their offices in Anchorage (8th floor) when this happened.

If they would have went into Anchorage, the only targets would be Oil company highrises (25'ish floors)buildings.
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