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Official: UAL 93 And 175 Gone

Wed Sep 12, 2001 1:45 am

RIP to all passengers and crew, may the terrorists burn in Hell.,11641,-1__1750_1,00.html

United Airlines Confirms Incidents Involving Two UA Flight Numbers, Dispatch of Family Assistance Team

11 Sep 2001, 11:53 AM, EST

United Airlines has now confirmed that two of its aircraft have crashed.

United Flight 93, a Boeing 757 aircraft, departed from Newark, NJ, at 8:01 a.m. local time, bound for San Francisco, with 38 passengers onboard, 2 pilots and 5 flight attendants.
United Flight 175, a Boeing 767 aircraft, departed from Boston at 7:58 a.m. local time, bound for Los Angeles, with 56 passengers onboard, 2 pilots and 7 flight attendants.
United has confirmed that it will dispatch a team to Johnstown, PA, as soon as possible to assist in every way possible with the investigation and to provide assistance to the family members.

"Our thoughts are with the passengers, employees and family members of those involved. Today's events are a tragedy and our prayers are with everyone at this time," said James E. Goodwin, United CEO. Goodwin said United is working with all the relevant authorities involved in today's events and will provide further information as soon as it is available.

Friends or family members who want more information about United Flight 93 or United Flight 175 should contact 1-800-932-8555. United also will post any information it has on this website.
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RE: Official: UAL 93 And 175 Gone

Wed Sep 12, 2001 1:55 am

The only positive thing I can come up with is that these planes had very light loads.
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RE: Official: UAL 93 And 175 Gone

Wed Sep 12, 2001 2:02 am

There's nothing positive to say about this. A life is still a life lost. And these planes however indirect and no fault to its occupants caused the destruction of the World Trade Centre Buildings.

The World stands still today.
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RE: Official: UAL 93 And 175 Gone

Wed Sep 12, 2001 2:04 am

I guess we can thank God for the downturn in loads... in any case, the loss of so much in so little time is unprecedented on US soil.
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Light Loads

Wed Sep 12, 2001 2:07 am

Doesn't it seem a bit unusual to have FOUR large jets going transcon with such extremely light loads?

I mean, 80 people on a 767??????

I wonder if they will find the black boxes.
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RE: Official: UAL 93 And 175 Gone

Wed Sep 12, 2001 4:07 am

I think the reason Transcons were used was because they would be carrying full fuel tanks. Thus more of an explosion, and more would burn.

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