TWA717_200
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Private Plane Crashes Into Home In Tucson

Mon Sep 17, 2001 8:34 am

I just got back to PHX from TUS. Apparently, a small single engine plane, in violation of new FAA rules grounding not IFR flights, crashed into a home in Tucson, AZ.

The news showed the smoldering wreckage and the scene was crawling with FBI agents and local sheriff's department.

In an interesting note, the plane was apparently being pursued by a black helicopter prior to crashing. An amateur photographer captured the retreating helicopter on home video. The FBI denies any knowledge of the helicopter.
 
OPNLguy
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RE: Private Plane Crashes Into Home In Tucson

Mon Sep 17, 2001 8:40 am

>>>In an interesting note, the plane was apparently being pursued by a black helicopter prior to crashing.

A "Blackhawk" (Customs/DEA) perhaps?
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TWA717_200
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RE: Private Plane Crashes Into Home In Tucson

Mon Sep 17, 2001 8:46 am

Here's the link to the news story:

http://www.kvoa.com/stories/9162001_0.html
 
galaxy5
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RE: Private Plane Crashes Into Home In Tucson

Mon Sep 17, 2001 9:07 am

um am i missing something or what? where does it talk about a "black helicopter" or are the conspiracy theorists in play again.
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OPNLguy
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RE: Private Plane Crashes Into Home In Tucson

Mon Sep 17, 2001 9:21 am

The black helo was from the home video that someone shot...
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UPS Pilot
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RE: Private Plane Crashes Into Home In Tucson

Mon Sep 17, 2001 9:28 am

It was Airwolf! Come on people!
 
TWA717_200
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RE: Private Plane Crashes Into Home In Tucson

Mon Sep 17, 2001 9:59 am

I find it strange that of the 4 television stations in Tucson, only one has a small story on its webpage.

The information about the helicopter was reported during live coverage that I was watching soon after the incident.
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: Private Plane Crashes Into Home In Tucson

Mon Sep 17, 2001 10:54 am

As you guys in the states have movies on the brain I would say it must have been Blue Thunder !!!!!!!

 
IMissPiedmont
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RE: Private Plane Crashes Into Home In Tucson

Mon Sep 17, 2001 10:57 am

Helicopters are so common over Tucson that most people don't even notice them
I found the report funny in that KVOA felt it necessary to point out there is no connection to Tuesdays attacks. Gee, really! Never would have figured that out.
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redngold
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RE: Private Plane Crashes Into Home In Tucson

Mon Sep 17, 2001 10:58 am

Read the story, guys. Bad fuel makes bad flight.

BTW, I just HATE it when people bring up black helicopters. Especially when they claim to have seen these black helicopters at night. Golly gee whiz...

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