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Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Mon Sep 08, 2003 4:43 pm

I remember after September 11th, MD-90 found himself in some trouble with the FBI because he made a post here, pre-9/11 asking what would happen if a 767 sized aircraft flew into the WTC. I figured it was just a coincidence, but rather freaky all the same. I wonder who turned him in?

Anyone also remember that the guy that flew his plane into a building in Tampa was a member here on Airliners.net? Strange stuff....

Who else has been notoriously famous here for "bad" deeds?

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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Mon Sep 08, 2003 4:45 pm

Well we had the infamous african airline and tristar mogol, who was into kiddie-sex.
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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Mon Sep 08, 2003 4:48 pm

Plane Crash Into World Trade Center Was Debated Months Ago
Published on 9/13/2001



CARBONDALE – Almost a year ago, a sophomore at Southern Illinois University (SIU) majoring in aviation management and flight responded on a message board to a post questioning, "Anyone wanna bet that the World Trade Center could survive an 767-300 impact?"
The discussion originator, a student who on the site goes by the user name "MD-90," also claimed in that same post: "When the two towers that make up the World Trade Center were built, they were designed to withstand the impact of the largest airliner of the day: the Boeing 707 Intercontinental."

The SIU student, who asked ePrairie to remain unnamed, knew otherwise, and in light of Tuesday's events, was correct: "My bet is NO WAY!!!," the student countered. "Just imagine a fully loaded airliner the size of the 707 (for modern comparison reasons, let's say a 757) slamming into any building. THINK ABOUT IT!!!"

This type of discussion is currently being taken very seriously by our FBI, which is spearheading the investigation into Tuesday's attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. "We treat [online information] just like anyone who calls with information," said FBI spokeswoman Mary Lynn Muha in Chicago. "We look at every single thing that occurs."

Airliners.net, the site hosting the posts, was created by site editor and operator Johan Lundgren of the Luleå University of Technology in Sweden. The posts do not come to him by surprise.

"I honestly believe [MD-90] is just a kid who's asking a question. That he mentioned the WTC and Boeing 767 is, in my mind, coincidental," Lundgren said. "We have close to 500,000 posts in the civil aviation forum alone. It seems reasonable that a discussion about an aircraft hitting a high building should come up at some time. I do not know the guy however, and therefore cannot be sure."

Following the SIU student's rebuttal of MD-90's initial thought, a debate ensued by several other users from around the world – some aviation-savvy and some not, some anonymous and some quite revealing – but all seem prophetic given that the discussion took place nearly a year ago.

That day, on Nov. 30, 2000, the SIU student, who on the site goes by the user name "KonaB777," was doing exactly what millions of others do every day – posting messages similar to the thousands of other discussions that take place on Yahoo! message boards.

From this point forward, the SIU student hopes the country can begin the healing process: "Personally, I'd like to see three towers built in their place, with the middle one much taller than the other two. That way, it would look like a giant middle finger, directed straight at the [expletive deleted] who did this."

By ADAM FENDELMAN
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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:57 pm

Yeah, I remember the spectacle that followed - especially when one user mentioned that he had called the FBI and told them about the post. And when MD-90 wrote about what had happened, and how he had called the FBI agent from his marching band's rehersal room.
 
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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:18 am

My reply to that thread was quoted in a Finnish newspaper...

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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:22 am

Anyone also remember when that one user got banned?  Wow!  Insane
 
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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:23 am

I really think MD-90 should go in to fortune telling.
I think sorcery is his calling.

I remember that thread when he started it. I was a bit morbid reading it.
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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Tue Sep 09, 2003 7:59 am

Thats a little freaky as THATS WHERE I AM FROM!~!!

I live in Carbondale, and will be going to SIU soon in two years. I do not knowe him(I don't think...) but it is very weird for this to happen in my hometown city. wow...Thanks for posting that good info..

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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Tue Sep 09, 2003 9:21 am

I turned him in. I called the FBI that night when the post was linked, and gave them the link and anything they wanted.

I also remind MD-90 of it once in a while, and am very surprised he didn't just leave the site.. He should have been jailed..

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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Tue Sep 09, 2003 9:44 am

Why should he have been jailed? That makes no sense.
 
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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Tue Sep 09, 2003 10:51 am

Yea, I agree with FFK. Jailed for what? While we're at lets jail the engineers who posed the same question many years earlier.

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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:10 am

We sure have had some interesting things happen here....

Anyway thanks for posting the article. I never knew that MD-90's post actually made the news.

It's too bad it took 3000 death to get A.net in a news article...
 
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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:48 am

Westjet,
Actually we've been featured in BBC on June 8, 2003 and CNN on January 20, 2001 just to name a few.

You can read up on it by clicking the link...https://airliners.net/awards/

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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Tue Sep 09, 2003 12:03 pm

AirlineLover, you're a moron.
 
 
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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:37 pm

Man...there's a lot of scary prophecies in those threads...

This scenario is really hellish... I think the flight disaster record (Tenerife, 1977, 582 dead) might get reset by a lot.

That quote by Meister808 gave me chills.
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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Wed Sep 10, 2003 4:18 am

So MD-90, what was the final outcome? You spoke with FBI Special Agent "Jim" by telephone and that was it? Or did they do follow-up calls, visits, or anything like that?
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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Wed Sep 10, 2003 6:14 am

Airlinelover: You're kidding, right?
 
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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Wed Sep 10, 2003 6:34 am

Airlinelover, if you really turned in MD-90, then you have got to be the most conceited person on this board. Nobody likes a squealer.
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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:10 am

Well, if he HAD planned the September 11th attacks, you'd probably be singing a different tune eh?

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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:36 am

But he didn't and here's what's-his-face saying MD-90 should be in jail for starting a thread. What a load of hoo-hah.
 
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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Wed Sep 10, 2003 10:22 am

But he didn't

How do you know that?

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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Wed Sep 10, 2003 10:36 am

Because the FBI clearly let him go without charge and we all know who DID do it.
 
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RE: Who Remembers MD-90's Run-in With The FBI?

Thu Sep 11, 2003 1:00 pm

I didn't even get to meet a special agent face to face. Humph.

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