Did Flight 77 Hit the Pentagon?

I would never have thought to question the claim that Flight 77 (a 757) was the plan that hit the Pentagon. But now it would seem some are and there are clearly some details that have yet to be established as many video accounts and reports have not been released, even now. This Flash movie outlines the (conspiracy) theory.
This timeline gives a detailed accounting of the events leading up to the crash (or supposed crash) of flight 77. Here are some excerpts:

1. Kelly Knowles says that seconds after seeing Flight 77 pass, she sees a “second plane that seemed to be chasing the first [pass] over at a slightly different angle.” [Daily Press, 9/15/01]
2. Keith Wheelhouse says the second plane was a C-130, two others aren’t certain. [Daily Press, 9/15/01] Wheelhouse “believes it flew directly above the American Airlines jet, as if to prevent two planes from appearing on radar while at the same time guiding the jet toward the Pentagon.” As Flight 77 descends toward the Pentagon, the second plane veers off west. [Daily Press, 9/14/01]
3. USA Today reporter Vin Narayanan, who saw the Pentagon explosion, says, “I hopped out of my car after the jet exploded, nearly oblivious to a second jet hovering in the skies.” [USA Today, 9/17/01]
4. USA Today Editor Joel Sucherman sees a second plane. [eWeek, 9/13/01]
5. Brian Kennedy, press secretary for a congressman, and others also see a second plane. [Sacramento Bee, 9/15/01]
6. An unnamed worker at Arlington national cemetery “said a mysterious second plane was circling the area when the first one attacked the Pentagon.” [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/20/01]
7. John O’Keefe is driving a car when he sees the Pentagon crash. “The first thing I did was pull over onto the shoulder, and when I got out of the car I saw another plane flying over my head…. Then the plane—it looked like a C-130 cargo plane—started turning away from the Pentagon, it did a complete turnaround.” [New York Law Journal, 9/12/01]


Flight 77 strikes the only side of the Pentagon that had been recently renovated—it was “within days of being totally [renovated].” [Defense Department, 9/15/01] “It was the only area of the Pentagon with a sprinkler system, and it had been reconstructed with a web of steel columns and bars to withstand bomb blasts. The area struck by the plane also had blast-resistant windows—2 inches thick and 2,500 pounds each—that stayed intact during the crash and fire. While perhaps 4,500 people normally would have been working in the hardest-hit areas, because of the renovation work only about 800 were there….” More than 25,000 people work at the Pentagon. [Los Angeles Times 9/16/01 (C)]

One response to this post.

  1. H: “So Rick, what do you think about the 911 Pentagon conspiracy theories?”
    Rick: “What’s that?”
    H: “You know, that the Pentagon wasn’t really hit by comercial aircraft. Footage suggests it was something else.. maybe a missle?”
    Rick: “Do you really believe that stuff?! I wish people would consult the facts before they listen to that crap!”
    I should never bring this stuff up. You’d think I’d know better.

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