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Posted: 9/12/2001 10:31:25 AM EDT
...there’s three of us who are going to do something about it.” -- Thomas Burnett, San Ramon, CA Hero #1 makes his first appearence. There's no telling how many lives they saved through their selfless actions. [url]http://www.msnbc.com/news/627214_asp.htm[/url] An excerpt from the story: A senior U.S. intelligence official told MSNBC.com that mobile phone communications from Flight 93 indicate that three passengers overpowered the hijackers but were unable to maintain control of the plane. The official said that U.S. counterintelligence experts are speculating that the hijackers intended to turn the plane around and crash it into another target but were thwarted by the passengers. Moments before the San Francisco-bound plane went down, businessman Thomas Burnett of San Ramon, Calif., called his wife, telling her he feared the flight was doomed but he and two other passengers planned to do something about it, the family’s priest told the San Francisco Chronicle. Burnett, 38, was a father of three and chief executive of Thoratec Corp., a Pleasanton, Calif., medical devices company. In the call, he told his wife that one passenger had already been stabbed to death. The Rev. Frank Colacicco, pastor of St. Isidore’s Catholic Church, said Burnett’s wife, Deena, told him Burnett said: “I know we’re all going to die - there’s three of us who are going to do something about it.” Then, the priest said, Burnett told his wife, “I love you, honey” and the call ended.
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 10:34:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Dolomite: ...there’s three of us who are going to do something about it.” -- Thomas Burnett, San Ramon, CA Hero #1 makes his first appearence. There's no telling how many lives they saved through their selfless actions. [url]http://www.msnbc.com/news/627214_asp.htm[/url] An excerpt from the story: A senior U.S. intelligence official told MSNBC.com that mobile phone communications from Flight 93 indicate that three passengers overpowered the hijackers but were unable to maintain control of the plane. The official said that U.S. counterintelligence experts are speculating that the hijackers intended to turn the plane around and crash it into another target but were thwarted by the passengers. Moments before the San Francisco-bound plane went down, businessman Thomas Burnett of San Ramon, Calif., called his wife, telling her he feared the flight was doomed but he and two other passengers planned to do something about it, the family’s priest told the San Francisco Chronicle. Burnett, 38, was a father of three and chief executive of Thoratec Corp., a Pleasanton, Calif., medical devices company. In the call, he told his wife that one passenger had already been stabbed to death. The Rev. Frank Colacicco, pastor of St. Isidore’s Catholic Church, said Burnett’s wife, Deena, told him Burnett said: “I know we’re all going to die - there’s three of us who are going to do something about it.” Then, the priest said, Burnett told his wife, “I love you, honey” and the call ended.
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I surely hope they will find the cockpit voice recorder was working for this flight. Answers should be found on that.
Link Posted: 9/12/2001 7:11:24 PM EDT
If that is a true story, they should waive the military service requirement and award those three guys the Congressional Medal of Honor and all the benefits that go with it for the survivors......
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