9-11 and the Public Safety :
Seeking Answers and Accountability
Meeting held in Washington, D.C. on June 10, 2002 at the National Press Club
Mary Schiavo. Lawyer for 32 passengers’ families from all 9/11 hijacked planes. Fmr. Inspector General, U.S. Dept. of Transportation (’90-’96) . Fmr. Assistant U.S. Attorney; Author, Flying Blind, Flying Safe
Mary Schiavo: […] In the last thirty years we have had 682 hijackings. 682. Here’s an interesting statistic. When we had the United States saying, "Oh, we couldn’t have known this."… Guess what, of those 682 hijackings in the last thirty years, 101 times passengers fought to defend themselves and took down the hijackers, including, of course, Elal which successfully foiled the hijacking on September 12, 1970 in the original hijacking in the original four plane Islamic Jihad.