The Timeline of Delta 1989
|John Doe II Thursday 10 March 2005|
| The Delta 1989 made an emergency landing at Cleveland on 911. |
Woody Box dealt in a very interesting article on the “Cleveland Airport Mystery”. Especially concerning all the contradicting accounts of the landing of Delta etc his article is essential reading.
Not much is known about this flight that Colonel Scott called in his testimony “a red herring”.
8 :05 Delta 1989 pushes back from the gate at Boston Logan Airport.
8:25 Delta 1989 takes off (two minutes after UA 175).
Shortly after 9 :03 “FBI agents called an air traffic facility in Ohio that was tracking Flight 1989. Watch what the Delta flight does, agents told controllers at Cleveland Center. Controllers there had already been watching. Like the FBI, they realized that the Delta flight had taken off from Boston just minutes after American Flight 11 and United Flight 175 ? the two jets that crashed into the Trade Center towers. The similarities didn’t end there.”
9 :15 “Aboard Delta Flight 1989, Capt. Paul Werner learns of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks from his cockpit radio.”
9 :28 UA 93 : The attack of the hijackers begins. “While travelling 35,000 feet above eastern Ohio, United 93 suddenly dropped 700 feet. Eleven seconds in the descent, the FAA?s air traffic control center received the first of two radio transmissions from the aircraft. During the first broadcast, the captain or first officer could be heard declaring “Mayday? amid the sound of physical struggle in the cockpit. The second radio transmission, 35 seconds later, indicated that the fight was continuing. The captain or first officer could be heard shouting: “Hey, get out of here ? get out of here ? get out of here.” (CR, 11)
Delta 1989: “Now about 9:30 a.m., controllers hear words that seem to confirm their worst fears. They hear shouting as Flight 1989 approaches the Ohio border. Then they hear a voice: "Get out of there!" Then what sounds like a scuffle.”
My comment: This is exactly the same sounds as for UA 93.
My question: Why did the controller never asked Delta if it had a problem. After the sounds he only tried to contact UA 93 not Delta 1989. From the controller’s behaviour it seems clear to me that he has no doubt that UA 93 has a problem not Delta.
At first, they wondered if the struggle was coming from Delta 1989.
"After the second struggle, we were pretty sure we had a problem on Flight 93, but we were also still watching Flight 1989," he said.
O’BRIEN: At first, they suspected it was Delta 1989.
9 :32 UA 93 : Jarrah’s announcement :↑