Within MINUTES, on an immediate alert from the FAA, U.S. Air
Force and Air Guard jets were scrambled to intercept Stewart's jet and see
what the heck was up (not that it helped much in that case...): "Several
Air Force and Air National Guard fighter jets, plus an AWACS radar control
plane, helped the Federal Aviation Administration track the runaway Learjet
and estimate when it would run out of fuel." --CNN, 10.26.99
Interceptors were in direct proximity to Stewart's seriously
messed-up aircraft within about TEN MINUTES of him having taken off. NOBODY
had to go pull Clinton away from Vice-president Monica Lewinsky and get him
to AUTHORIZE the INTERCEPT of Payne Stewart's jet that day.
better go read this again
of course, I dont think much of the track record of honesty from NTSB but
I serioulsy doubt that they fudged the numbers on this particular one.
I pulled pieces out of it
According to ATC radio transmissions, the flight departed
MCO about 0919 EDT bound for DAL. At 0921:46 EDT, the flight contacted the
Jacksonville Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) and reported climbing
through an altitude of 9,500 feet to 14,000
At 0933:38 EDT (6 minutes and 20 seconds after N47BA
acknowledged the previous clearance), the controller instructed N47BA to
change radio frequencies and contact another Jacksonville ARTCC controller.
The controller received no response from N47BA. The controller called the
flight five more times over the next 4 1/2 minutes but received no
a USAF F-16 test pilot from the 40th Flight Test Squadron at Eglin Air Force
Base (AFB), Florida, was vectored to within 8 nm of
About 0954 CDT, at a range of 2,000 feet from the accident airplane and an
altitude of about 46,400
the test pilot made two radio calls to N47BA but did not receive a response.
About 1000 CDT, the test pilot began a visual inspection of N47BA.
at first glance it looks like the aircraft was intercepted about 33 minutes
after takeoff and about 21 minutes after the first failure to acknowledge
a Center radio communication.
Take special note of the TIMEZONES.
The report changes froM EDT to CDT right in the middle there which stuffs
an HOUR into the middle of the point.
while I do not dispute that we are being lied to, it seriously makes everyone
of us who 'question' look bad when the people who publish this kind of thing
get everything so seriously messed up and wrong.
I could go on and on about several of your 'facts' but just ONE puts the
whole thing into 'suspect' mode.
I AM disturbed, if true, that our Air Force is incapable of defending Washington
DC from air attack fully 45 minutes after it becoming obvious to everyone
with a television set turned on that we are being attacked from the air but
that doesnt prove duplicity or complicity, just incompetence, which is very
very easy to believe.
thanx for taking the time to read this.