NEW YORK, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- America first learned of the 9/11 hijackings from Solicitor-General Ted Olson, who reported two calls from his wife, well-known CNN commentator Barbara Olson.
From American Airlines Flight 77, Barbara Olson fleshed out the drama
of diminutive Muslim hijackers using knives and box-cutters to herd
dozens of passengers to the rear of the plane.
These and other reported calls have now been examined by the 9/11
Consensus Panel of scientists, pilots, professors, attorneys, and
The Panel began its research in 2011 with the Twin Towers and the
sudden, stunning collapse of adjacent Building WTC7, a massive 47-storey
The official conclusion that all 82 support columns failed
simultaneously from fire alone has for years raised serious questions
about the official account.
The 9/11 Consensus Panel now offers four evidence-based Points about the alleged phone calls from the 9/11 flights.
The famous "let's roll" drama of the passenger revolt on UA 93 was
relayed by passenger Todd Beamer's 13-minute unrecorded seat-back call
to GTE telephone supervisor Lisa Jefferson, who reported Beamer as
strangely tranquil, declining to speak to his wife. Eerily, Beamer's
line remained open for 15 minutes after the crash.
Oddly, the Verizon wireless record shows that 19 calls were made from Beamer's cell phone long after the crash of UA 93.
Initial media reports and FBI interviews detailed more than a dozen cell phone calls from the planes at high elevation.
Yet in 2001, a telephone spokesperson stated that sustained mobile calls were not possible above 10,000 feet.
During the 2006 Moussaoui Trial, the FBI (under oath) reduced the
number of cell phone calls to two calls made from 5,000 feet, and
presented evidence of only one (not two) "unconnected" call from Barbara
Olson, lasting "0 seconds."
In another twist, two other women reported that Caller-ID showed their
husband's cell numbers on their answering machines, which while lasting
several minutes, had been made from elevations of 25,000 and 35,000
Finally, although the FBI conducted a massive investigation into the
calls, none of the telephone billing, nor any of the cell phone location
data stored in standard phone company records has been publicly
The 9/11 Consensus Panel has developed 32 Points of evidence.
SOURCE The 9/11 Consensus Panel