I remember the distinct feeling inside of me when I
saw on the news that there was this story that there
were terrorists on this plane, and that the people
overtook the pilot and crashed the plane, and how this
was leaking out as these people being heroes. And I
remember the extreme moral frustration inside of me,
But that’s not true! That’s not true at
In February 2009 I [Bill Ryan] was approached by a remarkable
and very brave young lady who was present in the room when
the decision was made to shoot down United Airlines Flight
93 over Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on the morning of 9/11: 11th
September, 2001. In this 45 minute audio interview, this very
courageous woman tells her story in detail.
The audio begins with a sequence
of critical extracts which we have portrayed dramatically to
illustrate the significance of the story. We're aware of the
sensitivity and emotional import of this subject to millions
of patriotic Americans, including many in the military, and
we respect that fully. For obvious reasons, Elizabeth Nelson
is not this woman's real name, but the account you will hear
is totally authentic. As you listen to her testimony, consider
the complexities of the events of that day, and the many good
people who were caught up in them, seeking only to do the best
for their country, quite unaware of what the real truth might
be behind the scenes.
one of many websites depicting the claimed Flight 93 crash
site at Shanksville, PA.
Rick Gibney, the F-16 pilot who was claimed to
have fired the missile.
• Discussion of
the Rick Gibney story.
• Testimony that
a live missile was fired by an F-16 that morning.
• Video of
a Rumsfeld slip of the tongue suggesting that Flight 93
was shot down.