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Alleged Hijackers

Flight 93 Hijack Transcript


1) Saeed Alghamdi
-Possible residence: Delray Beach, Florida

Reported alive - "Meanwhile, Asharq Al Awsat newspaper, a London-based Arabic daily, says it has interviewed Saeed Alghamdi.  He was listed by the FBI as a hijacker in the United flight that crashed in Pennsylvania.
FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged on Thursday that the identity of several of the suicide hijackers is in doubt." -BBC (9/23/01)

"FBI Chief Raises New Doubts Over Hijackers' Identities
* Saeed Alghamdi, a name used by one of the alleged hijackers on United Airlines Flight 93, the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania.
A Saudi Arabian pilot, currently on a mission to Tunisia, has the same name." -LA Times (9/21/01)

"It's impossible for us to believe [the United States] anymore," said Taha Alghamdi, a salesman in Jeddah whose brother Saeed was mistakenly confused with another man by the same name who hijacked United Flight 93, which crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.
"What sort of intelligence agency doesn't know that there are thousands of Saeed Alghamdis in Saudi Arabia?" Alghamdi said. "It is like accusing Tom from New York."
Like others, Alghamdi said his family would be pursuing legal action against the U.S. government for defamation." -Chicago Tribune (10/04/01)

2) Ahmed Ibrahim A. Al Haznawi

- Possible Saudi national
-Date of birth used: October 11, 1980
-Possible residence: Delray Beach, Florida


Four hijackers of Flight 93 eluded grasp of authorities

"Al Haznawi was Jarrah's roommate when they lived in Delray Beach. It is believed he may have trained in Afghanistan to fight in Chechnya against the Russians. He made a "video will" six months before the attacks in which he talked about plans to attack this country and send a "bloodied message" to the world.
"It is time to kill Americans on their own soil among their sons and next to their soldiers and intelligence agencies. <#201> We killed them outside their country, praise is to God, and today we kill them on their own soil." -Pittsburg Live (09/08/02)

3) Ahmed Alnami
-Possible residence: Delray Beach, Florida

Reported alive -

 "FBI Chief Raises New Doubts Over Hijackers' Identities
* Ahmed Alnami, a name used by another suspected hijacker on Flight 93.
A 33-year-old Saudi Arabian pilot with the same name is alive in Riyadh." -LA Times (9/21/01)

4) Ziad Samir Jarrah
-Believed to be a pilot

More about Jarrah:  The Two Ziad Jarrahs by Paul Thompson



- Photos source:  FBI (9/27/01)

Jarrah stopped by CIA in January 2001 in United Arab Emirates, stopped by Maryland police Sept. 9th for speeding, and a fragment of his passport was supposedly found at Shanksville crash site!

"One of the September 11 hijackers was stopped and questioned in the United Arab Emirates in January 2001 at the request of the CIA, nearly nine months before the attacks, sources in the government of the UAE, and other Middle Eastern and European sources told CNN.
The CIA suspected Ziad Jarrah had been in Afghanistan and wanted him questioned because of "his suspected involvement in terrorist activities," UAE sources said.
The FBI believes Jarrah, a Lebanese national, was at the controls of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in rural Pennsylvania shortly after 10 a.m. on September 11. U.S. officials believe the plane's target was the White House.
A CIA spokesman vigorously denied that the CIA knew anything about Jarrah before September 11 or had anything do with his questioning in Dubai.
U.S. and UAE officials say Jarrah was stopped at the airport in Dubai on January 30, 2001, after the CIA notified UAE officials that he would be arriving from Pakistan on his way back to Europe. UAE sources say the CIA wanted to know where he had been in Afghanistan and how long he had been there.
Told of the CIA's denial, UAE government officials repeated to CNN that Jarrah was questioned at the request of the United States. Senior UAE sources said they had no reason to question him for their own purposes because he was in transit.
Jarrah was questioned after he had already spent six months in the United States learning to fly. He had a valid U.S. multiple-entry visa in his passport, a fragment of which was found at the Flight 93 crash site. Investigators have confirmed that Jarrah had spent at least three weeks in January 2001 at an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan.
He was released because U.S. officials were satisfied, according to sources. The CIA spokesman repeated the agency's denial that there was any such contact.
After his release, Jarrah boarded a KLM flight in the early hours of January 31 and flew to Europe. Between then and September, Jarrah traveled to the United States, Lebanon and Germany before returning to the United States. There is no sign that he ever again drew the interest of any intelligence agency.
On September 9, two days before the hijackings, a Maryland state trooper cited Jarrah for speeding on Interstate 95 in Cecil County, near the Delaware state line. Registration showed that the red 2001 Mitsubishi Galant that Jarrah drove that night was owned by Garden State Car Rental at Newark International Airport in New Jersey. After the September 11 hijackings, the car was found at the airport with the speeding citation was still in the glove box.
Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley has said local law enforcement officials should have been told by the FBI that Jarrah was on a CIA watch list. The FBI disputes his criticism, which came during O'Malley's testimony at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last fall.
A month after the hijackings, U.S. authorities also discovered a letter written by Jarrah to his girlfriend in Germany and postmarked September 10. In the letter -- which was mistakenly addressed and returned to the United States, where authorities found it -- Jarrah told his girlfriend he had done his duty.
"I have done what I had to do," he wrote. "You should be very proud. It is an honor, and you will see the result, and everyone will be happy." -CNN (08/01/02)

Four hijackers of Flight 93 eluded grasp of authorities

"Ziad Samir Jarrah didn't fit the profile of an Islamic terrorist.

He liked women. He drank. He didn't pray or attend a mosque. He didn't wear a beard. He acted more like a Westerner than someone from the Middle East, according to published reports on his background.

Jarrah, 26, of Lebanon, was able to travel between the United States and Middle East even though his name was on a watch list of suspected terrorists. And twice, law enforcement authorities had him in their grasp and let him go.

On Sept. 9, 2001, a Maryland state trooper stopped Jarrah for speeding on Interstate 95. He had a valid Virginia driver's license, so the trooper let him continue driving to Newark, N.J., where he boarded United Airlines Flight 93 two days later.

When the jetliner crashed, Jarrah was believed to have been at the controls.

Seven months before Jarrah and three others — Saeed Alghamdi, 25, Ahmed Ibrahim A. Al Haznawi, 20, and Ahmed Alnami, 23, all of Saudi Arabia —- hijacked the plane, Jarrah was detained by authorities in the United Arab Emirates on a request from the United States for being a suspected terrorist.

Jarrah lived in Delray Beach and later in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Fla. He trained at a flight school in Florida, where he also worked out at a gym and studied martial arts, kickboxing and knife fighting." -Pittsburg Live (09/08/02)

"Mr Glick is said to have explained to his wife that the plane had been taken over by three men of Middle Eastern appearance wearing red headbands."
The microphone went off again, then on, and a voice in broken English - an Arabic accent, according to a source who heard the tape - said: "There is a bomb on board. This is the captain speaking. Remain in your seat. There is a bomb on board. Stay quiet. We are meeting with their demands. We are returning to the airport."
The hijacked United Airlines flight was the only plane to crash without causing damage to structures on the ground." -BBC (9/13/01)

"While visiting the crash site Thursday, FBI Director Robert Mueller said translators were helping to work on a transcript of the tape -- confirming that more than one language is heard on the tape. Officials say there are shouts heard in Arabic and English." -CNN (9/22/01)



In Atta's alleged letter, which was written in Arabic, it tells the hijackers to shout "Allahu Akbar" (Arabic for "God is great") when the "confrontation begins."  One or more of alleged hijackers on Flight 93 reportedly yelled out in English, "Allah is the greatest!  Allah is the greatest!," two times right before their plane crashed.  Wouldn't it seem more natural for Arab hijackers who are under the sever stress and pumping adrenaline from knowing they are about to die to yell out a religious phrase in their native and more comfortable Arabic language then it is to shout it out in an awkward foreign language?

Flight 93: Forty lives, one destiny

"The night before boarding Flight 93, in their hotel rooms, Jarrah would have opened a list of instructions, kept in a notebook that apparently was written by his old friend Atta.
It instructed them to bathe, wear cologne, shave excess hair from their bodies and check the knives they carried.
"You must make your knife sharp and you must not discomfort your animal during the slaughter," it read.
"Completely forget something called 'this life.' The time for play is over and the serious time is upon us." -Pittsburg Post-Gazette (10/28/01)

What Happened on Flight 93?

"At least one of the four young Middle Eastern men in first class was carrying a knife hidden in a cigarette lighter and also a copy of a letter.

United States Attorney Genernal John Ashcroft said in a news conference: "It is a disturbing and shocking view into the mindset of these terrorists. The letter provides instructions to the terrorists to be carried out both prior and during their terrorist attacks."

His written instructions said to scream "Allahu Akbar" - Arabic for "God is great" - because this was sure to terrify everyone." - MSNBC (09/03/02) [Reprinted at:]

'We Have Some Planes'

"Five seconds later, Jarrah asked, "Is that it? Shall we finish it off?" A hijacker responded, "No. Not yet. When they all come, we finish it off." The sounds of fighting continued outside the cockpit. Again, Jarrah pitched the nose of the aircraft up and down. At 10:00:26, a passenger in the background said, "In the cockpit. If we don't we'll die!" Sixteen seconds later, a passenger yelled, "Roll it!" Jarrah stopped the violent maneuvers at about 10:01:00 and said, "Allah is the greatest! Allah is the greatest!" He then asked another hijacker in the cock-pit, "Is that it? I mean, shall we put it down?" to which the other replied, "Yes, put it in it, and pull it down."88

The passengers continued their assault and at 10:02:23, a hijacker said, "Pull it down! Pull it down!" The hijackers remained at the controls but must have judged that the passengers were only seconds from overcoming them. The airplane headed down; the control wheel was turned hard to the right. The airplane rolled onto its back, and one of the hijackers began shouting "Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest." With the sounds of the passenger counterattack continuing, the aircraft plowed into an empty field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, at 580 miles per hour, about 20 minutes' flying time from Washington, D.C.89" -9/11 Commission [Local]





Something Strange about Flight 93
Were any of the passengers supposed to be on the flight?

by FrankL at Team 8+


Flight 93 passenger phone calls


Did the passengers of Flight 93 get on the plane via a boarding ramp as reported, or via tarmac as a NY Giants football player had witnessed?

"United Airlines Flight 93 pushed back from gate A17 at 8:01 am, on its way from Newark to San Francisco International Airport, on September 11, 2001." -


Flight 93: Forty lives, one destiny

"The Flight 93 passengers had walked down the concourse of Terminal A, where they breezed past the security gate, then walked the 100 yards to a long circular hallway from which the boarding ramps jutted out like spokes.
At Gate 17, they strode another 70 feet down the jetway, made a left turn, and were inside the Boeing 757.

One passenger was late. Mark Bingham had overslept and his friend, Matthew Hall, drove madly from Manhattan to Newark. They screeched to a halt outside Terminal A at 7:40. Bingham leapt from the car, lugging the old, blue-and-gold canvas bag he'd used as a rugby player at the University of California at Berkeley a decade earlier.
United attendants reopened the door to the boarding ramp and let him on the plane." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (10/28/01)


Map of:  Newark Liberty International Airport

Gate A17 at Newark Airport.


("Jetway is the registered trademark of FMC Technologies, Inc. for their line of enclosed, moveable jet bridge connectors (also termed loading bridges, aerobridges/airbridges, or passenger boarding bridges) which extend from an airport terminal gate to an airplane, thereby enabling passengers to board and disembark without having to go outside." -

Triton's Clayton White on other side of recruiting
"You might say Clayton White's life has come full circle since February 1996.
White’s career didn’t end there, however. He eventually made the NFL’s New York Giants as a free agent and spent three seasons in the league, the last one in 2002 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
But the most lasting memory of White’s time in New York had nothing to do with football.
"We had played a Monday night game in Denver, and flew back home the next morning," White said. "We landed in Newark, N.J., about 6:45 in the morning. We usually get off the plane on the tarmac and board a bus to get to our cars.
"I noticed another plane sitting next to ours because the people were walking to the plane across the tarmac instead of through the jetway.
"Two weeks later, as we’re taking another plane to a game, one of the stewardesses informed us the plane that had been boarding next to us was Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania on 9/11. That was a very eerie feeling." - Fayetteville Observer (01/31/06)
Name Age Home Job Employer
Lorraine G. Bay 58 East Windsor, N.J. flight attendant United Airlines
Sandra W. Bradshaw 38 Greensboro, N.C. flight attendant United Airlines
Jason Dahl 43 Denver, Colo. captain United Airlines
Wanda Anita Green 49 Linden, N.J. flight attendant United Airlines
LeRoy Wilton Homer Jr. 36 Marlton, N.J. first officer United Airlines
CeeCee Lyles 33 Fort Myers, Fla. flight attendant United Airlines
Deborah Welsh 49 New York, N.Y. flight attendant United Airlines
Christian Adams 37 Biebelsheim, Germany foreign sales manager German Wine Fund
Todd Beamer 32 Cranbury, N.J. account manager Oracle Corp.
Alan Beaven 48 Hurleyville, N.Y. environmental lawyer  
Mark K. Bingham 31 San Francisco, Calif. owner The Bingham Group
Deora Frances Bodley 20 San Diego, Calif. university student Santa Clara (Calif.) University
Marion Britton 53 New York, N.Y. assistant regional director U.S. Census Bureau
Thomas E. Burnett Jr. 38 San Ramon, Calif. senior vice president and chief operating officer Thoratec Corp.
William Joseph Cashman 60 West New York, N.J. construction worker  
Georgine Rose Corrigan 56 Honolulu, Hawaii antiques and collectibles dealer  
Patricia Cushing 69 Bayonne, N.J. retiree  
Joseph Deluca 52 Ledgewood, N.J. systems business consultant Pfizer Inc.
Patrick Joseph Driscoll 70 Pt Pleasant Beach, N.J. retired research director Bell Communications
Edward P. Felt 41 Matawan, N.J. technology director BEA Systems
Jane C. Folger 73 Bayonne, N.J. retiree  
Colleen Laura Fraser 51 Elizabeth, N.J. chairwoman New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council
Andrew Garcia 62 Portola Valley, Calif. salesman  
Jeremy Glick 31 Hewlett, N.J. managing director Credit Suisse Boston
Lauren Grandcolas 38 San Rafael, Calif. sales worker Good Housekeeping magazine
Donald F. Greene 47 Greenwich, Conn. executive vice president Safe Flight Instrument Corp.
Linda Gronlund 46 Greenwood Lake, N.Y. environmental compliance BMW
Richard Jerry Guadagno 39 Eureka, Calif. manager Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Toshiya Kuge 20 Nishimidoriguoska, Japan student, Japanese  
Hilda Marcin 79 Budd Lake, N.J. retired teacher's aide  
Waleska Martinez Rivera 37 Jersey City, N.J. automation specialist U.S. Census Bureau
Nicole Miller 21 San Jose, Calif. student West Valley College
Louis J. Nacke 42 New Hope, Pa. distribution center director Kay-Bee Toys
Donald Arthur Peterson 66 Spring Lake, N.J. retired president Continental Electric Co.
Jean Hoadley Peterson 55 Spring Lake, N.J. retired nurse  
Mark Rothenberg 52 Scotch Plains, N.J. owner MDR Global Resources
Christine Anne Snyder 32 Kailua, Hawaii arborist Outdoor Circle
John Talignani 74 New York, N.Y. retired restaurant worker  
Honor Elizabeth Wainio 27 Baltimore, Md. district manager Discovery Channel stores
Olga Kristin Gould White 65 New York, N.Y. freelance medical journalist  
-Source: Boston Globe



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