#911Truth WTFact #32: FAA Plane Registration Numbers
Did you miss the introduction to this year’s campaign?
The countdown is pausing briefly to address some specific misinformation. It is widely discussed that a United Airlines employee saw “Flight 93” after the 9/11 attacks and confirmed that by matching the plane’s registration number.
From the documentary series Loose Change
It’s an interesting postscript that Flight 93 was spotted on April 10th, 2003 at Chicago’s O’Hare by David Friedman, a United Airlines employee who records all of his flights. The tail number, N591UA was spotted on Flight 1111, a United Airlines 757. And according to the FAA, both N591UA and N612UA, Flights 93 and 175, are still valid. But Flights 11 and 77 are listed as destroyed. Not to mention that they were not even scheduled to fly on September 11th.
Partial explanation via 911research.wtc7.net
The tail number for Flight 1111 is listed at N594UA. Perhaps David Friedman made a mistake. The fact that tail numbers of destroyed planes are still valid does not mean that they are active — corresponding to planes. The tail numbers N591UA and N612UA are reserved for American Airlines, for possible future use.
Much has been made of the absence of Flights 11 and 77 from the BTS database by no-plane theorist Gerard Holmgren, but perhaps the entries were removed because the flights were destroyed.
Checking the BTS database reveals the flight in question seen by Friedman is listed as Flight 1111 but under N594UA. It is not known whether Friedman mistook the 4 for a 1 or whether there was some kind of elaborate shuffle to the planes or record. Some theories of 9/11’s events speculate that some of the planes were altered in some way prior to the attack to aid in the deception or thwart discovery. What is clear is that there is some kind of discrepancy between the records and facts, but in this case, to what operative end is unknown.
More info via last year’s #35
American Airlines flights 11 and 77 were registered under N334AA and N644AA. United Airlines flights 93 and 175, respectively, had the registration numbers N591UA and N612UA. Curiously, the American Airlines planes are both listed as destroyed but the United Airlines planes are listed as cancelled. The American Airlines planes were de-registered on the same day, January 14, 2002, which seems reasonably close to September 11th, however the United planes weren’t “cancelled” until September 28th, 2005, almost 4 years later. The paperwork could not have been sitting on someone’s desk for that long, and if it was, then they should be replaced by one of the denizens looking desperately for work.
The question remains, if 4 commercial airliners crashed on September 11th, 2001, then why does the FAA directory not reflect that consistency in its records? The visual proof below is accessible by anyone with internet access.
American Airlines Flight 11 – North Tower
American Airlines Flight 77 – Pentagon
United Airlines Flight 93 – Shanksville, PA
United Airlines Flight 175 – South Tower