Die Stürmung des Cockpits

Die Verhaltensrichtlinien der FAA für Piloten am 11. September setzten voraus, dass den Piloten selbst nichts angetan werden würde. Diese Voraussetzung traf nicht zu – nur einem der Piloten gelang es, im Cockpit während des Eindringens der Attentäter einen „Mayday“-Ruf an die Flugüberwachung abzusetzen. Keiner der Piloten tippte im Kampf mit den Attentätern den Transpondercode 7500 ein (Details).
Die Erklärung ergibt sich aus der Historie von Flugzeugentführungen prä-9/11 – es hatte noch nie vorher eine Flugzeugentführung gegeben, bei der nicht der Pilot das Flugzeug flog. Enstprechend mäßig war die Sicherung des Cockpits – das Cockpit war in Sekundenschnelle mit Schlüssel oder per Gewalt betretbar (Details).

Es gibt dennoch Gegner der „offiziellen Version“, für die der fehlende Hijack Code verdächtig ist:

Wir sollen glauben, dass in allen vier Maschinen die Piloten, die bei der Air Force ausgebildet wurden, also ausgewählte, toughe Leute, dass die alle überrumpelt worden sind mit Teppichschneidmessern, dass keiner von denen gemacht hat, was in diesem Fall angeordnet worden ist, dass man nämlich vier Zahlen eingibt in seinen Computer, womit der Bodenstation mitgeteilt wird: Wir sind gehijackt. Und dann wissen die genau, was zu machen ist.
(Andreas von Bülow, Interview 2008, Min29:20)

Der Einwand zeigt die kühle Überheblichkeit eines Schreibtischzweiflers, der erwartet, dass auch ein Pilot, der mit einem Messer auf Leben oder Tod angegriffen wird (“überrumpelt”), nebenbei einige Zahlen in den Transponder eintippt.
Wer so denkt, ist nicht nur weltfremd, sondern verhöhnt auch die Opfer.

Der ehemalige Forschungsminister von Bülow übernimmt mit seinem Argument eine Vorlage von David Ray Griffin, der den ausbleibenden Hijack Code in zahlreichen Büchern als zentrales Indiz gegen eine Entführung der Flugzeuge thematisiert. Auf dem Tiefpunkt seiner Argumentation nutzt Griffin selbst die Notrufe des Piloten an Bord von UA 93 für Zweifel (Griffin: 9/11. Ten Years Later, S. 21):

According to these tapes, therefore, the pilots were still alive and coherent 30 seconds after realizing that hijackers were breaking into the cockpit. So why did neither of the two pilots on United 93 squawk the hijack code while al-Qaeda hijackers were breaking into the cabin? The fact that the hijack code was not squawked provides very strong evidence that the official story about the 9/11 planes, according to which the cabins were taken over by hijackers, is false.

Eine erschreckend höhnische Schlussfolgerung – Transpondercode 7500 bedeutet: “the cabins were taken over by hijackers“. „Mayday“ und „Get out of here” in einer hörbaren Notsituation bedeuten: gar nichts. So sieht das enge Universum eines Schreibtischzweiflers aus.

Das 9/11 Consensus Panel hat als inoffizielles Griffin-Sprachrohr auch diesen Punkt in seine Liste der besten Evidenz gegen die „offizielle Version“ übernommen (Punkt FLT 1):

It clearly would have been “possible” for the pilots to have squawked the hijack code. According to a famous Sherlock Holmes story, the theory about an intruder in a racing stable was disproved by “the dog that didn’t bark.” The intruder theory about the 9/11 airliners, one could say by analogy, is disproved by the pilots that did not squawk.

Es bleibt offen, ob solche abgebrühten „Skeptiker“ auch dem Opfer einer Prügelattacke oder Vergewaltigung vorhalten würde, nicht während des Angriffs bereits die Polizei angeklingelt zu haben – immerhin dauert es nur Sekunden, 9-1-1 in die Tastatur zu tippen, während der Angriff mehrere Minuten dauert.

Übrigens: Die unter Gegnern der “offiziellen Version” in aller Regel (wie oben bei von Bülow) polemisch aufgegriffene Tatwaffe des Teppichmessers hat sich zwar tief ins öffentliche Bewusstsein zu 9/11 eingegraben, ihr Auftauchen in den Aussagen der Augenzeugen steht diesem öffentlichen Bewusstsein jedoch diametral entgegen. Neun Anrufer/innen berichten schlicht von Messern, acht außerdem von einer Bombendrohung und in zwei Fällen ist auch von Bombenattrappen die Rede. Von Teppichmessern berichtet “nur” eine Anruferin.
Dieses Ergebnis deckt sich mit den 9/11 geltenden Richtlinien. Messer von bis zu vier Zoll (ca. 10cm) Klingenlänge waren 9/11 an Bord von Passagierflugzeugen erlaubt, wie die Aussagen vom Sicherheits- und Bodenpersonal der 9/11 betroffenen Flughäfen zeigen (Quelle, Quelle):

Kameleden advised that although she did not see any knives come through her stations on this date, any knife that is four inches or smaller is permitted to be carried by passengers.

Mehdi reported for work at approximately 6:00 a.m., and was either at the east gate or on brake. He saw several men with knives that morning, but they were men with pocket knives, which is normal. Knives that are four inches long or shorter are allowed.

THOMAS is aware that the FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION FAA regulation for knives passing through security is 4<”, as long as it does not have a jagged edge. If a  knife exceeds this measurement, he instructs the passenger to check the knife or turn it over to security.

RICHEY advised the FAA and UNITED AIRLINES rule on knives is if the knife is 4″ or less, the knife is allowed on board the aircraft.

RIVIRA is aware that a knife which has a blade length of longer than 4″ is not allowed aboard aircraft.

PARK is aware that the FAA regulation for knives passing security is 4<”. If a knife exceeds this measurement she calls for a supervisor.

With regards to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy on passengers with knives, IHIZAN stated any passenger with a knife with a blade under 4 inches in length is permitted.

AYLWARD is aware that knives longer than 4″ are not allowed to be carried aboard aircraft. Conversely, knives with a blade length shorter that 4″ are allowed to be carried on aircraft.

MORALES is aware FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION FAA regulations allow any knife 4<” to pass through security and any knives 4>” must be checked in as baggage or surrendered to security. He always calls a supervisor for any knife.

FERNANDEZ is aware that the FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION FAA regulation for knives passing through security is 4<”. If a knife exceeds this measurement, he calls for a supervisor.

SANTA stated that any knife that is longer than 4 Inches is not permitted to pass through and that she would instruct the/person to go back to the ticket counter to check the knife there. SANTA also stated that she would follow the person to the counter to make sure that the report to the counter. SANTA continued to say that if the blade was less than 4 inches she allowed the knife through.

MALERBA is aware that the FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION FAA regulation for knives parsing through security is 4<”.

REYES is aware that the FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION FAA regulation for knives passing through security is 4<”. If a knife exceeds this measurement, she calls for a supervisor.

GARCIA is aware of the FAA regulations on knives passing through security check points. Prior to 9/12/01 any knife/4<” was permitted to pass through security.

With regards to Federal Aviation Administration.. FAA policy on passengers with knives, ABREGO stated any passenger with a knife with a blade under 4 inches in length is permitted to board the aircraft.

Bei Teppichmessern wärenddessen herrscht Uneinigkeit. Einige Angestellte des Sicherheitspersonals würden sie erlauben, viele würden es nicht tun, viele würden die Klingen entfernen.

THOMAS stated he will allow a box cutter through the checkpoint, if the blades are removed.

RICHEY said box cutter knives are not allowed onboard an aircraft. She described a box cutter knife as one that has a thumb operated switch which is depressed to allow the knife to protrude. The box cutter knives are not allow on the airplane due to the sharpness of the blade. She said no passengers were stopped on September 11, 2001 with box cutter knives.

RIVIRA is aware of box cutter knives. She described a box cutter knife as having a button on the top you push down on and extend to get the blade to extend out of its housing. She said box cutter knives are not allowed on board aircraft. Approximately 4 months ago she stopped a man at the security check point who had a box cutter knife. She made the man remove the blades from the box cutter knife, wrap them in tape and throw them away.

She [PARK] further stated that she will not allow a box cutter through the check point and will call a supervisor for this item as well.

IHIZAN believed box cutters were permitted aboard aircrafts.

AYLWARD is aware of box cutter knives. He worked at STOP AND SHOP Supermarkets for 17 years and knows what a box cutter knife is capable of. AYLWARD was not aware of his company’s policy on box cutter knives but indicated if the box cutter knife was 4″ or shorter it would be allowed on board the aircraft. Box cutter knives are not good for stabbing persons but rather for slashing them.

MORALES will allow a box cutter to pass through security, if the blade is removed.

He [FERNANDEZ] further stated he will not allow a box cutter through the checkpoint and will call a supervisor for this item, as well.

SANTA said that if she saw a box cutter she would take the blade and give the rest of the unit back to the passenger.

LAFOREST is aware that all knives can not pass through security. He always call a supervisor for any knife. He has never seen a knife go through security. He has only seen a box cutter and that was on another occasion.

MALERBA stated she will allow a box cutter through the checkpoint, if the blades are removed.

OSMAN said the Federal Aviation Administration’s policy on passenger airlines is that knives go back to ticket counter, where they are put in a box. He is not sure what happens after it is turned in. Box cutters and razor knives can´t go through but small razor knives can.

HAJI states knives under four inches were allowed under normal procedures and that on September 11, 2001, she recalls seeing small pocket knives and/or “box cutter” type instruments. HAJI did not pay much attention to these objects nor did they cause any special attention by security as these types of objects were allowed under their procedures.

REYES will not allow a box cutter through the checkpoint. She will call a supervisor.

GARCIA stated supervisors will take box cutter blades if they come through the security point. She has never”seen one on the screen.

He [ABREGO] indicated that a passenger with a box cutter is permitted to board the aircraft with the box cutter because it has a blade under 4 inches in length.

Literatur

Griffin, David Ray: 9/11. Ten Years Later. When State Crimes against Democracy Succeed. Northampton: Olive Branch 2011

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