Hijacked planes on September 11

December 28, 2009

U.S. says al Qaeda-linked man tries to blow up plane

gbu detroit delta 220It also is the latest in a string of terrorism-related plots in the United States over the past few months. Al Qaeda militants carried out the September11, 2001, attacks in the United States in which three passenger planes were hijacked.

I believe that FOUR planes were hijacked on September 11, 2001, not three. Please fact check.

Liz U.

Can you please explain to me how only 3 planes were hijacked on September 11, 2001? I am sure the families of the passengers and crew on Flight 93 that crashed in PA would like to know how that plane was NOT hijacked.  Nice to try and rewrite history but he will have to wait a few more decades until all of the public who witnessed it die.

H.R.

Nobody is trying to “rewrite history.”  That was a bad mistake made by us in a rapidly developing story. We fixed it, but not before a number of readers noticed: GBU Editor

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the suspect in the Detroit bound Delta Airlines plane on Christmas day, is shown in this undated photograph released to Reuters on December 26, 2009.
Credit: REUTERS/saharareporters.com/Handout

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Well, your certainly not accurately reporting current events either. The French car fires were committed by Islamofacist youth, not simply “youth”. You Europeans sure are hell bent on your own destruction. Recognize your enemies. Point them out and deal with them or perish. We here in America have same Obama problem.

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Wow people are crazy. I bet they feel really cool correcting the news on something that was an obvious mistake.

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