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|Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:21 am Post subject: Allegations of cover-up
|Conspiracy theorists say they detect a pattern of behavior on the part of officials investigating the September 11 attack meant to suppress the emergence of evidence that might contradict the "official account".
News stories they associate with that pattern include:
"Bush asks Daschle to limit Sept. 11 probes"
"Bush Opposes 9/11 Query Panel"
"Whistleblower Complains of FBI Obstruction"
"9-11 Commission Funding Woes"
"Bush: Documents sought by 9/11 commission 'very sensitive'"
"9/11 commission finishes Bush, Cheney session
Cockpit flight and voice recorders
The Chicago Tribune reported that experts believed the recorders would not be found simply because of the massive scope of the damage and debris. NTSB and FBI have both publicly stated the recorders were never recovered. The 9/11 Commission and federal authorities say that none of the cockpit voice recorders (CVR) or the flight data recorders (FDR) from the two planes that crashed into the Twin Towers were ever found.
Two men who worked extensively in the wreckage of the World Trade Center say they helped federal agents find three of the four "black boxes" from the jetliners; this is cited to support the claim there was a government cover-up at Ground Zero.
"At one point I was assigned to take Federal Agents around the site to search for the black boxes from the planes. We were getting ready to go out. My ATV was parked at the top of the stairs at the Brooks Brothers entrance area. We loaded up about a million dollars worth of equipment and strapped it into the ATV& There were a total of four black boxes. We found three" (Ground Zero, p. 108).
"It's extremely rare that we don't get the recorders back. I can't recall another domestic case in which we did not recover the recorders," said Ted Lopatkiewicz, spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board.