Since the aforementioned terror attacks by the state of Israel, more recent airplane terror attacks such as 9/11 were also committed in part by the Israeli Mossad. The recent news regarding airplanes and terrorism is disturbing and indicates that a 9/11 type of incident will likely occur in the near future. Terror drills, government reports, terror plots and patsies, and a shocking airplane disaster in Reno, Nevada, all lay the groundwork for a new terror attack involving airplanes being used as weapons.
1. Airplanes & Terrorism: In the last few months, there have been 4 distinct incidents involving airplanes and terrorism that raise suspicion: A) The FBI stated that terrorists could try to use small aircraft in attacks, B) New York police chief Raymond Kelley stated that "...In an extreme situation, you would have some means to take down a plane." Kelley was referring to New York City's alleged ability to shoot down a plane that was hijacked. C) An alleged terror plot involving Rezwan Ferdaus and his RC (radio controlled) aircraft was discovered. Ferdaus was allegedly planning to plant C4 explosives in the RC planes and fly them into the Pentagon, and D) Ali Reza Shahsavari, an Arab man, attempted to gain access to the cockpit of a Southwest flight but was denied. All these incidents point to another false-flag terror attack using aircraft.
2. Plausible Deniability: In order to appear as a victim in the aftermath of a major false-flag terror attack, the Government Accountability Office has stated that, "Errors by air traffic controllers in the vicinity of airports as well as incidents in which there was an unauthorized plane, vehicle, or person on a runway" have increased from 11 million incidents per years to 18 million. The report is a blatant attempt to preemptively pin a piece the blame of an upcoming terror incident onto "dumb" FAA employees rather than the real terrorists who will create the upcoming incident of airline terror.
4: Reno Airshow Disaster Mystery: On September 16, 2011, a classic WWII plane crashed into the VIP section of the Reno, Nevada, airshow. The incident gathered international attention due to the mysterious disappearance of the pilot involved. Photos clearly show that there is no pilot in the cockpit just prior to the crash which killed 11 people and injured 69. There is a real and distinct possibility that the Reno Disaster was a beta test for an upcoming false-flag terror attack which would see planes flying into crowds and that the plane was a remote controlled aircraft used for this purpose. The terrorizing power of the disaster was multiplied 10 fold as video and photos of the crash were captured by several people in the stands and transmitted worldwide within minutes. The same type of scenario would follow a false-flag terror attack at a major sporting event should it be attacked by a plane.
OBAMACSI.COM: In the last few months, there have been 4 distinct incidents involving airplanes and terrorism that raise suspicion: A) The FBI stated that terrorists could try to use small aircraft in attacks, B) New York police chief Raymond Kelley stated that "...In an extreme situation, you would have some means to take down a plane." Kelley was referring to New York City's alleged ability to shoot down a plane that was hijacked. C) An alleged terror plot involving Rezwan Ferdaus and his RC (radio controlled) aircraft was discovered. Ferdaus was allegedly planning to plant C4 explosives in the RC planes and fly them into the Pentagon, and D) Ali Reza Shahsavari, an Arab man, attempted to gain access to the cockpit of a Southwest flight but was denied. All these incidents point to another false-flag terror attack using aircraft.
Title: U.S. Warns On Small Planes, But Says No Plots Known
Date: September 4, 2011
Abstract: U.S. officials say terrorists could try to use small aircraft in attacks, but have no specific information that such a plot is in the works, according to a new notice distributed by federal officials.
"Violent extremists with knowledge of general aviation and access to small planes pose a significant potential threat to the Homeland," according to an intelligence bulletin issued by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.
But according to the alert, U.S. officials "do not have current, credible information or intelligence of an imminent attack being planned against aviation" by al Qaeda or its affiliates.
In the alert, which was obtained by CNN, officials say as recently as early 2011, al Qaeda was considering options for targeting aviation "possibly believing such operations would have a greater impact than other types of attacks." Among the strategies al Qaeda members have discussed are using a private aircraft to carry explosives, finding a Western operative who could easily travel to the United States or Europe to get flight training or renting private planes for attacks, "believing supervision would be lax due to the large number of private aircraft."
The bulletin was issued to state and local law enforcement agencies on Friday, a little over a week before the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. Al Qaeda operatives killed nearly 3,000 people in those attacks by hijacking four commercial airliners and turning them into missiles, and some of the terrorists had received flight training in the United States.
Matthew Chandler, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, said although there is no specific intelligence about a plot, alerts are regularly shared with law enforcement partners on "evolving tactics that could be used by violent extremists to carry out attacks against the United States." He noted al Qaeda and others have targeted aviation since the 1990s and persist in seeking aviation training.
Chandler said the bulletin is intended to "highlight the need for continued awareness and vigilance" (CNN, 2011).
Title: NYPD Anti-Terrorism Squad Equipped To Take Down Planes If Necessary
Date: September 25, 2011
Source: NY Daily News
Abstract: Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the NYPD now has the capability to take down a plane if necessary.
In a "60 Minutes" interview that airs on CBS Sunday night, Kelly said the department's counterterrorism unit is prepared to thwart an oncoming plane if it's deemed a threat."Well, it's something that's on our radar screen," Kelly told Scott Pelley of the news show. "I mean in an extreme situation, you would have some means to take down a plane."
He did not elaborate on what methods the NYPD would use but a police source said, "NYPD Aviation has weapons that caould be deployed with that capability."
Kelly discussed the precautions made before the General Assembly meeting at the United Nations this week, just days after a threat was made to attack the city on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Snipers on rooftops, divers in the East River and helicopters equipped with radiation detection equipment were just some of the measures taken by the NYPD to safely escort President Obama inside the U.N. building.
Kelly also boasted the technology used in the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative - a web of about 2,000 downtown cameras that can detect a suspicious package and sound an alarm and even search for a particular suspect, like one wearing a red shirt.
The commissioner said the growing technology is a necessary tool to fight terrorism in the city, where several plots have been squashed.
"We're the number one target in this country," Kelly said. "We're the communications capital. We're the financial capital. We're a city that's been attacked twice successfully. We've had 13 terrorist plots against the city since Sept. 11. No other city has had that."
He added that the NYPD has also been a deterrent to would-be terrorists."That's our message: stay away," he said (NY Daily News, 2011).
Title: Rezwan Ferdaus Arrested, Accused Of Plotting Attack On Pentagon, Capitol Using Exploding RC Planes
Date: September 29, 2011
Source: NY Daily News
Abstract: A Massachusetts man with a degree in physics was busted Wednesday for plotting to blow up the Pentagon and the US Capitol with homemade drones, officials said.
Rezwan Ferdaus, 26, planned to fill two remote-controlled model airplanes with C-4 explosives and hand grenades and direct them into the iconic Washington buildings, said US Attorney Carmen Ortiz.
The feds said he purchased the model airplanes, one a replica of a Navy F-4 Phantom jet with a Playboy logo on its tail, using the name of former Yankee great Dave Winfield.
Ferdaus was arrested Wednesday morning after he obtained 25-pounds of C-4 explosives, three grenades and six automatic AK-47 assault rifles from FBI agents posing as Al Qaeda operatives.
"The conduct alleged today shows that Mr. Ferdaus had long planned to commit violent acts against our country," Ortiz said. "Thanks to the diligence of the FBI and our many other law enforcement partners, that plan was thwarted."
Ferdaus had been under surveillance by the FBI since March.
The Northeastern University physics grad, an American citizen, had vowed to commit violent "jihad" against the United States as far back as early 2010, according to a federal complaint.
In one of several secretly recorded phone conversations, he claimed he targeted the Pentagon and US Capitol because he wanted to "severely disrupt ... the head and heart of the snake," according to the complaint.
Ferdaus of Ashland, Mass, went as far as obtaining cell phones modified to act as bomb detonating devices, the complaint charges. He provided the phones to the undercover FBI agents along with videotaped instructions on how to use them.
When told the phones were used to set off explosives in Iraq that killed three US soldiers and injured up to five others, Ferdaus said, "That was exactly what I wanted," according to the complaint.
"I want the public to understand that Mr. Ferdaus' conduct, as alleged in the complaint, is not reflective of a particular culture, community or religion," Ortiz said.
"In addition to protecting our citizens from the threats and violence alleged today, we also have an obligation to protect members of every community, race, and religion against violence and other unlawful conduct."
Ortiz said the public was never in danger because Ferdaus was being watched closely.
"Today's arrest was the culmination of an investigation forged through strong relationships among various Massachusetts law enforcement agencies to detect, deter, and prevent terrorism," said Richard DesLauriers, special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston office.
If convicted, Ferdaus faces up to 15 years in prison.
Rep. Peter King (R-L.I.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, praised the arrest of Fedaus, saying he had been briefed on the investigation over the last several months.
"The fact that Ferdaus is a very well-educated physicist should serve as a reminder to us that the threat of Islamic terrorism transcends socioeconomics and does not only emanate from the poor and under-privileged," King said."Ferdaus' arrest also underscores the need to continue efforts to combat domestic radicalization and the evolving threat of 'lone wolf' extremists" (NY Daily News, 2011).
Title: Southwest Flight Lands After Cockpit Break-In Try
Date: October 18, 2011
Source: Fox News
Asbtract: A man was arrested Tuesday after his unruly behavior aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Kansas City compelled the flight crew to make an emergency landing in Texas.
Ali Reza Shahsavari, 29, of Indialantic, Fla., has been charged with interfering with a flight crew, said Patrick Rhodes, Amarillo's aviation director. He was booked into the Randall County Jail in Canyon, where he awaited an appearance before a magistrate.
Flight 3683 landed without incident and the man was taken into custody for questioning by federal officials. None of the 136 passengers and five crew members was injured, and the aircraft resumed its flight after a security sweep, said Brad Hawkins, spokesman for the Dallas-based airline.
Initially, authorities said the man had tried to break into the cockpit but Amarillo Aviation Director Patrick Rhodes later said he was "not trying to break into the cockpit, but was unruly and had confronted the cabin crew."
Passenger Doug Oerding told the Amarillo Globe-News that Shahsavari started screaming obscenities at other passengers during the flight. Attendants attempted to calm Shahsavari and then he went to the bathroom at back of plane and started making a commotion, Oerding said.
"All of us guys were looking at him like are we going to have to do something," Oerding said.
He said a flight attendant got Shahsavari to calm down. The flight landed and police officers came onto the plane and took him into custody, Oerding said.
Father Mohammad Shahsavari confirmed the suspect was his son and that he understood his son was well, but he did not know what led to the incident.
"I don't know what to say," he told The Associated Press from his Indialantic, Fla., home.
The FBI said initial indications were that the incident did not appear to be terrorism related. The passenger's identity was not immediately released.
"The FBI continues to investigate, but initial indications are that there was no terrorist intent. This guy is a U.S. citizen," said FBI Special Agent Mark White in Dallas (Fox News, 2011).2. PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY
OBAMACSI.COM: In order to appear as a victim in the aftermath of a major false-flag terror attack, the Government Accountability Office has stated that, "Errors by air traffic controllers in the vicinity of airports as well as incidents in which there was an unauthorized plane, vehicle, or person on a runway" have increased from 11 million incidents per years to 18 million. The report is a blatant attempt to preemptively pin a piece the blame of an upcoming terror incident onto "dumb" FAA employees rather than the real terrorists who will create the upcoming incident of airline terror.
Date: October 13, 2011
Source: Fox News
Mistakes by controllers working at radar facilities that handle approaches and departures within about 30 miles of an airport that cause planes to fly too close together nearly doubled over three years ending in March, the Government Accountability Office report said.
Separately, runway incursions at airports with control towers increased from 11 incidents per million takeoffs and landings in the 2004 federal budget year to 18 incidents per million takeoffs and landings in the 2010 federal budget year. Most large and medium-sized airports have control towers. Such "runway incursions," as they are called, can involve anything that's not supposed to be on a runway, from a stray baggage cart to a plane that makes a wrong turn while taxiing.
The deadliest accident in aviation history occurred on March 27, 1977 on an airport runway on the Spanish island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands when two Boeing 747s collided, killing 583 people.
The Federal Aviation Administration attributed the increases in controller errors to better error reporting. FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt has also said previously that the agency is using new a plane-tracking system at approach control facilities better able to spot planes too close together. But the report said technologies aimed at improving automated reporting of incidents have not yet been fully implemented
Apart from the automated system, the FAA has also adopted a new error reporting policy that encourages controllers to disclose their mistakes by not punishing them for those errors.
The GAO report acknowledged that changes in reporting policies and procedures at FAA may be partly responsible for the increases.
"However, trends may also indicate an increase in the actual occurrence of incidents," the report said.
The FAA statement doesn't address the increases in runway incursions. The FAA has had a program to reduce runway incursions since at least 2007, and officials have claimed significant success.
The GAO report says that while FAA officials have met their goals for reducing runway incursions overall, the rate of incidents at airports with towers has increased.
"The increase in runway safety incidents raises significant concerns," said House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica, R-Fla. He said his committee would host a meeting with FAA officials and others on the issue (Fox News, 2011).3. AIRPORT TERROR DRILLS
OBAMACSI.COM: As evidenced repeatedly throughout history, terror drills almost always precede real terror attacks. Terror drills involving bombs and hijackings are a regularity at American airports and it is only a matter of time beofore these drills go live just as they did on the morning of September 11, 2001. The most recent airport terror drills have involved Sea-Tac Airport in Seattle, the Phoenix Airport in Arizona, Long Island Airport in New York, and the Denver International Airport in Colorado.
Title: Logan Airport Anti-Terror Drill Reveals Flaws In Response
Date: December 26, 2005
Abstract: An anti-terrorism drill at Logan International Airport revealed flaws in law-enforcement's ability to respond to an attack, according to a newly released report.
On June 4, a team of federal, state and local law-enforcement officials gathered at Logan for a simulated hijacking of a commercial jet.
A report analyzing the outcome of "Operation Atlas" found that the agencies' response was lacking in some areas.
Ambulances were slow to respond to the simulated threat due to tight security restrictions around Logan and confusion over who was in charge, the 39-page report concluded.
Poor communication between state and local police and mismatched computer programs also hampered law-enforcement's response, according to the "After Action Report," which was prepared by consultants hired by the federal Homeland Security Department.
The drill "did a fantastic job of showing where the various security agencies are doing a great job, and where more work needs to be done," said Seth Gitell, a spokesman for Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, whose office helped coordinate Operation Atlas.
Gitell said some of the problems, including the mismatched computer systems, already have been fixed.
Carlo Boccia, Boston's director of homeland security, said the more than 50 agencies that participated in the drill were encouraged to "address their mistakes."
"That's the reason for a drill, and we don't want to disguise any of those mistakes and we didn't," Boccia added.
Although agencies involved in the drill had trouble communicating, Boccia said the region is "way ahead of the curve" in terms of radio intercommunication.
"We're much further ahead than when the drill was conducted," he said. "That's as far as I would go. We've made great progress, but we're still working on it."
Both of the planes that hit the World Trade Center took off from Logan on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
The simulated hijacking, paid for by a federal Homeland Security grant, was reminiscent of the December 2001 plot by Richard Reid to detonate a shoe bomb aboard a trans-Atlantic flight.
Operating on the premise that gun-toting terrorists were trying to hijack a United Airlines plane carrying 169 passengers from Paris to Chicago, two F-15 Eagle fighter jets intercepted the airliner over the Atlantic Ocean and forced it to land at Logan (NewsMax, 2005).
Title: Sea-Tac Plans Full-Scale Plane Crash Drill.
Date: July 28, 2008
Abstract: Sea-Tac plans full-scale plane crash drill. A full-scale emergency drill simulating a plane crash is planned for 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The exercise will test airfield disaster preparedness and response as required by the Federal Aviation Administration every three years, according to a news release from the Port of Seattle. It will be the first full-scale exercise to occur on a Sea-Tac runway in at least 25 years and will not affect any air travel. Both of Sea-Tac’s runways will be open as normal and the exercise will not affect any customer activity within the terminal, the release states.
More than 100 volunteers will participate as ‘victims’ next to a mock-up aircraft fuselage placed in the middle of the third runway along with wrecked cars representing various debris designed to drill extrication procedures. Dozens of the King County area mutual aid police and fire agencies will participate in the exercise with an estimated 50 to 75 pieces of equipment from fire engines to aid cars and up to 175 firefighters. Additional police officers from the area also are expected to participate alongside first responders from the Port of Seattle Fire and Police Departments, Sea-Tac Airport Security, Airport Operations, Public Information, and the Port Environmental team (DHS, 2008).
Title: NORAD Trains For Terrorist Attack Over Northwest Ohio
Date: February 4, 2010
Source: WTOL News
Abstract: The 180th Air National Guard at Toledo Express Airport trained for a terrorist attack Thursday. They were part of a NORAD exercise where two armed F-16's took flight to intercept a passenger jet possibly hijacked by terrorists.Michael Cornell, Director of Owens Community College's Center for Preparedness, says "It's just another example of how well the country is working to prepare for what many feel is an inevitable attack."
Cornell believes a terrorist attack is imminent, citing the failed Christmas Day bomber in Detroit.
However, Cornell believes the U.S. has come a long way, but says there's always room for growth and preparedness training. "I don't think we're where we need to be, but (we're) a lot better off than we were five to ten years ago."
Fire Chief Mike Wolever oversees homeland security for Toledo and says there have been threats to Toledo, but he can't talk about them.
"One of the things that the state and local people are getting better at doing is sharing classified information and that's huge," said Wolever.
However, Ohio authorities are now worried about a cyber-terrorism, which could crush the banking industry and Wall Street.Local officials believe the U.S. remains vulnerable to attack (WTOL News, 2010).
Title: Mock Crash, Real Test
Date: June 6, 2010
Source: Portland Press Herald
Abstract: Shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday, a gravelly transmission emanates from emergency radios describing a reported plane crash south of the Veterans Memorial Bridge. There is no sign of a fire, but there are "74 souls on board," says the dispassionate voice.
With that initial report, city, state and federal agencies launched into action, attempting to go through the motions that they would if a plane had really crashed.
Soon, a portable emergency command post was set up on the northbound lanes of the Veterans Memorial Bridge, shutting them down to traffic.
East of the bridge, water rescue teams began arriving. Soon, nine boats are searching the shore and making trips to and from a barge that represents the intact fuselage of the Continental Express Q-400 that had gone down as it approached the jetport.
Three Coast Guard rigid inflatable boats ferried away fake, inflatable passengers, and a Casco Bay Lines ferry was pressed into service for use as a staging area.
"We don't deal with situations of this size every day so it's good to train," said police Lt. Gary Rogers, who took on the role of public information officer during the drill.
The Federal Aviation Administration requires the Portland International Jetport to hold a full-scale emergency drill once every three years. The drill is designed to test emergency response and identify weaknesses in the plan before a real disaster hits.
This drill was designed by city, state and jetport officials attempting to recreate some of the challenges faced in January 2009 when a US Airways pilot made an emergency landing on the Hudson River.
The drill got going a little late because the Portland fireboat had an emergency medical call on Peaks Island, said police Lt. Janine Roberts, who was observing the drill, not participating in it.
Overlooking the Fore River from the Veterans Bridge, Roberts said challenges had materialized. The boats responding were unable to communicate directly with the emergency operations center, but had to radio their supervisors, who relayed the information over separate channels.
The participants in Saturday's drill took their training exercise seriously. Monitoring the response were representatives of the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.
All aspects of the emergency response are critiqued, but Saturday's drill included a special emphasis on disseminating information to the public.
Getting accurate information to the public -- and responding quickly to inaccurate rumors -- is important.
"We've never tested this function before and it's very important," said Nicole Clegg, spokeswoman for the city of Portland.
Rogers provided the media with a telephone number for Continental Airlines that passengers' family members could call for information.
Within an hour of the drill's start, a family support center was set up at the Ocean Gateway terminal.
Firefighters and several ambulances were on hand at the Maine State Pier to treat and transport the inflated casualties.
At 11:30 a.m., Fire Department Deputy Chief Michael Shutts, incident commander, held a news conference with Coast Guard Commander Phil Thorne and jetport manager Paul Bradbury at the South Portland police station, which was serving as the Joint Information Center.
They confirmed fatalities and that nobody remained in the wreckage. They said they remain in a response mode and have no information on the cause of the crash. An oily sheen had spread over the water.
Print and television reporters who volunteered to participate in the drill peppered them with questions.
Clegg said the drill is paid for by the jetport, though many of the participants are volunteers or were working already scheduled shifts.
The drill was not a surprise for any of the participants, though it also was not scripted beyond the basic scenario and agencies' own plans for responding to certain situations.
Afterward, participants gathered in small groups for what Roberts called the "hot wash," a debriefing right after the event to assess each components' response (Portland Press Herald, 2010).Title: Medford Airport Drill Gives Teams Practice
Date: June 11, 2010
Source: Mail Tribune
Abstract: Emergency crews from across Jackson County rushed to the Medford airport Thursday morning to practice what they would do if a commercial plane skidded off a runway and hit a hangar.
The emergency drill — with an old bus standing in for a Dash-400 passenger plane and Civil Air Patrol and Medical Reserve Corps volunteers posing as passengers and crew, in this case — is required by the Federal Aviation Administration.
As part of the airport's federal certification to serve commercial passenger planes, it must put its emergency plans to the test in a live drill every three years, said Kim Stearns, the airport's public information officer.
The training tests response times and communication while helping officials plan access and staging areas, she said.
"It's valuable training," Stearns said. "We've never had an incident like this, but we've had some close calls."
In Thursday's training scenario, a plane carrying 40 passengers en route from Medford to Portland experiences engine trouble and has to turn back to the Medford airport. Upon landing, it skids into a Civil Air Patrol hangar and catches fire. Nine people — some represented by mannequins and a few played by volunteers — are killed. Others suffer a variety of burns and traumatic injuries, represented by realistic theater-style makeup.
The airport's fire department was first on the scene with its $650,000 Rosenbauer Panther, a six-wheeled vehicle bristling with nozzles that can be controlled by one firefighter. Next to arrive was a heavy rescue truck from Medford's Table Rock fire station with Capt. Wayne Painter at the helm.
"It's a good experience," he said. "We can see how labor intensive it is. It takes a lot of manpower and the chaos makes it real. There's so many things to do in such a short time."
Nancy Miles, a nurse who serves in the county's Medical Reserve Corps and volunteered to play a passenger in Thursday's exercise, expected first responders to move even faster.
Her character was one of the first sent to hospitals, so, smeared with fake blood and wearing a tag that indicated her level of injury, she paused to talk with media once her role was finished.
"I was making judgments based on my background," Miles said. "I was disappointed. I thought triage would be faster."
She praised emergency medical crews who kept her from wandering in a panicked search for her imaginary husband, but said they should have worked faster to keep the first passengers off the plane from going into shock while they carried out critically injured patients.
Hospitals in the Rogue Valley and the Oregon Burn Center at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland also participated in the drill, moving files representing patients through treatment steps.
Stearns said the agencies that participated in the drill will re-evaluate their work in the coming weeks, looking for ways to improve preparedness (Mail Tribune, 2010).
Date: September 12, 2010
Source: Green Airport
“This exercise is important in testing our preparedness and responsiveness in the event of an incident or accident. We are always working to improve communication and cooperation between RIAC, first responders, and City and State agencies,” said RIAC president and CEO Kevin Dillon. “The safety and security of our passengers is our top priority. We recognize the importance of this exercise and appreciate the cooperation of all agencies.”
Upwards of 300 people and more than 25 agencies will be involved in the exercise. The event will be conducted as if it were an actual accident, with federal, state and local agencies responding accordingly. Additionally, area hospitals will participate as in the case of an actual emergency. The exercise, expected to last several hours, will be held primarily on the north side of the airfield at the intersection of two Taxiways with emergency vehicle staging areas adjacent to the airport.
The drill involves the active collaboration of more than 25 agencies, including: the FAA, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the RI Army National Guard, RI State Police, RIEMA, the RI Department of Health, the Hospital Association of Rhode Island, RIAC Police and Aircraft Rescue and Firefighters, City of Warwick Police and Fire and a host of mutual aid units from area fire departments. Special thanks to FEDEX and the RI Air National Guard for providing the aircraft utilized in the exercise.
This year’s drill will feature and test new technologies such as a patient tracking system which helps to triage patients into the statewide hospital system, allowing for better staff preparedness and timely communication of information to family members. Approximately 50 “victims” will be transported to hospitals throughout the state.
“Neighbors should note that there will be increased activity in and around the airport on September 18th,” said John Thomas, chief of the RIAC Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) unit who is coordinating the event. “Do not be alarmed, many emergency vehicles are part of the drill and will be enacting an emergency response. This exercise is intended to review proper protocol in the event of a disaster and also to reassure travelers and others that the airport is prepared if an unfortunate event were to occur.”
The Mock Disaster Exercise is a coordinated effort of state and local police, fire, rescue and emergency management personnel from across Rhode Island, designed to enhance the capability of Rhode Island crisis managers and first responders. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that all airports perform such an exercise every three years to receive the agency’s safety certification. The exercise is funded by the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (Green Airport, 2010).
Date: September 22, 2010
Abstract: A simulated plane crash and fire at Columbia Regional Airport on Thursday will test the readiness of local, state and federal agencies to respond to such an episode.
The drill begins at 6 p.m. It will simulate the crash of a 50-passenger aircraft and a post-crash fire, using a Mobile Aircraft Fire Simulator purchased by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Missouri Department of Transportation. The MU Fire Rescue Institute operates the simulator.
The drill also will require emergency responders to tend to actors portraying victims with injuries.
The airport will remain open for regular operations during the drill, and patrons who are there at the time will be told about the exercise.
There will be 19 local, state and federal agencies participating in the drill. The Federal Aviation Administration requires such full-scale training every three years (Missourian, 2010).
Title: First-Responders Sharpen Skills At Twin Falls Airport
Date: October 7, 2010
Source: Magic Valley New-Times
Abstract: Red strobe lights pulsated against the overcast sky as emergency responders raced to board the plane and attend to the wounded.
But don’t worry: it was only a drill, and no one was hurt.
Well, except the three mannequins on row three of the“plane.”
Multiple agencies from Twin Falls County descended upon Joslin Field, Magic Valley Regional Airport on Wednesday morning to participate in an federally mandated emergency response drill.
“It’s (a Federal Aviation Administration) requirement that we do this drill every three years,” said airport Manager Bill Carberry.
Members of the Twin Falls Police Department, Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office, Twin Falls Fire Department, St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center, multiple EMT companies, the Twin Falls County coroner and numerous other volunteers took part in the drill. In total, nearly 200 individuals participated.
On this day, the simulation involved a small commercial plane carrying approximately 40 people that crashed on the runway, breaking in half near row three — thus killing the mannequin passengers — injuring dozens and starting small fires along the runway. Fire engines arrived at the simulated wreckage to douse fires, and firefighters hit the asphalt to reach the plane, making sure to check some vital details upon entering the craft.
“They will check to shut down all systems, turn off the oxygen —which is a highly combustible gas — and look for placards to denote if there are any hazardous materials on board,” said Jim O’Donnell, a member of the Airport Advisory Board. Also the chaplain for Idaho State Police and the sheriff’s office, he spent months organizing the scenario and its participants.
Since it was pre-determined that there were no hazardous chemicals, responders then evacuated passengers — played by real volunteers from the community — who were well enough to flee on their own. The simulation was detailed down to firefighters using neck braces and backboards on “injured” passengers who were unable to move without assistance.
Meanwhile, officers formed a perimeter around the airport grounds to control who got in and out of the gates, corralling victims’ family members and the media to designated waiting areas in the terminal.
Later, ambulances took the volunteer passengers to the hospital, continuing the simulation beyond the airport’s boundaries as firefighters continued to put out the blazing inferno — not real, of course.
In a real emergency, calls would be made to the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board bureau in Seattle, which would immediately send a team of investigators.
Later in the afternoon, the agencies gathered to debrief on the drill and hear reassuring recommendations from FAA evaluators, who were on site.
There were a few snags when it came to communication — different agencies utilize different frequencies. But otherwise, everyone did just what they needed to do (Magic Valley New-Times, 2010).
Date: May 18, 2011
Abstract: With their guns drawn, police surrounded a man who reportedly was trying to get through security at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a bomb in a carry-on bag.
It was a drill, but the trouble was no one had told the cops, who thought it was real.
"I think a lot of people were alarmed," Patrick Hogan, spokesman for the Metropolitan Airport Commission, said of last week's incident. "There is always a danger that someone could have gotten hurt. It was unfortunate."
The routine drill conducted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began about 2:40 p.m. last Thursday, when a man with a fake bomb in his bag attempted to get through the security at checkpoint 2, which is near the United, American and U.S. Airways airlines ticketing counters, Hogan said. The screener identified what looked to be an explosive device and immediately notified authorities.
The police quickly evacuated the ticketing area and mall area, and with their guns drawn, confronted the man, Hogan said.
Within seconds, TSA officials notified police that the bomb was fake and the incident was merely a drill to test the response of screeners and the communication system. For security reasons, Hogan declined to say how many officers responded to the incident.
TSA spokeswoman Carrie Harmon said the agency routinely conducts thousands of covert tests each year at airports across the country. Last week's test at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport ended up being a little too real because of "miscommunication" between the TSA and police, she said.
Date: July 15, 2011
Source: Seattle Times
Abstract: The Port of Seattle plans an elaborate emergency drill for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday but officials stress it is only a drill and will not affect any regular air travel.
The exercise will simulate two separate fictional scenarios - including a flight that is seized by a hostage taker and a mass injury situation. Dozens of King County-area police and fire agencies are expected to participate.
KOMO says the westernmost runway will be closed during the exercise. The other two runways will be open as normal.
The drill is set to begin at 6 a.m. and last through at least noon (Seattle Times, 2011).Title: DHS: We Lost Our Own Explosives During Live Drill In Phoenix
Date: September 5, 2011
Source: Intel Hub
Abstract: The Department Of Homeland Security and local law enforcement have misplaced their own bomb used in a live drill at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix.
For the past few days the Department of Homeland Security and other officials have been hunting for live explosives that have “gone missing” from a drill conducted late last week.
The fact that the agency that is supposed to protect Americans from terror is now possibly aiding terrorists by losing track of deadly explosive compounds that could be used or blamed in future events to further control the populace, shows just how corrupt and inept most government officials have become (Intel Hub, 2011).Title: 'Emergency' Planned For Denver On Friday
Date: September 21, 2011
Source: Denver Business Journal
Abstract: Expect some loud noises, smoke and a lot of emergency vehicles Friday in and around Denver.
Operation Mountain Guardian, a terrorism-based, full-scale emergency exercise, happens Friday at four primary locations — including Union Station — and six secondary locations.
Operations begin at 5 a.m. and are scheduled to wrap up by 4:30 p.m.
Organizers are warning the exercise will include simulated weapons as well as planned responses from 101 military, police, fire and hospital organizations.
Other locations included in the event are: Park Meadows Mall; Smedley Elementary School; the Lowry campus of the Community College of Aurora; Denver International Airport; Sky Ridge Medical Center; Denver Health Medical Center; University of Colorado Hospital; Catholic Charities in northwest Denver and Sports Authority Field at Mile High.Money for most of the operation comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Colorado Governor’s Office of Homeland Security (Denver Business Journal, 2011).
Date: September 25, 2011
Abstract: Ambulances, fire trucks and police vehicles gathered at the edge of the airfield where smoke billowed from the woods. Wounded passengers lay on tarps, waiting to be transported to hospitals. But no plane crashed at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip Town Sunday. It was just a drill. Required every three years by the Federal Aviation Administration, the emergency response drill...(Newday, 2011).
4. THE RENO AIRSHOW DISASTER MYSTERY
CSI.COM: On September 16, 2011, a classic WWII plane crashed into the VIP section of the Reno, Nevada, airshow. The incident gathered international attention due to the mysterious disappearance of the pilot involved. Photos clearly show that there is no pilot in the cockpit just prior to the crash which killed 11 people and injured 69.
There is a real and distinct possibility that the Reno Disaster was a beta test for an upcoming false-flag terror attack which would see planes flying into crowds and that the plane was a remote controlled aircraft used for this purpose. The terrorizing power of the disaster was multiplied 10 fold as video and photos of the crash were captured by several people in the stands and transmitted worldwide within minutes. The same type of scenario would follow a false-flag terror attack at a major sporting event should it be attacked by a plane.
Title: Federal Investigators Looking Into What Caused Deadly Crash At Air Show
Date: September 17, 2011
Source: Fox News
Abstract: Federal investigators on Saturday began looking into what caused a 74-year-old pilot to lose control of his World War II-era plane and crash next to a VIP section at a Reno air race in an accident that killed at least five people and sent dozens to the hospital, Fox News reports.
National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Terry Williams told The Associated Press Saturday that a team has arrived from Washington to join regional officials. He said it's too early to say what caused the crash.
As thousands watched in horror, the plane competing in a Nevada event described as a car race in the sky suddenly pitched upward, rolled and did a nose-dive toward the crowded grandstand.
The P-51 Mustang, flown by a veteran Hollywood stunt pilot, then slammed into the tarmac in front of VIP box seats and blew to pieces in front the pilot's family and a tight-knit group of friends who attend the annual event in Reno.
"It came down directly at us. As I looked down, I saw the spinner, the wings, the canopy just coming right at us. It hit directly in front of us, probably 50 to 75 feet," Ryan Harris, of Round Mountain, Nev., told the AP.
The pilot and two spectators were killed and more than 50 were injured amid a horrific scene strewn with smoking debris.
Authorities said it appears a mechanical failure with the P-51 Mustang -- a class of fighter plane that can fly in excess of 500 mph -- was to blame. Some credit the pilot, Jimmy Leeward, with preventing the crash from being far more deadly.
"If he wouldn't have pulled up, he would have taken out the entire bleacher section," said Tim Linville, 48, of Reno, who watched the race with his two daughters.
Left in its wake were bloodied bodies spread across the area as people tended to the victims and ambulances rushed to the scene. Video of the aftermath shows a man with his leg severed at the knee.Video and photos of the crash were captured by several people in the stands, and the horrific images of the wreckage were transmitted around the world within minutes (Fox News, 2011).
Title: Photo Suggests Pilot In Deadly Reno Air Crash Had Broken Seat, Aviation Mechanic Says
Date: September 20, 2011
Source: Fox News
Abstract: A newly released photograph of the deadly Nevada air racing disaster suggests the pilot in the crash may have become dislodged in the cockpit as a result of a broken seat, an aviation mechanic tells Fox News.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what caused a WWII-era P-51 Mustang fighter plane -- named the Galloping Ghost -- to crash in Reno during Friday’s race, killing 10 people and injuring 70 others as it disintegrated into a cloud of dust and debris.
NTSB officials are now examining photos taken before and after the crash, including a photo in which the pilot is not visible from inside the cockpit.
Aviation mechanic J.R. Walker told Fox News that the pilot, Jimmy Leeward, would have been seen in the photo even if he had passed out and was slumped in his seat.
Walker, who has worked on similar planes, suggested in an interview that Leeward’s seat may have slipped back, causing him to lose control of the plane.
A key focus of the investigation is also the tail of the high-performance aircraft, which some photos seem to show lost a part before the crash.
The plane crashed at the edge of the crowd, narrowly missing the grandstand where thousands more people were watching. Spectators were sprayed with aviation fuel, but the plane did not explode, and its fuel did not catch fire (Fox News, 2011).