Families of passengers who rebelled against hijackers aboard United Airlines Flight 93 said Friday the FBI theory that the terrorists deliberately crashed the plane into a Pennsylvania field was based on “limited and questionable interpretations” of the cockpit recording. The theory — described by FBI Director Robert Mueller and disclosed deep within a congressional report on the Sept. 11 attacks — suggests insurgent passengers may not have successfully fought their way into the cockpit and grappled to seize the plane’s controls, as has been popularly perceived. “Without a doubt, the passengers breached the cockpit,” said Randall Greene of New York, whose brother Donald, a pilot of smaller aircraft, was onboard. “I’m surprised by the theory attributed to the FBI director that the passengers did not take control of the aircraft.” In a joint statement by Families of Flight 93, relatives said they believe the passenger revolt primarily was responsible for the crash. U.S. officials have said they believe the hijackers intended to fly the Boeing 757 into the White House. Full Story
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