Friendship can be a powerful bond, one that transcends time and distance. It’s especially true for airline pilots and flight attendants who share a unique perspective on the world, grounded in their collective experiences in the sky. Recently, a group of long-time friends who work in the aviation industry shared a video with me, one that challenges the widely accepted narrative of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In this blog post, we’ll explore the “plane swap” theory and its controversial claims, examining the evidence and perspectives of these friends.
The “Plane Swap” Theory
The “plane swap” theory suggests that the planes that hit the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, were not the same commercial airliners that took off that fateful morning. Instead, proponents of this theory argue that some type of drone or military aircraft was used to replace the original planes. While this theory is far from mainstream and widely discredited by experts, it has gained traction among some individuals, including those in the aviation industry.
The Evidence Presented
Those who support the “plane swap” theory point to various pieces of evidence to make their case:
Speed and Maneuverability: Some argue that the way the planes hit the towers was inconsistent with the known capabilities of commercial airliners. They claim that the aircraft displayed a level of speed and maneuverability that would have been beyond the capabilities of the Boeing 767s involved.
Lack of Debris: Another point of contention is the limited debris found at the crash sites. Critics of the official account suggest that there should have been more wreckage left behind, including intact engines, landing gear, and larger portions of the aircraft.
Witness Testimonies: Some witnesses near the World Trade Center reported seeing a plane that did not resemble a commercial airliner. They claim the aircraft looked smaller and more military in nature.
Pentagon Attack: Additionally, some proponents of the theory extend their claims to the Pentagon attack, arguing that a drone or missile, rather than American Airlines Flight 77, struck the building.