Shoot down our own plane or let terrorists take it down?



  • Reply 21 of 23
    bungebunge Posts: 7,329member
    Force it down with another plane (or planes.) If they still refuse to land, then take it out of the air with the plane attempting to force it down.
  • Reply 22 of 23
    lemonlemon Posts: 29member
    If we have the time to scramble fighters to get to the airliner maybe we should work on how to evacuate large buildings in the planes path. Something like the FAA can sound a evacuation alarm in all large buildings in New York.
  • Reply 23 of 23
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    The 9/11 Commission had some interesting info too about some of these gray areas and alternate plans. For example, if the planes headed for the trade towers missed, they were to crash into the streets of Manhattan instead. How do you prepare or respond to that possibility? At some point, you have no real recourse because the planes could go down anywhere and still create havoc and kills scores of people no matter what you do. I wonder if scrambled fighters could force the alteration of the plane(s) trajectory and away from populated areas, which might mean going hundreds of miles out of the way or forcing the planes into the ocean?!
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