In a front page article on September 12,
2001 -- On Flight 77: 'Our Plane Is
Being Hijacked' -- Marc Fisher and Don Phillips of the Washington Post
reported that Barbara K. Olson called her husband twice in the final minutes
before the crash of Flight 77. The FBI contradicts this account.
According to the Washington Post, Olson's last words to her husband were,
"What do I tell the pilot to do?"
"She called from the plane while it was being hijacked," said Theodore Olson -- 42nd
Solicitor General of the United States. "I wish it wasn't so, but it is."
"The two conversations each lasted about a minute, said Tim O'Brien, a CNN
reporter and friend of the Olsons."
However, FBI exhibit (P200054 above) from the trial of Zacarias
Moussaoui contradicts the Solicitor General's account. It shows
that Barbara Olson made only one phone call -- it did not connect, and it
lasted for 0 seconds.
We contacted Mr. Olson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for comment. None was received.
Mr. Olson's account is repeated in The 9/11
[Under the weight of evidence that the cellphone (not airfone) calls were
essentially impossible as described by the Bush White House and the major
media on the day in question, we have no alternative but to give serious
consideration to the operational possibilities, as outlined here.--A. K.
Dewdney, "The Cellphone
and Airfone Calls from Flight UA93," physics911.net, September 13, 2005]
[In 2004, Ian Henshall and Rowland Morgan, having asked American Airlines
whether their "757s [are] fitted with phones that passengers can use,"
received this reply from an AA spokesperson: "American Airlines 757s do
not have onboard phones for passenger use." To check on the possibility
that Barbara Olson might have borrowed a phone intended for crew use, they
then asked, "[A]re there any onboard phones at all on AA 757s, i.e., that
could be used either by passengers or cabin crew?" The response was: "AA
757s do not have any onboard phones, either for passenger or crew use. Crew
have other means of communication available."--David Ray Griffin and Rob
Barbara Olson Have Made Those Calls? An Analysis of New Evidence about
Onboard Phones," pilotsfor911truth.org, June 26, 2007]
Enver Masud's email to
Andy Alexander, Ombudsman, The Washington Post, December 6, 2009
[The FBI report for the Moussaoui trial affirmed only two
cell phone calls from the airliners, both of which were from United Flight 93 after it
had descended to 5,000 feet.--David Ray Griffin, "Phone Calls from the 9/11
Airliners," Global Research, January 12, 2010]