The Cellphone and Airfone Calls from Flight UA93

Calls from Flight 93:
Tom Burnett (4 Calls)
Mark Bingham
Todd Beamer
Phil Bradshaw
Marion Britton
Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas
Elizabeth Wainio
CeeCee Lyles

I was reading through the calls and some things are very odd! They served breakfast to the passengers and hijackers first.
No call mentions that both TOWERS had collapsed? Flight 93 crashed at 10:38am appr. Both Towers had already collapsed at that point. No mention.
CeeCee Lyles – Flight 93

ceecee lyles —————-
Edward Felt – Flight 93

edward felt —————
Honor Elizabeth Waino – Flight 93

honor wainio ————–
Jeremy Glick – Flight 93

jeremy glick ————–
Joseph DeLuca – Flight 93

jospeh deluca ————-
Lauren Grandcolas – Flight 93

lauren grandcolas ————-
Linda Gronlund – Flight 93

linda gronlund ————
Marion Briton – Flight 93

marion britton ————
Mark Bingham – Flight 93

mark bingham ————-
Sandra Bradshaw – Flight 93

sandra bradshaw ————
Thomas Burnett – Flight 93

thomas burnett ———–
Todd Beamer – Flight 93

todd beamer ———-
Weleska Martinez – Flight 93

waleska martinez ———-


CeeCee Lyles – Flight Attendant Flight 93

Profile: CeeCee Lyles

At 9:58, flight attendant CeeCee Lyles phones her husband. He later says, “She was surprisingly calm,” considering the screaming he heard in the background. Her relatives attribute her calmness to her police training (she was a former police officer)

9/11. United Airlines Flight 93. Phone call made by CeeCee Lyles
F93 Attendent CeeCee Lyles Leaves a Message For Her Husband
Chilling Phone Call Exposed – CeeCee Lyles
CeeCee Lyles drivers license survived the flight 93 crash:


Flight Attendant Called Husband from Flight 93
‘No greater love’

“Flight attendant CeeCee Lyles had already left a message for her husband, Lorne. A police officer, he’d worked the night shift and was asleep when she called:
CeeCee Lyles message: “Hi baby. Baby – you have to listen to me carefully. I’m on a plane that’s been hijacked. I’m on a plane, I’m calling from the plane. I want to tell you that I love you. I love you. Please tell my children that I love them very much – and I’m so sorry babe. I don’t know what to say – there’s three guys. They’ve hijacked the plane. I’m trying to be calm. We’ve turned around and I’ve heard that there’s planes that have flown into the World Trade Center. I hope to be able to see your face again, baby. I love you, bye.”

When the telephone rings again, this time it wakes him up, and she tells him what’s happening.
Lorne Lyles: I thought, me just waking up, I thought she was joking, you know? I said, “Babe, stop joking.” She said, “No, babe, I’m not joking. I wouldn’t call you and play like that.” – MSNBC (09/11/06)
“I could hear the fear in her voice”
“I did all this lying down”
Notice he also says “how could she call me from on the plane from her cell phone? Because cell phones don’t work on planes”

Doesn’t Lorne deserve to know the truth about how his wife died? Lorne is not allowed to ask questions about his wifes death because he accepted the 9/11 victims compensation fund for his silence.

How did she call him from her cell phone on a plane? He even admits it was odd. He was a police officer and she was a flight attendant. He knew cell phones didn’t work on planes prior to 2001.

Ceecee and Lorne had 2 kids a piece (4 in total) and Lorne just got home from his night shift at 7am and Ceecee was at Newark airport. Who was taking care of the 4 kids? Did they go to school that day (Tuesday)?


Court recording of CeeCee Lyles on Flight 93 HEAR THE WHISPERS IN THE BACKGROUND

Snippet of the whisper

“You did great.” or “It’s a frame.” or “It’s a fake.”

Was CeeCee Lyles warning her husband that the call was fake or was she being comforted by another passenger on the flight? It’s speculation but either way the phone call is still bizarre.

Next phone call I want to look at is that of Mark Bingham.


Mark Bingham – Flight 93

Mark Bingham was a six-foot-five-inch former University of California rugby player. It’s safe to say that if he wanted, he probably could have taken out the 4 midget hijackers with box cutters by himself. We were told that Mark used his full legal name when talking to his mother. Strange way to talk to your mom.

It’s also noted that Mark arrived late for his flight and just made it on after sleeping in. His name did not even show on the original Flight 93 manifest. He allegedly made the call to his mother Alice Hoglund from a seat back phone.
Profile: Mark Bingham


Mark Bingham’s Phone Call from Flight 93

“Hi mom, this is Mark Bingham”
Passenger Mark Bingham speaks on the phone with his mother and aunt, reportedly from around 9:42. His aunt finds him sounding “calm, matter-of-fact.” His mother later recalls, “His voice was calm. He seemed very much composed, even though I know he must have been under terrible duress.” She also says the background discussion between passengers, about taking back the plane, sounds like a “calm boardroom meeting.”


9/11 Truth – Alice Hoagland In Wonderland Displaying “Duping Delight”
9/11 Mark Bingham’s Mother Alice Hoglan Calls In To ABC With A Badly Acted Flight 93 Script
“Alice Hoagland, lead plaintiff in the new Bingham case, is the mother of 9/11 hero Mark Bingham, one of the passengers on United Flight 93 who stormed the cockpit to try to re-take control of the aircraft from the terrorist hijackers. In the ensuing struggle for the cockpit, the hijackers were forced to crash the plane in Shanksville, Pennsylvania before it could reach its intended target, which is believed to be the White House or the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Their heroic actions saved the lives of countless people. ”


I think it’s interesting to note that Mark’s mom, Alice Hoglund was somehow able to reopen litigation against IRAN for 9/11 and the judge ruled in her favor. Now she is going after Saudi. Mind you, Alice took the $1.8 Million 9/11 VCF for her silence but that didn’t stop her.
Calls tell of heroics on board Flight 93

“Kathy Hoglan of Los Gatos, California says her nephew, Mark Bingham, 31, did not specifically mention a plan to tackle the hijackers in his cell phone call to her at 9:44 a.m. Eastern time.
Bingham managed only to tell his aunt and mother, Alice Hoglan, that the plane had been hijacked and that he loved them before the phone “went dead,” Kathy Hoglan said. But the six-foot-five-inch former University of California rugby player undoubtedly would have joined any such effort, she said.
“He was calm but scared, as if he knew something was going to happen,” Hoglan said. “There’s no doubt he wouldn’t have let them get away with it.

The fourth member of the passenger revolt — and there may have been others — was Mark Bingham — a 6-foot-5 rugby player. He was sitting in the first-class section of the plane with Tom Burnett and, it turns out, two of the hijackers. Bingham called his mother to say goodbye. “He said, ‘I want you to know I love you very much, and I’m calling you from the plane. We’ve been taken over. There are three men who say they’ve got a bomb,’ ” said Alice Hoglan.” – Pittsburg Post-Gazette (09/13/01)
Gay Co-Pilot Killed in Pentagon Attack; Gay Man Possible Hero in Pa. Crash

“Also among the terrorists’ victims this week was gay public relations executive and rugby enthusiast Mark Bingham of San Francisco, who contacted his mother by cell phone minutes before the United Airlines jet he was taking from Newark, N.J., to San Francisco crashed in the countryside in western Pennsylvania. The story of Bingham’s possible heroics became the subject of national television and newspaper reports this week when his mother, Alice Hoglan, a United Airlines flight attendant, told of how Bingham called her on his cell phone to say his plane had been hijacked.” – PRNewswire/Washington Blade (09/13/01)
The Final Moments of United Flight 93

“Mark Bingham uses an Airfone to call his mother, Alice Hoglan, who is still asleep at her brother’s home in Saratoga, Calif., having been up late the night before caring for triplets. “Mom, this is Mark Bingham,” he tells her, so rattled he uses his last name. Bingham describes the situation for his mother, a United Airlines flight attendant. The call lasts about three minutes. Twice during the call, says Alice, “Mark was distracted. There was a five-second pause. I heard people speaking. There was murmuring, nothing loud.” She theorizes that Mark was talking to the other men, and planning to fight back.” – MSNBC (09/22/01)
Flight 93: Forty lives, one destiny

“Alice Hoglan was visiting her sister-in-law, Kathy Hoglan, in Saratoga, Calif., when the phone rang. It was 9:42 Eastern time. Kathy’s nephew, Mark Bingham was on the line.
“Alice, talk to Mark,” Kathy said, handing her the phone. “He’s been hijacked.”
“Mom? This is Mark Bingham,” the voice said. It sounded strange for her son to introduce himself by his full name. She knew he was flustered.
“I want to let you know that I love you. I’m on a flight from Newark to San Francisco and there are three guys who have taken over the plane and they say they have a bomb,” he said.
“Who are these guys?” Alice Hoglan asked.
There was a pause. Hoglan heard murmurs of conversation in English. Mark’s voice came back.
“You believe me, don’t you?” he asked.
“Yes, Mark. I believe you. But who are these guys?”
There was a pause. Alice heard background noise. The line went dead.” – Pittsburg Post-Gazette (10/28/01)


Mark Bingham’s name was never on the original flight 93 manifest but it was eventually added years later.
Washinton Post, 16th Sep 2001: “His name was not on the American Airlines manifest for the flight because he may not have had a ticket”


Edward Felt – Flight 93 (Cell Phone)

Cell Phone Caller: ‘We Are Being Hijacked!’

“A passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 called on his cell phone from a locked bathroom with a chilling message: “We are being hijacked, we are being hijacked!” Minutes later the jetliner crashed with 45 people aboard, the last of four closely timed terror attacks across the country.

Minutes before the 10 a.m. crash, an emergency dispatcher in Pennsylvania received a cell phone call from a man who said he was a passenger locked in a bathroom aboard United Flight 93. The man repeatedly said the call was not a hoax, said dispatch supervisor Glenn Cramer in neighboring Westmoreland County.
“We are being hijacked, we are being hijacked!” Cramer quoted the man as saying, from a transcript of the call.
The man told dispatchers the plane “was going down. He heard some sort of explosion and saw white smoke coming from the plane and we lost contact with him,” Cramer said.” – SFGate/AP (09/11/01)
Felt reaches 911 just before crash

“Investigators believe Edward Felt may have been in a group of passengers who were herded into the rear of the plane near the bathrooms. From there, at 9:58 a.m., he called 911 on his cell phone and reached an operator in Westmoreland County.

“We’re being hijacked. We’re being hijacked,” he told John Shaw, 29, of Youngwood, as the plane passed over Mt. Pleasant Township.

Shaw spoke to Edward Felt for one minute and 10 seconds, learning that he’d locked himself in the bathroom to make the call. He told Shaw the flight number and explained that the plane was hijacked in mid-flight on its way to San Francisco.
“He was crying…frightened, scared and anxious,” said Shaw, who remained on the line until the signal was lost.
For months, Edward Felt wasn’t as well-known as some passengers who have been labeled heroes for striking out against the four hijackers. Westmoreland County officials refused to reveal the caller’s identity. Shaw was not named until December as the operator who took his call.

Edward Felt was identified in May after his family listened to the cockpit and 911 tapes during a meeting of the families and the FBI in Princeton, N.J. Gordon Felt said he recognized his brother’s methodical way of handling things and disagrees with Shaw’s characterization.” – Pittsburg Live (09/08/02)

Profile: Edward Felt
Edward Felt also usually flies Continental Airlines, but books himself onto Flight 93 at the last minute after his company gives him short notice of a meeting he needs to attend in San Francisco.


Jeremy Glick – Flight 93 (Cell Phone)

Calls tell of heroics on board Flight 93

“As United Airlines Flight 93 entered its last desperate moments in the sky, passenger Jeremy Glick used a cell phone to tell his wife, Lyzbeth, of his impending death — and pledged to go down fighting.

Glick, 31, told his wife that the Boeing 757’s cockpit had been taken over by three Middle Eastern-looking men wielding knives and a red box they claimed was a bomb. The terrorists, wearing red headbands, had ordered the pilots, flight attendants and passengers to the rear of the plane.

Lyzbeth Glick, in turn, informed her husband that another hijacked jet had already crashed into the World Trade Center, according to Glick’s brother-in-law, Douglas Hurwitt, who had spoken in detail with Glick’s wife about the 30-minute call. Authorities believe the hijackers of Flight 93 were aiming for a target in Washington.

Glick said he and others aboard the plane had decided to rush the cockpit and try to subdue the terrorists — a display of resistance that may have staved off a much worse catastrophe.

“They were going to stop whoever it was from doing whatever it was they’d planned,” Hurwitt said. “He knew that stopping them was going to end all of their lives. But that was my brother-in-law. He was a take-charge guy.”

Ten minutes into the 30-minute call with her husband, Lyzbeth Glick asked her father to call the FBI on a separate line, Hurwitt said. FBI agents monitored the last 20 minutes of the call and are studying a tape and transcript.

Glick, a sales manager for a technology firm who celebrated his 31st birthday on Sept. 3, told his wife he hoped she would have a good life and would take care of their 3-month-old baby girl — before the phone call faded out amid what Hurwitt described as “random noises and screams.” – Pittsburg Post-Gazette (09/13/01)
Calls indicate Flight 93 passengers went down fighting

“Passenger Jeremy Glick, 31, a 6-foot-1 judo champ, called his wife to tell her his plane had been hijacked. He said the hijackers had stabbed a flight attendant — and to find out if what he had heard was true — that another plane had crashed into the World Trade Center in New York.

When she said yes, Glick put the phone down. When he came back on the line, he told her the male passengers had taken a vote to attack the hijackers.” – CNN (09/19/01)
The Final Moments of United Flight 93

“There are other phone calls. Jeremy Glick calls his wife, Lyz, in New York to say that three “Iranian looking” men, one with a red box strapped to his waist, have taken control of the plane and to call the authorities. He asks if it’s true, as he’s heard from another passenger, that two other planes have crashed into the World Trade Center.” – MSNBC (09/22/01)
Flight 93: Forty lives, one destiny

“Jeremy Glick picked up a GTE Airfone just before 9:30 a.m. and called his in-laws in the Catskills. His wife, Lyz, and daughter, Emerson, were visiting. The family had been transfixed in front of a television, watching news coverage of airliners smashing into the World Trade Center in New York.
Glick’s mother-in-law, JoAnne Makely, answered.
“Jeremy,” she said, “Thank God. We’re so worried.”
“It’s bad news,” Glick replied. He asked for Lyz.
Lyz recalls no background noise. No commotion. He described the men as Arabic-looking, wearing red headbands, carrying knives. One told passengers he had a bomb. Most passengers had been forced to the rear of the cabin. Glick’s mother-in-law went to another phone and dialed 911. As Jeremy and Lyz spoke, New York state police patched in on the call.
Glick asked his wife: Was it true that planes had been crashed into the World Trade Center?
Yes, she said. Glick thought so. Another passenger had been on the phone home and heard the same thing.
Lyz Glick was still on the phone with Jeremy. She stood in her parents’ living room while the television screen filled with the sight of two burning towers.
“You need to be strong,” she said.
State police, on the other line with Glick’s mother-in-law, relayed a question: Did Glick know where his plane was? Glick didn’t know, but he sensed they had changed direction.
Lyz and Jeremy spoke of their love for each other.
“I need you to be happy,” he told her, “and I will respect any decisions that you make.”
Then he told her the passengers were taking a vote: Should they try to take back the plane?
“Honey, you need to do it,” Lyz told him.
Glick wondered what to use for a weapon. “I have my butter knife from breakfast,” he joked.” – Pittsburg Post-Gazette (10/28/01)
Jeremy Glick was supposed to have been on Flight 93 a day earlier, but missed the Monday flight after getting stuck in traffic on his way to Newark Airport.
Passenger Jeremy Glick calls his wife, Lyz, at 9:37. She later recalls, “He was so calm, the plane sounded so calm, that if I hadn’t seen what was going on on the TV, I wouldn’t have believed it.” She says, “I was surprised by how calm it seemed in the background. I didn’t hear any screaming. I didn’t hear any noises. I didn’t hear any commotion.”
Breakfast was served on Flight 93 before the hijacking.

“Meanwhile, Jeremy Glick, 31, a New Jersey resident who worked for an Internet company, called his wife Lyzbeth. She and their three-month-old daughter, Emerson, were visiting her parents in upstate New York. In their 20-minute conversation, Glick and his wife tried to stay calm, with Jeremy joking that he and fellow passengers might assault the hijackers with butter knives from the in-flight breakfast.”
9/11 Flight 93 Victim Jeremy Glick Family Interview On Dateline

“Breakfast was served, 38 passengers by 5 attendants”. @2:45.

The FBI says Jeremy Glicks phone call lasted 7565 seconds. That is 126 mins.
The call was made at 9:37am and “Flight 93” allegedly crashed at 10:03. That’s only 26 minutes.
However, Jeremy Glicks cell phone stayed on for another 100 minutes. This means it would have survived the crash.


Todd Beamer – Flight 93 (Cell Phone)

Profile: Todd Beamer

Calls indicate Flight 93 passengers went down fighting

“Todd Beamer apparently was one of those male passengers who voted to attack. He used an air-phone to call a GTE supervisor who patched him through to the FBI. Beamer told the FBI that one hijacker positioned in the rear of the plane claimed to have a bomb strapped to his body and that he — Beamer — and others were going to jump him.
He had the GTE supervisor promise to call his wife, Lisa, who was due with their third child in January. After Beamer put the phone down, the supervisor overheard him say, “Let’s roll.” – CNN (09/19/01)
The phone line from Flight 93 was still open when a GTE operator heard Todd Beamer say: ‘Are you guys ready? Let’s roll’

“That’s Todd,” his wife, Lisa, said yesterday of the “Let’s roll!” command, which he made over the plane’s in-flight telephone. A GTE supervisor talked with him for about 13 minutes before the plane crashed.

“My boys even say that. When we’re getting ready to go somewhere, we say, ‘C’mon guys, let’s roll.’ My little one says, ‘C’mon, Mom, let’s roll.’ That’s something they picked up from Todd.”

Beamer, 32, told the GTE supervisor, Lisa D. Jefferson, that he and others on the plane had decided they would not be pawns in the hijackers’ suicidal plot. Jefferson told him about the other hijackings and Beamer made her promise to call his wife and their two boys, David, 3, and Andrew, 1. Beamer’s call connected at 9:45 a.m. He told Jefferson there were three hijackers, armed with knives. He did not know their nationalities or their intentions. One of the men had what appeared to be a bomb tied to his midsection with a red belt.
Beamer said he could account for 37 of the plane’s 38 passengers. The hijackers had forced 27 of them into the first-class compartment near the front. He did not know the whereabouts of the pilot, copilot and the remaining passenger. He said a flight attendant had told him the pilot and copilot had been forced from the cockpit and may have been wounded. Two of the hijackers were in the cockpit with the door locked behind them. The man with the bomb stayed in the back of the plane, near Beamer’s group. With him were others who placed cell-phone calls from the plane, Jeffery Glick, 31, a sales manager for a technology firm, Thomas Burnett Jr., 38, a California businessman, and Mark Bingham, 31, a former college rugby player from California. Beamer mentioned Glick by his first name in the call to Jefferson, Lisa Beamer said. Toward the end of his conversation with Jefferson, Beamer said the plane appeared to have changed directions a few times. Later, it would be determined that it had flown west from Newark to near Cleveland, then turned back to the southeast toward Pittsburgh. “Oh! We’re going down!” he shouted at one point.
He paused, then said in a calmer voice, “No, we’re OK. I think we’re turning around.” Beamer then told Jefferson that he and the others had decided to “jump on” the hijacker wearing the bomb. Jefferson could hear shouts and commotion and then Beamer asked her to pray with him. They recited the 23rd Psalm. He got Jefferson to promise that she would call his family, then dropped the phone, leaving the line open. That’s when Jefferson heard what Lisa Beamer believes were her husband’s last words: “Let’s roll.” Then there was silence. Jefferson hung up at 10 a.m. EST, realizing that the plane had gone down. Officials said it crashed at 9:58 a.m.  – Pittsburg Post-Gazette (09/16/01)
The Final Moments of United Flight 93

“From the back of the plane, Todd Beamer tries to use his credit card on an Airfone installed in one of the seatbacks, but cannot get authorization. His call is automatically routed to the Verizon customer-service center in Oakbrook, Ill. Although operators are used to crank calls from seatback phones, it is clear to the operator that Beamer’s report of a hijacking is genuine. His call is immediately sent to Verizon supervisor Lisa Jefferson who alerts the FBI. When Jefferson gets on the line at 9:45 a.m., she immediately begins interviewing Beamer. “What is your flight number? What is the situation? Where are the crew members?” Beamer tells Jefferson that one passenger is dead. He doesn’t know about the pilots. One hijacker is in the rear of the plane, claiming to have a bomb strapped to his body.

At around the same time, Todd Beamer is telling the operator that the men plan “to jump” the hijacker in the back, claiming to have a bomb. “We’re going to do something,” Beamer tells operator Lisa Jefferson. “I know I’m not going to get out of this.” He asks Jefferson to recite the Lord’s Prayer with him. The last words Jefferson hears are “Are you ready guys? Let’s roll.” – MSNBC (09/22/01)
Flight 93: Forty lives, one destiny

“Todd Beamer was near the rear of the plane, trying to use his company’s Airfone account. For some reason, he couldn’t get authorization for the call. Finally, he was routed to a Verizon customer service center in Oakbrook, Ill. He told the operator his airliner had been hijacked. He was patched through immediately to Lisa Jefferson, a Verizon supervisor. It was 9:45 a.m. Somewhere outside Cleveland, United Flight 93 had made a sharp turn and began flying east, toward Washington, D.C. Beamer told Jefferson he was sitting next to a flight attendant. He could see three hijackers, armed with knives. One insisted he had a bomb. Twenty-seven of the passengers had been herded to the rear of the plane, where the hijacker with the bomb was guarding them, he said. Two hijackers were in the cockpit. A fourth was in first class. He asked Jefferson to promise to call his wife, and their two sons, David, 4, and Drew, 2. “Oh! We’re going down!” Beamer shouted. There was a pause. Then, calmly: “No, we’re OK. I think we’re turning around.” Still on his own phone call, Todd Beamer was pouring out his heart to his family through Lisa Jefferson, the Verizon supervisor he’d reached on his Airfone. “Are you guys ready? Let’s roll,” he said.” – Pittsburg Post-Gazette (10/28/01)
Passenger Todd Beamer speaks with GTE supervisor Lisa Jefferson for 13 minutes, starting at 9:45. Jefferson later says that Beamer “stayed calm through the entire conversation. He made me doubt the severity of the call.” She tells Beamer’s wife, “If I hadn’t known it was a real hijacking, I’d have thought it was a crank call, because Todd was so rational and methodical about what he was doing.”
They returned home on Monday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. While Beamer could have left that night for a Tuesday business meeting in California, he wanted to spend time with his sons and his wife, who is due in January with their third child.
I also found an FBI report released due to someone’s FOIA request in which it says Todd Beamer made numerous calls that day, as late as 20:58.
If you took a really close look, his supposed “let’s roll” phone call took place at 9:45 and is not recorded in the alleged list of recorded phone calls he made on 9/11.

According to a summary of the passenger phone calls presented at the 2006 trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, Beamer’s call lasts for “3,925 seconds.” As it began just before 9:44 a.m., this would mean it ends around 10:49 a.m. But flight 93 reportedly (and allegedly) crashed at 10:03am. Another jet crash proof cell phone.


Thomas Burnett – Flight 93

Transcript of Tom’s last calls to Deena

“6:27 a.m.( pacific time) First cell phone call from Tom to Deena
6:34 The phone rang in on call waiting, Tom’s second cell phone call.
6:45 a.m. Third cell phone call from Tom to Deena
6:54 a.m. Fourth cell phone call to Tom to Deena” – Tom Burnett Foundation
Calls tell of heroics on board Flight 93

“The wife of another passenger has also spoken of farewell phone calls from her husband in which he, too, mentioned a plan among the hostages to thwart the terrorists.

Deena Burnett said she received four calls from her husband, California businessman Thomas E. Burnett Jr., 38. During the first call, he described the hijackers and told her they had stabbed and seriously injured one passenger, advising her to contact authorities. She informed him that the World Trade Center had been hit by another hijacked jet.

Thomas Burnett called back shortly thereafter to report that the wounded passenger had died, and said he and some others “were going to do something,” to stop the terrorists, Deena Burnett told KCBS Radio San Francisco.” – Pittsburg Post-Gazette (09/13/01)
Calls indicate Flight 93 passengers went down fighting

Passenger Tom Burnett, a 6-foot-2 former high school quarterback, was also apparently part of the group. He called his wife four times during the hijacking. On the last call, he told her the male passengers were getting ready to do something. “He said, ‘They’ve already knifed a guy; they’re saying they have a bomb. Please call the authorities,’ ” said Deena Burnett.” – CNN (09/19/01)
13-minute call bonds her forever with hero

“When he called home, his wife, Deena, was feeding their three daughters breakfast and watching the television accounts of the World Trade Center attacks. “I’m on the airplane. They’ve already knifed a guy. Call the authorities.” Then the phone went dead. She called 911 and was connected to the FBI. Her husband called again and said, “They are talking about flying the airplane into the ground.” She told him about the jets that had crashed into the World Trade Center. He asked questions, then suddenly had to go. He called a third time and said that the man who had been stabbed, possibly the pilot, was dead. Deena remembered her training as a former flight attendant. “Please sit down and don’t call attention to yourself,” she said. On his fourth and final call he said passengers had decided to act. “I know we’re going to die. There’s three of us who are going to do something about it.” – Pittsburg Post-Gazette (09/22/01)
Flight 93: Forty lives, one destiny

“Deena Burnett was waking up at her home in San Ramon, Calif. She’d gone down to the kitchen to fix breakfast for her three daughters. The phone rang. She recalls it was around 6:20 a.m. — 9:20 Eastern time.
It was Tom.
“Are you all right?” she asked.
“No. I’m on United Flight 93 from Newark to San Francisco. The plane has been hijacked. We are in the air. They’ve already knifed a guy. There is a bomb on board. Call the FBI.”
Deena Burnett dialed 911.
Around 9:30, Deena Burnett’s phone rang again. It was Tom.
“He didn’t sound frightened, but he was speaking faster than he normally would,” she said. He told her the hijackers were in the cockpit.
“I told him a lot of planes had been hijacked, that they don’t know how many,” she said.
“You’ve got to be kidding,” he replied.
“No,” she said.
Were they commercial planes, airliners, he asked her. She didn’t know.
“OK,” he said, “I’ve got to go.” He hung up.
Deena looked at the television. The Pentagon suddenly appeared, a hole torn into its side by an oncoming airplane. She wondered if it was her husband’s flight. Deena Burnett started crying.
While Beamer was on the phone with Lisa Jefferson, Deena Burnett’s phone rang again.
Tom was still alive.
“They’re taking airplanes and hitting landmarks all up and down the East Coast,” she told him.
“OK,” he replied. “We’re going to do something. I’ll call you back.
Sometime shortly before 10 a.m., Tom Burnett called home one last time.
“A group of us is going to do something,” he told Deena.
“I told him, ‘No, Tom, just sit down and don’t draw attention to yourself,’ ” she said.
“Deena,” he told her, “If they’re going to crash the plane into the ground, we have to do something. We can’t wait for the authorities. We have to do something now.”
“Pray, just pray, Deena. We’re going to do something,” Tom Burnett told his wife.” – Pittsburg Post-Gazette (10/28/01)
The Burnetts

“In the year since, as the 38-year-old former flight attendant and her three daughters grapple with their loss, this “gift” leaves Deena feeling strangely fortunate. She has the four calls that Tom made from the doomed United Flight 93, conversations she painstakingly reconstructed from memory and notes scribbled that day on a shopping list in her kitchen as he spoke.

She noted the precise time for each call to the couple’s California home: 6:27, 6:34, 6:45 and 6:54 a.m. The last one — in which Tom told her, “Don’t worry, we’re going to do something” — ended less than 10 minutes before the hijacked Boeing 757 plunged into a Pennsylvania field as passengers fought hijackers for control.

The hijacking occurred 45 minutes into the flight. “We’re waiting until we’re over a rural area,” Burnett told his wife during the final phone call. “We’re going to take back the airplane.” – USA Today (09/11/02)
The 9-11 Gun

“However, on Flight 93, passenger Tom Burnett, a medical executive, had called his wife, Deena, and, in one version of the call, said, “They’ve already knifed a guy. There is a bomb on board. Call the FBI.” Deena immediately called emergency officials. Another version of the call had Burnett saying, “One of them has a gun.” Tom’s call to Deena was not recorded, but Deena’s call for help was; on the tape, she says Tom told her: “They just knifed a passenger and there are guns on the plane.” Deena later told the London Times, “He told me one of the hijackers had a gun. He wouldn’t have made it up. Tom grew up around guns. He was an avid hunter and we have guns in our home. If he said there was a gun on board, there was.” – Village Voice (02/08/05)

Tom Burnett
“He died at age 38 in the September 11, 2001 attacks on board United Airlines Flight 93.”

“On September 11, 2001, while on board Flight 93, he was able to call his wife four times on his cell phone after the hijackers took control of the plane.”

“Deena Burnett co-authored a book with Anthony Giombetti entitled Fighting Back: Living Life Beyond Ourselves. The book is published by Advantage Inspirational and was released in July 2006. Fighting Back recounts the difficulties in getting the FBI to release cockpit voice recorder tapes from United 93 to the public, and includes Deena Burnett’s thoughts on the nature of heroism.”

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