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New York - Court: United Airlines Not Responsible in Sept. 11

Published on: November 21, 2012 11:10 AM
By: Reuters
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New York - United Airlines bears no responsibility for suspected security lapses at a Maine airport that allowed hijackers onto the American Airlines plane that crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, a federal judge ruled.


U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein on Wednesday granted a request by United and its parent United Continental Holdings Inc to dismiss negligence claims brought by Larry Silverstein, the leaseholder of the World Trade Center property.

The decision concerned the destruction of 7 World Trade Center, which collapsed hours after being pierced by debris stemming from the crash of AMR Corp’s American Airlines Flight 11 into 1 World Trade Center.

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 12:57 PM VeyIzMir Says:

Smart judgment.

The truth is that the September 11 hijackers did NOT have any weapons the were smuggled on board. They had fake gadgets intended to make one think they're armed.

Now we have to go and sue their homeland country that exported such garbage to the US. Oh wait! We're actually paying them to be our friend.

A fine and just world we live in these days.


 Nov 21, 2012 at 07:34 PM Melech Says:

Your facts are in error; the terrorist hijackers brought box cutters on board, and cut the throats of the pilots, flight attendants, and anyone else, who tried to resist.
I regret that the families were bought off by the prior settlements. I was hoping that the families would have sued the airlines for negligence. Whereas this particular judge may have ruled in favor of the airlines, other judges and juries, may have not been as sympathetic. Essentially, Congress bailed the negligent airlines out of their predicament.


 Nov 22, 2012 at 12:27 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

Since all the witnesses are dead, how would know what weapons the hijackers had? There are so many urban legends about September 11th.


 Nov 24, 2012 at 07:03 PM Nachum Says:

To #3-The answer to your factually incorrect statement, is very simple. Before the hijacked passengers were killed, as a result of their aircraft crashing, they telephoned loved ones at home with their cell phones, and described the weapons which the hijackers had used on other the initial victims. Their messages were mentioned in the 9/11 Commission Report. Kindly feel free to read that voluminous report.


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