On Oct. 6, 2021, a new episode of the “Your Mom’s House” podcast was launched on YouTube. It included an interview with investigative journalist Chris Hansen, who advised a story about how the FBI discovered a 9/11 hijacker’s airplane ticket “wafting” within the air within the moments after the second tower collapsed.
The incident purportedly occurred on the morning of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist assaults within the U.S. The second World Commerce Middle tower to break down that day was the north tower, which was struck first by American Airlines Flight 11 at 8:46 a.m. It collapsed 102 minutes later at 10:28.
Hansen mentioned that “the head of the FBI in New York at the time” and “an FBI agent supervisor” have been among the many personnel on the bottom:
One story that also blows my thoughts, and this got here from an FBI agent supervisor who was proper there with the pinnacle of the FBI in New York on the time.
The second tower is coming down and so they push the FBI chief in New York into the doorway of a deli. The particles comes flowing like a wild torrent. They arrive out and are dusting one another off, and within the air is that this airplane ticket, and any person picks it up, and it is without doubt one of the hijacker’s. They run it, and it hyperlinks… that ticket is a part of the hyperlink that places Mohamed Atta and the crew all collectively throughout the hours.
That’s a true story. We reported it again then. [It was] wafting within the air.
The second from the podcast will be watched starting at the 1:44:13 mark within the episode.
We have been unable to instantly discover any data to substantiate or debunk this story, so we now have reached out to Chris Hansen for additional particulars. Whereas we examine the matter, we now have rated the declare as “Research In Progress.”
Within the meantime, this account from Hansen had a minimum of one similarity to a actual story about a “suicide note” and different belongings left behind by Mohamed Atta, who was described because the “mastermind” of the assaults.
Hansen talked about that the FBI purportedly discovering the hijacker’s airplane ticket helped regulation enforcement hyperlink collectively particulars and construct their case. Equally, on Sept. 18, 2001, The Los Angeles Occasions reported that the “a piece of luggage” that was left behind at a resort helped regulation enforcement piece collectively details about the hijackers.
In a curious word to a fastidiously deliberate and executed plot, one of many suspected hijackers left behind a piece of baggage in his Boston resort room. Inside have been airline uniforms, a video of economic plane, and a suicide word, data present.
The bag was left by Mohamed Atta, who’s rising as one of many suspected leaders within the terrorist takeover of 4 business jets that crashed into the World Commerce Middle, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania subject final week.
The FBI has not revealed the contents of the suicide word. However an FBI doc reveals particulars of the baggage contents and offers further details about when and the way a few of the 19 suspected hijackers made their ticket reservations for the deadly flights within the weeks earlier than the assaults.
Hansen is probably greatest identified for his work from “Dateline NBC” within the “To Catch a Predator” investigations. The collection in the end uncovered a variety of adults who have been discovered to be wanting on-line to satisfy youngsters for intercourse. His final yr with NBC was in 2013. Hansen’s investigations have continued with a new YouTube series titled, “Have a Seat.”
The “Your Mom’s House” podcast is co-hosted by the husband and spouse staff of stand-up comedians Tom Segura and Christina P.
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