Plane Swap: Part 2

Flight 93 meets Flight 175

Frank Levi (8th Sept 2004)

Part 1

Part 3

Thanks to Brad, Kjell, Nico, Woody, Corinne and Naserian for help and input.


This series makes several references to the following video clips (which unfortunately cannot be hosted on this site due to bandwidth restrictions)

Maps of the flight paths produced by the company Flight Explorer can be viewed on this site:

It is advisable to familiarise yourself with these videos and images prior to reading this three part series. You may also want to read Operation Pearl (A.K. Dewdney) which clearly explains the theory behind "plane swapping".



10:10 a.m.: United Airlines Flight 93, also hijacked, crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, southeast of Pittsburgh.


"Meanwhile, investigators say they've found debris from the crash at least eight miles away from the crash site.

A second debris field was around Indian Lake about 3 miles from the crash scene. Some debris was in the lake and some was adjacent to the lake.

More debris from the plane was found in New Baltimore, some 8 miles away from the crash. "

Analysis of the flight path maps (flight explorer), timelines and other data reveals something that has been very subtly covered up. The image below shows the flight path diagrams taken from the 9-11 commission report. They have been converted to transparent format and carefully superimposed onto a background map from Flight Explorer. The red text shows key times and some additional information

Click the thumbnail below for a bigger image:

here is a similar image created using the Flight Explorer flight path images:


  • Green lines are ATC sector boundaries. Most of the action takes place in New York sector 42
  • Pink lines are ATC centre boundaries (e.g. Boston, New York)

What to look for:

  1. Flight 175 has a brief deviation from its path in southern New York state. This not only takes the plane over Stewart Airport (and air base) it also occurs right on the boundary between Boston air traffic centre and N.Y. centre. You can read more about the significance of Stewart Airport in Rendezvous Points
  2. Flight 175's flight path meets Flight 93's flight path over new Jersey
  3. Flight 93 has a strange deviation from its path to meet Flight 175
  4. Because of Flight 93's 42 minute delay, Flight 93 and Flight 175 are in the same place at the same time
  5. This meeting takes place just after Flight 175 apparently switched off and then changed its transponder code

These anomalies would indicate that one of the following occurred:

  1. Flight 175 met a remote-controlled drone taking off from Stewart airport. Flight 93 flew up to meet Flight 175. Flight 175 flies on in the radar shadow of Flight 93 (either above or below) and the drone flew on towards NYC. Both planes were destroyed at approximately the same point near Shanksville. This might explain the two debris fields, as mentioned above.
  2. Same as above but one of the planes landed at Cleveland (Woody Box)
  3. Flight 175 changed its transponder code to that of Flight 93 and carried on. Flight 93 was the remote controlled drone, it turned round quickly and crashed into the WTC.

More diagrams

This is a frame from the new flight tracker videos transposed onto a background taken from flight explorer. The small blue plane (centre left) is Flight 175. It is deviating from its flight path (blue dotted line) and flying right over Stewart Airport (SWF, black dot obscured by the top wing).


This graphic shows 2 frames from each of the two video clips superimposed on a map showing the airports in the area

This includes a rough timeline using times taken from the video. The positions of Flight 175 at 8:47 and 8:49 are estimated based on the distance moved between the first two blips.

Updated (26th Sept)

Sector 42

The air traffic control transcript for Flight 175 can be viewed here. Look at the period between 8:43 and 8:51. The official story and flight paths put Flight 93 taking off and flying right across sector 42 during this period (the area covered by controller R42 in the transcript).

Why is there no mention of Flight 93 in this transcript? There are plenty of other planes mentioned in the transcript, entering and leaving the sector.

Did it take off using a different identity? Did it switch its transponder off as soon as it entered sector 42 so that it could fly to meet Flight 175 and assume its identity?


Part 3: Flight 77 goes all the way to Kansas