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RE: Analysis from a JHU CS Prof

  • From: Matt Levine
  • Date: Thu Sep 13 18:32:11 2001

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It's a moot point anyway, it's pretty clear the hijackers had flight
training of some sort AND were well organized, and would be familiar
with the steps that the pilots would take.


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- -----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf
Of Joel Baker
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2001 6:05 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: Analysis from a JHU CS Prof

On Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 03:11:15PM -0600, Leigh Anne Chisholm wrote:
> 2.  What's the point of having transponder codes for hijacking if 
> they're so well published everyone is aware of them?  The purpose
> of  the codes was so that the pilot could communicate this
> information  without the hijacker becoming aware of what was
> happening.  I have  always REALLY DISLIKED the now common practice
> of advertising this  information.  You're taking away one of the
> pilot's best tools...

Then you would probably consider it a good thing that the code he
gave is not, in fact, the transponder code for hijacking. And no, I'm
not going to detail what the correct one is. Go ask a pilot (such as
the one living in my house), if you want to know. Pretty much all of
them know it; even those who don't fly planes one could reasonably
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