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9/11 Activist Killed In Buffalo Plane Crash

  • Goldy
  • uploaded: Feb 14, 2009
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One of the passengers aboard the plane that crashed into a house 10 miles from Buffalo, New York, airport late on Thursday was a 9/11 widow who had questioned the official account of the attacks, sued the government and consistently lobbied for an Investigative Commission.

Beverly Eckert was flying to the city for a celebration of what would have been her husband Sean Rooney's 58th birthday, reports the Press Association. Mr Rooney died on the 98th floor of the World Trade Center's south tower.

She was among the 44 passengers and four crew on board the Continental Connection flight operated by Colgan Air when it crashed in the Buffalo suburb of Clarence Center.

After 9/11, Ms Eckert refused to accept a cash settlement as compensation and instead sued the government.

"I am suing because unlike other investigative avenues… my lawsuit requires all testimony be given under oath and fully uses powers to compel evidence." Eckert wrote in December 2003 in a statement entitled My Silence Cannot Be Bought.

"The victims’ fund was not created in a spirit of compassion.… Lawmakers capped the liability of the airlines at the behest of lobbyists who descended on Washington while the September 11 fires still smoldered." she wrote.

Other September 11 relatives who accepted settlements forfeited their right to sue the airlines, airports, security companies, or other US organizations that could have been faulted for negligence and inadequate security measures. This ensured that very little detail of the attacks emerged outside of the government appointed 9/11 Commission.

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  • Saucy80#

    Saucy80 February 18, 2009 9:16:36 AM CET

    Very informative, the bit I read, but maybe it`s just me but it was not too easy to read. Very blurry on full screen and very small on erm....small screen! Lol! Not meaning to criticise unnecessarily but would have liked to read it all! Any chance of tweaking it a bit?

  • Mastive72#

    Mastive72 February 15, 2009 6:24:09 AM CET

    We will know more if this was intentional when more news is reported about it. Pay close attention to what is to be said, and research how far this lawsuit she had, had gotten before her death. Look outside the box, and focus on what is not being reported compared to what would normally be reported when things like this happens. If you have any info, leave me a message in my inbox. We know the gov. will kill to cover-up. After all WTC7 is a perfect example of that...

  • Truthsekr76#

    Truthsekr76 February 14, 2009 10:45:55 PM CET

    Im smelling a conspiracy.....Maybe!

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