950 Acres In Pa. Acquired For Flight 93 Memorial

The National Park Service has acquired about 950 acres of land for the Flight 93 National Memorial in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Friday's announcement said it's the park service's largest single acquisition of private land for the memorial about 65 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

The land does not include the 500 acres of private land the government is trying to acquire for the memorial through eminent domain.

The government plans a $58 million, 2,200-acre permanent memorial and national park at the crash site.

The crash of United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001, killed 40 passengers and crew and four terrorist hijackers. The 9/11 Commission report said the hijackers crashed the plane as passengers tried to wrest control of the cockpit.

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  • by Anonymous on May 30, 2009 at 07:34 PM
    Of course they didn't "...crumble to earth". Watch the tapes. Those look like detinations on the lower floors to me.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on May 30, 2009 at 03:18 PM
    And the twin towers did not crumble to earth. Just another Bush lie I bet, rght?
  • by Anonymous Location: greenville on May 30, 2009 at 06:01 AM
    the investigation of 9/11 needs to be reopened. too many loose ends and shakey conclusions. www.911truth.org.
  • by Jonathan Location: Plymouth on May 29, 2009 at 07:48 PM
    Yes it was a tragedy, but there is absolutley NO reason to use that much land. Just another government land grab.
  • by Anonymous on May 29, 2009 at 07:22 PM
    Right. If you believe that story, you will believe anything. Why is the airliner that was the so-called "heroic Flight 93" still in service? It never happened.

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