October 6, 2001--There were no "suicide" hijackers aboard those jets
on September 11. Advanced robotics technology, not the hijackers,
was controlling the jets when they crashed. Fantastic? Before I
explain, read about the history-making robot jet plane.
Global Hawk--Here You Have It ...
The Northrop Grumman Global Hawk is a robotized American military jet
that has a wingspan of a Boeing 737.
The excerpts below were taken from an article entitled: "Robot plane flies Pacific unmanned," which appeared in the April 24, 2001 edition of Britain's International Television News:
"'The aircraft essentially flies itself, right from takeoff, right
through to landing, and even taxiing off the runway,' according to
the Global Hawk's Australian manager Rod Smith.
"A robot plane has made aviation history by becoming the first
unmanned aircraft to fly across the Pacific Ocean.
"The American high-altitude Global Hawk spy plane made flew (sic)
across the ocean to Australia, defence officials confirmed.