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BEGPRODNOBEGBATES
DATE
FBIDESCR
FULLTEXT
M-INT-00001473
265A-NY-280350-302-103209/16/2001GRANT BESLEY - INTERVIEW
09/16/01
Grant
Beslev. date of
birtrT
J
called
in to
the
uenver
Division complaint
line.
Besleywasinformedof the
identity
ofthe duty Agent and provided the following information:Besley is employed as a pilot for
United Airlines
UALand
piloted
UAL
Flight
815 on September 10,2001fromLosAngeles
to
Sydney,
Australia.
The plane was diverted to land inBrisbane, Australia.
UAL
flight
attendant Margaret Gearhartinformed Besley during the
flight
that she saw a middle Easternmale passenger in seat 60E looking at a United 747 plane on his
laptop
screen.
She
watched
the
passenger
hit"Enter"and a
message popped up which stated, "Mission Failed." Upon learningthis information from Gearhart,
Besley
contacted the UAL "warroom"
and
discussed
the
passenger
with
the
laptop.
Besley
andUAL
personnel agreed to land the plane in Brisbane, Australia.
He
instructed
his
crew that
the
plane
was
ordered
to
divert.Besley estimated this diversion occurred at 1830 Zulu time on
September11,
2001.
Within thirty minutesof thedecisiontodivert, Besley
received
communication from UAL through the
ACARS
data satellitethat airliners had hit the towers in New York. Besley decidednot to inform the crew of the bombings because they had alreadydiverted and he did not want to further stress them.Some of the flight attendants were upset with Besley
for
not communicating to them the information regarding thebombings. Two days later, one of the
flight
attendants who hadbeen upset. Edith McCree, spoke with Besley. McCree informedBesley that on the diverted
flight
which landed in
Brisbane,
she
noticed'-a
different
group
of Arab males who seemed concernedabout the plane
being
diverted. These men huddled together andlooked nervous when
the
"all
call"
bell sounded. McCree noticedthat one of the these men had circled the following
cities
in the
in-flight
magazine: Boston, New York, Washington, San Francisco,Seattle and Los Angeles.
Besley
stated that the passenger in 60E was flyingunder the name of Ricardo
Whidman.
McCree and Gearhart can be
09/16/01
Denver, Colorado telephonically
265D-NY-280350-DN
09/16/01
9/11
Personal
Privacy
SA[
[PDF page
1]
265D-NY-280350-DN
9/11
Law
Enforcement
Privacy
Grant
Besley09/16/01
contacted throughthe UAL
personnel office
to
determine
where
the
additional passengers were seated.[PDF page 2]
September
3,2003
12:33pm
Pagel
 
BEGPRODNO
:
M-INT-00009542BEGBATES
:
265A-NY-280350-302-45834
DATE,
, =
09/16/2001FBIDESCR
:
CONTROL
#BA1
163 GARY
P
GAMBARANI
FULLTEXT
:
FD-302 (Rev. 10-6-95)
/9/11
.
1
.
.
Personal
Privacy
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Date
oftranscription ,09/16/2001
RAPID
START CONTROL
#BA-1 1
63
GARY
P.
GAMBARANI
was
telephonicallv
contacted
at
nte
rasidenna V
his participation in
retrieving
evidence fromACARS.
This
system
is run by
ARINC,
GAMBARANI's
employer
in
Annapolis. ARINC is a corporation which maintains the aeronauticaradio contact points for airlines throughout the United States.
GAMBARANI
was referenced in Baltimore RAPID START
1163
as the point
of
contact for obtaining any text messages sent by the fourhijacked
aircrafts
in
captioned
investigation. GAMBARANI advisedall text data messages retrieved from the four hijacked aircraftwere
stored
without
being
anayzed
by
ARINC.
These
were
e-mailed
on Friday, September 14,
rj
"ht.thn
Federa AviationAdministration FAA. whose
position there
is
identified
as
A. A,T..21.P.J
 _
ban
be contacted
at
2024
I
.....
..................
 ^;
...... .......
GAMBARANI advised
the
text messages from aircraft through
9/11
ARINC usualy contain information such
as time
away from
the
gate,
Workine-level
time
of take off, time
ofandingand
ime
o the
gate.
Any
°
administrative messages supplied
by the
airline
to
ARINC
can be
Employee
uploadedto theaircraft.Occasionally,companies will monitorengineinstruments and performance through the ARINC systemautomaticaly. GAMBARANI is not sure what monitoring
status
wasmaintained by American or United
Airlines,
the two companies
involvedin the
hijacking.
Investigation on at9/16/01 Batimore, MD
File #
Date
dictated
.256P-NY-28Q3.5Q-BA
9/16/01
by
1FBI
JATF
This document contains neither recommendations nor
conclusions
of the FBI. It is the property of the
FBI and is
loaned
to
your agency;
..
it and its contents are not to be
distributedoutside
your agency.
..
[PDF
page
1]
9/11
Law
Enforcement
Privacy
September
3,2003
12:34pmPage
1
 
BEGPRODNO
:M-INT-00072042BEGBATES
:
265A-NY-280350-302-22910
DATE
=09/11/2001FBIDESCR
:
FRANK
P.
PASCALEFULLTEXT
:
FD-302 (Rev.
10-6-95)
-1 -FEDERAL
BUREAU
OF
INVESTIGATIONDate oftranscription 09/12/2001
FRANK
P.
PASCALE
PASCALE.
bomT
J
serving
as
First Vice
.9/11
President, Local 542, Flight Dispatchers, Meteorologists,
and
.
p
,
Operation Specialists Union. 1201 AirportFreeway.Suite 386.
...
1
ersonai
Eutess,
Texas
76040,[~~
jwas
Privacy
interviewed
atAMERICAN
AIRLINES
AA,
Plight Academy, SystemOperation Control SOC, 4601 Highway 360, Fort Worth, Texas 76155.
After
being advisedof theidentityof theinterviewing agentandthe purpose of the interview, PASCALE provided the followinginformation:
PASCALE
has been employed as a Flight Dispatcher with AA
for
approximately fourteen years, with twenty years totalexperienceinaviation. PASCALEwas theunion representativefor
AA
Flight Dispatchers
PEGGY
HOUCK HOUCKand DONROBINSONROBINSON. HOUCK was the dispatcher for AA
Flight 11,
andROBINSON was the dispatcher for AA Flight 77. On September
11,
2001, both dispatchers started their shifts at 6:00 a.m.. and
their
involvement in the
pre-flight planning
for
Flights
11
and 77 was
unknown. PASCALE had no personal knowledge regarding their contact
with
these flights, with
PASCALE
serving in an employee assistancecapacity
and
providing
the
information below
as
background
for
help
in
understanding the duties of a dispatcher. From what heunderstood, neither
HOUCK
nor ROBINSON had any contact with thecaptain
or
crew
of
Flight
11
and
Flight
77.
Theflight dispatcher
and the
captain were
jointly
'responsible
for the safe,
legal operation
of a
flight,
with bothapproving
the
flight
plan.
The
flight dispatcher
was
involved
in
pre-flight planning, consisting of the "highway in the
sky,"
the
aircraft's
fuel
load,
weather updates, navigational
aids,
and other
aspects
of theflight plan.If thecaptain agreed withthe
flight
plan, he or shesignedoff on it,withtheflight dispatcher thenreleasing
the
flight.
Afterthe
flight plan
was
approved
by the
flight
dispatcher
and the
captain, neither
individual
couldunilaterally deviate from the flight plan. If a problem aroseafter the joint approval, any changes had to be authorized by bothInvestigation on at09/11/2001Fort Worth, TexasFile
#
Date dictated
265A-NY-280350-30209/12/2001
by
SAI
1
This document contains neither
recommendatlons.npr
conclusions
of the FBI. It is the property of theFBI and is loaned to your agency;
it and its
contents
are not to be
distributed outside your agency.
9/11
Law
Enforcement
Septembers;
200312:35
pm
,
,
Privacy
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