United 93

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Odd Twist in Tale of Would-Be 9/11 Kamikaze Pilot

Heather Penney's dad could have been flying United 93

(Newser) - A truly wild footnote to the story about Heather Penney, the F-16 pilot who was willing to give up her life, kamikaze-style , by flying her unarmed jet into United 93 to stop it on Sept. 11: She was potentially willing to sacrifice her father's life, too. The Washington Post... More »

US Pilots Tried Kamikaze Attack on United 93

Then-rookie tells story of how she almost gave her life on 9/11

(Newser) - Heather “Lucky” Penney was a rookie who’d just finished F-16 training on September 11, 2001, but when the attacks hit, she was one of two pilots who took to the air to defend Washington from United 93. There was just one problem: They didn’t have any ammo... More »

Shrek 4 Will Open Tribeca Fest

Animated feature controversial choice for high-profile showcase

(Newser) - The Tribeca Film Festival will kick off on April 21 with Shrek Forever After as its opening-night film. The fourth and final installment in the Shrek series is only the second 3D animated feature to open a major film festival, after Up at Cannes last year. "We have always... More »

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