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The story...

Many of the passengers on Flight 93 made calls to their relatives. One of these in particular reportedly ended with the sound of wind, perhaps indicating that the plane had just been holed by a missile.

CeeCee Lyles "...husband then heard screaming in the background followed by a "whooshing sound, a sound like wind," then more screaming, after which he lost contact".
The New Pearl Harbor, David Ray Griffin

Our take...

The New Pearl Harbor sources this quote to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 28, 2001, and page 180 of "Among the Heroes" by Longman. We don't have a copy of the book to hand, but fortunately the Post-Gazette has its archives online. So what do they have to say?

An archive reveals 7 hits, the main article being September 28 2001. Here's how the article describes the end of the phone conversation with her husband:

"CeeCee Lyles let out a scream.

"They're doing it! They're doing it! They're doing it!" she said. Lorne Lyles heard a scream. Then his wife said something he couldn't understand. Then the line went dead".

No mention of wind, whooshing noises or anything similar in relation to the Lyles conversation, or any of the others in this particular article. It's just about possible that the print version of the paper included this extra quote, or perhaps the book has a more accurate source. But as Lorne Lyles isn't reported to mention this in any other accounts, it may not be entirely reliable.

Lorne Lyles was still holding the phone too.

"And then I hear commotion in the background," says he says. "I didn't know what to think. Honestly, I didn't know what to think had happened. All I know is I got disconnected. And I got disconnected with her screaming."

CeeCee Lyles... used a cell phone to call her husband, Fort Myers police officer Lorne Lyles, to tell him she loved him and their four boys. "She just told me that she loved me, tell the boys that she loves them and she hopes that she'd see our faces again ... I went crazy because we got disconnected with her screaming."


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