Dorrie O'Brien called the phone number at the bottom of this email and said it was confimed to her. Here is the original news article and what follows is an eyewitness account.
Under the original news item that mentions only one man who refused to get off his cell phone, are comments, and several of them, taken together, more or less add up to the posted account,? and are not signed "Tedd Petruna" but, rather, "Yehudi." This makes one wary, unwilling to wholeheartedly subscribeto this account without more.. Surely there were many other eyewitnesses on that plane. Can they not be contacted by reporters??Can Tedd Petruna himself, who works --so googling suggests --? at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab at NASA, not be asked for more information. The public needs to know if this is a hoax, or if the airline and the government are concealing something.?