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Kas Graham of www.memetics.co.uk kindly forwarded a link to today's BBC
news report of what appears to be an example of contagion (thank you Kas).
I wonder if anyone seriously thinks that this would have happened had 9-11
from BBC; Jan 6, 2002
BOY, 15, CRASHES PLANE INTO BUILDING
A 15-year-old boy has died after the small private plane he was flying
crashed into the side of a skyscraper in Florida.
The teenager was supposed to be having a practice flight, but took off in
the single engine Cessna without permission, crashing into the 28th floor of
the Bank of America building.
As the young pilot, Charles Bishop, started his usual flying lesson, his
instructor told him to do a pre-flight check and walked away: but instead
the boy took off.
Under-16s are not allowed to fly alone on the US, so the coastguard sent a
helicopter to stop the plane.
The teenager ignored the coastguard's signals to land, but it's not yet
known whether he flew into the building on purpose or couldn't avoid
The FBI say the crash is nothing to do with terrorism, but it's a reminder
of the 11 September attacks when two hijacked planes slammed into the side
of the World Trade Center.
Luckily there were very few people in the building at the time and no others
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