Sandy Dahl Dies
News outlets are reporting that Sandy Dahl, 52, the widowed wife of United Flight 93's Captain Jason Dahl, died on Friday, May 25, 2012. Dahl was found dead in her Jefferson County, Colorado, but the details of her death were not formally released. Her charity is reporting she died in her sleep of "natural causes."
Jason Dahl and 9/11's Flight 93
Stacy Dahl and her husband lived in Colorado. But Jason Dahl grew up in California. He learned to fly early. At 13, the San Jose, California, native joined the Civil Air Patrol and earned a scholarship for flying lessons. He was flying solo before he was 16, and while working at the municipal airport he grabbed all the flight time he could, including flying photographers over the area.
Popular with his fellow pilots, Dahl endured good-natured teasing about his height -- he stood a shade under 5 feet, 6 inches. He and another pilot used to stand on the tips of their toes for photos to make themselves appear taller.
The next morning, Dahl reported a man arrived at his home and invited him to breakfast at a nearby diner; Dahl accepted the invitation. He described the man as wearing a black suit and driving a new 1947 Buick (classic Men in Black details). Dahl assumed he was a military or government representative. Dahl claimed the man told him details of the UFO sighting while they ate, though Dahl had not related his account publicly. The man also allegedly gave Dahl a non-specific warning which Dahl took as a threat that his family might be harmed if he related details of the sighting.
Some confusion and debate over Dahl's statements have occurred. Dahl later claimed the UFO sighting was a hoax, but has also claimed the sighting was accurate, but he had claimed it was a hoax to avoid bringing harm to his family. There also was the crash of a military plane allegedly carrying the ufo/slag sample, and the death of military personnel. It is a complex story.
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