We wouldn’t be shooting it down. We’d be ramming the aircraft. I would essentially be a kamikaze pilot.
Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penney talked to the Washington Post about her experience on Sept. 11, 2001, when she was a F-16 combat pilot at Andrews Air Force Base. After the attack on the World Trade Center, she was ordered into the air. However, her jet did not have live ammunition in it. Penney and her supervisor made a pact to bring down United Airlines Flight 93, on its way to Washington, using their own planes as weapons.