102.  100744 UA93 Report of Black Smoke AA77 Q re Police Report

Herndon Center:  Ok, there’s now on that United 93.

FAA HQ:  Yes.

Herndon Center:  There is a report of black smoke in the last position I gave you, 15 miles south of Johnstown.

FAA HQ:  Uh, from the airplane or from the ground?

Herndon Center:  Uh, they’re speculating it’s from the aircraft, ah, who, it hit the ground. That’s what they’re, that’s what they’re speculating. It’s speculation only.

FAA HQ:  Ok.

[Background] FAA HQ Unknown:  We’re getting a preliminary report that United 93 hit the ground about 15 miles south of Johnstown, or thereabouts.