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Businessman to ‘recreate 9/11 attacks' in order to investigate conspiracy theories

The Independent logo The Independent 17/05/2016 Harry Cockburn

© Provided by Independent Print Limited An American businessman is attempting to raise £1m to stage a recreation of the 9/11 terror attacks, in what he calls a bid to end conspiracy theories about the collapse of the World Trade Centre. 

Paul Salo, who now lives in Thailand, is attempting to crowd fund the “important project” he says will prove whether 9/11 conspiracy theories are true “once and for all”.

In a YouTube video, Mr Salo said he wants to purchase a Boeing 747 with a working black box, fill it with jet fuel and crash it into a derelict tower at 500mph.

Mr Salo is selling ‘front-row seats’ for $5,000 (£3,450) to the event he hopes to stage in a rural location in Thailand.

“What we’re going to do is purchase a building that’s about to be torn down in the countryside, in a safe place, we’re not going to injure anybody. And we’re taking a fully loaded airplane and we’re going to crash at five hundred miles an hour directly into the building using auto pilot to find out exactly what’s going to happen to the building,” he says in the video.

He says the project “will tell us a lot about what happened at 9/11.”

“Obviously, if there’s just a smoking hole in the building and nothing happens, you pretty much know it’s a hoax,” he says. “We’re going to see the physics at work.”

“Sure, some people might be upset, but we deserve to find out what happened,” he adds.

Following the collapse of the World Trade Centre towers in 2001, conspiracy theorists have argued the towers’ collapse looked like a controlled demolition.

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