Fact: Helicopters were airborne behind the Mandalay Bay during the Las Vegas Shooting

The Las Vegas Shooting Helicopter Compendium

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — If you have been following my reports on the Las Vegas Shooting than you are likely aware of my “helicopter theory” which I presented in great detail on The Alex Jones Show Halloween day.

On the broadcast, I presented a portion of the information I possessed at the time as a “theory” in order to fill in the blanks for the listening audience by explaining exactly how an advanced air assault and extraction were indeed possible despite the fact that I already had seen enough evidence at the time to conclude in my mind that helicopters were indeed operating within the airspace around the vicinity of the venue before, during, and after the massacre took place.

A timeline of events based on actual video and radar data captured from the night of the massacre

9:47 p.m. — A southward bound Airbus EC130 helicopter displaying the call sign “MH854” arrives just to the west side of the Mandalay Bay and appears to hover, according to archived flight data from FlightRadar24.com.

Screenshot via FlightRadr24.com

Two minutes later…





9:49 p.m. — A second southward bound Airbus EC130 helicopter displaying the call sign “MH848” arrives just to the west side of the Mandalay Bay and appears to hover in place, according to archived flight data from FlightRadar24.com.

Screenshot via FlightRadar24.com

One minute later…

9:50 p.m. — A third southward bound Airbus EC130 helicopter displaying the call sign “MH858” arrives just to the west side of the Mandalay Bay and appears to hover, according to archived flight data from FlightRadar24.com.

Video footage posted to the itis flat YouTube channel on 13 November proves that MH854 and MH848 were both, in fact, flying southbound just to the west of the Mandalay Bay as the radar shows between the hours of 9:47 p.m. and 9:49 p.m., both of which appeared to be flying below the roof line of the Delano Hotel at approximately 300-350 feet above ground level (AGL), and although there is no video evidence that a third chopper (MH858) arrived, flight radar data shows otherwise which proves that MH858 arrived as well, thus making a total of three helicopters.

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To reiterate: We know that we have visual/video confirmation that at least two helicopters were flying southward just west of the Delano Hotel toward the positions in which they appear to hover on flight radar for approximately one minute before their transponder signals go dark altogether and can no longer be seen on radar.

The “First shots” source video

I have managed to establish a solid timeline which syncs directly with flight radar data provided on FlightRadar24.com by using an unedited video posted in its entirety to the Arch Angel Studios YouTube channel on 2 October titled First shots of Las Vegas Worst Mass Shooting in History as a reference point or baseline.

Special instructions (must read and follow)

In order to better see and comprehend this data, I kindly ask that you watch the video in “full-screen mode” and experiment with adjusting the video’s speed to 25% which can be done using YouTube’s settings.

At what time does the video start?

Based on my detailed analysis of the matter I have set the starting time for the “Arch Angel Studios” video to 10:01:29 p.m. local time, Oct. 1, 2017.

The video starts at 10:01:29 p.m. local time. (i.e. 0:00:00 is 10:01:29)

With that being said, I have identified the first visible aircraft which can be seen in the video occupying the airspace between the Delano Hotel and the Mandalay Bay as the video starts.

The aircraft is displaying the call sign “FFT1122” which is Frontier Airlines flight F91122. The airliner just departed McCarran International Airport to the west and is in route to Cincinnati. The aircraft can be found on both video and radar (i.e. it exists).

Modified screenshot via Arch Angel Studios/YouTube

The following image shows “FFT1122” on the radar within the videographer’s line of sight between the Delano Hotel and the Mandalay Bay at precisely 10:01:30 p.m. local time, confirming the aircraft’s existence on both mediums.

Screenshot via FlightRadar24.com

The second aircraft can be seen occupying the airspace between the Delano Hotel and the Mandalay Bay at 10:04:36 p.m. and is displaying the call sign “FFT1116.” The aircraft is Frontier Airlines flight F91116. The airliner just departed McCarran International Airport to the west and is in route to Cleveland. The aircraft can be found on both video and radar (i.e. it exists).

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Modified screenshot via Arch Angel Studios/YouTube

Again, these visual/radar matches have allowed me to establish a baseline for this presentation. This is key. You have to understand that this is not speculation.

The following image shows “FFT1116” on radar within the videographer’s line of sight between the Delano Hotel and the Mandalay Bay at precisely 10:04:36 p.m. local time.

Screenshot via FlightRadar24.com

Helicopter appears in video but not on radar

Between 10:02:06 p.m. and 10:02:23 p.m. (0:36-0:53 seconds into the video) a helicopter can be seen aloft the airspace between the Delano Hotel and the Mandalay Bay, beyond the two buildings to the west.

The aircraft appears to be flying well below the roof line of the two buildings and is moving slowly in a southeasterly direction.

Furthermore, the helicopter appears to be emitting flashes inconsistent with FAA approved running lights (i.e. the flashes are not created by running lights.)

The arrow illustrates the direction that the helicopter is traveling. Keep in mind, there is absolutely no aircraft displaying their call signs on the radar to either the south or southwest of the two hotels at the time. (Modified screenshot via Arch Angel Studios/YouTube)

The following image illustrates how there are no aircraft showing (displayed) on the radar for miles anywhere to the southwest of hotels yet we have what appears to be a helicopter flying low, between the two hotels, from north to southeast before it appears to take refuge behind the Mandalay Bay at 10:02:23 p.m. Do you understand what this means?

Flight radar shows no aircraft southeast of the Delano Hotel or Mandalay Bay around 10:02 p.m. local time, Oct. 2, 2017. (Modified screenshot via FlightRadar24.com)

Two tour helicopters return to base

At 10:02:47 p.m. (1:18 into the video) two helicopters can be seen overflying the New York New York and the Excalibur, just to the north of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival venue.

The two helicopters (N208SH, and N213SH) are registered to “Sundance Helicopters” and are returning to the air park where they land a moment later.

Helicopter spotted on video flying southbound just to the west of the Luxor, heads to the airspace between the Delano Hotel and Mandalay Bay

10:07:44 p.m. — (6 minutes and 35 seconds into the video) a helicopter can be seen flying southbound just to the west of the Luxor.

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A helicopter emerges again on video at 10:07:44 p.m. (Modified screenshot via Arch Angel Studios/YouTube)

Within seconds the chopper ends up in the airspace between the Delano Hotel and the Mandalay Bay which seems to be rather popular just before and throughout the ten o’clock hour.

Modified screenshot via FlightRadar24.com

Between 10:07:58 p.m. and 10:08:08 p.m., numerous flashes can be seen coming from several different aircraft hovering at several different elevations (between 200 and 300 feet AGL) in the airspace between the Delano Hotel and the Mandalay Bay.

Gunfire can be heard during this time. (Side note: There were 11 fully-automatic volleys captured in the video.)

More special instructions (this is crucial)

Go to 6:45 in the video and put it on full screen mode. (Click the link)

Modified screenshot via FlightRadar24.com

Again, this is key, pay attention, these aircraft are captured on video but are not displaying their call signs on the flight radar.

No aircraft show up on the radar in the airspace to the southeast of the two hotels. (Modified screenshot via FlightRadar24.com)

There appears to be three of them hovering between 200 and 300 feet AGL, as depicted in the following illustration.

air assault
Screenshot via Google Maps (modified)

By 10:08:39 p.m., a helicopter can be seen retreating toward the air park from the southeast side of the Mandalay Bay, from behind the building, rising above the roof line, then circling back to the north. Again, shots can be heard firing at the same time.

10:08:39 p.m. — A helicopter retreats toward the air park. (Modified screenshot via FlightRadar24.com)

This was an air assault. End of story.

I will be adding, updating, this article as I receive more information. Please contact shepard@intellihub.com if you have any additional information on this matter.

*This article was last updated Jan. 29, 2018, at 1:32 p.m. EST.

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