I want to write about the very interesting topic of 'what really happened' on 9/11. How close can I possibly get to real characters and facts without getting sued?
Facts I might include in my work:
- Transponder switching of planes over areas with little radar coverage.
- Long delays in interceptor flights.
- Possible presence of thermite in the Twin Tower rubble dust.
All this would implicitly put blame on somebody. Would that mean I would be sued the hell out of my pants? Is there a way to keep clear of getting sued if you want to write about that fateful day?
The plot of my work does not follow what happened that day. But I need to mention those characters to make it interesting. What should I do?