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United 93 - 9/11 Remembrance

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Thirteen years ago today on September 11th, 2001; The United States was attacked by terrorist. They destroyed both World Trade Center towers and hit the Pentagon. Flight 93 is presumed by many to have been on an intercept course to hit the White House or the Capital building in Washington D.C. This is the flight that fought back to prevent any such action from happening. I hope you all take this day to remember those we have lossed on this tragic day and the people we have lossed since then. Take care everyone and I sincerely hope you live long and happy lives. 
-Alexander






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9/11 ATTACKS ON NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON, D.C.




At 8:46 a.m. on September 11, 2001, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Centerin New York City, instantly killing hundreds of people and trapping many more on the building’s higher floors. Eighteen minutes later, a second Boeing 767 appeared out of the sky, turned sharply toward the World Trade Center and sliced into the south tower. As millions watched the events unfolding in New York in horror, American Airlines Flight 77 circled over downtown Washington and slammed into the west side of the Pentagon military headquarters at 9:45 a.m. Less than 15 minutes after the terrorists struck the nerve center of the U.S. military, the situation in New York took a catastrophic turn for the worse when the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed in a massive cloud of dust and smoke. At 10:30 a.m. the north tower also gave way. Faced with the knowledge that the United States was under attack, the nation’s air traffic controllers began a frantic attempt to wrest back control of America’s skies.

FLIGHT 93 COMES UNDER ATTACK




United Airlines Flight 93, a regularly scheduled early-morning nonstop flight from Newark, New Jersey, to San FranciscoCalifornia, departed at 8:42 a.m., just minutes before the first hijacked plane struck the World Trade Center. The flight’s takeoff had been delayed for nearly 45 minutes due to air traffic at Newark International Airport. The plane carried seven crewmembers and 33 passengers, less than half its maximum capacity. Also on the flight were four hijackers who had successfully boarded the plane with knives and box cutters. The plane’s late departure had disrupted the terrorists’ timeline for launching their attack; unlike the hijackers on the other three planes, they did not attempt to gain control of the aircraft until nearly 40 minutes into the flight.


Meanwhile, Ed Ballinger, a flight dispatcher for United Airlines, was taking steps to warn flights of possible cockpit intrusions. At 9:19 Ballinger informed pilots of the attacks on the World Trade Center; Flight 93 received his transmission at 9:23. Captain Jason Dahl responded at 9:26 to request clarification. At roughly 9:28 the terrorists successfully infiltrated the plane’s cockpit, and air traffic controllers heard what they believed to be two mayday calls amid sounds of a struggle. At 9:32 a hijacker, later identified as Ziad Jarrah, was heard over the flight data recorder, directing the passengers to sit down and stating that there was a bomb aboard the plane. The flight data recorder also shows that Jarrah reset the autopilot, turning the plane around to head back east.

FLIGHT 93′S PASSENGERS FIGHT BACK




Huddled in the back of the plane, the passengers and crew of Flight 93 made a series of calls on their cell phones and the in-flight Airfones, informing family members and officials on the ground of the plane’s hijacking. When they learned the fate of the three other hijacked flights in New York City and Washington, D.C., the passengers realized that their plane was involved in a larger terrorist plot and would likely be used to carry out further attacks on U.S. soil. After a brief discussion, a vote was taken and the passengers decided to fight back against their hijackers, informing several people on the ground of their plans. One of the passengers, Thomas Burnett Jr., told his wife over the phone, “I know we’re all going to die. There’s three of us who are going to do something about it. I love you, honey.” Another passenger, Todd Beamer, was heard over an open line saying, “Are you guys ready? Let’s roll.” Sandy Bradshaw, a flight attendant, called her husband and explained that she had slipped into a galley and was filling pitchers with boiling water. Her last words to him were: “Everyone’s running to first class. I’ve got to go. Bye.”


At 9:57 the passengers and crew aboard Flight 93 began their counterattack, as recorded by the cockpit voice recorder. In response, the hijacker piloting the plane began to roll the aircraft, pitching it up and down to throw the charging passengers off balance. Worried that the passengers would soon break through to the cockpit, the hijackers made the decision to crash the plane before reaching their final destination. At 10:02 a voice was recorded saying, “Yes, put it in it, and pull it down.” Several other voices chanted “Allah is great” as the plane’s controls were turned hard to the right. The airplane then rolled onto its back and plowed into an empty field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, at 580 miles per hour. Flight 93’s intended target is not known, but it is belived that the hijackers were targeting the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland or several nuclear power plants along the Eastern seaboard.




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06/27/2023 6:52 pm
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Aspirin60
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That was a dark day for the entire world! Well done...
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11/16/2018 2:20 pm
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C0smicCow
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It's terrible what happened, but even more terrible was what happened afterward. I would not think that the diseased would have been pleased to know their deaths were just used to justify the deaths of so many innocents and the destruction of so many other lives. It is good to remember not only those who died in the initial attacks, as terrible as they were but the so many others that followed in the years following. So many Americans, Canadians, Europeans, Middle Easterners and so many more lost their lives in vain pursuits of vengeance and anger. I hope one day the human race will be able to reconcile ourselves by pursuing prolonged peace, and realizing that the continuation of a cycle of violence is harmful to us all.

Great use of a post!
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02/01/2017 1:37 am
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It must have been horrible for the people on board the flights, all knowing that they were going to die like that. I hope something like this never happens again. Rest in Peace.
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04/08/2016 5:30 pm
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hoanhunter
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Rest in piece, brave souls.
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02/14/2016 4:18 am
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Wooouh
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I wanna join the Military Builders , but how?
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10/05/2015 5:34 pm
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captainprice187
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altho im really happy that BINLARDEN is DEAD. I mean, Binlarden is already dead, and im happy about it.
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10/05/2015 5:30 pm
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captainprice187
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I may be canadian but, I wanna destroy the enemy that did this, I want them dead on the spot and thrown into the ocean, Binlarden is a jurk, He's a mad man He's pure evil, and he is the worst terriost, Many soldiers lost their lives to kill Binlarden, and because he planned this, he counts as a jurk.
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10/01/2015 10:40 pm
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captainprice187
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I cried when I heard about 9/11 I also heard that was the reason why chris kyle (from american sniper) joined the U.S army to fight for his country
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07/06/2015 10:24 pm
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captainprice187
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I'm in New York City right now.
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06/27/2015 8:21 am
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CroatiaTheMan
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Awesome Job on The Plane!
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