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9/11 AA 11 Phone Calls Released  
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6202 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 16297 times:

I just heard it on ABC News; it was really horrible to listen to.

This tells me beyond this shadow of a doubt that a hijacker was in the cockpit the whole time.  Pissed


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
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User currently offlineDtw757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1553 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 16075 times:

Yah I heard it too. It sort of sounds like all the hijackers must have been in the cockpit. Two or three people stabbed in business class. The pursor, a F/A and a passenger I believe. Also mace or pepper gas sprayed in the front cabin.

It was disturbing hearing that poor F/A on the airphone talking and knowing what was about to happen to her and the rest of the people.

They actually played conversation between the F/A and AA emergency center. Then between the emergency center and the FAA.

We must never forget 9/11 and do everything we can to make sure it never happens again!



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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 16000 times:

this will sound morbid, but where can i hear it, is it on the net yet

User currently offlineDtw757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1553 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 15970 times:






9/11 commission hears flight attendant's phone call
Betty Ong: 'I think we are getting hijacked'
From Mike M. Ahlers
CNN Washington Bureau
Tuesday, January 27, 2004 Posted: 7:01 PM EST (0001 GMT)



Betty Ong was a flight attendant aboard American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001.

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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The flight attendant's voice was calm and composed, but her telephoned words to the American Airlines operations center the morning of September 11, 2001, were chilling.

"The cockpit's not answering," flight attendant Betty Ong said. "Somebody's stabbed in business class, and, um, I think there's Mace that we can't breathe. I don't know; I think we are getting hijacked."

Ong, 45, was on board American Airlines Flight 11, the Boeing 767 en route from Boston, Massachusetts, to Los Angeles, California, that was flown into the north tower of the World Trade Center.

While family members wept in the audience, four minutes of Ong's 23-minute phone call was played Tuesday during a hearing held by the Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, known as the 9/11 commission.

Nydia Gonzalez, who was on the receiving end of the call, also fought her emotions as she described the call, which came in at about 8:20 that Tuesday morning.

"Several media accounts of what occurred on Flight 11 claim that Betty was 'hysterical with fear,' 'shrieking' and 'gasping for air,' Gonzalez testified. "I am here to tell this commission that those accounts are wrong.

"Betty was calm, professional and in control throughout the call. I honestly believe, after my conversation with Betty, that the 81 passengers and nine crewmembers on Flight 11 had no idea of the fate they were to encounter that day."

After Ong's description of the scene on board, Gonzalez and a second call-taker asked Ong what seat she was in.

Ong identified herself and her seat number, and said, "OK, our number one got stabbed, our purser is stabbed. Nobody knows who stabbed who, and we can't even get up to business class right now because nobody can breathe."

Commission members said Tuesday that the phone call and other evidence indicated the hijackers used Mace or pepper spray to help seize the plane and isolate passengers from the cockpit. Mace was also found in hijacker Mohamed Atta's luggage, which was left at Logan Airport in Boston.

Ong said the flight attendant working in first class was also stabbed.

In response to questions about the cockpit, she said, "We can't even get into the cockpit, we don't know who is up there."

One of the voices in the control center replied, "Well if they were shrewd, they would keep the door closed."






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User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 15762 times:

Sorry if this appears morbid, but I did not hear these clips. Is there a link to the calls?

I never want that day to fade from my memory.


User currently offlineDtw757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1553 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 15730 times:

It was on ABC Worldnews tonight. However I don't see any links to the calls on the website. Maybe some links will show up later.


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 15652 times:

Hard to believe they did this with box cutters, I live in NY and that day was terrible, we lost 2 people at the Country Club I was working at, including a girl who was on the phone with her family while she was trapped above the fire. Some other Clubs lost 40 members that worked in the WTC. I believe every pilot should be armed. I believe the El Al pilots are and from what I hear they have never had a hijacking. These tapes do not need to be heard. These poor people died like dogs, why do you have to hear it happening?

Support Bush and support our troops! They have been giving their lives since March 2003 to make sure this doesn't happen again!!



User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15564 times:

I was taken with the calmness of the FA and professional handling of the whole situation, had it been myself in the same situation I am not sure I would have handled it so well. If anyone ever says to me that FA's are nothing more than flying waitresses I am sure they will get a piece of my mind, well done AA for how well your FA's performed there duties, right up until the end. Even tho this is the only recording so far released I am sure the other 3 planes and there FA's provided the same level of service to there passengers and for the company they worked for.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineAv8rDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15568 times:

RIght on, Boeing nut.

I think the release of these tapes is a great way to remind everyone, as some people seem to have forgotton the events as if they were as unimportant as who won the All Star Game this past year. Here's a good link for an 'in-your-face' wake-up call:

http://members.cox.net/classicweb/Heroes/heroes.htm

This is NOT the link to the 911 call. I've looked for it, can't find it. Hope it pops up here soon.

Also, while on the subject of 9-11, does anyone remember the AA A300 crash after takeoff from JFK en route to Santo Domingo?? Interesting how nobody really talks about it since it happened shortly after 9-11 and 255 people were killed...



Maintain thine airspeed, lest the Earth rise up and smite thee.
User currently offlineStarrion From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1126 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15503 times:

I live in a suburb of Boston.

Information that I have heard indicates that my health teacher in High school, the man who taught me CPR and first aid, was the first class passenger they killed first. They killed a very good man, to make a point. So that they could kill a whole lot more people.

The terrorists made a horrible mistake in getting us this angry.



Knowledge Replaces Fear
User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15413 times:

Av8rDAL,

Thank you for that. I bookmarked it. It didn't bring back the shock, but man, it brought back that numbing feeling of the aftermath. It took a while for that lump in my throat to go away.

Thank you.

Norm


User currently offlineFLIBOYZ From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15342 times:

As a Flight Attendant who knew Betty Ong and most of the crew on AA Flt. 11, It's not unusual for Betty to have been this calm. She IS a sweet, soft-spoken person.

We Will NEVER Forget.

Now when I fly and cruising at 33,000 feet, I can say that I am flying with Angels.



User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15316 times:

Av8rDal,

That crash was discussed under the JetBlue post today, it has not been forgotten, a member at the club I work at lives in Belle Harbor, fortunately he lives off of 132nd and was not hurt, I actually was able to see the smoke that morning though I was a few miles away. There is something about that trail of smoke that sets it apart from a structure fire. You seem to know right away that a plane has gone down, those people are not forgotten..



User currently offlineCarlos1979 From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15303 times:


It was a bit haunting to hear that brave woman speaking so calmly about a situation that must've been so very terrifying.

Can never forget the events of that unbelievable day

RIP


C


User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15230 times:

People, don't forget about those who lost their life in Pennsylvania and the Pentagon, too!!!


Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion.
User currently offlineLonghaulheavy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 402 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 15131 times:

Here is the audio. The first one is an F/A (Betty Ong) to a woman in Reservations. (The latter was at the 9/11 hearing this week, and broke down in tears during the testimony). The second one is the woman in Reservations talking to someone at AA Emergency.

Haunting, chilling, painful...it's all there.

Tape 1

Tape 2


User currently offlinePmanchuk From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 115 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 15101 times:

part of it can be heard at http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/video_index/video_index.html

Once there, it's the item listed in "In the News", second row... first column, titled "A Chilling Recording" It opens in Real Player

I'm not sure if that clip is the whole thing others heard on the news tonight since I wasn't watching the news.


User currently offlinePmanchuk From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 115 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 15079 times:

ok, the links listed by Longhaulheavy have the full thing... the abcnews only has certain segments.

User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 15023 times:

The tape is also available on MSNBC.COM.

User currently offlineGnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 14914 times:

How utterly, utterly haunting. I'm absolutely at a loss for words after listening to the entire recordings linked above.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 14784 times:

I had only heard the TV version which was haunting enough, tho to hear the whole thing. Chilling to say the very least. To everyone who lost there lives that fateful day, may you rest in peace.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 14677 times:

That is extremely chilling to hear.

Obviously the flight attendants were doing their jobs, evacuating First Class and keeping calm, even after 2 of their own had been stabbed. All we can do is be proud of how they did their jobs under these extreme circumstances.



Fly Delta's Big Jets!
User currently offlineAv8rDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 14621 times:

All I can say is... wow.


Maintain thine airspeed, lest the Earth rise up and smite thee.
User currently offlineCaptain_777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 295 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 14527 times:

It reminds me of when I first heard what happened, the chills were sent up my spine again....It's honestly haunting.




User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 14515 times:

Chilling... My eyes are actually tearing up a little. I'm, too, very proud of Betty Ong. Even when she faced death, she was calm. Rest in peace, to the innocent crew and passengers. And I hope their families are finding peace within themselves.


Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion.
25 Aa777flyer : This makes me so proud of the job our crews did remaining calm. It brings a tear to my eye, I wish it never happend, but I am PROUD TO BE PART OF THE
26 Post contains images BlatantEcho : jeezus, doing their job to the end. poor souls, may they rest in peace George
27 Chi-town : Wow, I will never forget 9/11. My heart and my prayers all go out to the passengers and the families and friends of all the passengers/pilots/firefigh
28 TWAMD-80 : Wow, that was quite eerie. I don't think there is a day that goes by that I don't recall the events of that day. Thank you to all of 9-11's heroes- pi
29 Bigphilnyc : I dont think I'm over 9/11. I still have nightmares and stuff and even though I act the same, the thigns that og on inside my head are very different.
30 Akumas : Terrible. Does anybody know what the voices where at the end of Audio #2? It sounded foriegn to me. This is very distressing audio.
31 Trekster : I will never forget that day. The power had been off in the town where i worked. It came back on, the radio came alive,and the first thing i heard was
32 FFlyer : NIKV69; what is the reason you see here to "support Bush"? Dubya had decided to go to Iraq long before 9/11 happened.
33 ClipperNo1 : More than 2 years ago, but still the sheer horror and all emotions I had the second I heard and saw about it become so vivid, when listening and seein
34 Pilatusguy : Very very haunting....is all I can say
35 DeltaMD11 : I just hope anything like this will never happen again. All of those innocent people....it's hard to put my emotions into words. I ask myself on a dai
36 Jeffrey1970 : Good for you DeltaMD11. I am sure our nation will be better off with you helping to defend us and the whole world. I pray for each and everyone of the
37 Tristarenvy : God Bless those brave souls on all four Boeing's that horrible day. I really have a hard time listening to those tapes, or watching the video from tha
38 Longhaulheavy : One has to wonder, and I hope we NEVER find out, or hear, some of the more graphic audio from inside those buildings as the attacks occured. I'll bet
39 NIKV69 : Helps you remember? You do not need to hear anything, no answering machine messages, no voice mail. God, I know a man who spoke to his daughter who wa
40 Lhr001 : NIKV69 Kathleen Nicosia Betty Ong Sara Low Madeline Sweeney Dianne Snyder Jean Roger Karen Martin Jeffrey Collman Barbara Arestegui Tom McGuiness John
41 NIKV69 : Sorry to say they are not heroes, I know they are your co-workers, and did their jobs with pride and conducted themsleves like professionals while dea
42 Akumas : I didn't know what was going on during the time of September 11. I went on camp with school from September 11 - 14. I'm in Australia so the time diffe
43 Lhr001 : NIKV69 Yes, I see your point now! The audio tapes should have never been published... If anything only in word format! None the less, it is like the w
44 Post contains links Boeing nut : Maybe it needs to be torn open again. Some jackasses out there refer to 9/11 as a passing fad if you will. They need to watch this link posted by Av8r
45 LTBEWR : To me, the most important revelation from these tape excerpts, and one I don't recall ever being said before, was the statment of the use of mace or s
46 DeltaRampPIT : I am a paramedic firefighter and I will never forget that day. I was off to a doctors appt that morning and when I went in to it, no problem. I came o
47 Ua777222 : I remember that cold and quiet morning when I awoke about an hour and a half late for school and I ran out thinking that I could still catch the bus w
48 DeltaMD11 : We had a bit of a scare here too UA777, your story reminded me of it. German students and their German exchange students from my school set out to NYC
49 AMM744 : Truly very sad listening to the recordings, the memories of that day and the incredible sadness are brought back to life again. Here in the UK, we wep
50 Na : I´m surprised how calm the F/A was. That day I´ll never forget. My whole company stopped working, watching TV in the conference rooms or in private
51 AirJamPanAm : NYC never has, and never will forget all the events of 9/11. As I traveled shortly after 9/11 people would constantly ask and express sympathy when th
52 Tristarenvy : Like most everyone else, I was at work, that morning, trading e-mail with a friend in the military. One of my co-workers stuck her head into my studi
53 Commander_Rabb : If you have ever wondered why the United States is in places like Iraq, Afghanistan and an assorted other places around the globe, it is because we in
54 AA767400 : Sorry Commander_Rabb, But the U.S. government is not over there for that reason. Unfortunately terrorism will happen again, even if the U.S. governmen
55 ScottishLaddie : Shocking. I still remember, how could I forget, coming in from school to images of the WTC collapsing. I thought it was a film. To this day I can't wa
56 Post contains links CanadianPilot : Also available for download here
57 JetBluefan1 : I was watching ABC news on Tuesday and I was extremely surprised when I heard the tape. I thought that all that footage would have been lost - I forgo
58 Aerlingusa330 : I also see Clinton under the search "Worst President" at Google....also in "Sex in oval office" at Google. Let's not forget anyone. "Heroes" or not. L
59 NIKV69 : We DO honor these people, why must it brought up all the time? Every time something in the media surfaces we have to have a big thing about how they a
60 NoBoeingNoGoin : Does anyone know if and when the tapes will be played again? Thanks
61 Post contains images F9Fan : I heard the excerpts on MSNBC and I can't believe how calm Ms. Ong was. She was definitely calm and professional in the face of grave danger. It is a
62 Post contains links CanadianPilot : Not sure when they will be played again.....but here is a link if you want to download them! Jet Thrust.com Downloads Section CP
63 Thvgjp : All I must say is we must and never forget what happened on this day, I myself lost 2 friends that day in the WTC, My brother was involved in the resc
64 Moolies : I agree support Bush. Lets give them a taste of their own medicine, then they run like cowards. People were happily living their lives until the super
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