Gman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2270 times:
I was at home watching the TV when I turned over to Sky News with the first tower on fire and watched live as the second plane hit the other ower, I've never been so stunned and shocked at what I was seing on the TV. Stayed glued to the news as things went from bad to worse for the rest of the day.
SLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2265 times:
About 6:30 AM Mountain Time in SLC, wake up, turn on the TV see that a "Cessna" has hit the WTC, and tell my family whose up that don't believe me. I get in my car at about 7:00-7:15, and my step-dad walks out to tell me a second plane hit. I go in to see a replay on the Today Show, and have to run back to my car to go to school. At about 7:30, I hear president Bush on the radio in my car from Florida. 7:35 AM, I am one of two in an IB French Class to know what happened. I watched the first tower fall live from class about an hour later. Our school had a moment of silence that day, which I thought was impressive. (I had stayed in the now-collapsed Marriott nestled in between the towers 3 months before, so I was interested to recognize the area fairly well).
Pilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2536 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2262 times:
I was at home about to leave for my training flight in daytona. I was attending ERAU at that point, and my friend from NYC called me, told me that some dude flew a plane into the WTC, details were few at that point.
The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
Matt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2257 times:
My brother told me when he picked me up at the bus-stop. Then I watched TV until early the next morning.
A friend of mine taped the broadcast from Swedish TV4 during the collapse of the north tower and on for a few hours, and I watched it again a few weeks ago.
QR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2249 times:
I was actually in the toilet when my mom came and told me that the WTC was on fire and that a plane hit it - when I got back, we watched for about an hour and we saw the second plane hit, and I still remember someone claiming it was a small aircraft such as a Cessna. I also remember another reporter asking if it was some "electromagnetic problem leading the aircraft towards the towers". We then went to the Hamad hospital here in Doha because my uncle was sick at the time, and we watched for another 3 hours from his room as things unfolded.
Aviationmaster From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 2473 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2246 times:
I was at school chatting with 3 of my friends, during the 10 o'clock break, when we were approached by one of our teachers, that told us that a plane had crashed into the WTC. We then rushed to the nearest TV (where most of the students had gathered), and arrived just at the moment when the first tower collapsed
AGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2235 times:
I'm a communications specialist for an air medical company in PIT, we watched it from the start since we constantly monitor news and Wx. I was working overtime that day, and only supposed to be there 4 hours, it turned into over 9. I remember getting a call from Somerset county 911 saying they had a report of a commercial airliner crash near Shanksville. We sent all of our available helicopters (nine at the time), needless to say they we're all cancelled and by then the FAA had grounded everyone, leaving our aircraft stuck all over western Pa. It was a while before we were able to fly lifeguard again, and with very strict rules.
Also most of us being volunteer firefighters, we knew it would be a grim day for our brothers of FDNY when the towers collapsed. I never thought I'd see the day 343 firefighters, along with police, EMS, and thousands of civilians be slaughtered like that. I also had friends who responded to the fire at the pentagon.
Things we're so strange, since there was other unfounded reports, like a car bomb at the state department building. For the first time in my life I saw America under attack on her own soil.
May those disgusting f*cks who attacked us and anyone wishing harm to the US rot in hell for eternity.
American Aviation: From Kitty Hawk to the Moon in 66 years!
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6873 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2225 times:
As it was the middle of the night when the attacks happened I didn't hear about it until about 5-6 hours after it happened. The first thing I heard on the radio that was on in the bathroom next to my room was actually about the Pentagon rather than the WTC, and I hate to say it, when I heard the pentagon had been blown up by an explosion (which was all that was coming out at the time) I actually laughed in disbelief because I thought it was a joke/publicity stunt knowing there was super high security surrounding the Pentagon to get through. My second thought was 'it had been coming for the FBI for quite a while' - thinking it was another American attack like McVeigh's. That quickly passed the moment I heard more factual details.
I got up and Dad had the TV on and said that the WTC had been destroyed, and I just went into such a disbelieving state of shock that all I could think about was "what were the regos on the planes?" It only hit me a little later that I probably could have been a little more concerned about the people, but my mind didn't want to think about that part of the tragedy.
Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7377 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2224 times:
I was working aboard NW8 from NRT-SEA about 2 hrs out from landing. They sent us to YVR and waited there 3 days until we were cleared to resume the flight to SEA, empty that is. During the flight, the flight deck did an all-call to all FA stations telling us what happened. We were in the middle of the breakfast service when they told us to scout the cabin and look for anyone suspicious, especially in the First Class cabin in A zone and the UD. We thought that our flight was threatened. The captain made announcement, the for precautionary reasons, we were being told to land in YVR. We didn't actually tell the passengers what happened until after we landed. It was us and a UA 742 from NRT-SFO and 744 from HKG-SFO that were the first to join us there. Then an AA 767 and a 777 landed. After that they just kept coming, one after the other. We spent the whole first day showing movies and short-subject videos, trying to keep them entertained. The lavatories were frequently out of use until they could be serviced and fresh water was put on. AC provided the flights with food, albeit they were somewhat crude box meals. But it was food nevertheless.
AirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3933 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2223 times:
I just got back from school (12km ride on my bike). As usual I turned on the TV and the channel was on SBS6 (Dutch TV channel).
I saw there was a special announcement and then I saw and heard that an aircraft flew into the WTC building! I was like WTF and totally confused..
I just kept standing still where I was, totally focussing on the TV.
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11791 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2219 times:
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I first heard about it when I was waiting at the old Wellington rail/bus interchange for the school bus to college, a 7th former came up to me and told me that a serious air disaster had happened in New York over night, and that four planes had crashed within a few hours of each other. At first I didn't believe him, but when I went to the school libruary to read the paper, I found around 20 students all around the paper reading the front page, when I finally got a chance to read the paper, was during period 1, my english class was in the libruary so I sneaked out to the libruary foyer to read the paper. For the rest of the day basically no one in any of my other 5 classes did any school work , we were all glued to the classrooms TVs, infact for the next few days after, we still did hardly any work, still watching TV
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8408 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2214 times:
I was at work, it was around 3pm when I heard on the radio on my desk that a plane had hit the WTC and like many people thought it was a light plane. I called my wife at SAA and told her, when we heard on the radio about the second one we turned on the TV in the office and that was the end of the working day.
That evening we went out for dinner and there were several TVs in the restaurant showing CNN, I have never experienced such quiet, everyone was watching and very little was being said.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
Dtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2211 times:
I had just come back from DTW. I had droped my partner off that morning for an AA flight to ORD. I was watching Katie Curic when the first plane hit. So I called him at the Admirals club at ORD, but we thought it was just a small plane. He was watching as the second plane hit. Well, I drove to Chicago that day to pick him up!
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5899 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2207 times:
Again? This type of thread seems to come up every now & then.
For me, I had just come home from school & was chatting in the CNN news chatroom (they've since closed it, how fucking annoying - it really was a good place to discuss news as they unfolded). Someone mentioned they were breaking news about a plane flying into the WTC, so I turned on the TV & saw the rest on CNN.
Lewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3587 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2195 times:
It was the first, maybe second day of school. I was in a cafeteria after school and I saw the images on TV. It took me a while to understand what was happening, my first thought was that I was watching bits from a new Hollywood movie, it was hard to believe that it was happening for real.
Melpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2186 times:
I was watching TV (I think it was the West Wing) at around 10:30PM when a newsflash came on with the news a plane had crashed into the WTC - they thought it might have been a light plane. It must have been aroung 4 or 5 Am before I got to sleep. I remember the next day at work, everyone was subdued, upset & worried about what might happen next.