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9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:48 am

10 years ago today, Civil Aviation was used as a terrorizing weapon - changing many of our lives in ways that are incommunicable.


It is important we pay tribute to those lost, and honor their memories. I will never forget reading this forum as the events unfolded.

Be sure to thank your local first response teams regardless of nationality. Whether it's organizing a barbecue for paramedics, firefighters, police officers, or simply offering a handshake, be sure to let this day bring out the best in all of us.

Please sign your respects

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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:06 am

America will never forget and will remain forever strong and forever vigilant. God bless America.
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:20 am

Quoting amccann (Reply 1):
America will never forget and will remain forever strong and forever vigilant. God bless America.

Exactly what he said.

Terrible day for not only America but for the world. The worst day in Aviation History IMO, never had civil aircraft been used to cause so much death and destruction. Hopefully it will never happen again. Cant believe it has been 10 years.
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:31 am

It saddens me that people can cause so much destruction and violence with airplanes. From the time I was three, until 9/11/01, I wanted to be a pilot. Watching, as a youngster, airplanes kill thousands on people on live tv is something I will, and must not, ever forget. Not unntil I was 17 did that spark re-kindle and I decided I wanted to be a pilot.

Today marks the second time in the past two years I will be flying on 9/11. I have a cross-country into MSP Bravo Airspace in 12 hours. Many of the pilots sharing the skies with me later today lost colleagues and friends that day, both pilots and flight crew, even friends and family in the towers or elsewhere.

But the terrorists have not stopped what I love to do, and I fly today as a gesture to them: Your acts of terror will not end my dreams. I am a strong and proud American. Your acts of terror have failed to cripple the spirit and resolve of the American people.

I urge my countrymen, and all around the world, to stand together on this day.

God Bless America.
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:51 am

It's hard to imagine that 10 years have already passed since the day which changed the world.

Quoting FoxTwo (Thread starter):
It is important we pay tribute to those lost, and honor their memories.

I can only agree.


While the horrors were happening, I was heading to LAX on AF068. The experiences on that day will stay in my memory forever. Here's the report:

Fuel Dump & Return To CDG: Enroute To LAX On 9/11 (by PlaneHunter Sep 11 2011 in Trip Reports)


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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:02 am

I have spent much of the last week watching documentaries on the events of September 11th. What I just recently realized was how that day altered the course of my life and I guess I had never really thought about it in that way. I was a flight attendant for NW at the time and while I knew how 9/11 impacted me in the most immediate sense, I guess I didnt realize that it would be responsible for many major life decisions in the 10 years that would follow.

While September 11th touched my life in some very negative ways, I count myself lucky that I know nobody personally that was impacted by the loss of a family member, friend or aquaintance. To all of those who find themselves thnking about somebody close who was lost on that morning, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Remember, flags at half staff today, all day.
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:03 am

Never forgotten, and forever grateful.

Thanks to all the kind service-men who went above-and-beyond to ensure the public's safety.

I was only 7-years old when it happened, but I still remember walking down the stairs that morning to see my mom, distraught. The rest of the day is a blur.. but the emotions I felt, and received from my parents' anguish, will never be forgotten. Nor will the strange feeling of returning to school on 9/12.

Seeing UA 175 is particularly gut-wrenching for me. Lisa A. Frost was my old friend's relative, she lived in RSM, California.. and died on that flight.

It's truly amazing that it's been 10 years, as a person I've changed and matured--but the feeling of loss and confusion still remains the same.
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:52 am

Very sad day......

I lived right next to LAX and just a few hours into that day, the airport got eerily quiet........

Please take extra time to remember the flight crews and passengers who perished that day.

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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:17 am

A most humbling day and one in which I believe makes many of the issues that work us up seem rather petty and insignificant.

I rather love the photo of the United and American 757s and crews together.
 
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:25 am

United We Stand. Divided We Fall...... We remember!
 
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:40 am

AAL 11, 77 and UAL 93, 175 I salute you on this day as well as all those who died during the attacks and those who died and will die defending our freedoms.

Also, many thanks to those nations that showed (and still do) a great deal of love to the USA on 9/11/01. As an American that loves to travel, it means a lot to me that other nations and people love us as we do them.
 
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:47 am

American 11:


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This is the particular airplane that was first to crash into the World Trade Center at 8.35A EST on September 11, 2001. It was also the first of the four airplanes to be attacked by terrorists. N334AA, a Boeing 767 of American Airlines, was scheduled to fly BOS-LAX as flight AA 11 on the morning of that day.

May all passengers, crews and those who perished on the ground rest in peace for ever.

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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:13 am

And here are the other three airplanes that got attacked by terrorists:

United 175:


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N612UA, a Boeing 767 of United Airlines, which was scheduled to fly BOS-LAX as flight UA 175 hit the second tower.

United 93:


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N591UA, a Boeing 757 of United Airlines, which was scheduled to fly EWR-SFO as flight UA 93 crashed in Pennsylvania.

American 77:


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N644AA, a Boeing 757 of American Airlines, which was scheduled to fly IAD-LAX as flight AA 77 crashed into the Pentagon.

We will never forget the passengers and crews who lost their lives on September 11th 2001, the very day that changed history.

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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:06 pm

I was living in Sydney at the time and was awakened in the middle of the night by a neighbor who had been called by relatives in the US. I will never forget that long night as I watched in horror as the events unfolded in New York.

Nor will I forget the walk to work the next morning with all the Australian flags at half staff and American flags draped from the windows of many buildings.

Yes, many things changed about how we travel, many of them for the worst, but the fact that I am writing this from Budapest is perhaps the best evidence that the terrorists did in fact not win. We can still travel, albeit we grumble more, but we can still go. And what the terrorists sought was to stop the spread of freedom and few places on earth have given more to the struggle for freedom than this beautiful city did in 1956.

I am reminded of the words of Thomas Paine, writing during the American revolution, when he said "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value."

God bless America, God bless Australia, God bless Hungary, and God bless all those who struggle for freedom is not yet at an end.

Let us continue to fly, with all the hassles and disturbances, and fly for evermore.
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:14 pm

Quoting American 767 (Reply 14):

We will never forget the passengers and crews who lost their lives on September 11th 2001, the very day that changed history.

Amen. May they rest in peace.
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Quoting American 767 (Reply 14):

And here are the other three airplanes that got attacked by terrorists:

Thanks for sharing
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:45 pm

God Bless America Let Us never forget What happened !!!
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:06 pm

..A very sad day indeed,

Frist of all condolences and prayers to all family members, friends,etc.. and anyone else who was so forced to end their lives as they knew them.

A really heart wrenching day for me as yuite a few friends were lost...

The best we can do is learn, be vigilant and hope for better days.

God speed to you and may God bless America!
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:26 pm

UAL's pilots union put together a very nice tribute video to the pilots and crew of United Airlines and American Airlines lost that day.

http://www.contract2009.com/flashpages/911Video.html

Out of curiosity, are any executives from UAL or AMR going to be attending any of the events today?
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:56 pm

What a terrible day it was for humanity.

May all those who perished rest in peace.
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:58 pm

This day, so many heros, so many stories, but the one that touched me the most were the actions of 40 people on United Flight 93 who were the first warriors in the War on Terror. They fought back, knowing that they would not die in vein.

My God Bless them, and may God Bless America. Their sacrifice will always be remembered.
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:02 pm

Quoting rising (Reply 20):
Out of curiosity, are any executives from UAL or AMR going to be attending any of the events today?

Not sure about executives but members of flight crews of both American and United were at all three memorial services.

[Edited 2011-09-11 11:46:05 by srbmod]
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:39 pm

As a proud aviation enthusiast and a self proclaimed Boeing fan boy, of all the memes that appeared, this is still my favorite.

To all my fellow plane geeks around the world, please remember every time you fly for fun or go spotting, you're giving a F-you to those who tried to use our passion for terror.


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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:46 pm

Rest in peace all those that perished on that tragic that day.
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:59 pm

May all those who lost their lives on that horrifying day, rest in peace, and god bless their souls, from the clueless passengers on board the 4 flights, to the brave FDNY firefighters that stormed the burning towers. Everyone should salute you.

The last 10 years passed by so fast, but the tragedy, and the people we lost, will never be forgotten.

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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:05 pm

Yes I remember then seeing somewhere the above letter, the words weren't the exact same but the content of the letter was similar. The last words were: " Don't bother scheduling an appointment, we'll stop by for a demo"

It was dated September 12th 2001.
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:24 pm

God bless America and those affected ten years ago. I was proud to be part of the American Airlines family this past summer.

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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:14 pm

RIP to those souls who lost their lives and respect to all those in all walks of life who risked their lives to save others.

We will never forget.
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:14 pm

Sept. 11, 2001 is forever etched in my memory: it was early afternoon in Italy and we were testing a new live connection with a financial data provider headquartered in the North building. I had already been on the phone with a tech rep several times as the line was erratic. The connection timed out yet another time, I called back the guy in NYC and could not get through. I was redialing for the third or fourth time when a colleague turned his monitor towards me, showing CNN.com breaking news.

As a major Italian newspaper headlined on the 12th: "We are all Americans". It was true, and although I personally think that much that has been done since by the US Government has alienated the best part of that sentiment worldwide, it is still true today. In the face of cowardly atrocity against innocent people, we are all Americans.

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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:12 pm

May all of the dead rest in peace. May their friends and families and all affected regain whatever peace they lost. May those who believe in violence as an answer to their grievances come to see the error of that path.

Quoting Macsog6 (Reply 14):
Let us continue to fly, with all the hassles and disturbances, and fly for evermore.

Indeed.
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:10 pm

We will never forget this. May all who perished rest in peace, and thank you to all those who are defending our freedom. We are all one and living on the same planet, we need to come together for peace.
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:20 pm

Does anyone know the disposition of any of the aircraft parts that remained?

Are there any remnants in the field of Shanksville? I remember reading about landing gear that was found on the streets of NYC. What would be the disposition of these relics. Preserved? Destroyed?
 
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:57 pm

I'm sure I speak for most Americans when I say the thoughts and prayers of all our friends around the world on this solemn day are appreciated and the Love goes both ways. It's true what was said by a fellow overseas, 10 years ago today.. "Today We Are All Americans" Thank You to All My Brothers, Sisters and Good Friends all around the world. In spite of our differences in politics, culture and perspectives, we Americans love you all.   
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:03 am

Quoting ck8msp (Reply 31):
Does anyone know the disposition of any of the aircraft parts that remained?

Are there any remnants in the field of Shanksville? I remember reading about landing gear that was found on the streets of NYC. What would be the disposition of these relics. Preserved? Destroyed?


Fuselage and engine parts we found at the crash site in Shanksville, PA and pieces of the 767 were recovered in NYC, including a massive piece of the engine core three blocks from Ground Zero. All are in the custody of the FBI Forensics Investigative Unit if I'm not mistaken.

[Edited 2011-09-11 17:04:10]
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:10 am

Quoting Nutsaboutplanes (Reply 5):
Remember, flags at half staff today, all day.

It was. Thanks for the reminder.
 
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:12 am

Quoting ck8msp (Reply 31):
Are there any remnants in the field of Shanksville? I remember reading about landing gear that was found on the streets of NYC.

Yes, and one of the main wheels landed through the roof 2 blocks away. This is the site of the controversial Cordoba House- which was not granted landmark status over a year ago.

Quoting ck8msp (Reply 31):
What would be the disposition of these relics. Preserved? Destroyed?

I imagine they will be placed in museums eventually - perhaps the 9.11 museum in New York or the American History museum in Washington D.C.
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:22 am

F9 posted this photo on their Facebook page. It is of a flag draped from their ramp tower at DEN with several of the tails in the foreground.

CAK posted this photo on their Facebook page as well. It is between the ticket counters and baggage claim in the non-ticketed side of security.

Quoting ck8msp (Reply 31):
Does anyone know the disposition of any of the aircraft parts that remained?

Are there any remnants in the field of Shanksville? I remember reading about landing gear that was found on the streets of NYC. What would be the disposition of these relics. Preserved? Destroyed?

I think someone has part of the fuselodge from UA 175 in a museum in NYC not far from the WTC site. It is from one of the windows from what I heard on NPR.

[Edited 2011-09-11 19:27:01]

[Edited 2011-09-11 19:27:49]
 
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Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:58 am

I first became aware of a.net after it was linked to in a 9/11 news report. A couple of weeks later (9/25/01) I signed up so that I could post.

Never forget those awful days, and that I had never been so happy to hear planes over my house when flights resumed.

And thanks a.net for a great 10 years, I guess that's the silver lining 
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:40 am

God Bless the victims and rest in peace and we pray their familys find pease, I was in Orlando that fatefull day, to our friends in the United States we in Australia stand with you.
 
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RE: 9/11/01 - 9/11/11 - 10 Years Later

Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:31 am

May the victims rest in peace, and may God continue to help the family and friends of the victims. My thoughts and prayers are still with them.

On Saturday (9/10) my Boy Scout Troop traveled to Shanksville to the Flight 93 Memorial where we attended the luminaries ceremony. Shortly after we arrived a bus of about 60 flight attendants, all stationed in Newark at the time of the attack, arrived. We talked to several of them and I was completely lost for words. They all grieved over their coworkers that they lost on UA93, I was astounded at how close the United Newark based flight attendants were. May God continue to help them.

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