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September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:29 pm

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A solemn and terrifying day 19 years ago.

Posting the old thread for remembrance.
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Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:55 pm

:candle:

Unhappy anniversary.


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Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:54 pm

Watching as it happened on youtube. #neverforget Can't forget the bravery the people on UA93 showed. True courage under fire.
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Today, September 11th, 19 years ago ...

Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:23 pm

Today, September 11th., marks 19 years of a sad and tragic day in American history and with reflections even today in the way we travel.

All my respect for those who perished sadly for no reason ...

A sad date that was suffocated and forgotten by a no less sad pandemic ...
 
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Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:25 pm

Not forgotten. Always remembered.
 
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Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:27 pm

The event changed the whole aviation industry, especially the security procedures and the death of legacy aircraft series including the 747 and 757, and even the A380.
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Re: Today, September 11th, 19 years ago ...

Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:46 pm

Why did it change the big ones?
 
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Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:10 pm

The commeration this year is different due to COVID-19.
 
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Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:15 pm

What was everyone doing that day? I was on my day off as a Northwest Airlines aircraft mechanic and was sleeping. A friend of mine called me and said turn on the news. I did and was curious as to how a plane could crash into the trade center on such a beautiful day then the second plane hit. I knew then it was terrorism and we would probably be going to war.
 
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Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:26 pm

I was at an out-of-town friends house that morning feeding the pets and turned on the TV for the 10 or so minutes I was there. The first tower was billowing smoke and they were showing the hole in it. Then I saw the black dot come across the screen ("What's that?") and hit the other tower.

There are few words..... a lot of people needlessly died that day.

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Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:04 pm

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What was everyone doing that day? I was on my day off as a Northwest Airlines aircraft mechanic and was sleeping. A friend of mine called me and said turn on the news. I did and was curious as to how a plane could crash into the trade center on such a beautiful day then the second plane hit. I knew then it was terrorism and we would probably be going to war.

Was my first day back to work after an Alaska cruise - we sailed from YVR and had we not come home on the 10th, we would have been stuck in Canada for a few days. I dropped my girlfriend off at the airport @ 6:15 Pacific Time, headed into the office and by the time I got there the first plane had already hit the tower. I knew I'd be heading back to the airport again to pick her up because she wasn't going anywhere. The whole day was just surreal. I pray we never experience anything like it again
 
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Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:31 pm

I was in grade 10 computer technology class - when we used to have computer labs in the still relatively early days of the internet in schools. The Principal came on the PA and asked us to put down our pencils and calmly told everyone that the US was under attack and that planes had crashed in NYC. Our teacher ran out of the room to the nearest phone as her husband was flying from YYZ to Boston that day. We all immediately turned to the computers and started pulling up the news. Classes were cancelled for the rest of the day and TVs were set up all over the school with the news on. We were also allowed to go home, with permission of our parents. Once airspace was closed, Canadian media started focusing on the role that Canadian airports were playing in getting planes on the ground, including the well known story in Newfoundland... what would go on to be the basis of the 'Come From Away' broadway show.

The entire day was surreal and felt like a movie. I will never forget what a sunny, warm, blue sky day it was.. and how quickly it all changed. To this day, I still don't like to watch the footage of the planes hitting the towers, or of the towers falling.
 
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Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:38 pm

I was at the office and the entire office was glued to the TV. A massive, horrible act of terror and will be remembered for generations - just like December 4th.

The really scary part is that the death toll from these two attacks is a fraction of the 200,000 or so Covid-19 deaths.
 
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Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:39 pm

I was in middle school, we were plotting a tropical system in a earth science class when they told the teacher to turn on the tv, I left shortly after and spent the afternoon with my mother in her office at he Church glued to a tv.
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Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:53 pm

stratosphere wrote:
What was everyone doing that day? I was on my day off as a Northwest Airlines aircraft mechanic and was sleeping. A friend of mine called me and said turn on the news. I did and was curious as to how a plane could crash into the trade center on such a beautiful day then the second plane hit. I knew then it was terrorism and we would probably be going to war.


Tuesday is when the women get the golf course in the morning and all of ours were out playing that day as I was working. Of course they came in and were watching with me inside the clubhouse and all started crying when the pentagon got hit. We lost 3 people that morning. One of which was on the phone with his wife at Cantor Fitzgerald when the building went down. Worse funeral ever. I had to escort her into the men's locker room to get his belongings two weeks later with her 3 kids in tow. No words were spoken.

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Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:38 am

We'd just finished watching Buffy on network TV on 11 September, and the late night news came on, showing the towers live, and reporting that a plane had crashed into one of the towers on that glorious clear day. I was sort of assuming it was a light aircraft accident.

We got up to go to work the next morning and the Towers were no more.

We must have switched the TV off just bfore the second plane.

Everyone in my office in Sydney Australia was just shellshocked on that morning of 12 September.

My sister-in-law was working in a downtown NYC office that morning. She's never spoken much to us about it, apart from walking home to NJ with all the crowds.
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Re: Today, September 11th, 19 years ago ...

Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:50 am

Noshow wrote:
Why did it change the big ones?


It did did change the long term fate of the big ones, but the poster is being more sensationalistic than anything else.

I was working STL ops that day. Was on the phone at home with a coworker when he said, "they just shut down national airspace". I didn't even ask, told him I was on the way.

One thing is definitely true, nothing was the same after that day.

RIP to all that left this earth that day.

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Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:05 am

casinterest wrote:
https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=105795

A solemn and terrifying day 19 years ago.

Posting the old thread for remembrance.

I don't know that I've ever read that thread end-to-end.

Wasn't there also a thread not that long before 9-11 with a guy speculating what would happen if someone crashed a 737 into the WTC?
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What was everyone doing that day? I was on my day off as a Northwest Airlines aircraft mechanic and was sleeping. A friend of mine called me and said turn on the news. I did and was curious as to how a plane could crash into the trade center on such a beautiful day then the second plane hit. I knew then it was terrorism and we would probably be going to war.

I was in my second week as a freshman in high school. I was in-between 1st and 2nd period and heard someone in the hallway say that they heard a plane crashed into the World Trade Center. I walked into my 2nd class just before the 2nd plane hit the WTC on the TV in the classroom, which the teacher had tuned to the news. Some kid started making fun of people jumping from the towers, and I hit him. Teacher didn't say anything.

We didn't really have class in 3rd period, either, but just watched the news. I think our 4th period teacher tried to make us do regular work, but we didn't really accomplish anything.

For the next 3 years, I'd always tape pictures on my locker of the WTC, the Pentagon, the flag being raised over the rubble of the WTC, and each of the 4 airplanes that went down that day.
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Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:27 am

Ken777 wrote:
I was at the office and the entire office was glued to the TV. A massive, horrible act of terror and will be remembered for generations - just like December 4th.

The really scary part is that the death toll from these two attacks is a fraction of the 200,000 or so Covid-19 deaths.


Yeah and 50 to 60k a year is about what we lose every year to opiate addiction my brother was one of them so whats your point? This was a terrorist attack not a virus there is a difference. Trump could have handled things a lot better granted but he didn't grow this virus in his basement it originated in China. Don't ever forget that.
 
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Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:29 am

I have told this story before, my Nephew was visiting with us when our daughter called and told us of the fire, we turned on the TV and watched in horror as it all took place. My Nephew when it became clearer what had happened realized United was involved and some time later learned some of the people lost worked for him at United.
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Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:05 am

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What was everyone doing that day?


It was my first day of preschool, and I was sent home early. My parents tell me that later that day, I pointed at the TV and asked "why do they keep showing the plane hitting the building?" Oh how innocent 4 year-olds are. Sadly America would lose her innocence that day as well.

My neighbor up the street worked in the North Tower above the impact zone. He didn't make it. He was such a nice guy and a great father. I've remained close with the family ever since, and to see their resilience is inspiring. The first time I visited the NYC 9/11 memorial, I walked right up to his name on the pool without knowing where it would be or having to search around. I believe that's a sign from above.

9/11/01 was another family friend's first day on the job as an NYPD officer. Some way to begin a career.

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Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:13 am

cjg225 wrote:
casinterest wrote:
https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=105795

A solemn and terrifying day 19 years ago.

Posting the old thread for remembrance.

I don't know that I've ever read that thread end-to-end.

Wasn't there also a thread not that long before 9-11 with a guy speculating what would happen if someone crashed a 737 into the WTC?
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What was everyone doing that day? I was on my day off as a Northwest Airlines aircraft mechanic and was sleeping. A friend of mine called me and said turn on the news. I did and was curious as to how a plane could crash into the trade center on such a beautiful day then the second plane hit. I knew then it was terrorism and we would probably be going to war.

I was in my second week as a freshman in high school. I was in-between 1st and 2nd period and heard someone in the hallway say that they heard a plane crashed into the World Trade Center. I walked into my 2nd class just before the 2nd plane hit the WTC on the TV in the classroom, which the teacher had tuned to the news. Some kid started making fun of people jumping from the towers, and I hit him. Teacher didn't say anything.

We didn't really have class in 3rd period, either, but just watched the news. I think our 4th period teacher tried to make us do regular work, but we didn't really accomplish anything.

For the next 3 years, I'd always tape pictures on my locker of the WTC, the Pentagon, the flag being raised over the rubble of the WTC, and each of the 4 airplanes that went down that day.


Yes there was a ‘what if’ thread that was posted about a year beforehand that is no longer on the site. It might still be in the Internet archives. I just read the whole 9/11 thread, including a post of my own....used to have a different account back then. I was a student back then and was sleeping in when my mom awoke me and we rushed downstairs to watch. Five minutes later, the 2nd plane hit. University classes where I attended ended up not being cancelled later that day once it was evident no further attacks would occur and none in Canada. Ironically the one class I attended that day was Arabic.

I have a same age friend (I’m technically I’m 3 months older) at work whose birthday is 9/11.

This year thanks to it being 19 years and COVID-19, things were low key. Next year, even if COVID is still (likely) around, will be 20, a milestone number for all the wrong reasons.
 
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Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:47 pm

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Yes there was a ‘what if’ thread that was posted about a year beforehand that is no longer on the site. It might still be in the Internet archives. I just read the whole 9/11 thread, including a post of my own....used to have a different account back then. I was a student back then and was sleeping in when my mom awoke me and we rushed downstairs to watch. Five minutes later, the 2nd plane hit. University classes where I attended ended up not being cancelled later that day once it was evident no further attacks would occur and none in Canada. Ironically the one class I attended that day was Arabic.

I have a same age friend (I’m technically I’m 3 months older) at work whose birthday is 9/11.

This year thanks to it being 19 years and COVID-19, things were low key. Next year, even if COVID is still (likely) around, will be 20, a milestone number for all the wrong reasons.

Thanks. I vaguely recall hearing that whoever started that thread got a visit from the FBI not that long after 9/11.

(I wasn't a member back then, but I started lurking many years before I actually joined in 2013)
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Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:56 pm

stratosphere wrote:
What was everyone doing that day? I was on my day off as a Northwest Airlines aircraft mechanic and was sleeping. A friend of mine called me and said turn on the news. I did and was curious as to how a plane could crash into the trade center on such a beautiful day then the second plane hit. I knew then it was terrorism and we would probably be going to war.


My dad woke me up sometime after 6AM (I was, and am, in California) to tell me - I can't recall if he identified it as an attack, or just that airplanes had hit the World Trade Center. I had just started middle school, and it wasn't cancelled, but I distinctly remember my elderly art teacher telling the kids that no, we were not "all gonna die." Unlike a lot of students it seems, my teachers didn't put the news on in class - I think the collapses had already taken place by then. But definitely as soon as I got home, I saw the footage looping over and over again - particularly the south tower collapsing, with that TV aerial still holding straight up as it fell. We had family in New York City - given where they lived and worked, it was unlikely that they were in danger, but it took hours to get a hold of them anyway.

The following summer, my parents drove me and my sister across the country - on July 4th, we passed through the tiny town of Circleville, Utah, where they were holding a little parade. We were touched to see that even that far from the event, people were still expressing such an earnest gratitude to the police and firefighters on the scene - I think they may have even made a cardboard replica of the Twin Towers. It's the kind of universally shared memory and trauma that, hopefully, only strikes at most once in a generation.
 
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Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:58 am

cjg225 wrote:
Dominion301 wrote:
Yes there was a ‘what if’ thread that was posted about a year beforehand that is no longer on the site. It might still be in the Internet archives. I just read the whole 9/11 thread, including a post of my own....used to have a different account back then. I was a student back then and was sleeping in when my mom awoke me and we rushed downstairs to watch. Five minutes later, the 2nd plane hit. University classes where I attended ended up not being cancelled later that day once it was evident no further attacks would occur and none in Canada. Ironically the one class I attended that day was Arabic.

I have a same age friend (I’m technically I’m 3 months older) at work whose birthday is 9/11.

This year thanks to it being 19 years and COVID-19, things were low key. Next year, even if COVID is still (likely) around, will be 20, a milestone number for all the wrong reasons.

Thanks. I vaguely recall hearing that whoever started that thread got a visit from the FBI not that long after 9/11.

(I wasn't a member back then, but I started lurking many years before I actually joined in 2013)

yea! Anyone else remember this? It was a crazy thread, I'm curious as to what happened to the poster


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Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:42 am

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yea! Anyone else remember this? It was a crazy thread, I'm curious as to what happened to the poster


EDIT -- FOUND IT
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Thanks for finding that. I'd read that one a long time ago, but hadn't remembered that the OP even specifically mentioned a 767.
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Re: September 11 Remembrance 19 year ago

Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:39 pm

cjg225 wrote:
stl07 wrote:
yea! Anyone else remember this? It was a crazy thread, I'm curious as to what happened to the poster


EDIT -- FOUND IT
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Thanks for finding that. I'd read that one a long time ago, but hadn't remembered that the OP even specifically mentioned a 767.


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