Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remember


Most tend to think immediately of the World Trade Center towers today but not me... I remember United Airlines Flight 93. The black box recordings revealed that crew and passengers attempted to seize control of the plane from the hijackers after learning through phone calls that similarly hijacked planes had been crashed into buildings that morning.


According to the transcript of Flight 93's recorder, one of the hijackers gave the order to roll the plane once it became obvious that they would lose control of the plane to the passengers. Soon afterward, the aircraft crashed into a field near Shanksville in Pennsylvania.


When you read the transcripts of the recordings, you can't help but smile at the bravery.

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1 Cha Cha Bloggers left a comment:

MuseSwings September 11, 2008 at 9:56 PM  

They were very brave and the stories and transcripts are amazing. Great post! Cynthia