“That is a very hard thing to watch.”
Here is roughly two hours of news coverage in real time, as we heard it on the morning of September 11, 2001 — in Madison WI as in New York City, a beautiful The second plane hits at 13:38 into the video. It is remarkable that the news anchors speculate that “some type of navigating equipment is awry that two commuter planes would run into the World Trace Centers at the same time.”
An National Traffic Safety Administration expert says, “You’ve got incredibly good visibility; no pilot is going to be relying on navigation equipment. … [The World Trade Center] is such a visible object … during the daytime for a pilot to take … a second occurrence within a few minutes is beyond belief.” The NTSA guy then wondered if perhaps the jet liner would be unoccupied except for the flight crew. … I don’t think this represents an accident.”
Unfortunately, America’s reaction to 9/11 was a thousand times worse, including the Patriot Act.
On 9/11, Luck Meant Everything
When the terrorist attacks happened, trivial decisions spared people’s lives—or sealed their fate.
Sep 10, 2019