That definitely looked like it was on purpose. When Gumbel asked why she thought it was on purpose, the woman, said, "Because it just flew straight into it.
As the attacks were unfolding, Harvey Kushner, described by Fox News hosts as a terrorism expert, said on the morning program that it was too early to speculate who was responsible. However, given that it was a clear day, Kushner said it was hard not to think it was a "horrifically planned incident.
Gumbel was also responsible for reporting on the attack at the Pentagon. Along with footage of the building, Gumbel described the scene as having large amounts of smoke and said he didn't know if the destruction was caused by a bomb or an aircraft that targeted a symbol of the United States' power. Longtime reporter Dan Rather was also on the desk around the time of the attacks and began a segment by informing viewers that there was a high level of uncertainty.
Coverage at the time largely focused on the Pentagon and World Trade Center. However, as they showed footage of one of the towers falling, King 5 News , an NBC affiliate based in Seattle, informed viewers that Somerset County Airport officials confirmed a large plane crashed. That plane was later identified as United Airlines Flight 93, which was one of four planes that were hijacked.
The crash left a crater in a field of rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in the southwestern part of the state. The field now holds the Flight 93 Memorial , which includes a memorial to each of the 40 passengers and crew members who thwarted an attack on the U. Between the time of the attacks on the World Trade Center at a.
The plane crashed into the western facade of the Pentagon at a.
Archived from the original on June 2, According to the museum's website, "the lights will be on beginning at sunset on September 11 and will fade away at dawn on September United Nations. September 13, Discovery News. The generals encouraged people to gently pet the dogs to help them with their grief.
Reporters from CBS News struggled to fathom what they were seeing as dark plumes of smoke tumbled from a gaping hole in the Pentagon the morning of September 11, Security camera view of plane smashing into Pentagon 2. Tom Fenton of Judicial Watch arriving for interview 5. Also, it's important that there be a complete record for history. Also, it's a reminder about the terrible nature of the terrorist threat we face as a country.
The suggestion has been that our government was involved in that and hopefully this video puts all that to rest. The images, recorded by Pentagon security cameras outside the building, were made public in response to a December Freedom of Information Act request by Judicial Watch, a public interest group. Some still images from the video had previously been leaked and publicly circulated, but this was the first official release. The aeroplane is a thin white blur on the video as it hits the Pentagon at ground level.
Almost instantly, a white flash and a huge orange fireball appear on the video, followed by a tower of grey-black smoke.
Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, says the organisation fought for the video to be released because they thought it was important to complete the public record of the attacks. He also said he hoped the video would put an end to conspiracy theories that the US government was somehow involved in the attacks.
American Airlines Flight 77 was a scheduled American Airlines domestic transcontinental The hijackers crashed the aircraft into the western side of the Pentagon at EDT. . The 9/11 Commission estimated that the flight was hijacked between and , shortly after American Airlines Flight 11 struck the World. The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the U.S. Department . The U.S. never formally indicted bin Laden for the 9/11 attacks, but he was on the FBI's Most Wanted List for the.
Travelling at an estimated miles per hour kilometres per hour , the hijacked American Airlines plane ploughed into the southwest side of the Pentagon at mid-morning, shortly after two other hijacked airlines were flown into the Twin Towers at the World Trade Centre in New York. The attack set off fires in part of the Pentagon and killed people inside, in addition to the 59 passengers and crew and the five men who hijacked the plane at Dulles International Airport.
According to a Pentagon spokeswoman, families of the victims of the Pentagon attack were not consulted before the videos were released on the Pentagon's web site.