NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: A fiery blasts rocks the south tower of the World Trade Center as the hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the building September 11, 2001 in New York City. This September 11 marks ten years since members of Al Qaeda hijacked four planes, attacking the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and crashing one in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing nearly 3,000 people in all. The effects continue to resonate across the global political…
Miriam Horrocks, seated, with 6-year-old son Michael, is presented with the U.S. flag by a U.S. Marine Corps honor guard following a funeral Mass on Sept. 17 in Media, Pa., for her late husband. Michael Horrocks, 38, was killed when hijacked United Airlines Flight 175, which he was co-piloting, crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center.
Sean Rooney worked for Aon on the 98th floor in the South Tower of the World Trade Center. After United Airlines Flight 175 struck the tower about twenty floors below him, Sean tried to make his way to the roof. As he searched for an escape route, he called his wife, Beverly. Beverly came to StoryCorps to remember their final conversation.
At 8:46 a.m. on September 11th, 2001, terrorists flew the first plane into the World Trade Center buildings. In the photo above, the South Tower appears seconds after United Airlines Flight 175 hit it.
Sean Rooney was killed on September 11, 2001, after United Airlines Flight 175 struck the South Tower of the World Trade Center. As he searched for a way out, he called his wife, Beverly Eckert, for one last conversation. She is, #WhoWeAre, stories of everyday Americans speaking to our best selves presented with Upworthy.
As the north tower of the World Trade center burns in the background, United Airlines Flight 175 is lined up to strike the south tower at 9:03 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001. Terrorists took over that flight and also American Airlines Flight 11, crashing the planes into the twin towers