Flight attendant Betty Ong, on American Airlines Flight 11, was the first person to notify authorities that a plane had been hijacked and that two of her colleagues and a passenger had been stabbed. Betty and flight attendant Madeline Sweeney stayed on the phone with authorities until the very last moment, providing crucial information on the hijackers.
Madeline’s last words just before the plane crashed into the World Trade Center were, “We are flying very, very low. We are flying way too low. Oh my God, we are flying way too low.”
Betty’s last words were, “Pray for us. Pray for us.”
On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked America and murdered 2,977 people, and gravely injured more than 6,000.
The immediate deaths included 2,606 in the World Trade Center and surrounding area, 265 on the four planes, and 125 at the Pentagon.
New details revealed about the final minutes of United Airlines Flight 93
‘I WILL FEAR NO EVIL’
Flight 93 was bound for San Francisco when hijackers commandeered the cockpit and took the controls. Through cell phone conversations to loved ones, a story of terrifying drama and great courage was pieced together to form a picture of what happened inside the 757.
The passengers banded together and decided to storm the cockpit and crash the plane before it could reach the hijackers’ intended target — either the White House or the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
Passenger Todd Beamer, 32, recited the Lord’s Prayer and
the 23rd Psalm before famously calling out, “Are you ready? Okay. Let’s roll.” STORY HERE
Chilling re-creation of last minutes of Flight 93
A documentary will be broadcast tonight at 8 p.m. on the History Channel.