Husband's chilling final call to wife from 9/11 crash flight

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Husbands chilling final call to wife from 9/11 crash flight

Released in a book recounting emotional phone calls made by passengers to their loved ones.

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Published: Tue 14 May 2019, 4:14 PM

Last updated: Tue 14 May 2019, 6:25 PM

In a chilling recount of the 9/11 terrorists attacks that rip America, an author reveals how dying passengers onboard the hijacked United Flight 93 tired to fight back against the hijackers.
Mitchell Zuckoff's new book Fall And Rise: The Story Of 9/11 recounts emotional phone calls made by passengers to their loved ones. Two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Centre, the third one exploded on impact with the Pentagon in Washington DC, and the fourth one was destined to hit the Capitol or the White House.
Flight 93, with 37 passengers, was delayed by 42 minutes and waited for takeoff at Newark International Airport. Among passengers were terrorists who were part of those 18 collaborators seated on four US planes that departed within minutes of each other. The flight delay gave passengers time to have final conversation with loved ones as they were aware by then that two planes had crashed into the twin towers.
At 9:28 am, a little over 20 minutes into the flight, four hijackers burst into the cockpit of Flight 93 and for the next 31 minutes the Boeing 757's cockpit recorder picked up various exchanges. Passengers and crew began making phone calls, mostly from Airfones built into seatbacks. The technology allowed only eight outgoing calls at a time, and poor reception caused 20 calls to drop.
One passenger, Jeremy Glick, a 30-year-old former national judo champion, called his wife Lyz, who was staying at her parents' farmhouse in upstate New York with their infant daughter. He told her: 'Listen, there are some bad men on this plane', he told her. Lyz began to cry. They repeatedly told each other: 'I love you'.
Moments later, after watching on TV, Lyz told Glick that a plane had just crashed into the Pentagon. That's when Jeremy told Lyz some guys were rallying together and wanted to attack the hijackers. Was that a good idea? Lyz said she didn't know, and asked if the hijackers had guns. 'No, said Jeremy, adding in a joking tone he and four other men were 'going to get butter knives'. Then he grew serious. He and the other men had voted, he said, and they'd reached a decision. 'I think you need to do it. You're strong, you're brave. I love you', said Lyz.
Later, the cockpit recorder captured sounds of clash with the hijackers as passengers tried to get overpower them and barge into the cockpit.
At 10:01am Flight 93 was still 125 miles from Washington DC, when the hijackers realised they couldn't hold the cockpit long enough to finish their murderous mission. Hence, while flying near Johnstown in Pennsylvania, 67 miles east of Pittsburgh, one terrorist named Jarrah defaulted to a fallback option their leader Mohamed Atta had created. Atta was personally selected by Osama bin Laden and told hijackers to crash into the ground if they are unable to hit their targets.
At 10:03 am, at more than 550mph, Flight 93 crashed in a field next to a reclaimed coal mine near Indian Lake and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, leaving a crater around 15ft deep and 30ft wide. All 33 passengers, seven crew and four hijackers died but no one on the ground was injured.
The heroes of Flight 93 could not save their lives but with their fight against hijackers, they had not only stopped terrorists from destroying the Capitol or the White House, but saved many lives, according to reports in Daily Mail.

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