A TWA employee’s 9/11

Date Submitted: 09/09/2002
Author Info: Greg (Kansas City, KS - USA) 
Occupation: Professional (Medical, legal, etc.)
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

I worked for TWA’s administrative bldg in KC, MO and on 9/11 I was at my desk, listening to Christian CD music while working, and heard my co workers telling people that a plane had hit the World trade center. I first thought it was just a small plane because there are many airports around that area and lot of accidents usually small planes thought it is never good to hear of any accident.

Then the same lady came and she was in tears and said another plane had crashed into the other building and I immediately thought, No accident, this is deliberate attack and also went my small plane thought.

Then they said the Pentagon had been struck and I am thinking what is going on here and then the PA plane crash and I am saying to myself, “When is this going to stop, where next?” Everyone was anticipating the next story of another plane crash and we worked right next to KCI airport.

Being airline employees who were at the process of being bought by American Airlines, who had 2 of their planes hijacked and crashed, we were wondering how our lives were going to be impacted. We knew the airline business and some employees were analyzing what kind of plane had struck the towers, I knew for fact they had to be either a 767 or 757 because of the sheer impact damage I saw on TV and American trans country flights are always 767 or 757 airlines which are very fairly sized aircraft, not as big as a 747 which would have been nasty had that been the aircraft of choice.

Either way it was a bad tragedy that still I feel sad for all America and the families of those who lost loved ones that day. My heart and prayers go out to those families.

All America lost something that day as America is about us.


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