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Old 07-11-2002, 07:10 PM   #41
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I actually remember this all pretty well. Being in England, it was about 2pm here and I was actually in the shower getting ready for work. Anyway I come downstairs and am just popping my head around the door to say goodbye to my dad when he says "look at this, your brother has just phoned to say put the news channels on the television". He knows what has happened... so they show a replay and the plane hits the tower. And I'm like "well... I don't think that was supposed to happen". Then they cut live... and here comes a rescue plane... but then it flies straight into the other tower and me and my dad are going "um... this is not good". So I have to go to work... on the way to work (25 minutes) it's all over the radio and I distinctly remember a woman newscaster almost like shrieking down the radio as the first tower hits the ground, at which point I am starting to feel a bit unwell. As a few might know, I am a journalist so I arrive at the office and not one person of about 150 people is working. Instead they are all gathered around the television. Anyway, you all know the rest of what happened, but the slightly surreal thing for me was that I work on the sports department, which churned out its stuff as usual... so while the rest of the world spent the duration contemplating the end of the world, I was a bit more bothered in the meantime in whether or not they were going to cancel sport for the day because if they did I'd have had nothing to put in the newspaper.

As a footnote, I had to let one person go home from work that day because he "couldn't concentrate after what he'd seen on television". As a journalist, this was probably the biggest story in his lifetime... how could he walk off like that?!

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Old 07-11-2002, 11:32 PM   #42
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I was at a friend's house when we turned on the news and saw that there had been an "accident" as the WTC. As we were sitting at his computer, I glanced at the TV just in time the watch the second plane crash live. Sickening it was.

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Old 07-13-2002, 08:46 AM   #43
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I was at school...

But a friend of me was in Washington when it was happening, she toke the flight after the flight of the airplane that crashes into the Pentagon!!!!

scary isnt it?

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