Episode 23: 9/11 Anniversary Special Part 1 – American Airlines Flight 11 & United Airlines 175

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On September 11, 2001, four commercial jetliners were commandeered by terrorists and flown into buildings in New York City and Washington, D.C., and into a field outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania. That day forever changed America and the way that we all travel. Join us for part one of this special two-part September 11th anniversary episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast as Shelly tells the story of the two planes that deliberately crashed into the Twin Towers: American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines 175. Hear about the heartbreaking events leading up the 9/11 crash and learn about the heroes that did the only thing they could do that day: try and save as many people as possible before the unthinkable happens.

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Listen to Part 2 of our story where we cover the 9/11 crashes at the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered by: Crosse deStreit, Salmon Pond Studios
Sound editing by: Stephanie Hubka
Graphic design and website by: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn
Ground Zero on 9/11

Raising the American flag at Ground Zero, after the 9/11 attacks. Photo credit: Thomas E. Franklin

The Twin Towers prior to the 9/11 attacks

The Twin Towers prior to the 9/11 attacks. Photo credit: KellyWurx

One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower). Photo credit: Michael Vadon