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#41271 - 09/11/01 01:06 PM Re: New York
belMarduk Offline
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Registered: 09/28/00
Posts: 2891
It's horrible. The T.V. has been on since this morning in our office and the news has not gotten any better. Both towers collapsed, part of the Pentagon has fallen. There were also plane crashes at Camp David and in Pensilvania. EDIT: there seems to be no crash at Camp David. There was a mix-up here when someone said that the Pensilvania plane might have been on way to Camp David. CNN as of 2:33 ET does not report anything at this site

Many business highrises have been evacuated including some in Toronto and Québec. International flights have been rerouted to our airports, some at Dorval (Montreal) and Mirabel and now most at Newfoundland. As a precaution, they are being forced to circle the airfield to get rid of most of their fuel.

Does anybody have Helen's number? Didn't CapK stop off to see her while in U.S. If so, maybe he has it. Does anybody have his?

#41272 - 09/11/01 01:19 PM Re: New York-inselpeter
Keiva Offline
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Registered: 08/04/01
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Do I recall that inselpeter is a New Yorker?
If so, any word whether he and his are OK?

#41273 - 09/11/01 01:30 PM Re: New York-inselpeter
belMarduk Offline
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We will probably not hear from Helen soon. CNN has reported that the tunnels and bridges out of NYC are all closed. No note about when they will be allowed to open again.

As to crashes. They report a total of four flights. The two Trade Tower flights, the Pentagon and the flight that crashed in Pensilvania. Apparently, on the latter, a passenger was hiding in bathroom and was in contact with emergency operators until crash. He said plane was being hijacked.

#41274 - 09/11/01 02:58 PM Re: New York-inselpeter
Capital Kiwi Offline
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Registered: 11/13/00
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Loc: Northamptonshire, England
Been watching TV all afternoon. Damage seems limited to the World Trade Center area. Half a mile away should be okay.

The idiot also known as Capfka ...

#41275 - 09/11/01 03:05 PM Re: New York-inselpeter
Jackie Offline

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Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
I have no number for inselpeter. I think I may have actually gotten through to Helen's home, but of course there was no answer. Even when she gets there, it may take a long time for phone lines to be freed up.

#41276 - 09/11/01 04:25 PM Re: New York- WTC Towers
wow Offline
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Registered: 11/25/00
Posts: 3439
Loc: New England, USA
A friend in NYC just got thru to me (after 5 pm)... she only got two calls out all day! One to family and one to me. Cannot reach other friends. She was evacuated from her building but is home and OK now.
Boston's Logan Airport closed until further notice.... only cops and news people at Logan. Skies quiet. Medical Emergency Teams from Boston readying to go NYC. Red Cross blood centers jammed with people in Boston and environs.
Captain of one airplne was a NH man ...trying to find out if he is brother of family we know as name is same.
Did you notice today's date is 911? Sept 11

#41277 - 09/11/01 04:53 PM Re: New York- WTC Towers
Keiva Offline
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Registered: 08/04/01
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A frightening report on CNN, whose analyst showed the radar-tracking of each of the four planes, per air traffic control. Each, after traveling a goodly way on its regular, planned flight path, then veered suddenly and sharply. After they veered, two were flying straight toward New York City; the other two straight toward Washington, D.C. Also, the timings were such that (as best I could tell), each pair would reach its target city simultaneously.

If so, it shouldn't take a rocket scientist to deduce from that pattern exactly what was happening. It appears (though not precisely stated) that the pattern was visible about half an hour before impact -- presumably enough time to send up military interceptor-aircraft.

Was this pattern spotted and recognized?

#41278 - 09/11/01 05:50 PM Re: New York
jimthedog Offline

Registered: 02/24/01
Posts: 387
Loc: Hartsville, New York.
This is weird. I convince Mike that I should use his bass, and the the teacher turns on the tv and the World Trade Center is falling down. I turned on the tv when I got home, and several foreign nations say they didn't do it, (Palestine, Afganistan, mostly) Nato is talking about whether we're going to war when we find out who did it, the Palestinian government is saying they didn't tell their people to celebrate, and government officials are flying around the country, and the news doesn't even change from Smith to Cavuto or put on commercials. This proves that terrorists are insane.

#41279 - 09/11/01 05:53 PM Re: New York- WTC Towers
RhubarbCommando Offline

Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2204
This is a terrible thing to happen. My heart goes out to everyone of my friends in America, and especially to those in New York.

I just hope that Helen and inselpeter are safe.

I shed my tears for all who have died.

#41280 - 09/11/01 06:01 PM Re: New York - Helen is OK
jmh Offline

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
Yes Helen is OK - in case you read this before the post she made in another thread.


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