9/11  

Scottyboy2087 51M
73 posts
9/11/2006 1:11 pm

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9/12/2006 5:55 am

9/11


To all those that died, their families, their friends, their colleagues, the rescue workers, to everyone directly affected I cannot imagine what you went through that day. My heart and thoughts will be with you always.

My 9/11 story started when I caught the lunch time flight from Glasgow to London, I was heading off to a business meeting the next day and was staying the night in a local hotel. The flight was fine, no drama, I arrived in London and turned on my mobile phone. There was a message from my father to tell me that a plane had hit the World Trade Centre, I of course thought he meant a small private plane, a terrible accident.

As I go on the bus to go into town I called him to find out what was going on, just then the other plane went into tower two. I felt sick; it was one of the longest journeys of my life. I spent the rest of the day transfixed by the horror that was unfolding on my television. Once it was all over my mind went into overdrive trying to process what I had seen. If they had decided to attack London at the same time, I could have been on one of the aircraft used. I had to fly home the next day, I was scared, I was very scared. People had said that it would not have happened in the UK due to all the time spent fighting the IRA, bullshit that morning I had both my Swiss army knife and leatherman tool in my hand luggage, just as deadly as the knifes used by the 9/11 hijackers. The world was complacent; all I think is what if they decided to strike at London on the same day.


SensuousWoman3 56F
3106 posts
9/12/2006 5:48 am

I cannot even begin to imagine the raw fear and emotion you felt that day and on your return trip.


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