I was in the shower and could only listen to what they were reporting. If I remember correctly they thought it was just a high rise fire, which alone was a pretty terrifying idea in an urban area like New York City. I quickly finished my shower and turned on the television but I had a two and half hour commute to work so I had to leave.
My supervisor at the time was a real hard-ass with me so I covered for everyone else in my department while they sat there watching the news. I would get occasional peaks of what happened when people had televisions set up at their desks but I didn't really see much.
I heard it all on the radio on the drive to and from work. It was more terrifying that way.
I was intrigued and curious to find out more information about what occurred exactly and the terrors everyone was reporting on the radio but I didn't want to be morbid and search for internet videos.
It is one thing to hear about people falling from buildings, and its another entirely to see them falling helplessly. They chose to fall to their deaths than to be burned alive. Unbelievable.
I found one website with a good record of the media circulating at the time. I remember seeing the view from some news camera as the second plane collided into the World Trade Center. It was very close and just below the explosion. I never saw it again.
I am curious to know what your experiences were. Especially if you are a resident of another country. How did you feel? Did you care? Were you glad?
I am being serious, I hear so much hatred towards the U.S. I wonder sometimes if people just want us all to die sometimes.
What are your honest opinions and experiences?
Update: I found the transcripts from Flight 93. You have to use your imagination but it is still very moving. I also located a website hosting the audio file from the Airport.