United Flight 175 - Peter Hanson

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Peter Hanson, on board United Flight 175, called his parents before the crash to report what was happening on the plane.  The 9/ll Commission Report contains part of that message:

It's getting bad, Dad - A stewardess was stabbed - They seem to have knives and Mace - They said they have a bomb - It's getting very bad on the plane - Passengers are throwing up and getting sick - The plane is making jerky movements - I don't think the pilot is flying the plane - I think we are going down - I think they intend to go to Chicago or someplace and fly into a building - Don't worry, Dad - If it happens, it'll be very fast - My God, my God.  

Peter's message was received on his parents' phone at 9:00 a.m., EDT.  United 175 slammed into the South Tower three minutes later.

Media Credits

Photo, September 11 Archive.

Quoted passage, 9/11 Commission Report - Chapter 1, Section 1.1.


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