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Documentary "9/11: Inside The Pentagon" Re-Airs On Anniversary

Pentagon after September 11 attack.
The Pentagon, post 9/11 attack. Ariel view with Washington Monument visible in the background. Photo by Scott Boatright.

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On September 11th, 184 people lost their lives at the Pentagon. Today, many people are surprised to hear that the Pentagon was ever a target in the attack, and even fewer know about those who escaped.

In this program, survivors — many for the first time — tell their stories. There are harrowing accounts of crawling blindly through dark, smoky corridors, leaping from windows to escape, reentering the inferno to find colleagues, carrying the wounded to safety, and tending to burned, unrecognizable co-workers despite the dangerous conditions that surrounded them.

 

At 9:37 A.M., American Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon. Six crew members and 53 passengers were killed instantly. Flight 77 was the third plane to strike its target during the unprecedented attack on the United States. There was no protocol for this type of event, and chaos ruled the skies. Firsthand accounts from aviation professionals provide a bigger picture of the attacks in the air and at the Pentagon before, during, and afterward.

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