By Ann Weil
To be used IN faculties AND LIBRARIES basically. A compilation of real tales of a number of air failures.
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Many people escaped. They got out just in time. , the south tower collapsed. Then the north tower collapsed a little more than 20 minutes later. Almost 3,000 people died at the World Trade Center that morning. Hundreds of the victims were firefighters and police. They had arrived at the scene to help. They were trying to save people when the towers collapsed. , another hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon building in 60 Arlington, Virginia. The Pentagon is the headquarters for the Department of Defense.
The airport was behind schedule. Planes were waiting to land. The control tower did not want more delays. Flight 90 to Fort Lauderdale was cleared for takeoff. Crash Flight 90 never made it to Florida. Less than a minute after takeoff, Flight 90 was already in serious trouble. The 737 dipped down onto a bridge over the Potomac River. This is a busy commuter route. Traffic was moving very slowly because of the snow. The plane skimmed over the road. It smashed into six cars and a truck. It tore off a large section of railing.
One of them was bound for Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There were 74 passengers on board. 45 Visibility was poor. The temperature was below freezing. The airport was behind schedule. Planes were waiting to land. The control tower did not want more delays. Flight 90 to Fort Lauderdale was cleared for takeoff. Crash Flight 90 never made it to Florida. Less than a minute after takeoff, Flight 90 was already in serious trouble. The 737 dipped down onto a bridge over the Potomac River. This is a busy commuter route.