"The story of the day, of 9/11 itself, is best told in the voices of 9/11," said Miles Kara, a retired Army colonel and an investigator for the September 11 Commission, in a recent New York Times report.
Included here is a selection of recordings of Federal Aviation Administration, Defense Department, and American Airlines communications from September 11, 2001. You will hear air traffic controllers, military aviation officers, airline and fighter jet pilots, as well as two of the hijackers, during two hours of that historic morning.
Transcripts and some of the recordings have been released previously, but not the complete "audio monograph", as it was described by the September 11 Commission. The recordings were originally intended to be part of the Commissions' 2004 report on the terrorist attacks, but were not ready in time for a legal review before the Commission finished its work. They have now been released in their entirety.
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I suppose being from USA making this recording more valuable
Very raw and disturbing. There is no way to avoid this. If this is something you want to be aware of, I recommend listening.
Mary Beth Abarbanel
Sobering, intense, terrifying. VERY hard to listen to, but something that puts a human face on the events of 9/11 in a way that books, newspapers, magazines, movies or television cannot.
It added to my appreciation for the heroes and martyrs of that day. No matter how uncomfortable you feel while listening to this, it is but a drop in the ocean compared to how the participants and their families must feel.
Really puts you in the middle of the event.
yes, but it brought back alot of sad memories.
Everyone was great
A sad sad day. I wanted to cry listening to this book.
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