A New 9/11 Video Surfaces

• Views: 2,176

The New York Times has obtained a previously unseen videotape, shot by a Czech immigrant, that shows the impacts of both airplanes as they plunged into the World Trade Center towers: A Rare View of 9/11, Overlooked. (Hat tip: speedster.)

They did not even see the pale fleck of the airplane streak across the corner of the video camera’s field of view at 8:46 a.m. But the camera, pointed at the twin towers from the passenger seat of an S.U.V. in Brooklyn near the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, kept rolling when the plane disappeared for an instant and then a silent, billowing cloud of smoke and dust slowly emerged from the north tower, as if it had sprung a mysterious kind of leak.

The S.U.V., carrying an immigrant worker from the Czech Republic who was making a video postcard to send home, then entered the mouth of the tunnel and emerged, to the shock of the three men inside the vehicle, nearly at the foot of the now burning tower.

The camera, pointed upward, zoomed in and out, and then, with a roar in the background that built to a piercing screech, it locked on the terrifying image of the second plane as it soared, like some awful bird of prey, almost straight overhead, banking steeply, and blasted into the south tower.

It was not until almost two weeks later that the worker, Pavel Hlava, even realized that he had captured the first plane on video. Even then, Mr. Hlava, who speaks almost no English, did not realize that he had some of the rarest footage collected of the World Trade Center disaster. His is the only videotape known to have recorded both planes on impact, and only the second image of any kind showing the first strike.

Here is a multimedia presentation with excerpts from the video. They were directly underneath the second plane as it flashed overhead, piloted by Islamic killers in an ecstasy of religious frenzy, undoubtedly shouting the name of Allah, carrying all those terrified people to the last moments of their lives.

Never forget.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
FIRST OFFICIAL Trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming This is the FIRST trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming starring Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr. and more, in theaters July 7th. Jimmy Kimmel's 2 ½ Year Old Daughter Imitates His Pregnant Wife SUBSCRIBE to get the latest #KIMMEL: bit.ly Watch ...
Thanos
3 minutes ago
Views: 14 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING - Trailer TeaseTomorrow, Spider-Man comes home. Tune into Jimmy Kimmel Live for a first look at the full trailer. #SpiderManHomecoming In Theaters July 7. Subscribe to Sony Pictures for exclusive video updates: bit.ly
Thanos
4 minutes ago
Views: 14 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Of Monsters and Men - We Sink (Lyric Video) Of Monsters and Men - We Sink (Official Lyric Video)Please visit icrc.org to donate and for more information. Download this song: smarturl.it Taken from Beneath The Skin Directed by Tjarnargatanen.tjarnargatan.isActors:Heba AljakariJimmy SalinasJulie LopariaKansha IyassuKhaalid Saaid JeylaniMajid ZareiNazanin Askari Choreography:Stella ...
Thanos
10 minutes ago
Views: 21 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
John Glenn, American Hero of the Space Age, Dies at 95 John Glenn, a freckle-faced son of Ohio who was hailed as a national hero and a symbol of the space age as the first American to orbit Earth, then became a national political figure for 24 years in the ...
Thanos
2 hours, 39 minutes ago
Views: 59 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Americans Are Paying Apple Millions to Shelter Overseas Profits So you could rebel - but all the other major outlets for content also shelter their taxes overseas, including Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. All of these companies enjoy the network in this country of public transport, communications rights of ...
Thanos
19 hours, 9 minutes ago
Views: 158 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know Before Moving Into TelemedicineTelemedicine, or the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by utilizing online communications technologies, is a growing field that is designed to bring professional medical treatment to people who live in remote areas or are otherwise unable to obtain healthcare. ...
Holly Whitman
20 hours, 14 minutes ago
Views: 123 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Pistachio-Lemon Bars Recipe - NYT Cooking Ingredients The crust: 1 cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup confectioners' sugar ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ½ cup cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces ¼ cup shelled unsalted pistachios, roughly chopped The filling: 2 eggs 1 cup sugar ½ ...
The Vicious Babushka
1 day, 2 hours ago
Views: 196 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
OneRepublic - Let’s Hurt Tonight (Collateral Beauty Version)Music video by OneRepublic performing Let's Hurt Tonight. (C) 2016 Mosley Music/Interscope Records vevo.ly
Thanos
1 day, 10 hours ago
Views: 148 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
The Robert Fripp String Quintet Taken from the RFSQ Video release "Live in Japan", Trey Gunn treats us to a performance of Chromatic Fantasy in D Minor 00:00:00 and the California Guitar Trio perform Blockhead with a solo from Robert Fripp 00:01:52 On the ...
Thanos
1 day, 10 hours ago
Views: 182 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
SHAED - Name on It (Live) Get SHAED’s debut EP “Just Wanna See” featuring "Name On It" here: flyt.it Follow SHAED online:shaedband.comtwitter.comfacebook.cominstagram.com "Name On It" (Audio Video) Lyrics:Standing over thereRipping out my hairWant it from across the roomTake me down to your tombGet your name ...
Thanos
1 day, 10 hours ago
Views: 138 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0