Tuesday, September 09, 2003

A Rare View of 9/11, Overlooked

Like the Zapruder film, someone happened to be pointing their camera in the right place to document a pivotal moment in history. From this New York Times story (free registration required), an immigrant worker from the Czech Republic was riding in the passenger seat of an SUV, videotaping a video postcard to send home when he taped the approach and impact of the first airplane into the North Twin Tower. This is only the second known footage of the first plane hitting the tower. He continued filming the aftermath and taped the second plane as it hit the South Tower as well.

There is a link on the page to an audio slide show, with stills from the video and commentary.

(via Metafilter)

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