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philb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 10:15 PM
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115. People above both crashes survived/walked down stairs; why not more?
As has been posted, there were survivors on floors above both crashes who simply walked down the stairs- braving a little smoke in some cases. So why didn't more do so? Since there was time for most to get out, why did so many die?

Also why didn't the NY PD do a roof landing and open the locked exits to the roof? and why were the exits locked so they couldn't be opened by anyone without a key or major tool?

LIEUTENANT GREGG HANSSON
WTC1
we took another rest at the 27th f loor. I questioned t h e guy from t h e 90th floor , who said it was a plane. That ' s when I first realized that we had a plane up t h e r e . He said there was a fireball on the 90th f loor and a lot of smoke on the 90th floor.
He stated to me that he believed everyone from the 90th floor had gotten out. The conditions in the stairway were absolutely clear. There was no smoke whatsoever. Then we continued our way up again, eventually reaching the 35th floor

Then I heard a mayday given over the command channel to evacuate the building. A couple people, civilians , indicated to me that there was an elevator that was working at this time.

We were outside the building. Then a large explosion took place. In my estimation now that was the tower coming down, but at that time I did not know what that was. I thought some type of bomb had gone off. We were all hit with debris. At that point it was a total blackout. You couldn't see anything.
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