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philb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-27-05 11:18 AM
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130. what was the high pitched, jet type sound before towers "collapsed"?
Edited on Sat Aug-27-05 11:19 AM by philb
EMT MARK MAZUR
WTC1
I started taking my equipment out and all of a sudden I heard this sound. It sounded like a jet, a high, whistling sound. There was like a rumble behind it. I heard people screaming. All of a sudden, the firemen that were behind me were throwing their hose packs down. When I came out of the back of the truck, I looked up and I saw
the second tower coming down.
When the building came down, it had to be like a ten-story dust cloud or storm that came after us, and you didn't know what the hell was in there. All you saw was papers and you could see like the light in the papers. You didn't know if it was glass or whatever.
We pulled the equipment out of the LSU truck, because it had like two inches of dust inside, the multi-laters were covered with dust.


WTC2
WE WERE READY TO GO STRAIGHT AHEAD YOU HEARD A ROAR SOME SORT OF VIBRATION LIKE VRR VRR VRR GETTING LOUDER AND LOUDER
MY FIRST THOUGHT TO MYSELF, O LIVE DOWN IN ROCKAWAY SO HAVE HEARD PLANES COMING OVERHEAD FOR YEARS, IT SOUNDED LIKE A PLANE GETTING CLOSER AND LOUDER AND LOUDER AND NEXT THING YOU KNOW YOU FELT THE BUILDING SHOOK AT THAT MOMENT IT WAS THINK EVERY
MAN FOR THEMSELVES THINK MIGHT HAVE HEARD SOMEBODY SAY ITS COMING DOWN OR SOMETHING.

SHORTLY AFTER AS IM WALKING YOU HEAR ANOTHER LOUD BOOM. REMEMBER TURNING
LOOKING AND LOOKING UP AND SEEING THE DUST CLOUD OPENING UP OVERHEAD
I REMEMBER WHEN CAME UP LIBERTY TO WEST STREET NOW COULD SEE THIS DEVASTATION THAT
DEFINITELY DIDNT SEE TO THAT MAGNITUDE AFTER THE FIRST BUILDING CAME DOWN BUT NOW THERE WAS JUST MOUNTAINS OF STEEL.


ASSISTANT CHIEF FIRE MARSHAL RICHARD MCCAHEY

WTC1
I HEARD THAT ROAR AGAIN. It SOUNDED LIKE A BIG JET PLANE AND MY BACK WAS FACING WAS TALKING TO THE COMMISSIONER AND COULD SEE THE LOOK ON HIS FACE I TURNED AROUND AND ALL I SAW WAS THAT MUSHROOM COMING DOWN.


there were dozens more reports like these


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