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philb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-05 09:51 PM
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142. What was the jet sound heard by many at WTC before towers "collapsed"
some of these also witnessed the 2nd plane hitting WTC2

PARAMEDIC JOEL PIERCE
WTC2
THATS WHEN WE HEARD THAT SOUND AGAIN AND SWEAR IT SOUNDED LIKE ANOTHER PLANE COMING IN. JUST THAT RUMBLING NOISE THAT STEADILY THAT CONTINUOUS RUMBLING THAT WAS GETTING LOUDER AND LOUDER AND THINK THE LAST WORDS HAD WERE OH GOD NOT ANOTHER ONE

WCT2
Then all of a sudden you heard something, and it sounded like a harrier jet was landing right over top of us. Sure enough that second tower was just coming straight down. When it sounded like the explosion stopped, the steel hitting, when it all seemed to stop, this just like a fire storm of wind and material, a sandstorm kind of, just came and wailed by, really flew past us quick.

FIREFIGHTER KEVIN MCCABE
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

WTC1

EMT MARK MAZUR
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.

ASSISTANT CHIEF FIRE MARSHAL RICHARD MCCAHEY

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.

FIREFIGHTER GEORGE KOZLOWSKI
WTC1
AS WE WERE WALKING, WE HEARD WE THOUGHT IT WAS ANOTHER PLANE COMING. IT WAS LIKE BIG SHHHHH A THOUSAND TIMES LOUDER THAN THAT. IT SOUNDED LIKE A MISSILE COMING AND WE JUST STARTED BOOKING WE TOOK OFF LIKE BATS OUT OF HELL. WE MADE IT AROUND THE CORNER AND THATS WHEN THE SHIT HIT THE FAN RIGHT THERE AND THEN. THAT LOUD BA BOOM JUST IT WAS LIKE AN EARTHQUAKE OR WHATEVER GIANT EXPLOSION. THEN IT WAS JUST THAT IMPACT ANDI WAS IN FETAL POSITION JUST HOLDING MY HELMET SHAKING THEN THIS BIG GUST CAME AND I JUST WENT FLYING MAYBE 30 40 FEET. TUMBLING.
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