September 11th, 2001 (04:25)
At 9:37 am, American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon. This video will examine how people inside the building reacted. Watch footage of planes flying into the World Trade Center.
Pentagon Business (03:27)
Hijackers turned off American Flight 77's transponder around Indianapolis airspace. Over 20,000 people work at the Pentagon. Colonel Marilyn Wills describes how she left her office-mate to finish work while she attended a meeting.
Attack on Washington (03:21)
The FAA realizes that a third aircraft was hijacked and alerts northeast air defense command. Individuals who worked inside the Pentagon recall the moments leading up to the attack.
American Flight 77 Crashes (07:07)
Individuals who worked in the Pentagon recall the explosion. William Toti recalls seeing the broken fuselage on the ground. The Arlington fire department reports to the scene.
Rescuing Victims (05:44)
Toti recalls how he drew diagrams for fire department personnel to check the Navy command center for casualties. The World Trade Center and parts of the Pentagon collapse.
First Responders (04:01)
Leo Titus monitors the Pentagon's structural integrity to help rescue operations. Toti recalls rescuing a woman trapped inside the building with third-degree burns. The longer individuals are trapped, the less likelihood of survival.
Trapped Inside the Pentagon (03:50)
Marilyn Wills led survivors through the destruction to a window. During a recent renovation, the building installed blast-resistant windows. Wills' colonel ordered her to jump to safety.
Outside Johnston (03:32)
United Flight 93 crashes in a field in Pennsylvania. The National Military Command Center, located in the Pentagon, reported smoke coming through its ducts. Steven Carter describes how the area lost water pressure.
Jet-Fuel Fires (05:09)
Firefighters describe why the fire at the Pentagon was so difficult to put out. First responders believed a second plane would attack and sounded the warning to evacuate. Plumbers, pipe-fitters, and electricians, traveled to the steam tunnels to start building water pressure.
Evacuating the Pentagon (03:25)
Firefighters and others trapped in the building travel to the center courtyard and begin to pray. Witnesses recall seeing an American fighter jet hovering over the building.
Tracking Ghost Aircrafts (04:12)
Colin Scoggins describes why the FAA believed another plane was going to attack. At a press conference from the Pentagon, Donald Rumsfeld announced that the government was operational.
Impact of the Pentagon Crash (05:43)
First responders express their regrets. Toti tore up his resignation letter and continued his career with the Navy. Carter believed the people he saw trapped behind the window perished in the fire until he meets Wills. (Credits)
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