Flight 93 National Memorial
National Park Service-U.S.Department of the Interior
When first responders and local citizens arrived, the crash site and adjacent trees were still smoldering and the ground was littered with fragments of the plane. The crash created a crater that was 15 feet deep and roughly 30 feet across. During the recovery and investigation, the crater was excavated to a depth of 40 feet to recover human remains, personal effects, parts of the aircraft, and evidence. On September 24, 2001, the FBI closed its field investigation
The Western Overlook
This entire area was used as a command post by the F.B.I. and the emergency response teams during the investigation and recovery. Today, this area serves as a temporary memorial until the first phase of the permanent memorial is dedicated on September 10, 2011. The building behind you houses a temporary exhibit on the story of Flight 93, the investigation/recovery efforts, and the complete memorial design.
The crash site area is the final resting place of the passengers and crew. It is the heart of Flight 93 National Memorial and will remain untouched. Visitors will be able to view the crash site area from the Memorial Plaza that is under construction. The names of the 40 passengers and crew will be inscribed on the wall of the plaza as it follows the flight of the plane.
The Memorial Plaza will be dedicated and open to the public on the weekend of September 11, 2011.
Location. 40° 3.324′ N, 78° 54.006′ W. Marker is in Stoystown, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is on Skyline Road
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Flight 93 National Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Flight 93 Temporary Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Flight 93 (approx. 0.3 miles away); “We're going to do something.” (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Investigation (approx. 0.3 miles away); America Attacked! (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mayday! (approx. 0.3 miles away); September 11, 2001 (approx. half a mile away).
Categories. • Disasters •
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