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Stonycreek Township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Crash Site and Debris Field

Flight 93 National Memorial

 
 
Crash Site and Debris Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 11, 2018
1. Crash Site and Debris Field Marker
On the sidewalk
Inscription.  On September 11, 2001, Flight 93 crashed in the field in front of you, traveling approximately 563 miles per hour.

The .25 mile walkway and sloped wall mark the edge of the 40-acre crash site and debris field.

The 17-ton sandstone boulder was placed in the field to mark the approximate location of the point of impact.

The crater that resulted from the crash was approximately 30 feet wide and 15 feet deep.

Along the Flight Path, the Wall of Names is made of unique marble panels which symbolize each person's individuality.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters.
 
Location. 40° 3.05′ N, 78° 54.2′ W. Marker is in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is on Skyline Road, on the right when traveling north. On the grounds of the Flight 93 National Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 689 Skyline Rd, Stoystown PA 15563, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Investigation (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); “We're going to do something.”

Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 11, 2018
2. Memorial Wall
(about 500 feet away); America Attacked! (about 500 feet away); Welcome to the Memorial Plaza (about 600 feet away); Mayday! (about 600 feet away); Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flight 93 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flight 93 Temporary Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stonycreek Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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