Stonycreek in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“We're going to do something.”
In little more than 30 minutes, these ordinary airline passengers and crew members, strangers to one another, develop a plan and put it into action. They rush forward from the back of the plane toward the hijackers and the cockpit. The cockpit voice recorder captures their struggle: shouts, screams, calls to action, and sounds of breaking glassware.
As the passengers and crew attempt to regain control, a terrorist shouts, “Pull it down!”. In the plane's final moments, it rolls upside down and at 10:03 am, plows into an empty field at a speed of 563 miles per hour. Upon impact, the 7,000 gallons ofjet fuel on board explode, creating a ball offire that rises high above
Location. 40° 3.04′ N, 78° 54.085′ W. Marker is in Stonycreek, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker can be reached from Approach Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stoystown PA 15563, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. America Attacked! (here, next to this marker); Mayday! (a few steps from this marker); The Investigation (a few steps from this marker); Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flight 93 Temporary Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flight 93 (approx. 0.4 miles away); September 11, 2001 (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stonycreek.
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