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Re: More CNN reports...
From: Dean Robb <Dean () PC-Easy-va com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 13:53:07 -0400
At 04:05 PM 9/12/2001, David Charlap wrote:
Roeland Meyer wrote:
> I'm impressed. From all of the reports, the appearance is that
> they've managed to empty most of the building in less than 10
There was 18 minutes between the first crash and the second. People in
the second tower who began evacuation as soon as they saw the first
crash had enough time to get out (or at least below the level of the
fire from the second crash), if they moved quickly.
A survivor interviewed last night (at ohgawdthirty - I'm a news junkie)
said that she and several co-workers started to leave #2 after seeing the
fire in #1. She reported that there were a very large number of people
doing the same - the stairwells were full of people leaving. Building
management came on the internal intercom and told everyone "We are in no
danger, this building is safe. Stay where you are, don't leave, etc.".
A large percentage of the evacuators followed those instructions and went
back up; she took the "like hell!" attitude and left - the plane hit #2
before she got to the bottom. It would *appear* that the building
management announcement *may* have contributed to the loss of life by
causing people who would have left earlier to stay put.
OF COURSE, the building management could not possibly have imagined the
consequences - that another plane would hit them and they would suffer #1's
fate. Undoubtedly a well-intentioned instruction - with tragic results.
ADM Yamamoto: "I fear we will awaken a sleeping
giant". Terrorists: "History repeats itself..."
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