News 12 Now Special: 9/11 Coverage from Ground Zero

New York, NY (WDEF/CNN) –   It all started at 8:45 eight on a clear Tuesday morning with news cameras trained on what looked like a slash across one of the World Trade Center towers.
A passenger plane had flown into it.

Many people thought it was some sort of freak event.

Then a second plane went through the other tower.

That was at 9:03 AM and at that point there was a deepening dread across the country that something was wrong in the way that we had never seen before.

Airport bridges and tunnels in New York and New Jersey shut down.
Within 30 minutes, President George W. Bush said we were under an apparent terrorist attack.

10 minutes after that every airport in the country was closed.

That had never happened before.

It wasn’t over though, at 9:45 a third passenger jet crashed into the Pentagon.

All of us watched at 10:05 when one of those towers gave way.

Five minutes later, part of the Pentagon collapsed, and a fourth hijacked plane crashed. More Americans were killed on September 11, 2001 then the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

When President Bush addressed the nation, his tone was one of sympathy, resolve and a warning to anyone who planned or supported the attack.

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