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Witness sees red plane with blue markings { September 11 2001 }

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September 11, 2001

“The plane … exploded in a ground-shaking whoomp”

Navy Times reporter Christopher Munsey was en route to work when he saw this morning’s attack on the Pentagon. This is his eyewitness account.

ARLINGTON, Va. — Traffic headed south on Interstate 395 just across the Potomac River and Washington, D.C. was light, but I was late for work and it was after the thick of the rush hour, about 9:30 a.m.

I was running late because I had to register my car in D.C. early that morning, an errand that fated me to witness a devastating act of destruction on American soil.

Already dumbfounded by the first, sketchy radio reports of the catastrophic attack on the World Trade Center towers in New York, I couldn’t believe what I was now seeing to my right: A silver, twin-engine American Airlines jetliner gliding almost noiselessly over the Navy Annex, fast, low and straight toward the Pentagon, just hundreds of yards away.

It was a nightmare coming to life.

The plane, with red and blue markings, hurtled by and within moments exploded in a ground-shaking “whoomp,” as it appeared to hit the side of the Pentagon.

A huge flash of orange flame and black smoke poured into the sky. Smoke seemed to change from black to white, forming a billowing column in the sky.

It all seemed so surreal. Sadly, it’s all too real.

— Christopher Munsey

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