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While the attention of the world was riveted on the already damaged North Tower, it was United Airlines Flight 175 that plowed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center with a homicidal theatricality its planners must have known would be broadcast everywhere.
At Boston's Logan International Airport, Flight 175 took off with 56 passengers and nine crew onboard the Boeing 767. It left the gate at 7:58 a.m., and its wheels were in the air a few minutes later. Victor Saracini, 50, an experienced pilot who had been a Navy flier, was flying the aircraft.
Flight 175, like each of the planes that were used as weapons on September 11th, included people traveling for many reasons. Ruth McCourt and her four-year-old daughter, Juliana, were heading to Disneyland. There were businessmen and tourists. One passenger, Al Marchand, was an off-duty flight attendant and retired New Mexico police lieutenant. Mark Bavis and Garnet Bailey, two scouts from the Los Angeles Kings hockey team were headed to the Kings' training camp in El Segundo, California.
The flight was on course heading southwest toward Los Angeles until 8:47 a.m., when, west of the George Washington Bridge over New Jersey, the plane made a sharp left turn. Twelve minutes later, it made another sharp left to settle on a course leading directly into the South Tower.
Peter Hanson, who was traveling on the flight with his wife and 2-year-old daughter, was talking to his parents on the phone from the doomed airplane until the very end. "The plane is going down! Oh my God," were his final words before the phone line went dead. At that same moment, a huge fireball erupted from the South Tower. Flight 175 was gone. - #regrann