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NYPD Releases Chilling 9/11 Helicopter Photos

NYPD Releases Chilling 9/11 Helicopter Photos

(NYPD)

The AP via YellowBrix, NYPD

February 11, 2010

NEW YORK — Newly released aerial photos of the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack show the towers coming down from a dramatic new angle.

The photos were obtained by ABC News, which filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the National Institute of Standards and Technology last year. The NIST collected the images as part of its investigation into the terrorist attack.

ABC said it was provided 2,779 pictures on nine CDs. Many of the photos, taken from police helicopters, have never been released before.

Twelve of the photos appear on ABC’s Web site. One photo shows a close-up of the upper floors of the burning towers. Others show the towers’ dramatic collapse in a thick plume of smoke and debris and sweeping views of billowing smoke clouds.

All photos courtesy of the NYPD.



This photo of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center is one of 13 taken from a helicopter by New York City police Det. Greg Semendinger.

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    kadan

    about 4 years ago

    626 Comments

    This is the 21st century's Pearl Harbor. I pray that this is the last generation that ever has to view or experience something like this. I give thanks to all the young men and women (including my own son) who have the courage to serve in the Military. To the LEOs, there are not enough words in ANY language to express my gratefulness at your courage day in and day out, never knowing what the very next step will bring. God Bless all of you!

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    Veronica26

    about 4 years ago

    14 Comments

    Very sad,and still unforgetable. Bless those people that were in that horrifying tragedy. Prayers are still out there to those families that lost thier love ones.

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    am_sf_94122

    about 4 years ago

    48 Comments

    I remember the rage, too. Rage that our President - who had taken more vacation days up to that point than most Presidents do in an entire term - had sat by while we were attacked and allowed it to happen without lifting a finger.

    As a matter of fact, I'm STILL pretty pissed off about it.

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    RGMac

    about 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    I remember that day and the feelings of Rage that shot through me. Of the many emotions that event highlighted, none was as powerful as the Pride I felt for those First Responders. As a Brother in Blue, you are used to running to what most others run from, but that day was different. When the risk was obvious, in they charged. All with the intent to just do what ever they could to help and to get as many people out as possible. Lord, please bless them all, please give them a place of honor in your Kingdom. Please comfort and support the families and loved ones they left behind. And please Father give us all the courage to live up to the Character that those hero's displayed that horrible day.

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    PWILSON20

    about 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    omg R.I.P to everyone that lost their lives!

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    drew_long

    about 4 years ago

    256 Comments

    Every American citizen should see these photos to remind them of the attack on our country and the innocent lives that were taken. God bless the heros of that day and the heros that are fighting against the terrorists in foreign countries. May God be with those that lost loved ones in this terrible tragedy

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    Christine4506

    about 4 years ago

    18 Comments

    The photos are chilling, and proof that we should never forget 9-11, and to remember the heros of that day.
    Always in my heart are the memories of that day, and all that was lost on 9-11.

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    Police1582

    about 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    God Bless our Country and those that died and those that were there for may days helping with the rescue and to my Cousin Captain Thomas Burns NYFD Hooper Streent Gang Engine211 Ladder119 who was there and lost so many brothers that day, and may God Bless you and all your brothers who were lost that day.

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    CITIZEN_2861127

    about 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    Welcome to the New World Order.

    This was not the first time. It will not be the last.

    My heartfelt prayers and sympathy go out to all those that lost someone, and all the first responders who still have untreated health problems from that day.

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    NewYork911

    about 4 years ago

    1672 Comments

    God Speed Brothers and Sisters.........

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    dbinpv

    about 4 years ago

    42 Comments

    I don't want to ever forget this and neither should any American. Not only was Political Correctness part of the cause of this but Political Correctness would also have you forget it.

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    pcosgrave

    about 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    God Bless all who died and all who came to the rescue !

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    pcosgrave

    about 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    For all those who died and who came to the rescue...God Bless !

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    argus2112

    about 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    I hope no-one ever forgets what happened that day. I know I will always remember where I was and what I was doing.
    Debra P.

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    Deltaman01

    about 4 years ago

    330 Comments

    Please, to everyone here... Do not forget that fateful day, where so many died. There are people who are already forgetting, even after 9 years.

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