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NYPD Releases Chilling 9/11 Helicopter Photos

NYPD Releases Chilling 9/11 Helicopter Photos

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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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    argus2112

    over 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

    over 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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    BTrooper

    over 4 years ago

    70 Comments

    Please , dear God, don't let anything like this happen again.

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    jojo2890

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    We shall never forget...I lived in new york all of my life...Life is so Short! I WAS THERE....DEVASTATING! Thats all i can say...!!

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    lisajackson

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

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    lisajackson

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

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    extremeforce1

    over 4 years ago

    70 Comments

    Im not sure if it's possible for a true american to ever forget what happened on that awefull day.And one thing is for sure i never will i worked in tower one many years ago and lost some good friends who i worked with dureing that tragic day

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    NeilDPD831

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    A very bad time in our lives, never forget -never forgive NEIL831

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    SergeantTom

    over 4 years ago

    72 Comments

    While you and I may always remember, the public tends to forget. It is the job of a government to remind its people of incidents like this so that we remember why we fight for freedom. It is not the job of the government to seek to lessen the incident so that people forget or become indifferent. Pearl Harbor is still remembered after almost 70 years as a dasterdly attack by the Japanese as is the attack on the colonies by the British which led to the Revolutionary War. We were attacked on 9-11 by extremist Muslims. We are at war. We should be reminded of that daily.

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    radarcop

    over 4 years ago

    254 Comments

    These photos should be put out every year on 9/11 so people don't forget - Remember all the people that died that day - NEVER FORGET

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    bsibley

    over 4 years ago

    620 Comments

    May we never forget that horrible day and continue to pray for all those brave souls who were taken from us so tragically.

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    boritico

    over 4 years ago

    928 Comments

    NEVER FORGET!

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    ppelay

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Never to be forgotten! The US did not start this fight and we cannot allow this to happen again!

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    vgirl93

    over 4 years ago

    128 Comments

    Chilling is definitely a proper adjective to use for these photos.

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    jbeavers67

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    I remember this day like it was yesterday. And now our nation voted in a president with this background. i believe he will lead this nation to its destruction!

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