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NYPD Releases Chilling 9/11 Helicopter Photos

NYPD Releases Chilling 9/11 Helicopter Photos


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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  • 25-1-13-a_1__max50


    over 4 years ago


    Like so many, I watched the events of that day unfold on the TV. It was supposed to be and started out to be a day like any other day as I was getting ready for work. The news showed the flames from the first tower when all of a sudden a second plane enters into the view of the camera and strikes the second tower. I could not believe what I had just seen. It took a few seconds to comprehend and process that I did in fact see Hell unleashed. I remember screaming at my own radio as I drove to work listening and wondering if the horror would ever end. I had seen the second of two planes, then heard about the third and fourth. I thought about all of the innocent people in those planes and those in the towers and at the Pentagon. All they had done that morning was get up and go to work....... THEY HAD DONE NOTHING TO DESERVE WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO THEM!!!!!! I watched on the TV at my work as the first tower and then the second tower came down. All I could do for the majority of that day as well as subsequent days was pray. From the west coast, I wished that I could have been there rushing in along side of my brothers in blue. All that lost their lives that day from the NYPD, PAPD and NYFD are in fact heroes. Frank and all of the others who likewise responded to this incident and by the grace of God survived to tell their stories are also in fact heroes. These pictures, as horrific as they are, as they stir up those worst memories of that day, need to be seen by everyone. Let no man or woman ever be aloud to forget the terrible events of 9-11. Let all who have come into the world since that day know, that these events did occur, that they were perpetrated by evil cowards against innocent people. Let us always remember that our freedom was not granted to us for free. All gave some..... Some gave all. I go now, having something in my eyes.

  • Photo_user_banned_big


    over 4 years ago


    NEVER FORGET!!!!!! Some may have

    Subject: Obama canceled National Day of Prayer


    In 1952 President Truman established one day a year as a
    National Day of Prayer.

    In 1988, President Reagan designated the first Thursday in May of each year as the National Day of Prayer.

    In June 2007, (then) Presidential candidate Barack Obama declared that the USA was no longer a Christian nation.

    This year President Obama, canceled the 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House under the rouse of "not wanting to offend anyone"

    On September 25, 2009 from 4 am until 7 pm, a National Day of Prayer for the Muslim religion was held on Capitol Hill, beside the White House. There were over 50,000 Muslims that day in DC.
    I guess it doesn't matter if "Christians" are offended by this event -
    we obviously don't count as "anyone" anymore.

    The direction this country is headed should strike fear in the heart of every Christian. Especially knowing that the Muslim religion believes that if Christians cannot be converted they should be annihilated

    This is not a rumor - Go to the website to confirm this info:
    __www.islamoncapitolhill.com_ ( _
    (_ (

    Pay particular attention to the very bottom of the page:

    I hope that this information will stir your spirit.
    The words of 2 Chronicles 7:14

    "if my people, who are called by my name,
    will humble themselves and pray
    and seek my face
    and turn from their wicked ways,
    then will I hear from heaven
    and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
    become more important each day.

    We must pray for our nation,
    our communities,
    our families
    and especially
    our children.

    They are the ones that are going to suffer the most
    if we don't PRAY!

    May God have mercy...IN GOD WE TRUST.

    * * * * * * * * * * *
    Please pass this on, maybe someone, somehow can figure out a way to put America back on the map as it was when we were growing up, a safe place to live and by the Ten Commandments and Pledge of Allegiance, etc!

  • Iphone_002_max50


    over 4 years ago


    RIP 9-11 many great men and women lost their lives but we will never forget them so they will always live forever in our hearts, great pictures of a terrible day

  • Cdcr_badge_max50


    over 4 years ago


    RIP 9-11-01. NEVER FORGET all who were lost saving others on that fatefull day.

    The words THANK YOU don't even begin to cover the amount of gratitude, it's a shame that most people in this country have forgotten about that day.


  • Hippies_max50


    over 4 years ago


    I will never forget where and what I was doing on that day. I will never forget the memory of those that lost there lives.

  • Aa_max50


    over 4 years ago


    i just want to thank the pround men and women over seas and here on our home soil that are working very hard to make sure nothing like this ever happens again

  • Anonymous-killer-whale-232189_1__max50


    over 4 years ago


    Jameser, my sentiments exactly !!! Hard to find words after seeing these new photos ......

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago

    never forget

  • Ba_old_glory_max50


    over 4 years ago


    NEVER FORGET- NEVER AGAIN 09.11.01. Ditto Jameser.

  • Picture_204_max50


    over 4 years ago


    with a tear in my eyes , i am grateful these pictures are available for viewing .


  • 38-nypdneverforget_max50


    over 4 years ago


    I was there, there are no words

  • 0505080001_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Can someone remind Obama about this date in history please... Maybe show him a few of these pics, maybe refresh his memory a little.. After viewing these pics, go browse the military videos on this site and laugh at our response on their turf.. I am!!! Makes you miss George W. doesn't it????

  • Img_0338_max50


    over 4 years ago


    These photos are so cataclysmic, hurts me to see this. RIP, never forget...

  • 1asteriskshield_ezr_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Never. Ever. Forget.

  • White_shirt_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Very upsetting. Chris_ is so correct in his comments.

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