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Why is there so little mention of the passengers on Flight 93?

Asked by LostInParadise (23985points) September 9th, 2011

That is the plane whose passengers rose up against the hijackers on 9/11. I think it was a highly courageous act. Even if they figured that they were going to die anyway, there was no way that they could be 100% certain and there was not a whole lot of time for them to act. Do we know where the hijackers planned to take the plane? I wonder how many potential casualties were prevented.

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SpatzieLover's avatar

Their names will be read at the memorial on Sunday.

marinelife's avatar

It was believed to be heading for Washington DC perhaps to the Capitol or the White House.

They were the true heroes of 9/11. Knowing they were going to die anyway, they sacrificed their lives so that no more would die.

I heard a piece on them this morning on the news.

flutherother's avatar

It was a very brave act to take on the armed hijackers of Flight 93. The target was likely the Capitol Building so they prevented 9/11 from being even worse than it was. I believe there are recordings of what took place during the hijack but they are not being released out of respect for the relatives of the dead.

The first phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial will be dedicated tomorrow. It is a part of the history of the United States that will never be forgotten.

rebbel's avatar

Speaking of respect for the victims of the attacks on 9/11…., why are the images of the attacks the planes penetrating, the people jumping being repeated over and over again?
Surely we all have seen them and they are etched in our brains, and they are gruesome enough that we can’t forget them.
Even more true for the survivors and the next of kin why are they to be faced with it over and over again?.

Cruiser's avatar

^^^ @rebbel ^^^ Exactly!!

janbb's avatar

@rebbel I haven’t had the television on all week, I rarely do, but the nonstop coverage on the radio is overwhelming enough.

filmfann's avatar

The premise of the question is wrong. I can’t tell you one name of anyone (except the hijackers) on any of the other flights, but I remember Mark Bingham, Tom Burnett and Todd Beamer. I met Burnett’s wife at a city council meeting. I think Beamer is the one who said “Let’s roll”.
I also would like to mention that this is the flight a TV movie and a Big Screen movie were made about. That helps.

laureth's avatar

@rebbel – I have noticed that some media outlets are showing horrible 9/11 replays over and over again, stoking the fear and loathing aspect, whereas other sites are playing up the “strangers bonding together in adversity” angle instead. We choose what we let in; I hope to remember the love over the fear.

Here’s a comparison.

sinscriven's avatar

I think you’re mistaken in the implication that they’ve been forgotten.
They’ve even made a movie about them.

josie's avatar

It is because of political correctness.

faye's avatar

They need to be shown again because lots of people were 10 when it happened. One of the young nurses bitched about coverage one year. After she had watched with the rest of us oldies for awhile, she was shocked.

mattbrowne's avatar

They get mentioned all the time in Germany. Especially these days.

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