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Newly Released Aerial Photos Show 9/11 WTC Collapse

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Newly released aerial photos show the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11 from an angle never seen before. You can see a slideshow of the images here.

The photos were taken from a New York Police Department helicopter by Detective Greg Semendinger. He and his pilot were first in the air to search for survivors on the rooftops. He said they watched the second plane hit the south tower from the helicopter.

Semendinger took three rolls of film with his Minolta camera, plus 245 digital shots. He said he gave the digital images to the 9/11 Commission that investigated the attack. The photographs were obtained by ABC News after the network filed a Freedom of Information Act request last year with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the federal agency that investigated the collapse.

ABC said it was provided 2,779 pictures on nine CDs. The network posted about two dozen of the photos on its Web site, and made them available to WNYC.

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Comments [2]

David M

I agree with Kellam. As a concerned citizen, I have been digging into the facts behind this for years. Unfortunately, the official story does not hold water. Its time to wake and try to live up to the principles of our Founding Fathers in this complicated time. Lets hope that the media will some day step up to the plate and act responsibly.

Feb. 14 2010 10:00 PM
kellam clark

I still want to advocate for a comprehensive investigation into the 9/11 attack. As a New Yorker I feel like we have not gotten the full story. In general I was very disappointed with WNYC'S coverage of the facts involved in the story, or better said the lack of facts involved. You had the editor of "popular Mechanics" which I read old and new to this day but still I was not convinced with the editors rebuttals of common and popular questions raised by groups, intellectuals, scholars, and common every day people. As a New Yorker I feel WNYC dropped the ball on knowing what happened on 9/11/1001. Please consider taking an unbiased look at this important event. Thank you for your great work otherwise, Kellam Clark, 718 857 1381

Feb. 12 2010 12:14 AM

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