#439 | Monday, December 10th, 2001
I had flown into Atlanta late the previous evening, and didn't awaken till about noon. I turned on CNN, as almost every business traveler does, and immediately saw the 2 planes crashing into the WTC.

My first thought was that CNN was reviewing a new action movie! When I heard the commentator speaking, I immediately called my wife back in MD. Thankfully, she was OK, just shaken and numb as was I.

Fortunately, I wasn't scheduled to fly back to MD until Saturday, and by then flights had resumed.

Ian Clayton | 44 | Maryland

#440 | Monday, December 10th, 2001
Like a lot of people, I was at work. A collegue of mine had asked me to look at his computer because he thought the internet was down. I asked what website he was having trouble with and he said all the newsmedia ones. We kept trying until we finally got through to one and found out what happened. We sat in dumbfounded silence as we read reports and viewed video on what was going on. I had trouble believing all the information I was receiving from other staff, the radio and the internet. It wasn't until I got home later that evening to watch the day's news summary that reality set in.
Dieter | 40 | Canada

#441 | Monday, December 10th, 2001
שמי עופר מישראל וביום הנורא הזה הייתי בעבודה בDHL תלאביב
כמה מעמיתי שלא הכרתי נהרגו ביום הנורא הזה
ofer | 25 | Israel

#442 | Monday, December 10th, 2001
I was at my work early. I always listen to my favorite radio NPR morning news. At around 9.50 am, I heard the first report of a plane crashing into one of the World Trade Towers. The news did not sound any sense of tragic proportions and I might have reacted with any seriousness. If this was very tragic then the NPR station whould have gone into high gear bringing us the latest events. Not so, all i heard was music. Slowly, I began to hear from folks at work, how a plane had crashed into the tower. They sounded more alaramed. AT this time I wanted to get the facts, and I turned to internet. I guess all my favorite News site were pounded and I just could not get any facts. NPR was still blaring music. I now called my wife at home who was blissfully unaware of all these tragic events going on. I did not try to explain anything to her and just screamed at her to switch on the TV and tell me what's going on. She kind of caught my urgency and knew some thing was not right. She then started to tell me everyting on the TV.
By now NPR had switched to reporting the events and also how other planes were crasing into other buildings. I just wanted to get home, but since I work for the utility company, I had to stay put.
This was the Biggest most Tagic event in my life.
Suresh Kamaiah | 36 | Michigan

#443 | Monday, December 10th, 2001
I first learned about the chocking event just as I headed out the door to go to the dentist. My father called home and told me to turn on the TV.
There it was. Repeating images of explosions and smoke. I was late for my appointment though, so I couldn't make out more than that one plane had crashed into the world trade center in New York.
On my bike down to the dentist I felt almost numb, a strange feeling of nothingness. Fortunately enough, my dentist had the radio on. We listened to the fragmented reports while she completed her routine checkup. I really didn't get all the information before I had watched the news for hours after getting back home.
This event is tragic, foremost to the people of New York, and should never be argued otherwise.
Fredrik | 19 | Sweden

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