Lt. Col. Erik Houston, Instructor Pilot - “I was a pilot for American Airlines at the time. When I first heard about the plane hitting the tower, I immediately thought it must have been bad weather and some issues with navigation. I turned on the TV and saw that it was a beautiful day and the second plane hit, and we all knew it was no mistake. After that, I went back into the National Guard.” (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Krystal Tomlin)
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