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Speaker Recalls His Experiences in Escaping from the North Tower on 911

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Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013 12:00 am

When the Boeing 767 hit between the 93rd and 99th floors of the north tower on September 11, 2001, Michael Hingson, working on the 78th floor, felt the building start to tip.

“It moved about 20 feet,” recalled Hingson, who said goodbye to his coworker David, certain the building would plunge to the street. “It slowly started moving back to a vertical position, then it dropped straight down about six feet because of the expansion joints. I could hear the debris outside our window.”

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