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RE: More CNN reports...
I can confirm the other report... A friend of the family made it out of the second building by leaving after the impact on the first. After the initial impact he started walking down from about 80; the building PA system came on and told them that a plane had struck the other building and that they were safe to return to their offices. For most of his way down he was fighting the tide of people walking back up. :( - Jeb -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of David Charlap Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 4:06 PM To: [email protected] Subject: Re: More CNN reports... Roeland Meyer wrote: > > I'm impressed. From all of the reports, the appearance is that > they've managed to empty most of the building in less than 10 > minutes. According to: http://www.foxnews.com/images/36149/1_22_wtc_layout.jpg There was 18 minutes between the first crash and the second. People in the second tower who began evacuation as soon as they saw the first crash had enough time to get out (or at least below the level of the fire from the second crash), if they moved quickly. Each tower remained standing for more than an hour after their respective crash (tower 1 remained for 1:45, tower 2 remained for 1:02). More than enough time for people below the fires to evacuate. Of course, those at or above the level of the fire in building one had little chance of escape, and people in wheelchairs may have been trapped, but it is entirely believable if most of everybody else was able to clear out in time. But we won't know for certain for quite some time. -- David