Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control. Four passenger airlines, all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California, were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda members. One plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington D.C., the second plane crashed in a field in Pennslyvania, and the last two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Within one hour and 42 minutes both 110 story towers were completely on the ground, with debris filling the air and fires starting to spread. Numerous other buildings at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan were destroyed or badly damaged.
Verdict: “suicide”. July 1992: C. Victor Raiser II (and son Montgomery) die in a plane crash/explosion, and Herschel Friday dies in a separate plane crash/explosion, both deemed “accidents”. September 1992: Paul Tulley dies to unknown causes. December 1992: Paula Gober, speechwriter for Clinton, dies in a car accident. December 1992: Jim Wilhite dies in a skiing accident.
American Airlines Flight 1420 June 1, 1999, a McDonnel Douglas DC-9-82, dispatched as American Airlines 1420, crashed after it had overran runway 4R, at Little Rock National Airport. The flight claimed the lives of 11 people, including the captain, and 105 passengers received serious or minor injuries, including the first officer and flight attendants (NTSB, 1999). According to the NTSB, this accident was due to pilot error (NTSB, 1999). This report will exam all human interaction as well as performance, utilizing Dr. Scott Shappell’s and Dr. Doug Wiegmann’s HFACS model, so one may find the route cause of the errors, and prevent similar accidents in the future. HFACS Level 4: Organizational Influences Errors aren’t created at the bottom
Roger Rosenblatt, a New York Times reporter, wrote “Man in the Water," an article about the sacrifice of a plane crash survivor. He was a passenger of the Air Florida flight 90 when it flew into a bridge. The man did what no other person would have done on the flight, passed the lifesaving rope to his fellow passengers. He forgot about his own needs and eventually sank into the black water of the Potomac River. Rosenblatt wrote his article because he wanted people to understand the selflessness of the human race.
Multi-Paragraph Essay On February 1, 2008, the Columbia Space Shuttle disintegrated while re-entering Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in the fatalities of all seven crew members. The families of these members, as well as all of America, were struck with anguish and heartbreak. With these feelings, the nation looked for a leader to guide them with understanding and authority. In his “The Space Shuttle Columbia Tragedy” speech to the nation, George W. Bush utilized diction and tone, organization, and rhetorical appeals in order to accomplish his purpose of soothing a mourning nation while anticipating the future. First, the speaker uses word choice and tone in order to soothe the heroes’ families.
The Hindenburg disaster was a tragic event that had occurred in Manchester Township, New Jersey on May 6, 1937. The German passenger airship caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at a Naval Air Station. The disaster killed 35 persons on the airship, and one member of the ground crew, but miraculously 62 of the 97 passengers and crew survived. There were many opinions about what exactly sparked the explosion and what caused it to burn so quickly. Tension began between the United States and Germany as people believed the idea that a crewmember or passenger had sabotaged the airship, intentionally starting a fire.
On September 11, 2001, tragedy struck the city of New York. On that fateful day, two airplanes were hijacked by terrorists and flew straight into the twin towers. Each tower fell completely to the ground, taking thousands of lives with it and injuring thousands more. Not only did that day leave thousands of families without their loved ones, it also left an entire city and an entire country to deal with the aftermath of the destruction. Poet, Nancy Mercado, worries that one day people will forget that heartbreaking day.
Emmanuel Azeez Instructor: Laura Howard English 1101 Essay 2 September 24, 2014. 9/11 On September 11, 2001 terrorists affiliated with Al-Qaeda hijacked and crashed two American airplanes into the Twin Towers, killing thousand and injuring hundreds. This was the worst terrorist attack in American history. It showed that even the most powerful country in the world was subject to attack. This attack exposed the vulnerability of the United States as a nation.
Tina Whitaker Whistleblowing and Ethics Upper Iowa University February 11, 2018 Introduction Whistleblowers were never treated with hospitality. In general, 90% of whistleblowers lost their jobs or were demoted, regardless of the industry; 27% faced lawsuits; 26% had psychiatric or medical referrals; 17% lost their homes, and 8% went bankrupt (Waters 2008). As highly righteous as whistleblowers are, they also suffer severe consequences. In Hughes Aircraft case, the company 's employees who decided to blow the whistle, Goodearl and Aldred were extremely affected and treated unfairly, so much so that " [Goodearl] and her husband had to file for bankruptcy, and Aldred was on welfare for a year before she could find another job. "(The Hughes Whistleblowing Case, n.d.).
When you think of the term “cruel and unusual punishment”, what is the first thing that pops into your head? You are probably thinking of something very horrific and terrible like being forced to fall out of an airplane that is 30,000 feet in the air because you forgot to turn in your homework or something crazy along those lines. When a punishment is administered upon someone that is too severe a consequence for the action that they committed, this is considered to be “cruel and unusual”. The Death Penalty is a punishment that is occasionally given within the United States and in many other places around the world for crimes that are considered absolutely inexcusable and heinous. Some would argue that the Death Penalty should be considered a “cruel and unusual” punishment due to two major propositions as presented in Romell Broom’s argument.
From the evidence my team and I gathered we had determined that the death of Winston Peacock was a suicide because of his lack of money, the gun in his right hand, and him living alone. One reason this was a suicide is him being broke. There was a commodities newspaper on his desk. Commodities is a newspaper that has to do with stocks. He could have failed in his stocks and lost much of his money, tempting him to commit suicide.
Each plane had a distinctive destination. These locations included The World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and an undisclosed location, which we will never know. The terrorist had a calculated plan and initiated an attack so horrible that three hundred and forty three firefighters and paramedics lost their lives. Twenty three New York City police officers and thirty seven Port Authority police officers were also killed. Could we have had less casualties if we, our nation, was better prepared?
It affected people because a lot of people died that day and some got hurt really bad. People loss their love ones in that day. Till now people still can 't believe 9/11 happened. The government responded was, that why didn 't the airline check the people/hijackers bags or check them more than one time. The airline didn 't make sure enough.