9/11 SPECIAL EXTRAS: United Flight 93
In today’s bonus cuts, Mark Bingham’s mom, Alice Hoagland, talks about the hijacking of United Flight 93 and the aftermath.
Please note that there are no internal edits in these clips, and (unlike the segment we aired Sunday) the audio mix here is very rough.
- Mark’s call from United 93: In this extended and unedited clip, Alice describes the airphone call she received from Mark shortly after United 93 had been hijacked.
- The implications of taking the plane: After the airphone call was disconnected, Alice called Mark’s cell phone. She left a message on his voicemail (which he never heard) telling Mark his plane was one of several being used as weapons against high profile targets, and suggesting that he form an effort to take the plane back from the hijackers–exactly what happened in the end.
- Suggestions Alice would have made: With the benefit of hindsight, Alice, a former flight attendant, lists all the suggestions she could have made that might have helped in taking over United 93–if only her cell phone calls to him had gone through.
- The months after Mark’s death: Alice describes her life, and her grief, on September 11th and the months that followed.
We’ll have more clips from our 9/11 special soon.