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We have a very tragic alert for you right now.
An incredible plane crashed into the World Trade Center here in the lower tip of Manhattan.
-- -- the 737 -- crashing into this speculation at this point but at least three to was taken out crashed into the side of the building joining us right now the tradition are important.
-- -- on the scene all of what do you know what do you see where are you.
Didn't have -- with a group of my building which is about five -- -- out of the world trade that I'm looking.
I'm looking right now at the world trade through the massive gaping hole.
On the second power -- it's about.
About fifteen stories from the roof if it's just unbelievable guess.
You can just feel right now you can -- wouldn't -- be -- -- tell -- without the west side highway heading towards being.
There -- tons of people that street there.
Their papers being -- out how can any evidence but I want it was a bit of a it's being.
-- the ball cool filling out of the buildings.
All we can do is stare aghast at these pictures at this point.
You're looking at the north building of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan these are coming to you live now.
Debris raining down from a 110.
Floors up as you can see.
This is a clear blue sky day in Manhattan.
If this was an accident.
It would be a needle in a haystack kind of accident.
There was another one we just saw.
We just saw another one.
We just saw another one -- apparently go.
Another plane just flew -- -- the second tower.
Its this has to be deliberate folks we just saw on live television as -- second plane.
The second tower of the World Trade Center now given what has been going on around the world.
Some of the some of the key suspects come to mind Osama bin Laden.
Who knows who knows what Eric Shawn is with us -- I know you have a lot of sources.
At the FBI and other agencies like that.
What can you tell us percent just.
-- I was walking down Fifth Avenue.
Which is close to our studios and I heard a -- -- perhaps -- 737.
Or a small Airbus.
Flying low unusually low over Fifth Avenue making a right I'm not gonna say I don't know I don't have any reports and what type of plane hit the World Trade Center.
But people looked up and it made it a right toward the end for the building.
It is a tragedy.
It is -- horrendous.
It is disgusting.
You know wondering are these pilots.
Are they is are they terrorists in the cockpit.
For holding guns to pilot's head today I think I can't imagine -- you can speculate.
Completely about how this happens.
Because obviously it takes a lot of training and expertise.
To fly AAF complicated sophisticated.
Aircraft whether it's a Boeing 737.
Or smaller Arab buses are not little -- little pipers.
So there is you have to have to wonder and -- -- what possibility there is with the type of scenario that was going on in the cockpit.
Our Wendell Goler is at the White House rather make that Sarasota he is traveling with the president.
Wendell Goler what's the reaction down from a president.
-- Don't the president is here promoting a reading initiative on the a second day in the two -- -- Florida.
Just finished -- children in the Emma Booker elementary school in fast.
Talk about the incident he said he was so we're -- and then the would have something to say about it later.
Let's bring in David Lee Miller our correspondent.
He has an eyewitness within David Lee what can you tell us.
According -- -- -- a few -- the World Trade Center right now as we expect over roadways are pretty much cut off the only way to get -- -- is not good right now.
Christine is absolutely horrific -- you have people streaming out of the area you've got people literally in -- and -- -- people that just working in nearby buildings that can not believe what has happened still many of them remember the yes.
Terrorist attack years -- in the World Trade Center and many of them this is just an ugly reminder of -- -- the details of what happened here -- not certain.
As -- was walking downtown in lower Manhattan making my way to the world trade centers I stopped speaking Soviet went histories with me right now -- a few blocks away buildings -- lower Manhattan.
-- -- -- -- could actually -- -- -- telephone right now if you could describe for us what she saw this morning as she was writing it works Soviet.
Heard a loud probably when they walk out of its belly on the false history that looked up in the air.
It was an airplane actually going into the World Trade Center and flames were coming out -- smoke was just billowing in the air and of hundreds of people -- don't bowl history.
Running each other roles are and I've made my way back in my office awarded street and when they got up airs.
I looked out my window to see what was going on in the second world trade centers just.
President before you.
At one minute to the next.
Silvia thanks for that eyewitness report when we saw that second plane slam into the second tower.
Intentionally quite clearly.
You you've got to believe this is a terrorist attack Harvey Kushner is on the line -- he's a frequent guest of ours and -- terrorism expert.
-- Harvey is it too early to speculate about suspects.
One thinks only that this could be the most.
Horrific we play in the incident.
Only handles the terrorism.
I think about it I mean.
You look outside of fox studios -- how clear it is every app which you missed that this could be true to trade towers that he had just won -- to play.
Well and and and it brings to mind.
You know everybody hates those metal detectors in airports and everybody makes.
Passing through them almost a joke these days.
It seems that something is going to change if you can make this kind of statements and kill as many people as are likely to be dead in this kind of -- -- you know John you know we're talking about terrorism no matter what how this turns out.
On this is going to be a date that's gonna live in infamy and you know what's gonna course changes in terms did it turns out -- -- in terms of security like this country understanding what's.
President Bush is about to speak he's in Florida that was what was supposed to be a joyous event at an elementary school.
Let's listen in.
Today we've had a national tragedy.
Into the World Trade Center.
In an apparent terrorist attack on our country it.
I have spoken to the vice president.
To the governor of New York.
To the director of the FBI.
And -- ordered that the full resources of the federal government.
Go to help the victims and their families.
And the and to conduct a full scale investigation.
To hunt down.
And to find those folks.
Who committed this act.
Terrorism against our nation will not stand.
And now if you join -- -- a moment of silence.
My god bless the victims -- families in America thank you very much.
We are we are going to be looking at an enormous death tolls 50000.
People working in those two buildings.
John fund from the Wall Street Journal is on the phone with us.
-- John were you in the area when the planes hit.
I was across the street in my office building and what did you see what's in here I heard it for her incredible chronic -- and looked up there -- pretty much smoke and flames pouring out of the building.
And about fifteen minutes later for the second comic book which of course would have been the second tower the second place.
What about injuries don't you tell us the most terrible heart rending thing about this is.
About fifteen minutes ago -- -- started dropping from the top floors of the our closest to the highway.
-- -- -- -- -- And it was it was absolutely terrible obviously they had two choices to be content have been playing sport too.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Let me bring into the conversation David Asman my colleague yes -- -- what can you tell us when who have.
Give you some late breaking information perhaps one of the things that is of greatest fear is that there is yet another terrorist attack since those.
Since those two plane crashes happen within twenty minutes of each other well all of Manhattan.
Has been sealed off this is probably unprecedented of course all of this is unprecedented in this.
Dastardly dastardly occasion but Manhattan has been sealed off the Hudson River bridges in the tunnels have been sealed.
Clearly there is an attempt right now to thwart any further.
Acts of terrorism act of violence against the people of Manhattan.
So Manhattan is in -- lockdown.
-- We we are hearing that right now until another explosion that have -- has taken place.
At the Pentagon.
We have the heart of the financial district.
Of Americans being attacked and now we understand that there is an explosion there has been an explosion in the Pentagon and the heart of the military.
-- command center of the United States of America John can't get much worse than this let's hope.
You've got to believe that it has happened again another.
Perhaps hijacked perhaps part of some.
Is slamming into at least the area around the Pentagon.
They have not.
Struck at America.
They have struck at some individual places in America.
This country will go on.
Want to go to our Washington managing editor Brit Hume who has the outlook from the nation's capital -- this raises.
All kinds of questions about America's response and I guess that response.
He's not going to be.
Immediate as well whether -- -- -- and not the one thing I think we are seeing John is this a series of evacuations from various of buildings around Washington.
And I think it's important to say that we don't know and have no reason to believe that the White House for example was facing any immediate or imminent threat the same is true on Capitol Hill where it appears there will be evacuating.
The building up here soon -- nothing has happened it either of those places this of course John I think this is one of these days we can say.
That things will not again be the same in the United States of America this is the kind of terrorist attack.
That is the nightmare that today experts and others have warned about but some I was may have thought really could not happen on such a scale.
This is quite remarkable.
As we watch these pictures.
The World Trade Center -- 110 stories.
-- -- -- I hope I live.
I hope I -- cutting down on me.
-- -- Getting behind a car.
But to -- find people -- need help.
I don't think I'm one of them yet except -- get.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Who's inside the building you're inside the world trips inside we'll do.
Related -- is -- -- look great the whole building collapsed.
-- did you guys get out.
-- profitably elsewhere rather -- we'll put some life we'll -- like hello -- locals alike.
Hello yeah David Lee what can you tell us -- these horrific flood of Howard literally collapsed.
But it definitely opened to an officer.
But he gave -- -- has -- and they're very loud laughter.
I think yes building literally began to collapse before -- there was.
-- Only god seriously we wanted to -- the building people they know the entire perimeter again literally putting myself planet and it.
To run for our lives.
Steel girders and strong as they are.
-- a lot of weight to support and apparently.
I'm just done not a structural engineer but I'm I'm just guessing now that they gave way.
The loss of life here is going to be enormous -- you have got a house or there and victims and their families.
And all the souls that are lost today.
Look at this -- is unbelievable.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Get out and -- an ingredient or Cleveland.
Get out of -- I.
And all the guys are truly a great run.
-- miles southwest of Pittsburgh this United Airlines flight 93 crashed.
Not from the size of the impact crater it would appears -- of -- -- angle of attack had to be.
-- -- -- But down the plane in a remote area because you know -- it was a very many houses over there where it went down.
And I know earth friendly.
To the whole thing is just unbelievable.
This is clearly a national catastrophe there will be some response from the White House.
Let's go to Wendell Goler who was traveling with the president in not Sarasota Florida and find out what the latest is there Wendell.
John the president left Sarasota Florida Air Force One the ball just a short while ago.
Convene a meeting of his national security advisors including the vice president.
The heads of the CIA the National Security Agency in the FBI and also New York governor and one time.
-- after the two attacks there -- on the Twin Towers in New York.
He was briefed by his national security advisor talk Condoleezza Rice phoned him.
After the first attack Mr.
Bush was actually reading this and children.
-- the second attack occurred.
Chief of staff Andy card get -- -- total -- about the attack it was clear at that point we're dealing with terrorists.
I want to bring into the conversation.
General Al Haig the former secretary of state.
The general -- at a time like this what how does America respond prudently.
With the proper amount of caution and and yet with with whatever force needs to be applied.
Well first we have to know the full limits of this tragedy and some precedent of course.
But we have to stay above all united -- and com.
And ready to take resolute action which sometimes we have failed to do in the recent past.
When they perpetrators.
Are uncovered and we have many many.
Indicators have precisely who they are.
This was -- broadly based terrorist act.
To be just a few -- This is -- a terrorist movement and we know where there.
There are located today and obviously as a nation we're going to have to take action against them.
There goes -- and -- goes.
Oh when he comes down.
America offer a prayer.
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