An astonishing 9/11 video that was ‘kept private’ on YouTube for 20 years emerged on the platform showing the September 11 attacks in clear detail. The near nine-minute long clip, which surfaced decades after the atrocity, shows a previously unseen angle of the second plane hitting the World Trade Center’s South Tower.
On September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists from al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial airplanes, driving two of the planes into the upper floors of the North and South Towers. Meanwhile another was flown into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.
In the years that followed the attack on September 11, 2001, thousands of pictures and videos circulated – snapshots that preserved the horrors of a morning when almost 3,000 people lost their lives. For two decades, the world became accustomed to seeing what was believed to be an exhausted list of pictures and footage from the day.
However, an astonishingly clear clip, which is almost nine minutes long, was shared on YouTube by Kevin Westley decades later, the first new moving image capturing the attack from a never-before-seen perspective. It shows a previously unseen angle of the second plane hitting the World Trade Center’s South Tower, seventeen minutes after the North Tower was hit by American Airlines flight 11.
Captured from a boat, the camera looks up towards the towers from amongst a crowd of shocked onlookers. Initially, the video focuses on the fire in the north tower, zooming on sheets of paper dancing in the updraught of the flames. Two minutes into the video, the camera pans around in time to capture the second plane flying in over the water before colliding with the South Tower. Screams of horror can be heard from the crowd in the background.
Part of the video below:
The video is already viral but it’s validity is questionable because the video slowed down shows something truly strange.
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