Nearly 3,000 men, women and children perished on Sept. 11, 2001 – a day that forever changed the world.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of that fateful Tuesday and for the first time, PIX11 News is making available online clips of our coverage from those first hours.
WPIX’s Morning News had gone off the air at 8 a.m. and the station was in regular entertainment programming when the attacks began at 8:46 a.m. The newsroom scrambled back into action to cover the horrendous developments.
The tape of our coverage began rolling at 9:14 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, 28 minutes after the North Tower was struck and 11 minutes after the South Tower was struck.
WPIX’s cameras, including Air 11 with Melinda Murphy, captured the chaotic, terrifying and confusing moments after the Twin Towers were hit and, later, as they collapsed. The anchor desk featured Sukanya Krishnan, Lynne White and later Jim Watkins, who chillingly announced at 10:30 a.m., “The World Trade Center is gone, ladies and gentlemen.”
The videos below contain footage of the Sept. 11 terror attacks as it aired on WPIX in 2001. They include images of passenger planes flying into the World Trade Center and the towers collapsing.
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