As hijacked Flight 175 approaches the World Trade Center, a crew member and several passengers manage to contact loved ones and authorities on the ground.

Flight 175 passenger Brian Sweeney, 29, leaves a message for his wife, Julie. He then calls his mother, Louise, to report the hijacking, telling her that the passengers are considering storming the cockpit to wrest control from the hijackers. Brian began the flight in the first row of coach, but makes his calls from a GTE airphone located in one of the last rows of the plane. Message courtesy of Julie Sweeney Roth, Photo courtesy of the US Department of Justice 1

1 “Hijackers Pass Through Security Screening” National September 11 Memorial & Museum n.d. Web. March 16, 2011 http://timeline.national911memorial.org/#/Explore/2/Entry/533
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