Contributor's location on 9/11: Edinburgh, Scotland
August 19, 2007
I was working as a bus driver in Edinburgh (Scotland) that day driving the service 49 from Danderhall to Ocean Terminal in Leith. I was relieved at Elm Row and made my way to Central Garage to collect my car. Once in my car the news on the radio was my first indication that something had happened in New York City. Apparently a small plane had crashed into the World Trade Centre. I was on my way to collect my sisters cat, I was looking after it for a couple of weeks while my sister and her family were off to Florida for their first visit to the USA the very next day. When I arrived at her home, Mandy (My sister) was already transfixed on the live footage on the TV. At this point WTC1 had already been hit, I was only her house a couple of minutes when we seen the second plane hit WTC2, The horror we both felt at that moment was indescribable. I think at that time we both knew this was more than an accident, something more sinister. At this point I think I remember saying to my sister "I don't think you will be flying off to Florida tomorrow", This unfortunately turned out to be the case.
Story #40884, The September 11 Digital Archive, 19 August 2007, <http://911digitalarchive.org/stories/details/40884>.