2001-09-11 Marbella, Spain / Where were You / Wo warst Du / Onde estava Você / Dónde Estabas

Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 hijackers took control of four commercial airliners en route to California after takeoffs from Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts; Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey; and Washington Dulles International Airport, Loudon County, Virginia.

I (AlexK) had a night out at one of the weekly Deep Marbella 2001 Parties at the Beach Club at the Don Carlos Hotel.

At 8:46 a.m., five hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the northern façade of the World Trade Center’s North Tower.

I (AlexK) had a good sleep until late morning, got up and slowly walked towards the beach just down the road from my apartment on Calle Hermanos Salom, Marbella.

At 9:03 a.m., another five hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the southern façade of the South Tower.

I (AlexK) stopped at the kiosk to buy Camel cigarettes and I saw the live coverage on a 6 inch television screen of the second plane hitting the World Trade Center.

At 9:37 a.m five hijackers flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

At 10:03 a.m a fourth flight, United Airlines Flight 93, under the control of four hijackers, crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania believed to have been targeted either the Capitol or the White House.

I (AlexK) rushed back to my apartment, called Bini, cancelled work and watched the live coverage all afternoon from my sofa.

I (AlexK) have lived in the United States, in Washington, D.C. from November 17th, 1986 to August 31st, 1989 and have served for the German Military Representative USA/CA at their office on 4000 Brandywine Street, Washington, D.C. and at Washington Dulles International Airport, Loudon County, Virginia.

I (AlexK) have visited New York 3 times, March 31st, 1987July 1st, 1987, and June 20th, 1989 and have visited the World Trade Center with my wife Bini, my son Dominik and my brother Andreas.

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