On September 11th 2001 three planes flew into American landmarks, killing thousands of innocent people and injuring many more. We have all seen the footage of the planes which flew into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, and the photographs of the aftermath of the plane which flew into the Pentagon on the same day. But we hear much less about the fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, and that’s because the brave passengers and crew members on that flight fought back.
All 44 people on board the plane, including the four terrorists, were killed. But thanks to the bravery of those on board nobody on the ground was injured, the flight landed on a field in Pennsylvania. It is not certain what the target of those hijackers was, but there has been some speculation that the intended target was the White House.
Let’s Roll: The Story of Flight 93 is a one hour long 2002 British ITV documentary which tells the story of that flight and the brave passengers and airline staff on board, our research suggests that it may have been the first documentary to tell the story of the flight. It was followed later by the feature length 2005 Discovery Channel docudrama Flight 93: The Flight That Fought Back, all profits from that film were used to build and maintain the Flight 93 National Memorial which is located on the crash site in Pennsylvania.