Evening Standard from London, Greater London, England on September 12, 2001 · 161
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Evening Standard from London, Greater London, England · 161

London, Greater London, England
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Wednesday, September 12, 2001
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wwwthisislondoncouk Incorporating THE EVENING NEWS 35p LONDON WEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2001 BarbaraOlson7onerofJhepassengersoh f light 7IwhocalledJoIsayJheplane had been Jiiiackedyand theTentagonminutes'later7afterJietplaneJiadslammed into the building killing 800 PASSENGERS on the plane which crashed into the Pentagon killing up to 800 people were ordered to phone their loved ones by terrorists who said: “Telt them you are about to die” it wasreported today It is understood that the hijackers of Flight 77 from Washington herded the terrified passengers to the back of the Boeing 757 before urging them to use their mobile phones to contact family They told them to By Hugh Muir and Patrick Sawer warn of an imminent attack on the White House which triggered a massive evacuation there but the plane was flown to the Pentagon instead Terrorists who seized four flights in total are now known to have attacked and murdered stewardesses with knives to draw the pilots from their cockpits Among the passengers who made desperate pleas for help was Barbara Olson 46 the wife of Theodore Olson the US solicitor general and a friend of President George W Bush A spokesman for her family said she called her husband twice from the plane Seconds after she spoke to him for the last time the aircraft crashed into the American military command centre reportedly killing all 60 people on board and causing an explosion which destroyed six storeys of the building MShe called and said she was locked in the toilet and the plane had been hijacked” said a spokesman for Mrs Olson’s family MShe said the hijackers had box-cutters and knives They had rounded up the passengers at the Continued on Page 7

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