Friday, Nov. 13, 2009

Ziad Jarrah

Ziad Jarrah, the pilot of United 93, which crashed into a Pennsylvania field, was from an affluent family in Lebanon. The 9/11 commission suggested that Jarrah may have had second thoughts about the plot: he broke from cell protocol to visit his sick father in Beirut in January 2001 and stayed in close contact with his girlfriend through the summer. However, it was he who rolled United 93 into a steep dive as mutinous passengers reclaimed the cockpit.