Flight 93 Crash Video Surfaces

'Probably a terrorist bomb,' narrates videographer Dave Berkebile
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 6, 2011 1:22 AM CDT
Updated Sep 6, 2011 4:21 AM CDT

(Newser) – A massive cloud of smoke is all that remains in the sky of United Flight 93 in a video shot by a Pennsylvania resident seconds after the plane crashed on 9/11. The film has finally been released publicly 10 years after the 42 people on board went down in a field in Shanksville. “This is the remains of an airplane crash over on Lambertsville Road,” Berlin resident Dave Berkebile calmly narrates as he films the site after impact. “Probably a terrorist bomb on board that blew up.” The crash “shook the heck out of the house. A great, big, black cloud just mushroomed right up into the air," adds Berkebile, who died earlier this year. "I wonder if there is anything left of Lambertsville."

His house was just 8 miles from the site. The shuddering impact of the crash was so powerful that it "felt like an earthquake," Berkebile's sisters notes in the Tribune-Democrat. When Berkebile spotted the smoke he grabbed his camera and ran outside. The video is the earliest known film of the crash site.

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