Rob Lowe: I Flew on 9/11 Terrorists’ Dry Run

Actor was on DC-to-LA practice flight, noticed nothing awry
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2011 10:27 AM CDT
Rob Lowe, a cast member in "I Melt with You," poses for a portrait at the Bing Bar during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
camera-icon View 1 more image

(Newser) – While Rob Lowe was playing Sam Seaborn on the West Wing, he found himself in a real-life DC drama—albeit unwittingly. Lowe often took the same flight from DC to LA, and 11 days before the Sept. 11 attacks, he ended up flying on a "dry run" with the terrorists. "I got on the flight and it was packed, small plane. Looked around the cabin, don't remember anything in particular, nobody looked scary, nobody looked like a terrorist. It looked like an absolutely normal flight," Lowe said yesterday on the View.

He only later found out the 9/11 hijackers were on board. Eleven days later, that same flight crashed into the Pentagon, the Huffington Post reports. Click for more revelations from Rob Lowe. (Read more September 11 stories.)

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |