According to some estimates, around 200 people jumped to their deaths trying to escape the inferno on the top floors of the World Trade Center towers after two planes flew into the New York’s skyscrapers on September 11, 2001. The WTC’s north tower was hit first and collapsed after 102 minutes. Vast majority of the 9/11 jumpers took a swan dive from the north tower, only about a dozen jumped from the south tower.
It took the jumpers 10 seconds of free fall to hit the ground. At the moment of landing, they were reaching speeds of 150 miles per hour.
This first video is a compilation of footages of people desperately clinging onto the outer walls of the towers in a losing battle to escape the heat and smoke. Unable to hold on for very long as the intensity of smoke and heat kept rising, they let go. Lots of WEEEEE though not so much SPLAT to see there:
This second video was filmed from the Millennium Hotel which is just across the street from the WTC. A person by the name of Tami Michaels and her husband stayed in a room on the 35th floor and filmed the tragedy as it was unfolding. During the course of the video, Tami Michaels appears to speak to someone on the telephone and sounds like she has a stick up her ass so mute the audio if you want to avoid feeling like you want to stab yourself in the ears with knitting needles. At around the 6:40 minute mark the video shows people falling to the ground. Brief close up of the ground shows jumpers splattered there:
One more video filmed by a guy on the ground in close proximity to the WTC towers. He appears to have been joined by someone all too eager to accompany him in filming. The video shows a good closeup of a jumper free falling at around the 7:17 minute mark:
Props to Nicole for some of the videos. BTW let me guess – if you still believe that the 9/11 attacks were the work of some terrorists from the Middle East, you also believe the closeted fags at the Aurora movie theater dove to shield their girlfriends from gunfire and the Kenyan lead twinky child rapists killed Osama bin Laden. BLEEEEEP!