August 14, 2015 History, Sailing

Sailing to Tragedy

As we near the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and aftermath of tragedy, it’s worth noting a new piece of information that dates back to the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center. Roger Mahone is now with the New Jersey State Police but was working an earlier job in Manhattan. While sailing near Williamsburg on a beautiful day, he described what happened.

“I was working security downtown at Wall Street and just happened to catch the last PATH train out before the 1993 explosion. The engineers on the building were very proud of themselves that it didn’t suffer more damage than it did. They were full of themselves about that. One of them was quoted as saying, ‘The only thing that will take down this building is a 747 plane loaded with fuel.’ There it was, he said it. And it was noticed by the mastermind of the ’93 attacks, Sheik Mohammed, for future use.”


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