After twenty-two years, the terror attack on September 11, 2001 will continue to be a day that will live in infamy.
On that tragic day, terrorists hijacked four American commercial airplanes, according to the Department of Defense.
Two were flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, another into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and the last one was United Airlines Flight 93 which was headed for Washington D.C.
Thanks to courageous passengers on board thwarting their plan, the plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania instead and saved countless lives from being lost.
Now, a previously unseen video has now been released on YouTube capturing a rare angle of the second plane striking the South Tower at World Trade Center on 9/11 – an event most Americans have seen numerous times but only from different angles and never this clear before.
The nearly nine-minute-long video was filmed by Kevin Westley who served as an aircraft commander during 2003 Iraq war and made it public just last year claiming it he had “accidentally left it private” for almost two decades.
Critics are questioning how such footage could have gone unnoticed for so long if it was truly posted online that early – especially since YouTube was launched back on February 14th 2005.
This discrepancy has left many wondering what really happened between 2000 (when Westley claims he posted it) and 2005 when YouTube became widely popularized?