- Posted September 11, 2011 by
Morristown, New Jersey
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Share your 9/11 story
I live second life - i was booked on the UA flight...
Dear all, I would like to share with you my short story. Every year when September 11 comes I thank god for my survival. In fact every since 9/11/2001 I live my second life. I thank god for being here, for being able to be with my wife Michelle and our son Tomas. I am just sitting in our living room watching CNN and think about all what happened on 9/11 ten years ago. I was supposed to be on the UA that crashed in Shanksville PA and I changed my booking about 5 days before. On the morning on 9/11 I flew to Washington DC instead. I took the UA flight from Newark to San Francisco many times becuase i was working on a project in the USA and our offices were in Wayne NJ and I worked with a company from San Francisco. A company from Bethesda MD gave me better offer and I dediced to go with them and for that reason I changed my flight... I was actually most probably on the same runway at Newark with the planes that crashed into Twin Towers and I probably stayed in the same hotel with some of the terrorist. That morning me and my boss have landed in DC and saw the smoke coming from Pentagon. We were in a cab driving to Bethesda when the towers were falling. We stayed in the USA for the next couple days because all flights were grounded and I couldnt fly back home to London where I lived at that time. Now ten years later I live with my wife and our son in Morristown NJ. One more time I thank god for changing that flight and I feel very proud and sorry at the time about the passengers of the UA flight and any other person that died on that day. God bless us all... Jiri Kulik