Sept. 11 tape: courage amid chaos, Betty Ann Ong

I am still amazed by stories such as this, its been over 2 years since that day, and yet my interest, it seems, will never go away.

Perhaps its having lots of relatives working in airlines, and having quite a bit of knowledge about aircraft and airlines that fascinates me. Or maybe its just Ms. Ong, with her Purser (most senior cabin crew after the Captain and FO) stabbed and apparently dead, along with an FG1 (first class cabin crew), Ong got on the phone and told people calmly what was going on.

I never knew that a gas, perhaps mace, was used to subdue people on the aircraft.

Stirring stuff.