"A year ago Wednesday, I was evacuated from my workplace and trudged for miles through smoke and ash and pulverized concrete and pulverized people -that's what I kept thinking, there are people in my hair, there are people on my shoes, I'm breathing people into my lungs, there are people all over me, fuck, FUCK"
"And then you see the last frame that nobody else will ever have. You see the honeycomb pieces of the first building... and we see half of the hotel that was destroyed as well. After the second building fell, the hotel, the Marriott I think, was gone. You see it cut in half from what fell from the first building and it is time stamped 10:28 and 24 seconds. Basically that time stamp is the end, because at 10:30 is when the second building came down.
"Bill was killed when the second building came down, and he was crushed under all the debris. I don't know if he jumped back under the underpass, or whether the direct debris killed him. We know in his last picture he was working to the very end, and that's telling of the commitment he had to his work."
Stacy pointed out these two accounts:
"The ground begins to shake. The building groans deeply, regretfully, almost an apology for its failure to hold: "MUHHHHRUHHHHAAAAH." The building is dying. The building is sending a wave of dust and detritus to give us the bad news, and the wave is running through the streets towards us with a sad, choking sigh: "HHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAA." And then all of us all at once realize that now's the time in the movie when the nameless extras run screaming, so finally, at last, as the building begins its awful death swoon, that's what we do. "
"She saw the fusilage of the first plane blow up in front of her eyes. That's the last I've heard from her"
If you have links to any first hand accounts, please let me know.