Locals react to airliner crash in New York

Tuesday, November 13, 2001

What local residents thought when they first heard about the crash:

Cody Walker, 18, of Jackson, Mo.

"At first, I thought it was another terrorist attack. We don't really know. I just try to look away (from the news) until they find out what happened."

Dana Carico, 18, of Patton, Mo.

"I didn't think it was a terrorist attack. With all the security, it feels more like a mechanical thing."

Myron Turner, 24, of St. Louis

"I just thought a plane messed up. Eyewitnesses said an engine fell off."

Malicia Dillon, 27, of Cape Girardeau

"I am already terrified of flying. Now for sure, I won't fly. There are just too many problems with flying."

Matt Luckett, 20, of Affton, Mo.

"I was in a state of shock. I am extremely concerned, but I still feel relatively safe. If I had the money I would be flying right now because I know the fares would be cheaper."

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