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."