4. The Second Plane
This sickening photo captures the split second before the second airplane hit the South Tower, instantly killing countless people. What we are looking at here is a number of people’s last second of life, and there will never be a time when this is not a hard image to stomach.
It depicts only a fraction of the terror the passengers of the airplane as well as the people in the tower were probably feeling at that moment. We know now that as a result of this coordinated terror attack on the Twin Towers, they would inevitably fall and the death count would total a horrific 2,606 people in or near the towers, as well as the 157 people on both planes.
Knowing that makes looking at such a photo even harder. This and all of the pictures taken on September 11, 2001 will probably always invoke within us painful memories of that day, and a fear that it could always happen again.