Todd: (breathing a little heavier) The plane seems to be changing directions just a little. It’s getting pretty rough up here. The plane is flying real erratic… We’re not going to make it out of here.
Lisa: Todd, what are you going to do?
Todd: We’ve hatched a plan. Four of us are going to rush the hijacker with the bomb. After we take him out, we’ll break into the cockpit. A stewardess is getting some boiling water to throw on the hijackers at the controls...”
Todd: (softer) God help me… Jesus help me… (clears throat and louder) Are you guys ready?... Let’s roll.
On September 11th, 2001, United Airlines Flight 93 was hijacked by men with knives and an alleged bomb, killing a passenger and removing the crew from the cockpit.
One of the passengers, Todd Beamer, was able to get to an air phone to contact authorities where he was told that three other planes were also highjacked. Two of them crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and Flight 93 was believed to be headed towards Washington DC.
Instead of waiting to see what the hijackers had planned for them, Todd and the other passengers chose action. They took a vote. They said a prayer. And they brought the plane down in the countryside outside of Shanksville, PA.
With our final moments quite possibly being our most defining moments...
What would you like your final moments to say about you?
When might your final moments come?
Words that speak, actions that amplify.
PS. If you haven't already, we recommend reading the full transcript of Todd's call here.