Empire State Building Plane Crash vs 9/11

empire state building plane crash

A terrible tragedy shook the Empire State Building and the people of New York on July 28, 1945 – that too, on a Saturday. During a normal personnel transport mission (where Lieutenant Colonel William F. Smith Jr. piloted a military B-25 bomber from Bedford Army Air Field to Newark Airport), Smith asked for permission to land the plane. However, Smith was advised that there was heavy fog in the area, and that landing the plane would put the buildings in the Manhattan area at risk.