Their mission was to take down United Airlines Flight 93, with unarmed F-16s. No bombs, no guided missiles, no bullets; the pilots planned to ram their aircraft into the airliner, which would have probably cost them their lives.
A California 911 operator took a call about a choking child. During the call, she realized she was trying to save her own son. KOVR TV reports, trainee Adam Brooks took the call from a man who told him, "I have a 1-year-old infant – swallowed something and he's starting to choke on it." When Brooks took down the address, dispatcher Britney Melchor realized it was her home.