- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: September 9, 2005
The wrenching firsthand accounts of survivors trapped in elevators in the burning towers of the World Trade Center on 9/11 are shared in this A&E special presentation.
On the morning of 9/11, dozens of elevators in the World Trade Center turned into hurtling coffins when two commercial airliners crashed into the towers. Most of the hundreds of people who were traveling in the buildings' elevators were either killed instantly or made their escape within a matter of seconds, but several others were caught on elevators that had stopped between floors. Meet in this A&E® 9/11 special the people who were trapped... with no way out.
Survivors tell their wrenching stories about the horrors of being stuck in the burning towers and their amazing fight to survive. Some of them have never before shared the drama of their escape with television viewers. But here, and combined with actual footage from the day, re-enactments and vivid graphics, the passengers on World Trade Center elevators recount how they were caught in a cruel twist of fate and how - by luck or by sheer determination - they managed to cheat death.