Paul Greengrass, Shanksville, Donna Gibson discussed on BBC World Service


Balkans Correspondent Candy Lonnie, residents of cities in the region have become grimly accustomed to choking through the winter months as air quality plummets. Capitals like Belgrade, Sarajevo and Scorpio have all spent time at the top of the Air Visual index, which ranks the world's most polluted places. The grassroots Bank Watch network says that coal fired power stations bear a large part of the blame. They're just 18 such facilities in the six countries of the western Balkans. But collectively, they emit 2.5 times more sulfur dioxide than the total produced by more than 200 similar plants in European Union countries. The human consequences are severe. Only eight countries in the world have a higher pollution related death rate than Serbia. Meanwhile, Bosnia, Kosovo and North Macedonia are all in Europe's top five for particulate pollution. Bank Watch says there's a simple solution. Power stations in the western Balkans should comply with EU emissions regulations or close and it says EU countries can play their part by ending energy imports from polluting power plants. Try to Lonnie. The 20th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks falls this week whilst the abiding images are of the collapsing twin towers of the World Trade Center or the smoldering ruins at the Pentagon in Washington. One of the most enduring stories is that of the fourth hijacked plane. United Airlines flight 93. Now you may have seen the Paul Greengrass directed movie. But in Shanksville, Penn, Pennsylvania, there's a memorial to the 40 passengers who seized back control of that. Played well. The president of Friends of Flight 93 Donna Gibson has been speaking to the BBC's Paddy O'Connell. I do believe that their intention was to take control of the plane for me represents 40 people who said not today, not on our watch. We're going to take control. We're not going to let you take one more plane. United 93 that traffic was one o'clock, 12, Miles east 1370 negative contact. We're looking united 93, You know 40 individuals who did not know one another had less than 30 minutes to decide to find out. What was going on to come up with a plan and to act is just extraordinary. About two hours later in New York as the BBC's dazed and confused Wall Street correspondent. I walked with these people from the scene to Times Square. I'm glad to be alive. I mean, there was a total stampede of people. I follow a couple of times, you know, slightly trampled. People are walking around in shock, You know, literally, do you.

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