Locked doors stopped rooftop rescue in WTC Towers

The image at left above was taken by NYPD helo pilot Detective Greg Semendinger on September 11, 2001, maybe there is at least one person visible at the corner out of the smoke, the 911 Tourist Guy remains unaccounted for and sometimes it looks like it could be him, whoever it was must have died cursing the NYPD for not attempting his or her rescue.

By Scot J. Paltrow and Queena Sook Kim, Staff Reporters of The Wall Street Journal, October 23, 2001. Within minutes of the first air strike on the World Trade Center, September 11 2001, an NYPD Bell 412 helicopter with a 250 foot hoist and a three man crew, trained for rooftop rescues, piloted by Detective Greg Semendinger arrived at the WTC.

In 1993 after a bomb exploded in the WTC basement garage, sending thick smoke up through the stairwells, Semendinger had lowered two men to the roof of the same North Tower, who removed antennas to clear a landing area, from which 28 workers were airlifted to safety. Real History, Pakistan, and the World Trade Center
Feedback: "How could a helicopter have gotten close enough, all the smoke?"



Reply: The downdraft from the rotors would have cleared the smoke sufficiently to carry out a rescue.

The Talmud: "If you see a Christian in difficulty or drowning do not go to his help, and if he is in danger of death do not save him," the lack of effort was Jews responding to the mores of Judah.

Semendinger should be prosecuted as a capital offender for making no effort to save them, his arrest should be at the Precinct House, where the rest of New York's foulest in situ will be required to disarm, while any that don't will be regarded as enemy combatants!
Semendinger's Return..



WTC Attack September 11, 2001 from New York Police Helicopter - YouTube
Video: New 9/11 Helicopter Footage Shows WTC Towers Up Close: Gothamist

In response to criticism of the role of the NYPD helicopters that day, and to charges that at least one person was visible on the roof of the North Tower, the above material appeared at Gothamist.com.

Notwithstanding any other facts or evidence, S remains culpable for refusing to deploy the trained rooftop rescue team that day directly after the first strike at 8:47 am, the North Tower went down at 10:28 am, he had plenty of time .. sod him!
Feedback: "Unpredictable up and down drafts.."


Bangladesh mall fire kills at least 7 | Deseret News

A helicopter plucked survivors from the roof of Bangladesh's biggest shopping mall, as fire raced through the upper levels of the high rise complex. Richard Wright of the Helicopter Association International, who rescued men from the North Sea around burning oil rig Piper Alpha in 1988..

Said a rescue would have been possible, Wright said helicopter rescues from fires had been carried out in much worse conditions, including at night and in storms, than was the case at the World Trade Center.
Reply: Unpredictable up and down drafts my arse!