VIDEO: Interview with 9/11 Air Traffic Controller for Flight 175

David Edwards
Published: Friday August 25, 2006

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Dave Bottiglia is the air traffic controller who was responsible for tracking Flight 175, the second plane to hit the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Bottiglia remembers his experience in this ABC interview promoting the documentary Flight 175: As The World Watched which is scheduled to air on TLC on August 30.

ABC's Rob Simmelkjaer asked Bottiglia if the workers in the controller tower "realized" that the plane would be hitting the second tower of the WTC when it began losing altitude rapidly.

"We really didn't realize it was going for the other tower," said Bottiglia. "We just knew that he was heading towards Manhattan."

"We feared [or figured] he was gonna put it in the ground somewhere," Bottiglia continued.