A good read in general, here on stuff.co.nz
Australian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe was also in New York on the day of the Word Trade Center attacks. Out for a jog, Thorpe planned to visit the observation deck of the World Trade Center, but returned to his hotel when he realised he had forgotten his camera. Turning on the TV, he saw the north tower on fire after it was hit by the hijacked American Airlines Flight 11.
Photo by David Paul Ohmer