The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

February 20, 2014

Court reporters to transcribe Flight 93 histories


Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — The Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association has agreed to help transcribe interviews of family, friends, first responders and investigators as part of an oral history project at the Flight 93 National Memorial.

The national park in Somerset County marks the site where 40 passengers and crew died in a crash after fighting for control of their United Airlines jet with four Muslim hijackers during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The oral history project began in 2005 and now contains more than 800 interviews with those linked to passengers and crew members, and the attack’s aftermath.

Court reporters will be asked to volunteer for the work at their annual state convention next month.

Curator Barbara Black says transcribing the interviews will make the information more accessible to researchers and the public.