Video shows view from NYPD helicopter on 9/11

NEW YORK - New video has surfaced from the Sept. 11 attacks showing a police helicopter hovering near the smoldering World Trade Center towers, searching for people to rescue.

The video is part of a cache of information from the attack handed over by city agencies to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the federal agency that investigated the collapse.

The footage shot from a police air and sea rescue helicopter shows much of what has already been seen: A chilling aerial view of the burning twin towers and the shroud of smoke and dust that settled over the city.

The helicopter eventually lands across the harbor from the towers.

"The whole tower, it's gone," one officer is heard yelling. An officer wonders out loud, "How could it go down?"
 

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