Skip to comments.Tower Survivor's Sis, Niece on Jet That Hit It
Posted on 09/13/2001 3:11:02 AM PDT by kattracks
Ronnie Clifford managed to escape the burning World Trade Center before it crumbled to the ground. He later learned that his sister and niece were on one of the two hijacked planes that hit it, his brother said.
"Tragically, my sister hit the tower building as my brother was on the ground floor," John Clifford, of Cork, told Irish television yesterday.
"I was very concerned when the two buildings collapsed because I knew Ronnie worked in one. He phoned to say he made it."
But Ronnie later "had a feeling" their sister, Ruth McCourt, might have been on one of the doomed planes, John Clifford said.
McCourt, 45, of Westford, Mass., and her 4-year-old daughter, Juliana, had boarded United Airlines Flight 175 in Boston that morning for a trip to Los Angeles.
The Associated Press
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