When I was eight years old school was in session and suddenly we heard an extremely loud explosion , it was an airliner full of passengers and crew exploding directly over my school . Suddenly panic and mayhem broke all over the school , screaming, crying, and fear to spread across the school like a wildfire . Suddenly a loud strong voice came over the PA system , "all teachers folder shades immediately "and Mrs. Walwrath ran to the windows and drop the shades . Then she tried to calm her class down saying things like, it's going to be OK or there, there, you're not hurt, she had no idea how wrong that statement was . The buses were gathered in front of the school and the students were ushered out . But some of the schools were walkers and they had to pass the body parts of the dead scattered for miles . For a long time I had nightmares of that day and I have never flown in a plane . The only plane I have never been on was one that was stationary inside the Smithsonian institute in Washington DC .