As first responders were desperately trying to recover survivors from the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001, Lieutenant Heather “Lucky” Penney was prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for her country by flying her unarmed F-16 into United Flight 93 before it destroyed Washington D.C.
But she never got the chance. “I feel like I was accidentally involved in history,” said Penney. “I didn’t change history. I didn’t prevent disaster, or anything like that.” More.