“The crew and passengers put democracy in action,” Mr. Franz says. “They take a vote” — to storm the cockpit and regain control of the plane. nytimes.com/2016/09/04/us/…
The more familiar narrative of Flight 93 focuses on those Mr. Franz calls the “big guys” — Todd Beamer, for example, the young software salesman who helped to organize the passenger revolt and whose last recorded words of “Let’s roll!” became a national rallying cry.
“Let me tell you about Sandy Bradshaw,” he says, recalling the 38-year-old flight attendant who, in a furtive call to her husband, explained how she was boiling water to hurl at the hijackers.
“Let me tell you about Elizabeth Wainio,” he says, recalling the up-and-coming business executive known as Lizz who, in a moment of supreme compassion, called to comfort her stepmother about what was to happen, and who was part of the revolt. She was 27.
“No, it’s not looking good,” Mr. Franz says. “But they weren’t going to give up.”

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