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Monday, September 5, 2011 - 6:47pm
Shanksville, Pennsylvania-- New video footage has surfaced days before the 10 year anniversary of September 11, 2001.
The video was shot just after United Flight 93 crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania on that day.
The video, shot by Dave Berkebile, shows a dark cloud of smoke billowing from the ground in the horizon. Berkebile heard the crash and ran outside with his video camera; he was about 8 miles from the crash site.
Berkebile is heard on the video saying that he had been watching news reports of the terrorist attacks when he heard the explosion that also shook his house.
"This is the remains of an airplane crash... And probably had a terrorist bomb on board that blew up," Berkebile is heard saying on the video.
This is the earliest known video of the crash of Flight 93, said an expert with the National Park Service.
The video was given to a historian with the Park Service by Berkibile's wife and was first reported by the Tribune Democrat. Berkebile died in February.
Flight 93 crashed in the field as passengers fought with terrorists to regain control of the plane. All 40 passengers aboard and the crew were killed.