Pence tears up recalling heroes of Flight 93
Vice President Pence was moved to tears during a ceremony Monday to honor the 40 passengers and crew members who died aboard Flight 93 on 9/11, a plane that was believed to have been headed for the U.S. Capitol after hijackers took control of the cockpit.
And then we were informed that the plane had gone down in a field in Pennsylvania," Pence said Monday at the site of the crash in Shanksville, Pa., where a memorial now stands.
Pence was serving his first term in Congress when terrorists hijacked four planes on 9/11 and carried out attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
He was at the U.S. Capitol that day, which officials suspect was the target of the fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93.
The vice president said the actions of innocent passengers on board the plane, who stormed the cabin in an attempt to wrestle control from its hijackers, is "a debt I don't think I will ever be able to repay."