Elliot, Bruce

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South east of Pentagon

The Hawk Eye Newspaper, September 13-14 2001
Former ammunition plant official evacuated building moments before suicide airliner collision.
Col. Bruce Elliott, former commander of the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant who was reassigned to 
the Pentagon in July, watched in horror Tuesday as a hijacked 757 airliner crashed into the 
nerve center of the U.S. military command.

Elliott, in a phone interview Wednesday, said he had just left the Pentagon and was about to
board a shuttle van in a south parking lot when he saw the plane approach and slam into the
west side of the structure.

"I looked to my left and saw the plane coming in," said Elliott, who watched it for several seconds.
"It was banking and garnering speed. I felt it was headed for the Pentagon."

Elliott, whose office is adjacent to the building, had been in the Pentagon on business. Along
with hundreds of others, he had just been ordered to evacuate the building after the attack on
the World Trade Center in New York.

"We were aware of what had happened in New York City," Elliott said. "The security here is good,
but it was increased."

The colonel, now assigned to an Army inspections office, said that as the plane zeroed in on the
building, he began thinking about the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

"It was like a kamikaze pilot. I felt it was going to ram the Pentagon," he said.

He said the craft clipped a utility pole guide wire, which may have slowed it down a bit before
it crashed into the building and burst into flames.
"It took out a large section of the west wing of the building," Elliott said...

The Metrobus station at the Pentagon is opposite to the impact side:


Elliott does not mention the lamp poles, instead saying that the jetliner hit a "guide wire." But photos of the Pentagon area show that the electrical wiring for the lamp poles was underground, and there were no guide wires.

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