Here's what comes out from my writing today after reading the blog:
The plane just took off from Reagan International Airport. One of the pilot's hated area to fly is Washington D.C., because regulators had banned commercial planes, choppers and twin-engine planes to fly close to the nation's treasured landmarks. But the National Airport is situated close to those landmarks, and maneuvering to stay away from Washington Monument takes more effort.
The pilot check the altimeter in front of him and glanced at the DC landmark outside to his left. The smoke inside blurred his vision and it filled the airplane's cabin quickly. Passengers outside the cockpit were confused if the smoke was from the air conditioning. The panicked captain yelled, "Evacuate! Evacuate!" The passengers froze.
Norman Snive struggled to unbuckle his seat belt. He panicked and passengers were pushing and shoving.