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New York Terrorist Attacks: I was due on doomed towers flight.

CRAIG MacFarland buried his head in his arms at Boston's Logan Airport as he realised he had brushed with death in the terrorist atrocity.

The Los Angeles resident had been due to fly to the city on Flight 11, one of the planes which crashed into the World Trade Centre.

But he exchanged his ticket at the last minute and saved his life.

Scots TV news presenter Kirsty Young only learned her husband, in New York on business, was safe only seconds before she went on air to report the tragedy.

Millionaire restaurateur Nick Jones then went live on air to tell of the scenes of horror unfolding near him.

Jones was in Soho, close to the World Trade Centre and told his wife, who recently gave birth to their first daughter: "No one here can take in what has happened.

"You have this horrible feeling something else is going to happen." The Duchess of York avoided the Trade Centre disaster by minutes.

She was due to visit her charity, Chances for Children, based in one of the doomed towers.

But she had not yet set off across New York to the building when the planes struck.

Then her ex-husband Prince Andrew had his British Airways flight to Atlanta, Georgia, turned back over the Atlantic.
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Date:Sep 12, 2001
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