PA court reporters to transcribe Flight 93 oral histories

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 20, 2014 10:24 AM

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(Pittsburgh) -- The Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association has agreed to help transcribe interviews of family, friends, first responders, land owners and investigators as part of an oral history project at the Flight 93 National Memorial. 

The national park in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, marks the site where 40 passengers and crew died in a crash after fighting for control of their United Airlines jet with four hijackers during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. 

The oral history project began in 2005 and now contains more than 800 interviews with those linked to passengers and crew members, and the attack's aftermath. 

Court reporters will be asked to volunteer for the work at their annual state convention next month. 

Curator Barbara Black says transcribing the interviews will make the information more accessible to researchers and the public.

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