(December 4, 2006)—The FBI released video Monday from a camera atop a hotel in Arlington, Va. that shows the moment Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
The video does not show the plane in flight.
The video was released in response to a freedom of information lawsuit filed by Scott Bingham, seeking the video, which the FBI seized from the Double Tree Hotel in Arlington after the 9/11 attacks.
The video is grainy and the focus is soft, but a rapidly-growing tower of smoke is visible in the distance on the upper edge of the frame as the plane crashes into the building.
The crash killed 125 people in the Pentagon and 59 people aboard the plane.