More than two dozen photos of the Pentagon taken after a plane crashed into it on Sept. 11, 2001, have reappeared in recent days on the FBI’s website six years after they were first made public. The posting misled some to believe the photos from 9/11 had never before been seen.
FBI spokeswoman Jillian Stickels told The Associated Press on Friday the 27 photos were first posted online in 2011, but disappeared from the site because of a technical glitch. They were restored to public view once the FBI was alerted they were missing. Stickels didn’t know how long they weren’t visible.
Several media outlets reported Thursday and Friday that the photos were previously unseen.
The photos show plane debris, damage to the building and FBI teams on the site.
Earlier, it was thought that the images released by the FBI are never seen before due to fresh stamp put on it but these photos have been re-released.US authorities had informed that as many as 184 people have died when the airplane crash into the first and the second floor of the Pentagon building.
The incident took place around 09:37 (local time), when an American Airlines Flight 77 which was carrying passengers from Virginia to Los Angeles crashed into the building.