Sandy Dahl Dies: Widow of 9/11, Sandy Dahl, wife of the pilot who captained United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed into a Pennsylvania field after being taken over by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001, has died at age 52. A fundraising group she founded to honor her husband’s memory, the Captain Jason M. Dahl Scholarship Fund, announced on its website that Sandy Dahl died in her sleep Friday from natural causes near Denver.
“Her guiding light will be missed,” the group said. Dahl, a former United flight attendant, became a public face for 9/11 families.
She had told the Denver Post the heroism of Jason Dahl and many others aboard Flight 93 was not forgotten.
“They did what would almost never be asked of anyone,” she had said.
“I want to make sure history is written,” she said then.
She said she believed her husband joined passengers in fighting the terrorists who planned to crash the plane into the Capitol or White House. It went down outside Shanksville, Penn., about 75 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. A memorial dedicated to the 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93 was dedicated last September.
Two other planes on 9/11 struck the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York; a fourth crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. The death toll from the four attacks was nearly 3,000.