Pilot's Widow Flies His Dream
When Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, 2001, 40 lives were lost, but on Sunday, one pilot's dream came true. Sandra Dahl, the widow of First Officer Jason Dahl, climbed into an F-16 fighter jet in Colorado and took a 45-minute ride, looping, rolling, pulling Gs, and experiencing all the joys that her husband had wished for. Jason Dahl loved the F-16, and always regretted that he let his 25th birthday pass without trying out for Air Force wings, his widow said. Sandra Dahl carried a picture of her late husband, spotted places they had traveled on vacation and flew over the home they had shared together. "I just wanted to do it to be in spirit with Jason and complete something he didn't get to do. I felt his presence," Dahl told reporters after the flight. "I just completed something he always wanted to do."