NEW YORK (WCBS 880 ) — In Tuesday’s Back Story, WCBS reporter Irene Cornell recounted what it was like watching Philippe Petit walk a high wire between the Twin Towers.
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Today, Chopper 880 pilot Neal Busch talks about his view from above.
“I was really frightened. I thought he was going to fall,” he says. “Watching him, the palms of my hands were sweating, and I was really frightened. There were 1,000 feet and nothing below him but air.”