It didn't seem real. I keep looking over at the TV - nothing about a plane crash. More and more tweets were rolling in on the plane crash and then finally later the afternoon talk show was interrupted by a breaking news story. I remember thinking in that moment about the power of Twitter and that this medium held tremendous potential for citizen reporting.
I blogged about the event five years ago and also recorded a podcast about my thoughts on that night - check them out here. Interesting to looks back on that day five years ago. Amazing.
Here is an interesting story, published today, on how Janis Krum's life has been impacted since he took that iconic picture.