Shortly before 9/11/2001 in July the creators of the X-Files were filming the pilot episode of the spin-off series The Lone Gunmen based on the ragtag trio of “conspiracy theorists” who wrote a newsletter of the same name referencing the JFK assassination.

This pilot episode is about U.S. government agents hijacking a fully loaded commercial passenger airplane via remote control and attempting to crash it into, you guessed it, the World Trade Center.

In filming for this episode they used a helicopter to capture what ended up being the last close up footage of WTC1 and WTC2 as they got clearance to fly between the two buildings by the FAA.

This is the complete episode. Enjoy!

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