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Karen Ann Martin

Karen Martin was a 40 year old flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11. She was from Danvers, MA. Her brother, Paul Martin, is a computer programmer for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Karen Martin, born in 1961, was a 40 year-old flight attendant from Danvers, Massachusetts. Both Karen's parents had passed away and she was dedicated to keeping her remaining family close and helping her younger sister, who has learning difficulties, become educated and self-sufficient. Karen and her siblings were very close to their aunt who passed away from a heart attack on the morning of September 11, 2001 after the confirmation of Karen's death was realized. Those of us from the Danvers area who knew Karen weren't surprised to hear that she lost her life trying to fend off the terrorists from entering the cockpit and assuming control of Flight 11. As we understand it, she was the first victim of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. She was on the first plane that hit the WTC, and had her throat slit by one of the terrorists as she tried to protect her crew and passengers.

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See September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack/Casualties.

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