Widow of 9/11 Pilot Dies

Sandy Dahl ran a scholarship fund in husband Jason's name
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2012 10:58 AM CDT
Widow of 9/11 Pilot Dies
In this file photo, Sandy Dahl looks at the image of her husband, Jason, etched on a memorial for Flight 93 crew members at the Shanksville Chapel in Pennsylvania.   (Getty Images)

The widow of one of the 9/11 pilots who herself became a public figure as she ran a scholarship foundation in her husband's name has died of natural causes at age 52, reports the Denver Post. Sandy Dahl died in her sleep but had been in good health, say friends. Her husband, Jason, was the pilot of Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania. Sandy believed he fought along with passengers against the hijackers and founded a scholarship in his name to help train young pilots.

She also spoke out more and more on behalf of those on Flight 93, despite suffering from nightmares and a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder. "They did what would almost never be asked of anyone," she said last year. "I want to make sure history is written." (More United Flight 93 stories.)

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