An American Airlines copilot who was bumped last minute from flying one of the hijacked American Airlines planes on 9/11 believes he’s living on the borrowed time given by God.
Steve Scheibner was a pastor in 2001, filling his time between his ministry and flying for American Airlines.
On Sept. 10th, 2001, he volunteered to fly the next day’s American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles, but a more senior pilot bumped him from one of the flights that wound up being hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center in New York.
Scheibner firmly believes God spared his life, but can’t say why the other pilot died instead.
As a Christian, Scheibner believes Jesus took his place by dying on the cross for his sins, so he says, “I know what it’s like to have somebody die in my place — not once, but twice.”
- Book: “In My Seat – A Pilot’s Story From September 10th-11th”
- He now heads a ministry called Character Health.
- Steve Scheibner’s Blog: http://www.characterhealth.com/stevesblog/