as reported on the local Washington D.C. affiliate, CBS9
At 3:35pm EDT, CBS co-anchor, interrupting Maryland Governor Parris Glendening
"We can attach at least one name to some of these casualties. The Associated Press is now reporting that Barbara Olsen, the wife of the Solicitor General of the United States, Ted Olsen, who argues cases before the United States Supreme Court, was on board American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon. She'd made a phone call from her cell phone apparently. Barbara Olsen is a personality, and a, and a former federal prosecutor, and a personality in her own right here in Washington D.C. Apparently, she was onboard that plane."
CBS Sept. 11, 2001 3:28 pm - 4:09 pm (September 11, 2001) CBS 9, Washington, D.C.
contrast this with a similar entry on the Thomas Crosbie archive at
5:05pm - Hijack passenger rang husband from plane
"One of the passengers on the airplanes hijacked and crashed by terrorists in the US today phoned her husband to tell him her flight had been hijacked.
Barbara Olsen, wife of US Solicitor General Theodore Olsen, rang him on her mobile phone twice to say hijackers wielding knives had taken control of the plane.
The hijackers, she said, forced passengers and crew to the back of the plane.
Ms Olsen was on her way to meet her husband to celebrate his birthday when the flight was hijacked.
She and all 266 passengers on board the four hijacked flights are presumed dead."