The 47-year-old, who grew up on the Isle of Lewis, was working as a computer consultant for Cantor Fitzgerald on 104th floor of the north tower of the World Trade Centre, in New York City, when a hijacked passenger plane was flown into it.
A short time later a second aircraft hit the neighbouring south tower while another one was crashed into the Pentagon in Washington DC and a fourth crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after brave passengers fought the terrorists.
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The brother of a 9/11 victim is considering legal action against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Almost 3,000 people died, including the 19 hijackers, while another 6,000 were left injured during a day which transformed the recent history of the world.
Mr Eales-White said lawyers had regularly written to him in the years following the atrocity but admitted that each letter had ended up in the bin.
But after learning about a recent change in US law he said he was now planning to contact Kreindler & Kreindler, which won almost £2.2billion for the victims of the 1988 attack on Pan Am 103 from Libya.
The New York based law firm fought for the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which has opened the doors for litigation against countries which have financed the training of militant fundamentalists and their violent actions.
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Their primary target is Saudi Arabia as they believe the Arab state and key Western ally funded Al Qaeda in a bid to prevent homegrown fundamentalists from turning against the ruling royal family.
Mr Eales-White, now of Warlingham, Surrey, said: “In the last 15 or so years I have received correspondence from solicitors in the United States but I’ve always binned them.
“But if there has been a change in law which allows Saudi Arabia to be sued for its supposed part in financing the attacks then I do find that interesting.
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“There is no harm in pursuing them. I will find out more and contact the law firm.”
Gavin Cushny died in the World Trade Centre in the 2001 terrorist attack
Recalling the terrible events of 9/11, the 65-year-old author said he had no idea that his brother – who changed his name to preserve an old family surname – was involved as he watched live footage of the terror attacks unfolding on television.
There is no harm in pursuing them. I will find out more and contact the law firm
But he added that his family was luckier than most because they eventually received his body and were able to bring him back home to Lewis for a burial.
The father-of-three continued: “My brother Gavin grew up in Scotland on the beautiful Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides and is buried between mother and father in the Habost cemetery near Ness.
“So many families never got a body to bury and there are still thousands of fragments of remains that have never been identified.
Nearly 3,000 people died in that attack and a further 6,000 were injured
“That event changed the world. I watched it on television but I did not know my brother was caught up in it all. He was working five floors above the impact point.
“Somehow he managed to make his way down. Hardly anyone managed that. His body was found in one of the collapsed staircases with firemen. He was so close to getting out but we know he did not die alone.
“There has been so many terrible attacks since then – that day altered the way we live our lives – and so much devastation.”
Kreindler & Kreindler was instrumental in settling a lawsuit with Libya for $2.7billion (DOLLARS) in 2002 after Colonel Muammar Gaddaffi admitted responsibility for the worst terror attack on British soil.
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The company has also already secured around $2billion (DOLLARS) for the 9/11 families.
However, it now has his sights on pursuing Saudi Arabia in connection with the US atrocity after secret papers released last year showed that Saudi officials gave money to two Saudi-born hijackers in San Diego.
Jim Kreindler, who sits in the plaintiffs committee in the 9/11 litigation proceedings, said “They were playing both sides of the game. Being an ally while working with Al Qaeda to attack the United States.
“The passage of JASTA does not mean that the battle is won. It is just beginning.”
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The firm’s website adds: “Kreindler & Kreindler will file suit against Saudi Arabia on behalf of all injured persons and will seek to prove that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia should be held responsible for aiding, abetting and sponsoring the attacks and should be made to pay fo all the injuries that flowed from its conduct.
“Any 9/11 victim or family may join the lawsuit.”
Families, lawyers and campaigners are hopeful new US President Donald Trump will prove more supportive of the lawsuit than either Barack Obama and George W Bush.
A change in US law could aid Mr Eales-White with the lawsuit
Some 67 British families, three of them from Scotland, lost their loved ones in the terror attacks, which millions of people witnessed unfold live on television and cost billions of dollars to the economy.
The events led to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with US forces eventually killing Bin Laden in his Pakistani bolthole in May 2011 after almost a decade on the run.
However, some critics believe the aggressive military response also paved for the way for the rise of Islamic State.
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