Remembering 9/11

The attack of the World Trade Center is defined as America's worst tragedy. Thousands of innocent lives were taken on September 11, 2001.

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9/11 Hijacking

It was the first multiple hijacking in the United States, and the first in the world in more than thirty years. On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists boarded four commercial jetliners, all transcontinental flights, carrying a maximum load of 11,400 gallons of jet fuel. Their objective was to take control of the planes once they were airborne and turn them into flying weapons of destruction.

The North Tower

It was at 8:19AM that a flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11 first advised the airline that a hijacking was taking place on one of their planes. Less than half an hour later, at 8:46:40, American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The entire crew, all eighty-one passengers and an unknown number of people inside the building were killed instantly.

The Pentagon

Ten minutes after Flight 11 took off from Logan Field, another American Airlines flight was leaving Dulles Field in Washington, DC. This time, the terrorists were bound for a much closer target. The Pentagon, named for the five sided shape of the structure, is located in Arlington, Virginia, and sits just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. At 9:37:46AM, the plane hit the Mall side of the Pentagon, killing the crew and all fifty-eight passengers, as well as civilians and military personnel inside the building.

Ground Zero

The site of the World Trade Center has become known as Ground Zero. All seven structures that were part of the complex were either destroyed or damaged, along with other buildings in the vicinity. A design for a memorial includes the names of every one of the victims set into the footprints of the two towers.


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9/11 Facts

Fact 1

On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.

Fact 2

Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.

Fact 3

A third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C.

Fact 4

The fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.

Fact 5

Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Fact 6

Over 400 police officers and firefighters died.

Fact 7

The attackers were Islamic terrorists from Saudi Arabia and several other Arab nations.

Fact 8

Several of the terrorists had been living in the United States for more than a year and had taken flying lessons at American commercial flight schools.

Fact 9

19 terrorists easily smuggled box-cutters and knives through security at three East Coast airports.

Fact 10

Osama bin Laden remained at large until May 2, 2011, when he was finally tracked down and killed by U.S. forces at a hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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