9/11 Attacks Kill America's Ego

By: Isabel Tremblay

The Tragedy Ends America's Carefree Personality

On September 11, the World Trade Center, Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania were hit by hijacked planes flown by Muslim terrorists, Khalid al-Mihdhar, Nawaf al-Hazmi, Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi, Ziad Jarrah and Hani Hanjour. The attack killed 2,977 people in the three devastating attacks altogether. Two planes hit the World Trade Center, while the other two hit the Pentagon and and a field in Pennsylvania. It is said that the plane found in Pennsylvania had been aiming for Washington D.C., but was stopped by passengers informed of the other three attacks.

al-Qaeda Behind It All?

The six pilots were supposedly living in America for almost a year before carrying out the attacks. These pilots had taken flight classes in order to gain permission to fly in the first place. The hijackers were citizens of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Lebanon. They all had connections to al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden.