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11. september 2001
were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States.
On that morning, nineteen terrorists affiliated www.youtube.com...
with al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial passenger jet
airliners. Each team of hijackers included a member who had undergone some pilot training. The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners
(American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175) into the World Trade Center in New York City, one plane into each tower (1 WTC and 2
WTC), resulting in the collapse of both buildings soon afterward and extensive damage to nearby buildings. The hijackers crashed a third airliner
(American Airlines Flight 77) into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. Passengers and members of the flight crew on the
fourth aircraft (United Airlines Flight 93) attempted to retake control of their plane from the hijackers; that plane crashed into a field near the
town of Shanksville in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
Aside from the 19 hijackers, 2,974 people died as an immediate result of the attacks, and the death of at least one person from lung disease was ruled
by a medical examiner to be a result of exposure to WTC dust. Another 24 people are missing and presumed dead, bringing the total number of victims
to 2,998, the overwhelming majority of whom were civilians. The dead included nationals from over 80 different countries.
Four commercial airliners were hijacked en route to California from Logan International, Dulles International, and Newark airports. Each of the
airliners had a jet fuel capacity of nearly 24,000 U.S. gallons (91,000 liters). Two of the airliners were flown into the World Trade Center, one
each into the North and South towers, one was flown into the Pentagon, and the fourth, whose ultimate target was probably either the White House or
the U.S. Capitol building, crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
* American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767-200 wide-body aircraft, crashed into the northern side of the North Tower of the World Trade Center
(WTC) at 8:46:30 a.m. local time (Eastern Daylight Time, 12:46:30 UTC), hitting at the 94-98th floors.
* United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767-200, crashed into the 78-85th floors of the South Tower at 9:02:59 a.m. local time (13:02:59 UTC), an
event covered live by television broadcasters and amateur filmers from around the world who had their cameras trained on the buildings after the
* American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200, crashed into the Pentagon at 9:37:46 a.m. local time (13:37:46 UTC).
* United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757-200, crashed in a field in southwest Pennsylvania just outside of Shanksville, about 150 miles (240 km)
northwest of Washington, D.C., at 10:03:11 a.m. local time (14:03:11 UTC). The crash in Pennsylvania resulted from the passengers of the airliner
attempting to regain control from the hijackers.
Three buildings in the World Trade Center Complex collapsed due to structural failure on the day of the attack. The south tower (2 WTC) fell at
approximately 9:59 a.m., after burning for 56 minutes in a fire caused by the impact of United Airlines Flight 175. The north tower (1 WTC) collapsed
at 10:28 a.m., after burning for approximately 102 minutes. A third building, 7 World Trade Center (7 WTC) collapsed at 5:20 p.m. as a result of
debris damage from 1 WTC and subsequent fire.
Tommy Dunn, a firefighter on the scene described the collapse of the tower. "I looked up and I could very clearly see that the entire top section of
the tower had begun to collapse and was falling down on us. … The best I can compare it to is when you were a kid and you were in the water and you
ducked down, down, down and let a wave come over your head. That's what the debris was like. It was spread so far that you were not gonna outrun
During the hijacking of the airplanes, some passengers and crew members were able to make phone calls using the cabin GTE airphone service and mobile
phones. They reported that several hijackers were aboard each plane.
The terrorists reportedly took control of the aircraft by using knives and box-cutter knives to kill flight attendants and at least one pilot or
passenger, including the captain of Flight 11, John Ogonowski.
Some form of noxious chemical spray, such as tear gas or pepper spray, was reported to have been used on American 11 and United 175 to keep passengers
out of the first-class cabin. Bomb threats were made on three of the aircraft, but not on American 77. According to the 9/11 Commission Report,
the bombs were probably fake. The 9/11 Commission established that two of the hijackers had recently purchased Leatherman multi-function hand
On United Airlines Flight 93, black box recordings revealed that crew and passengers attempted to seize control of the plane from the hijackers after
learning through phone calls that similarly hijacked planes had been crashed into buildings that morning. According to the transcript of Flight 93's
recorder, one of the hijackers gave the order to roll the plane once it became evident that they would lose control of the plane to the passengers.
Soon afterward, the aircraft crashed into a field near Shanksville in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, at 10:03:11 a.m. local time
(14:03:11 UTC). Al-Qaeda leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed mentioned in a 2002 interview with an Al Jazeera journalist that Flight 93's target was the
United States Capitol, which was given the code name "the Faculty of Law."
The attacks created widespread confusion across the United States. All international civilian air traffic was banned from landing on US soil for three
days; aircraft already in flight were either turned back or redirected to airports in Canada or Mexico. Unconfirmed and often contradictory
reports were aired and published throughout the day. One of the most prevalent of these reported that a car bomb had been detonated at the U.S.
State Department's headquarters, the Harry S Truman Building in Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. This erroneous report, picked up by the wire
services, was reported on CNN and in a number of newspapers published that day. Soon after reporting for the first time on the Pentagon crash, CNN and
other media also briefly reported that a fire had broken out on the Washington Mall. Another report went out on the AP wire, claiming that a Delta
767—Flight 1989—had been hijacked. This report, too, turned out to be in error; the plane was briefly thought to represent a hijack risk, but it
responded to controllers and landed safely in Cleveland, Ohio.
Chairman Rudman of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) Committee released in a press statement that it was not necessary to activate the EAS due to near
immediate coverage by News Media. Rudman kept the 34 main PEP stations on high alert if needed, but as time passed, using the EAS was no longer
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