On the fateful day of September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda coordinated four suicide attacks on the United States in the New York and Washington D.C areas. At 8:46am and 9:03am, the terrorists hijacked four American airplanes and flew American Airline Flight 11
September 11, 2001: Disasters Strike America September 11, 2001 was a tragic day in the United States. Al Qaeda suicide hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 and 175 into the World Trade Centers in New York. Two other groups of hijackers crashed Flight 77 into The Pentagon and Flight 93 into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The 19hijackers killed approximately 2,998 people, including themselves. Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Time, and 17 minutes later, Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower.
9/11 On September 11th, 2001 the United States was changed forever. That morning, at 8:46 a hijacked plane controlled by Al-Qaeda terrorists crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Minutes later at 9:03, a second plane hit the South Tower. The city of lower Manhattan sprung into chaos. The buildings went up in flames as people attempted to flee from the ash, steel, glass, and bodies falling from above.
One of the most well known skyjackings is that of Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305. This skyjacking was pulled off by a man named D.B. Cooper. The hijacking of Flight 305 has led to a 41 year old case by the FBI and several death bed confessions by people claiming to be D.B. Cooper.
The Boeing 757 was hijacked and crashed, loaded with 10,000 gallons of fuel, at 345 mph into the west side of the Pentagon. The five-story Pentagon is made up of five pentagonal structures arranged in concentric rings. These rings surround a five-acre open courtyard and are connected by 10 spike-like corridors. The plane took out light poles in the parking lot, hit the ground just outside the outermost ring of the Pentagon, turned up on its wing, and penetrated the E ring (outermost) midway between corridors 4 and 5 as shown below. It then traveled through the D ring and into the C ring.
September 11, 2001, is a date in which will be remembered in the minds of Americans forever. Four commercial airlines were hijacked. The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others working in the building, and also killing an estimated 343 firefighters. The hijackers also crashed a third airliner into the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania, after some of its passengers and flight crew were said to attempt to retake control of the plane.
September 11th 2001, two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City and a third crashed into the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Thousands of people were killed in these crashes and since then we have continued to our fight against terror, every year remembering those men, women, and children who lost their lives in those fatal crashes that fateful September day. In their respective speeches, President Bush and Prime Minister Blair both addressed the tragedy. In his speech to Congress, President Bush uses appeal to pathos, making it feel like he is truly with us. “Great harm has been done to us.” This simple statement used by Bush shows all of the United States that not only is the President here to lead us, but he is also human. He continues to speak in a mournful tone throughout the speech.
The day of the incident two waves of planes attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The first hit its target at 7:53 a.m., the second at 8:55. By 9:55 the attack was over leaving Japan’s objective complete. America’s base was in chaos and 2,403 were dead, 188 planes destroyed and 8 damaged or destroyed battleships. By 1:00
September 11th 2001 Through My Eyes On September 11th, 2001 New York City witnessed one of the worst terrorist attacks in history, if not the worst. Ten Al Qaeda members hijacked two airplanes in mid-air and each was flown into one of the World Trade Center buildings eventually causing the 110-story buildings to crumble down killing 2606 people. Ten years later on September 11th, 2011 the 9/11 memorial was opened to the public. I had the opportunity to visit this memorial with my class and the experience was mind-boggling. After all that happened on 9/11 and all the crazy people out in the world I was really surprised about the fact that there was a lot of security to get in to the memorial but not nearly as much as I would have
On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists from the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda caused the most deadliest attacks on American soil in U.S. history. There were a series of four (4) airline attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania killing over 3,000 people (Encylopaedia Britannica). At 8:46am, the first plane struck the north tower of the World Trade Center and seventeen minutes later the second plane struck the World Trade Center’s south tower. After the third and fourth planes struck the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, respectfully, for the time the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) banned all aircraft flights in U.S. airspace, the ban was kept in place for two days. The 9/11 attacks caused records losses in world markets, closing trading for four days.