Media and Memory: Audience Research into 9/11 Introduction The following report is based on the events of September 11th 2001. On that morning, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger planes and in a series of suicide attacks, proceeded to crash the jets into their preplanned targets. The first plane struck at 8:46am when American Airlines Flight 11 hit Tower 1 of the World Trade Center, the second attack occurred 17 minutes later when a second jet United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into Tower 2, within 2 hours the twin towers of the World Trade Center had collapsed, and thirdly American Airlines Flight 77 at 09:37am collided into the Pentagon. This proved to be the last attack as the passengers
It was not until American Airlines flight 11 crashed into the North tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 A.M that the world was aware any of this had even happened. New Yorkers that were downtown panicked running in different directions fearful and confused as they heard the impact of the jet plane hitting
September 11th, 2001 In my perspective, what happened on September 11th, 2001, was an act of terrorism on the United States. It was a decade ago that 19 terrorists took control of four planes, flew two into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, hit the Pentagon with a third, and crashed the fourth in a field in Pennsylvania after passengers resisted and made it impossible for the terrorists to complete their mission. The government also thought that 9/11 was an act of terrorism put on by the Muslims. While conspiracy theorists have a different perspective because they believe that there was more to this attack, it was plotted out and people from America were in on it. There have been many different perspectives on what really happened on this day.
This plane carried nine flight attendants, and eighty-one passengers, including the five terrorists. The hijacking started at about 8:14. To start the hijacking, two of the terrorists-Wail al Sheri and Waleed al Shehri- got out of their seats in first class and stabbed two of the Flight attendants. The terrorists somehow got into the cockpit. Atta was the only one of the five terrorists that was trained to fly a jet.
United States officials concluded that it was a terrorist attack by Al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda-trained terrorists hijacked four planes and crashed three of them into buildings. Two hit the World Trade Center towers and one hit the Pentagon. The fourth was believed to be destined for the White
September 11, 2001 (9/11) was the first time American’s had experienced an act of terrorism at such an intense level. Fourteen minutes before 9 a.m. a commercial passenger airplane crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center (WTC). The second plane crashed into the South Tower at about 9:03 a.m. At about 9:43 a.m. an aircraft crashed into the Pentagon and shortly after 10 a.m. both WTC towers collapsed. The fourth plane was brought down in rural Pennsylvania. Americans everywhere were angry, fearful, and heartrending.
September 11, 2001 Terrorists of Middle Eastern origin crash three hijacked airliners into New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth hijacked airliner crashes in rural Pennsylvania on its way to a target. Almost 3,000 people are killed in the attacks. Timeline of Events xxi October 2001 Congress passes the USA Patriot Act, giving law enforcement officials more power to combat the threat of terrorism. 2002 Criminal investigation of the bankruptcy of Enron, one of the nation’s largest corporations, begins, leading to several convictions over the next few years on securities fraud
On September 11, 2001 two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, a third into the Pentagon, and a fourth into a Pennsylvania field. This day was the deadliest attack of by foreign enemies on American soil. Later it was learned that the hijackers had received flight training in the United States. In 2004 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is ordered to check all foreign students against terrorism, criminal and immigration databases (Boyer, 2001). In October 2010, at a flight school 30 miles northwest of Boston, Federal officials arrested dozens of illegal immigrants, including the owner and students who received clearance by the U.S. Government despite of the strict guidelines put in place after the September 11 attacks.
Around the same time hijackers crashed the third airliner into the Pentagon and the fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville in rural Somerset County.Hearing all these tragic events just makes me shiver. Many people died in this event and even more were leaft with horrible memories that will stay with them all there life. I was nine at the moment. I was watching the news and remembering seeing the two biuldings on fire and smoking all over the place. People were running all over the place scared, terrified, shocked.
Every day I think about 9/11 it paints a picture in my head of the 2 towers falling and people jumping from them to the ground and killing them instantly. People on the ground running and screaming for their lives. It also makes my heart drop when I think of what happened that day. It could have been worse, our country could have been bombed and we all could have died. This attack is why we have been in war for the past 10 years and we have come a long way since that attack.