September 11, 2001
Impacts and Outcomes
On September 11, 2001, tragedy struck the United States of America. Shock was felt worldwide as several terrorist attacks took place in different areas of the United States.
At 8:45am, a plane departing from Boston was hijacked and flown into the north tower of the World Trade Center, located in New York City. The flight was later revealed to be the American Airlines Flight 11. This airline was carrying ninety-two people aboard when it crashed into the north tower. There were no survivors from this flight.
At 9:03am, a second plane departing from Boston was also hijacked. This plane was flown into the south tower of the World Trade Center, in New York City. This flight, the United Airlines Flight 175, was carrying sixty-five people when it crashed into the south tower. There were also no survivors on this flight.
At 9:39am, a third hijacked plane, departing from Washington, was flown into the Pentagon.
This flight, the American Airlines Flight 77, was carrying sixty-four people when it crashed. There were also no survivors of this flight.
At 10:10am, a fourth plane was hijacked. This plane was departing from Newark and crashed sixty miles south east of Pittsburgh. It was stated in one article that this was not the intended destination for this flight, and that it may have been meant for three possible destinations, Camp David, the White House, or the U.S. Capitol Building. This flight, the United Airlines Flight 93, was carrying forty-five people when it crashed into this field. Once again, there were no survivors from this flight.
All of these crashes took place within one hour and a half. Between each individual attack, airports were being shut down, flights were being grounded, and major buildings were being evacuated.