|American Airlines Flight 11
Mohamed Atta, pilot;
Waleed al Shehri,
Wail al Shehri,
Satam al Suqami, Abdulaziz al
|United Airlines Flight 175
Marwan al Shehhi,
pilot; Fayez Banihammad, Ahmed al
Ghamdi, Hamza al Ghamdi, Mohand al Shehri, hijackers
|American Airlines Flight 77
pilot; Nawaf al Hazmi, Khalid al Mihdhar, Majed Moqed, Salem
al Hazmi, hijackers
|United Airlines Flight 93
Ziad Jarrah pilot;
Saeed al Ghamdi, Ahmad al Haznawi,
Ahmed al Nami, hijackers
September 11, 2001, The following is a summary of the known facts
surrounding today's incidents:
Bin Laden Killed By U.S. Forces)
American Airlines flight 11 departed Boston for Los Angeles, was
hijacked by suspects armed with knives. This plane crashed into the
World Trade Center.
United Airlines flight 175 departed Boston for Los Angeles, was
hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center.
American Airlines flight 77 departed Washington Dulles for Los
Angeles, was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon.
United Airlines flight 93 departed Newark for San Francisco, was
hijacked and crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Secretary Mineta has
ordered that national airspace closed to commercial and private
aviation. This means that all non military aircraft are grounded.
Events As they Unfold:
The Following is From Wikipedia
11 attacks (often referred to as nine-eleven, written 9/11)
were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United
States on September 11, 2001. On that morning, 19 islamic terrorists
affiliated with al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial passenger jet
airliners. The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into
the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing
everyone on board and many others working in the buildings. Both
buildings collapsed within two hours, destroying at least two nearby
buildings and damaging others. The hijackers crashed a third airliner
into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington,
D.C. The fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville in rural
Somerset County, Pennsylvania, after some of its passengers and flight
crew attempted to retake control of the plane, which the hijackers had
redirected toward Washington, D.C. There were no survivors from any of
Excluding the 19
hijackers, 2,974 people died in the attacks. The overwhelming majority
of casualties were civilians, including nationals of over 90 different
countries. In addition, the death of at least one person from lung
disease was ruled by a medical examiner to be a result of exposure to
dust from the World Trade Center's collapse.
The United States
responded to the attacks by launching a "War on Terrorism", invading
Afghanistan to depose the Taliban, who had harbored al-Qaeda terrorists,
and enacting the USA PATRIOT Act. Many other countries also strengthened
their anti-terrorism legislation and expanded law enforcement powers.
Some American stock exchanges stayed closed for the rest of the week,
and posted enormous losses upon reopening, especially in the airline and
insurance industries. The destruction of billions of dollars worth of
office space caused the economy of Lower Manhattan to grind to a halt.
The damage to the
Pentagon was cleared and repaired within a year, and the Pentagon
Memorial was built on the site. The rebuilding process has started on
the World Trade Center site. In 2006 a new office tower was completed on
the site of 7 World Trade Center. The 1 World Trade Center is currently
under construction at the site and at 1,776 ft (541 m) upon completion
in 2011, will become one of the tallest buildings in North America.
Three more towers were originally expected to be built between 2007 and
2012 on the site. After the late-2000s recession, the site's owners said
that construction of new towers could be delayed until 2036.
The Following is from the "911
For the sake of space we will just
list a summary of the fist fight hijacked out of Logan International
Airport Boston Massachusetts. Pease see report.
INSIDE THE FOUR FLIGHTS
Boarding the Flights
Boston: American 11 and United 175.
Atta and Omari boarded a
flight from Portland to Boston’s Logan International Airport.
checked in for his flight to Boston, Atta was selected by a computerized
prescreening system known as CAPPS (Computer Assisted Passenger
Prescreening System), created to identify passengers who should be
subject to special security measures. Under security rules in place at
the time, the only consequence of Atta’s selection by CAPPS was that his
checked bags were held off the plane until it was confirmed that he had
boarded the air-craft. This did not hinder Atta’s plans.
and Omari arrived in Boston at 6:45.Seven minutes later, Atta apparently
took a call from Marwan al Shehhi, a longtime colleague who was at
another terminal at Logan Airport. They spoke for three minutes.
would be their final conversation.
Between 6:45 and 7:40,Atta and Omari,along with Satam al Suqami,Wail al
Shehri, and Waleed al Shehri, checked in and boarded American Airlines
Flight 11, bound for Los Angeles. The flight was scheduled to depart at
another Logan terminal, Shehhi, joined by Fayez Banihammad, Mohand al
Shehri, Ahmed al Ghamdi, and Hamza al Ghamdi, checked in for United
Airlines Flight 175,also bound for Los Angeles.A couple of Shehhi’s