Events 8:46 a.m. American Airlines Flight 11 North Tower 9:03 a.m. United Airlines Flight 175 South Tower 9:37 a.m. American Airlines Flight 77 Pentagon 10:03 a.m. United Airlines Flight 93 Shanksville, Pennsylvania
Collapse South Tower 10 a.m. North Tower debris 7WTC collapse. Aircrafts banned from landing for 3 days. Interview Khalid Sheikh Mohammed target: pentagon.
The flight paths of the four hijacked planes used in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001
Casualties death of 2,996 people More 90% above point South Tower reduced 200 people jumped After attack, death toll over 6000
Rescue and recovery The New York City FireDepartment deployed 200 unitsSupplemented by numerous off-duty firefighters and emergency medical techniciansWorld Trade Center site wascleared by the end of May 2002.
Attackers and background 1979 Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. 1996 first fatwa for American soldiers to leave Saudi Arabia. September 16, denied being involved. December 27, a bin Laden video raleased.
bin Laden "Terrorism against Americadeserves to be praised because it was a response to injustice, aimed at forcing America to stop its support for Israel, which kills our people”. He said that the attacks were carried out because, "we are free ... and want to regainfreedom for our nation. As you undermine our security we undermine yours."
Military Operations On september 14, a joint resolution by the USC Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists. October 7, War in Afghanistan U.S. and British forces aerial bombing campaigns Taliban and al-Qaeda camps. Conflicts in Afghanistan: Taliban insurgency-ISAF
International Reponse Worlwide announced.Pro-American support and solidarity.
Economic Aftermath Re-open 17 September Record one-day decline Export Sectors Small business 18,000 destroyed or displaced.
Health and Cultural Effects Toxic Debris Carcinogens 18000 toxic dust $4.2 billion to create the World Trade Center Health Program higher church attendance, increased expressions of patriotism. thematic elements in film, tv, music and literature