• A series of coordinated suicide attacks by al-
Qaeda upon the United States.
• Three buildings in the World Trade Center in
New York Complex collapsed.
• The reasons: The US government launching a
military and intelligence campaign against al-
Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.
Time and Location
• Early in the morning on September 11, 2001,
nineteen hijackers took control of four
• At 8:46 am, American Airlines Flight 11 was
crashed into the World Trade Center's North
• United Airlines Flight 175 which hit the South
Tower at 9:03 a.m.
• American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the
Pentagon at 9:37 a.m.
• A fourth flight, United Airlines Flight 93
crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Weeks after the attack, the estimated death toll
was over 6,000. The city was only able to identify
remains for approximately 1,600 of the victims at
the World Trade Center.
The medical examiner's office also collected
quot;about 10,000 unidentified bone and tissue
fragments that cannot be matched to the list of
• In addition to the 110-floor Twin Towers of
the World Trade Center itself, numerous other
buildings at the World Trade were damaged.
• Center site were destroyed or badly damaged.
• Communications equipment atop the North
Tower were also destroyed.