5:45am crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
Hits floors 94-98
Crashes into the South Tower of the World Trade Center
6:21am - All Bridges and Tunnels in the NYC Area are closed.
6:40am - For the first time in US History the FAA halts all Air Traffic, meaning no planes will fly in or out.
Crashes into the Pentagon
Pentagon is evacuated
7:05am - the South Tower of the World Trade Center collapss, and a massive cloud of dust and debris can be seem from miles away.
7:10am – A portion of the Pentago collapses
Crashes in Somerset Country, PA
Passangers tried to fight back.
It was believed that this plane was originally destined for the White House in Washington D.C
7:13am - The United Nations building evacuates, including 4,700 people from the headquarters building and 7,000 total from UNICEF and U.N. development programs.
7:28am – World Trade Center North Tower Collapses
8:18 a.m.: American Airlines reports it has lost two aircraft. American Flight 11, a Boeing 767 flying from Boston to Los Angeles, had 81 passengers and 11 crew aboard. Flight 77, a Boeing 757 en route from Washington's Dulles International Airport to Los Angeles, had 58 passengers and six crew members aboard. Flight 11 slammed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Flight 77 hit the Pentagon. Pentagon.
8:26 a.m.: United Airlines reports that United Flight 93, en route from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco, California, has crashed in Pennsylvania. The airline also says that it is "deeply concerned" about United Flight 175.
8:59 a.m.: United Airlines confirms that Flight 175, from Boston to Los Angeles, has crashed with 56 passengers and nine crew members aboard. It hit the World Trade Center's south tower.
9:04am – LAX the destination of 3 of the planes is closed and evacuated.
9:15am – SFO is evacuated and shut down. SFO was the destination of United Flight 93
What to do Next??
10:44am – The Pentagon decides to sent 5 warships, and 2 aircraft carriers to protect the east coast from futher attack. They are to leave from U.S Naval Station Norforlk, Virginia.
Who was Responsible?
19 Hijakers affiliaed with Al-Qaeda.
Al Qaeda is an international Islamic militant organizatuon that by founded in 1988.
Leader is: Osama Bin laden.
They have attacked several civilian and military targets in various countries.
2,974 People Died
The Dead included people from over 80 Different Countries.
Planning of the Attacks
The idea for the September 11 th attacks came from Khalid Sheik ohammed who presented the idea to Bin Laden in 1996. In late 1998/early 1999 Bin Laden gave approval for Mohammed to go forward with organzing the plot.
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks reported that the attacks cost between $400,000-500,000 to plan.
Shortly before the U.S. presidential election in 2004, in a taped statement , bin Laden publicly acknowledged al-Qaeda's involvement in the attacks on the U.S, and admitted his direct link to the attacks. He said that the attacks were carried out because, "We are a free people who do not accept injustice, and we want to regain the freedom of our nation."
Gratitude toward uniformed public-safety workers (dubbed "first responders"), and especially toward firefighters, was widely expressed in light of both the drama of the risks taken on the scene and the high death toll among the workers. Many police officers and rescue workers elsewhere in the country took leaves of absence to travel to New York City to assist in the grim process of recovering bodies from the twisted remnants of the Twin Towers. Blood donations also saw a surge in the weeks after 9/11
Many relief funds were immediately set up to assist victims of the attacks, with the task of providing financial assistance to the survivors of the attacks and to the families of victims. By the deadline for victim's compensation, September 11 , 2003 , 2,833 applications had been received from the families of those killed
THE COINCIDENTAL NUMBERS OF THIS ATTACK ON THE WTC
The date of the attack: 9/11: 9 + 1 + 1 = 11
911 is the Number for Help in many countries - 9 + 1 + 1 = 11.
Mohammed's birth is celebrated on the 11th day of the 9th month
September 11th is the 254th day of the year: 2 + 5 + 4 = 11.
After September 11th there are 111 days left to the end of the year.
119 is the area code to Iraq/Iran. 1 + 1 + 9 = 11.
119 is the area code to Iraq/Iran. 1 + 1 + 9 = 11.
Twin Towers - standing side by side, looks like the number 11.
The first plane to hit the towers was Flight 11
American Airlines number1-800-245-0999
1+8+0+0+2+4+5+0+9+9+9=47 = 11
State of New York - The 11th State added to the Union
New York City - 11 Letters
Afghanistan - 11 Letters
The Pentagon - 11 Letters
George W. Bush - 11 Letters
Flight 11 - 92 on board - 9 + 2 = 11
Flight 11 had 11 crew members
Flight 77 - 65 on board - 6 + 5 = 11
Airport Security Before 9/11
You only had to show ID when you were checking in.
Only two questions were asked: Did you pack your own bags? Have your bags been seen outside your control?
You could bring sharp objects on the plane such as, pen knives, box cutters, and sharp scissors
You rarely had to put your shoes through a metal detector.
scissors. You rarely had to put your shoes through a metal detector. All you had to do was arrive minutes before the flight and you wouldn't have to rush to get on.
Family or friends could accompany you to the gate and say good- bye.
Airport Security After 9/11
Since 9/11 passengers usually have to show identification at each security check point.
Most security questions are now eliminated.
You are no longer allowed to carry sharp objects in your pockets or in carry on luggage.
You will have to run your shoes through a metal detector.
Security checks will include taking of your belt.
If you plan on boarding your plane on time you should arrive at least two hours early.
Passengers are only allowed one carry-on bag except for purses and laptop cases.
Pilots are allowed to carry guns under a new program.
Some pilots won't allow passengers to use the bathroom near the cockpit!
Only passengers are allowed to be checked by security, no family members or friends. You must show your ID if boarding a plane.
All your bags will be screened for bombs.
Ammunition Automatic weapons Axes Baseball bats BB guns Bows and arrows Box cutters Brass knuckles Dog repellent spray Dynamite Fire extinguishers
Golf clubs Gunpowder Hammers Hand grenades Hatchets Hockey sticks Hunting knives Ice pick
Knives of any length Large heavy tools
Martial arts devices Metal scissors with pointed tips Numchucks Pellet guns Pistols
Pepper Spray Plastic explosives Pool cues
Portable power drills Portable power saws Razor blades
Replica weapons Revolvers Rifles
Road flares Screwdrivers Shotguns
Ski poles Swords Tear gas
Toy transformer robots Toy weapons
Eyelash curlers Insulin delivery systems Nail clippers with attached nail files Nail files Pets Tweezers Umbrellas Walking canes