Sunday, 11 September 2016

Date With History: 2001

The worst terrorist attacks in history occurred fourteen years ago today, on Tuesday September 11th 2001: 9/11 in America. Three hijacked domestic airliners were forcibly flown into targets in New York city, and Arlington, killing almost 3,000 people (including 67 Britons), and injuring more than 6,000.
At 8.46 am, American Airlines Flight 11 struck the World Trade Center's North Tower (1 WTC), then at 9.03 am, United Airlines Flight 175 hit the South Tower (2 WTC). Both towers had collapsed by 10.30 am. At 9.37 am, American Airline Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon.
Passengers on a fourth plane heroically resisted their captors, and that flight missed it's inteneded rendevous, believed to be the Capitol, or the White House. United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field at Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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