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September 11 Attacks

A day of Prayer
A day to Remember
A day to Never Forget

May God Bless America

The September 11 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Additional people died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks.

Location

  • New York City

  • Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.;

  • Stonycreek Township near
    Shanksville, Pennsylvania, U.S.

     

Date
September 11, 2001
8:46 a.m. – 10:28 a.m. (EST)

 

Target

  • World Trade Center
    (AA 11 and UA 175)

  • The Pentagon (AA 77)

  • White House or U.S. Capitol
    (UA 93; failed)

     

Attack type

  • Aircraft hijackings

  • Suicide attacks

  • Mass murder

  • Terrorism
     

Deaths

  • 2,996 (2,977 victims + 19 hijackers)


Non-fatal injuries

  • 6,000+

 

Perpetrators

  • Al-Qaeda (see also responsibility and hijackers)

  • No. of participants 19

 

Prayer:
 

 

Visit:

NY, NY

The Pentagon

Shanksville, PA



 

NY, NY

At 8:46 am, five hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the northern façade of the World Trade Center's North Tower (1 WTC).

At 9:03 am, another five hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the southern façade of the South Tower (2 WTC).

The Pentagon

Arlington, VA

Five hijackers flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon at 9:37 am.

 

Shanksville, PA

Flight 93

The Tower of Voices 

A fourth flight, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, southeast of Pittsburgh, at 10:03 a.m. after the passengers fought the four hijackers. Flight 93's target is believed to have been either the Capitol or the White House. Flight 93's cockpit voice recorder revealed crew and passengers tried to seize control of the plane from the hijackers after learning through phone calls that Flights 11, 77, and 175 had been crashed into buildings that morning. Once it became evident that the passengers might gain control, the hijackers rolled the plane and intentionally crashed it.