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September 11, 2001: Timeline of Terrorism


by David Johnson
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Aftermath

All times are Eastern Daylight Time


8:45 a.m.

American Airlines Flight 11, Boston to Los Angeles with 92 people onboard, crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.

9:03 a.m.

United Airlines Flight 175, Boston to Los Angeles with 65 people onboard, flies into the south tower of the World Trade Center.

9:31 a.m.

Speaking from Florida, President George Bush pledges the United States will hunt down the guilty parties.

9:40 a.m.

American Flight 77, en route from Dulles Airport, Washington DC, to Los Angeles with 64 people onboard, crashes into the Pentagon.

9:48 a.m.

The U.S. Capitol and the West Wing of the White House are evacuated.

9:49 a.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration bans all aircraft takeoffs in the United States.

9:50 a.m.

South tower of the World Trade Center collapses.

9:58 a.m.

Emergency operator in Pennsylvania receives a call from a passenger on United Flight 93, Newark to San Francisco with 45 people onboard, stating the plane was being hijacked.

10:00 a.m.

United Flight 93 crashes about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

10:29 a.m.

North tower of the World Trade Center collapses.

11:00 a.m.

New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani orders lower Manhattan evacuated.

11:40 a.m.

With U.S. military on nuclear alert, Bush taken to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.

1:20 p.m.

Bush boards Air Force One for Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Air Command.

2:51 p.m.

U.S. military deploys missile destroyers and other equipment in New York and Washington.

5:20 p.m.

Another World Trade Center building collapses.

7:00 p.m.

Bush arrives in Washington.

8:31 p.m.

Bush addresses the nation, vowing to punish "evil acts."




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