September 11th terrorist attacks

September 11, 2001

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, terrorists executed a series of attacks masterminded by al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. At 8:46 a.m., a hijacked plane crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. A second plane crashed into the South Tower at 9:03 a.m. At 9:37 a.m., a third plane hit the Pentagon in Washington, DC. At 10:03 a.m., passengers on a fourth hijacked plane caused it to crash in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, before the hijackers could fly it to its intended target, likely Washington, DC. Nearly 3,000 people were killed, making the September 11 plot the deadliest attack ever perpetrated on American soil.

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