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SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
America attacked

A look at the day that changed the nation

Aboard the hijacked airliners: A moment-by-moment reconstruction

7:59 a.m.
American Airlines Flight 11, carrying 92 people, leaves Boston's Logan International Airport for Los Angeles.

8:01 a.m.
United Airlines Flight 93, carrying 45 people, leaves Newark, N.J., International Airport for San Francisco.

8:14 a.m.
United Airlines Flight 175, carrying 65 people, leaves Boston for Los Angeles.

8:45 a.m.
American Flight 11 crashes into north tower of World Trade Center.

9:03 a.m.
United Flight 175 crashes into south tower of World Trade Center.

9:31 a.m.
In Florida, President Bush calls the crashes an "apparent terrorist attack on our country."

9:40 a.m.
American Airlines Flight 77, carrying 64 people from Washington to Los Angeles, crashes into Pentagon. Trading on Wall Street called off.

9:48 a.m.
The Capitol and West Wing of the White House are evacuated.

9:49 a.m.
The Federal Aviation Administration bars aircraft takeoffs across the country. International flights in progress told to land in Canada.

9:50 a.m.
Two World Trade Center - the south tower - collapses.

9:58 a.m.
Emergency dispatcher in Pennsylvania receives call from a passenger on United Flight 93, who says: "We are being hijacked, we are being hijacked!"

10 a.m.
United Flight 93 crashes 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

10:29 a.m.
One World Trade Center- the north tower- collapses.

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Government buildings across nation are evacuated, including the Capitol and the White House. The United Nations closed down. The Securities and Exchange Commission closes all U.S. financial markets for the day. New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani calls for evacuation of lower Manhattan.

11:40 a.m.
Bush arrives at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., from Florida after deciding not to return Washington right away. He later travels to U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

2:51 p.m.
The Navy dispatches missile destroyers and other equipment to New York and Washington.

5:25 p.m.
Seven World Trade Center collapses.

7 p.m.
Bush arrives in Washington from Nebraska.


Event timeline
Videoaxs clips of attack
The planes' flight paths
Details on the aircraft
Specs on Boeing 767

Twin Towers destroyed

American Flight 11
Boston to Los Angeles
A Boeing 767 with 81 passengers, nine flight attendants, and two pilots aboard crashed into the World Trade Center.

United Flight 175
Boston to Los Angeles
A Boeing 767 with 56 passengers, two pilots and seven flight attendants crashed into the World Trade Center.

AA Flight 11 Photos
UAL Flight 175 Photos
World Trade Center
Tenants of WTC:
North Tower South Tower

Destruction in NYC
Aftermath of the crash
N.Y. rescue effort

Map of lower Manhattan
Why the towers fell
A closer look at the attack
About the Trade Center
NY's changed skyline
NY damage
NY rubble elevations
A look at the search in NY
AA Flight 11 seating (83K)
State of area buildings

Plane smashes tower
Towers collapse
Aftermath in New York
NASA images

Pentagon struck

American Flight 77
Washington-Dulles to Los Angeles
A Boeing 757 with 58 passengers, four flight attendants and two pilots crashed into the Pentagon.

AA Flight 77 Pentagon

Scene at Pentagon
Footage of plane crash

View of the crash
Map of D.C. area

Attack at Pentagon

Plane crashes in Penn.

United Flight 93
Newark, N.J. to San Francisco
A Boeing 757 with 38 passengers, two pilots and five flight attendants crashed southeast of Pittsburgh.

United Flight 93

Map of Penn. crash scene


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