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Flight 77 Crashes Into the Pentagon

At 9:38 a.m. on September 11, 2001, a military cargo plane radios controllers at Reagan National Airport to report that American Airlines Flight 77 has crashed into the Pentagon.

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  • Flight 77 Crashes Into the Pentagon
    Flight 77 Crashes Into the Pentagon

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    At 9:38 a.m. on September 11, 2001, a military cargo plane radios controllers at Reagan National Airport to report that American Airlines Flight 77 has crashed into the Pentagon.

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