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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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    American Airlines Flight 11 Hijacked

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    Second Plane Hits World Trade Center

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    WTOP--Attack on The Pentagon, First Announcemen

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    First report from Washington, DC radio station, WTOP, on trouble at the Pentagon. Courtesy of WTOP Radio.

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    WPLJ--Two World Trade Center is Hit

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    9/11 broadcast from NYC music radio station, WPLJ, after Two World Trade Center is hit. Courtesy of Scott and Todd in the Morning, 95.5 WPLJ.

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    WTOP--Washington DC After Terrorist Attack

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