- The 9/11 attacks were focused on New York City and Washington D.C. Roll over the maps to find out more about the buildings and see the path of Flight 93.
New York is a center of the financial world and one of three sites affected by the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people died after two hijacked jets crashed into the World Trade Center buildings, including the heroic New York City firefighters, police officers, EMS and Port Authority workers who raced to help those trapped in the towers with little regard for their own safety. Today, clean-up and rebuilding of the World Trade Center site is still underway.
Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States and was the second of three targets attacked by terrorists who hijacked several commercial airliners on September 11, 2001. Flight 77, carrying 59 people, crashed into the Pentagon killing everyone on board and more than 100 people on the ground. The Pentagon was largely rebuilt in just one year. A memorial to those who lost their lives will be dedicated on September 11, 2008.
At 8:42 am on September 11, 2001, United Flight 93, carrying 37 passengers and seven crew, took off from New Jersey bound for San Francisco. According to evidence pieced together by the cockpit voice recorder and cell phone calls made by passengers, a small group of passengers and crew, after hearing of the fates of the other flights that morning, decided to rush the cockpit. Soon after, the plane--just 20 minutes flying time out of Washington, D.C.--rolled onto its back and crashed into an empty field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
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