This is a fact file explaining the 73 minutes that changed history.
What Actually happened?
On September 11th 2001 (known as 9/11 in America) Islamic extremists hijacked four planes that were flying over the U.S. Two of them were flown into the twin towers of the world trade center in New York. Another was crashed into the Pentagon, the top military building in the capital city, Washington D.C. The fourth plane crashed into a field, 80 miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The attacks shocked the world, It was the biggest terrorist attack ever on America.
The Twin Towers while on smoke
Who Was Behind This?
The fact was that well known Osama Bin Laden was a huge part of play in this attack, But why would someone want to cause such destruction? People say that there is a reason behind everything, but is that statement reliable? and why? Many say because they wanted Americans off they're land, others say to get back at them. What do you Believe? The FBI investigated into the attacks, codenamed operation 'PENTTBOM' was able to identify the 19 hijackers within days. as they made a effort to conceal their names on flight, credit card, and other records. By checking flight manifests and comparing them with other information, like watch lists, custom officials were able to find the names of all 19 hijackers quickly.
How Many Lost Their Lives?
An estimated 2,793 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks. The death Toll at the world trade center included 60 Police Officers and 343 Fire-fighter's. 87 passengers aboard American flight 11, 60 on united flight 175, and over 2,000 occupants and neighbours of the WTC. The death toll at the Pentagon included 125 from the Pentagon and 64 passengers on American flight 77. And 44 people lost their lives on united flight 93.
Grateful: Fireman Steve
Ground Zero (pictured closest to the camera with white mask)
Drained: Steve at scene in aftermath
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