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Timeline of Attacks on America

September 11, 2001: Basic Facts

Chronology (All times are Eastern Daylight time)

8:45 AM Plane crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center.

9:03 AM Plane crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center.

9:17 AM The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shuts down all New York City area airports.

9:21 AM The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) halts all flights at U.S. airports. It is the first time in history that air traffic has been halted nationwide.

9:37 AM Plane crashes into the Pentagon. Evacuation begins immediately.

9:45 AM The White House evacuates.

10:05 AM The south tower of the World Trade Center collapses.

10:10 AM A portion of the Pentagon collapses.

10:10 AM Plane crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

10:22 AM The State and Justice Departments, as well as the World Bank are evacuated.

10:28 AM The World Trade Center's north tower collapses.

10:45 AM All federal office buildings in Washington, D.C. are evacuated.

1:44 PM Five warships and two aircraft carriers are ordered to leave the U.S. Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia to protect the East Coast.

4:10 PM Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapses.

8:30 PM President Bush addresses the nation on TV and speaks of future military action against the "terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbour them".

The Flights

American Airlines Flight 11
From: Boston, Massachusetts (Logan Airport)
To: Los Angeles, California Lives: 92 people on board
Crashed into North Tower of World Trade Center at 8:45 AM

United Airlines Flight 175
From: Boston, Massachusetts (Logan Airport)
To: Los Angeles, California Lives: 65 people on board
Crashed into South Tower of World Trade Center at 9:03 AM

American Airlines Flight 77
From: Washington, D.C. (Dulles Airport)
To: Los Angeles, CA Lives: 64 people on board
Crashed into the Pentagon at 9:37 AM

United Airlines Flight 93
From: Newark, New Jersey
To: San Francisco, California Lives: 45 people on board Crashed into rural Pennsylvania (southeast of Pittsburgh)

Victims
Victims came from more than 90 countries around the world. The following are the number of people who died at each site:

World Trade Center                    2,823 (includes airline passengers)
Pentagon                                     125 (not including plane victims)
Flight 11                                      92 people on board
Flight 175                                    64 people on board
Flight 77                                      64 people on board
Flight 93                                      45 people on board

Information courtesy of Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State

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