In what is considered to be the most devastating event in history, and the largest terrorist attack in American history, the New York Trade Center was rammed by jetliners just three days ago, creating an inconceivable scene seemingly from a movie. Ash, fire, glass, shrapnel, screams, sirens, and terror filled the streets of New York City after 19 terrorists from the group, al-Qaeda took control of two jets and flew them into the North and South tower on the morning of September 11th, 2001. An official death toll has not yet been reported as bodies are constantly being discovered throughout the disastrous scene. There is presumably many individuals that were stuck inside as there was no time to prepare for the roof to cave in on top of …show more content…
The hijackers were said to have been armed with knives and boxcutters as one woman, Barbara Olson, managed to reach out to her husband through a cell phone box before the plane made impact. Mayor Rudolph W Giuliani stated that has “a sense that it’s a horrendous number of lives lost” and “right now [they] have to focus on saving as many lives possible.”
At first, the man behind this act was unknown as no one took responsibility. Shortly thereafter they came to the realization that an attack to this scale and sophistication would take extraordinary planning. It would require experience to take over modern jetliners, and along with this, the major attacks on American soil in recent years led them to believe that Osama Bin Laden was responsible. Since addressed about the suspicion, he has denied the claims made by the United States government. Following the attack, President Bush has claimed that “the search is underway for those who are behind the evil acts” and that he “will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them”.
Since the attacks, flights have all been shut down along with all airports. International flights have been diverted to Canada and the Mexican and Canadian borders have been closed off. Major buildings and infrastructures have such been evacuated, such as Disney theme parks and the Golden gate bridge in preparation for another attack to follow. Public transportation to the capital of the world, New
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Many people believe that the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were an inside job for many reasons, some being that phone calls from the planes were faked, and air defense was told to “stand down” and three buildings imploded as the result of two buildings being struck by airplanes. It’s believed that the cell phone calls were faked because it’s not possible to have very good signal on a plane and the passengers seemed very calm and quiet while talking on the phone to their loved ones. Michael Woodward states, “During the entire conversation, Sweeney's voice "remained calm and even. After reporting that her plane was flying very low, Woodward recalled, she "took a very slow, deep breath and then just said, 'Oh, my God!' Very slowly, very calmly, very quietly. It wasn't in panic” (Shoestring 9/11). Amy Sweeney was a flight attendant who had been talking to her manager Michael Woodward during the time of the terrorist attack. He describes how her voice was very calm and how she didn’t seem scared about what was going on around her at all. It is also believed that air defense was told to “stand down”. According to NORAD, “It is standard operating procedure to scramble jet fighters whenever a jetliner goes off course or radio contact with it is lost” (NORAD Stand-Down). From this perspective, it is important that help is sent out if connection with the
A total of 19 men, split up in three groups of five and one group of four, passed all airport security checkpoints and boarded four airplanes. They all had knifes of some kind, attacked the cockpit about 30-45 min into the flight, threatened the passengers with fake bombs, and hijacked the plane with the intent on ramming them into important American locations. One hit the North Twin Tower of the World Trade Center, one hit the South Twin Tower of the World Trade Center, another hit the Pentagon, while the last never made it to its destination in Washington D.C., it crashed into a field 20 min from there. The response to the hit of the towers was immediate. Every kind emergency agency rushed to help. However, since they didn’t have standardized procedures on how to deal with something like this and there was no universal or shared radio system, it was utter chaos. Departments struggled to communicate with each other which complicated the task of relaying important information. The New York Times tells us, “Numerous firefighters, police officers and other rescue workers who responded to the initial disaster in Lower Manhattan were killed or injured when the buildings collapsed. Hundreds were treated for cuts, broken bones, burns and smoke inhalation.” (Schmemann,
Six months after the assault, the National Office of Country Security presented another shading coded U.S. risk admonitory framework to adequately manage the dangers. The present danger level cautions, the air terminal's and Metro's consistent alarms for unattended and suspicious stuff and the shoe weighs in the air terminal regularly help individuals to remember the 9/11 assaults and the powerlessness of the country to further assaults. The Fringe security and Port and Load Security have been expanded. The expanded efforts to establish safety in outskirt and port security may have a little impact on Americans, however have more effect on migrants, guests, and business voyagers. Quickly after the assaults, everybody felt otherworldly, less materialistic, and understood that what truly matters is friends and family. This has endured to a degree, yet not for eternity. Be that as it may, an enduring change is that everybody is currently mindful of war, terrorism and life's
On February 26, 1993 at 12:18 pm in New York City, the first call was received at the Central Office from a street alarm box at the corner of West and Liberty Streets. The call was reporting a possible transformer vault (or manhole) explosion on West Street near the World Trade Center. As manhole explosions are common in wet whether, there was no hint of a major catastrophe until the phones never ceased to ring after aid had arrived to the site. Numerous phone calls continued, now reporting smoke in the towers of the Trade Center as far up as the 33rd floor within the first three minutes of the explosion (http://members.aol.com/fd347/wtc.htm). The ceiling then collapsed in the train station, which
Once the events of 9/11 happened it was breaking news across the country and all around the world. All of the flights from Canada and the flights in the US were cancelled due to the attacks. This restriction was put in place to prevent additional terrorist attacks from happening. Also other events were cancelled such as sports, concerts, and other public events. This resulted in the creation of The Department of Homeland Security which now helps protect our borders and helps protect us from
The September 11 assaults (often referred to as 9/11) involved a series of four organised terrorist assaults by the Islamic terrorist group Al-Qaeda in the United States on the Tuesday morning of, September 11, 2001. The assaults comprised of suicide attacks that were used to target popular U.S landmarks. This atrocity was carried out by 19 terrorists from the east coast of America, where they hijacked four airlines, which they later crashed into the twin towers in New York City. Two American airline planes: flight 11 and flight 175 crashed into the north and south towers of the World Trade Centre and within 2 hours collapsed also affected 10 other buildings located in the same vicinity. A third plane flew into the United States department of defence building, more commonly known as the Pentagon. Lastly the fourth plane steered towards Washington D.C, the passengers became aware about the other attacks and they tried to intervene, this caused the plane crash into a field near Pennsylvania. It was the deadliest incident for fire –fighters and law enforcement
On Sept. 11, 2001, A date that will live in infamy for Americans, terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York City. At 8:48 a.m. flight 11 crashed into the north tower. As it continued to burn a second plane flight 175 carrying 65 people crashed into the south tower around 9:05 a.m.. as smoke and debris fill the air in New York City after one of the World Trade Center towers collapsed. Police officers and rescue workers on the disaster scene in New York are covered in Ash that was two to three inches deep in places. People wandered dazed and terrified, Several firefighters coated with dust sat on the ground gasping for breath. One top fire official was asked if both towers had completely collapsed: "You
Following the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, Rescorla invited Hill to New York, where he hired him as a security consultant in order to assess the building 's security. Although no arrests had yet been made, Rescorla believed that the bomb had been planted by Muslims. Hill went undercover in several mosques throughout New Jersey, showing up for morning prayers at dawn. He took on the character of an anti-American Muslim, in order to interview the other visitors to the mosques. He concluded that the attack was likely planned by a radical imam at a mosque in New York or New Jersey. Followers of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, a radical Muslim cleric based in Brooklyn, were subsequently convicted of the bombing.
On September 11, 2001 four passenger commercial jet airliners were hijacked and as a result approximately 3,000 human lives were lost. When asked about 9/11, many can recall exactly what they were doing when they heard the news that a plane crashed into one of the World Trade Center (WTC) buildings and many Americans can tell you how it all unfolded and the reason behind such a travesty. The “official story” provided by officials, and restated by Sofia Shafquat, producer of “9/11 Mysteries: Demolitions” say that “four passenger planes were hijacked and taken radically off course, within an hour, two of the planes had flown into the enormous steel towers of the World Trade Center, creating fires and eventually toppling them” (Shafquat).
It was a peaceful and sunny morning in New York, fall was around the corner and the fresh air was starting to blow from the coast through the big apple. Everybody was working, at school, home, it was a typical Tuesday. Nobody knew that September 11 was going to be a date to remember for the rest of our lives. Between 8:46 a.m. – 10:28 a.m. (EDT) two of the biggest skyscrapers of New York suffered a terrorist attack. Two commercial planes were hijacked by members of Al-Qaeda organization and crashed into tower one and two of WTC making them collapse in less than 15 Seconds, this horrible event killed around 2,996 people, creating panic and chaos in the multitude. This definitely is one biggest mysteries and concerns about how 9-11 attack was
On September 11, 2001, the Islamist terrorist group known as al-Qaeda launched a series of terrorist attacks on the United States of America, specifically in the New York City and Washington D.C areas. Nineteen al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four planes with the intention of using them as suicide attacks that would crash those planes into designated buildings, or targets. Two of the four passenger jets were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, both of which collapsed entirely within two hours of being hit. The third plane was crashed into the Pentagon, and the west side of the building, which is the
September 11, 2001, millions of New Yorkers and American citizens woke up and started their day, unprepared and unaware for the catastrophic attack that would be taking place in just a few short hours. At 8:46 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower. The impact killed all of the passengers and crew as well as hundreds inside the building. At 9:03 a.m., a second plane, Flight 175, crashed into the corner of the South Tower killing passenger, crew, and workers who worked on floors seventy-five to eighty-three. Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m. killing approximately 185 individuals (History.com Staff). Because of the damaged to the support system, fires, and impact at extremely fast speed, the South Tower collapsed at 9:59 a.m. (Lipton and Glanz). Having heard about the acts of terrorism that had just taken place in New York and Washington, D.C., a group of passengers drove their plane, Flight 93, into a Pennsylvania field killing everyone on board but possibly saving hundreds of other lives in the process. The North Tower collapsed at 10:28 a.m. 102 minutes after being struck (History.com Staff). On September 11, 2001, almost twelve hundred people were wounded or killed by “coordinated suicide attempts” by Al Qaeda terrorists. In result to the four airplanes being hijacked and used for premediated reasons, the United States government instituted new regulations for entering the country and airport security as well as expounded on systems already in place.
It started out as a typical morning in the World Trade Center. 14, 154 people were arriving that morning for work at 1 and 2 World Trade Center. Until the unbelievable happened. At 8:46 am the north tower was struck by a American Airlines Flight 11 headed from Boston to Los Angeles. At first the people in the tower thought an explosion occurred like in 1993 World Trade Center bombing , or a little two passenger plane hit the building. It wasn’t until people on the ground found a very large landing gear, luggage to Los Angeles that anyone realized it was a passenger plane.
The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2011 prompted the world to reevaluate and drastically modify airport and airline security. “Four targets had been chosen, all iconic American buildings that would send a clear message of the depth of their hatred for the United States. All four planes crashed, killing all on board—terrorists, crew members, and passengers, along with hundreds who were killed inside the structures, on the ground, and the men and women who ran into collapsing buildings in an effort to try and save others” (Smutz 1). As Jason Villemez said “the decade after the 9/11 attacks reshaped many facets of life in America” (Villemez 1). Before the attacks, people did not think that large scale hostility towards innocent people in
The central issue in this case is the impact that informal groups can have on public administration. On September 11, 2001, when the World Trade Center was attacked by terrorists, over 3000 people lost their lives. There was, and still is, no doubt that this event reached throughout America and touched each one of us. We can all remember where we were and what we were doing the very moment we found out about it. This case expressed the issues that many people had concerning what to do in the aftermath of this disaster, especially New York firefighters. They lost 343 of their colleagues and were determined not to leave any of them behind. It reminded me of the