The Crash Of The World Trade Center

1194 WordsFeb 27, 20175 Pages
Tuesday, September 11th, 2001 began as a normal, late summer day in New York City, New York. It started as a beautiful morning, with its sky cloudless and bright with the shining sun. Despite the seemingly peaceful morning, a sequence of catastrophic events occurred and caused the day to take a turn for the worst. Anything that made the day appear normal drastically changed. On the morning of the September 11th attacks, or the attacks of 9/11, four passenger airplanes were hijacked by terrorists. Two airplanes collided into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center in New York, a third airplane crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a fourth airplane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. These plane collisions…show more content…
“9:03 am- …crash United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 75-85 of the WTC’s South Tower” (History.com Staff). Like the crash into the North Tower, the crash into the South Tower killed everybody aboard and hundreds inside the building. After the second tower was smashed into, it was clear that America was under attack. Now, both the Twin Towers were engulfed in flames. Numerous people were trapped inside the towers, since they were on the floors above the impact zone. Many people even leaped to their deaths, believing it would be better than to die the haunting, horrific death from flames, and/or smoke inhalation. Even with both 110-story buildings ablaze, the tragedy was far from finished. Although the South Tower was the second to be struck, it was the first to fall. Less than one hour after the airplane smashed into it, the entire building collapsed. “9:59 am- The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses” (History.com Staff). As soon as the building crumpled to the ground, thick clouds of dust and smoke filled the surroundings. Then, just under a half hour later, the North Tower fell in the same manner as the South Tower. “10:28 am- The World Trade Center’s North Tower collapses, 102 minutes after being struck by Flight 11” (History.com Staff). In less than two hours, the Twin Towers of The World Trade Center that had once scraped the sky, had been diminished to ashes and remains. Meanwhile, as the catastrophe
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