The Tragic Day of September 11, 2001

903 WordsFeb 22, 20184 Pages
The day of September 11, 2001 began as an ordinary day. Nobody anticipated that it would be the day the terrorist group Al Qaeda would attack America. People didn’t expect to see their loved ones for the last time that morning. Nobody believed so many would die, in one of the plane crashes, in the falling rubble, or by collapsing towers. While the Twin Towers were hit by two planes, the Pentagon was also attacked, and Flight 93 crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. Nobody thought that it was a morning that would cause the world to grieve. The planes that the terrorists hijacked that would crash into the Twin Towers, a field in Pennsylvania, and the Pentagon were full of fuel and all heading towards California. At 8:00 am, American Airlines Flight 11 left Boston, heading towards Los Angeles. United Airlines Flight 175 left Boston at 8:14 am, going to Los Angeles. At 8:20 am, American Airlines Flight 77 left Washington, headed for Los Angeles. United Airlines Flight 93 left Newark, New Jersey at 8:42 am, headed towards San Francisco. None of those planes reached their final destination. On an average day, 35,000 people were in the Twin Towers by 9:00 am. On September 11, 2001, at 8:45 am, each tower held 5,000-7,000 people. At 8:46 am, American Airlines Flight 11 slammed into the 94-98th floors of the North Tower. 3,000 calls were made to 911 in the first ten minutes after the crash. Within 17 minutes after the first crash, 1,000 police, fire, and rescue workers swarmed
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