American Airlines Flight 11: a Boeing 767 aircraft, departed Logan Airport at 7:59 a.m. en route to Los Angeles with a crew of 11 and 76 passengers, not including five hijackers. The hijackers flew the plane into the northern facade of the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City at 8:46 a.m.
No one escaped at or above the impact point in the North Tower. Clark’s testimony before the 9/11 Commission, where he detailed problems with the 911 emergency call system, has been widely quoted.
In Osama bin Laden’s November 2002 “Letter to America”, he explicitly stated that al-Qaeda’s motives for their attacks include: Western support for attacking Muslims in Somalia, supporting Russian atrocities against Muslims in Chechnya, supporting the Indian oppression against Muslims in Kashmir, the Jewish aggression
Of the 2,977 victims killed in the September 11 attacks, 412 were emergency workers in New York City who responded to the World Trade Center. This included: 343 firefighters (including a chaplain and two paramedics) of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY);
Improved security screening Despite being scanned with a hand-held detector, the hijackers were passed through. Security camera footage later showed some hijackers had what appeared to be box cutters clipped to their back pockets. Box cutters and similar small knives were allowed on board certain aircraft at the time.
8:46:40: Flight 11 crashes into the north face of the North Tower (1 WTC ) of the World Trade Center, between floors 93 and 99.
Some 15 people below floor 22 survived the collapse of WTC 1, later escaping or being rescued from the rubble. Only 18 people escaped from the impact zone of the South Tower (floors 77 to 85) after it was struck by United Airlines Flight 175, and no-one escaped from the floors above it.
Stanley Praimnath (born 1956) is a survivor of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. He worked as an executive for Fuji Bank on the 81st floor of the South Tower ( WTC 2 ), the second tower struck that day. He was one of only 18 survivors from the plane’s impact zone.
At 10:28 a.m., the north tower collapsed. It had been hit first at 8:46 a.m. ET by American Airlines Flight 11. More than 1,600 people were killed when the building fell.
After the September 11, 2001 attacks, the U.S. government responded with immediate action (including rescue operations at the site of the World Trade Center and grounding civilian aircraft), and long-term action, including investigations, legislative changes, military action and restoration projects.
The impact of 9/11 has extended beyond geopolitics into society and culture in general. Immediate responses to 9/11 included greater focus on home life and time spent with family, higher church attendance, and increased expressions of patriotism such as the flying of American flags.
The September 11 attacks in 2001 were followed by initial shocks causing global stock markets to drop sharply. The attacks themselves resulted in approximately $40 billion in insurance losses, making it one of the largest insured events ever.
At the end of the process $7 billion was awarded to 97% of the families. A non-negotiable clause in the acceptance papers for the settlements was that the families were to never file suit against the airlines for any lack of security or otherwise unsafe procedures.
Salty and Roselle were two guide dogs who were with their owners in the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks in New York City. Roselle went on to be posthumously named American Hero Dog of the Year 2011 by American Humane, and has a book written about her.
The 98 deaths up to 2008 included: 55 cancers. 21 traumatic injuries (motor-vehicle crashes, gunshots and five homicides, including four cops killed in the line of duty) 12 heart disease, including 10 heart attacks.