Deadliest terror attack in the US History
It was a painful reminder for the world!!!!!
On 11th September 2001 – there were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States. They hijacked – fully fuel loaded planes, had complete control over four passenger airlines operated by the U.S and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States out of which two planes crashed into the famous Twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York City.
The twin tower that stood 110 feet high had totally collapsed within one hour and fourty – five minutes. Sadly 2,977 people were killed and severe people were injured.
- It was a usual Tuesday morning on September 11 2001 in Bustling Financial district of lower Manhattan in New York City, at 8:46 am Eastern time an American airlines plane 11 travelling from Boston to Los Angeles crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Centre in New York City. It was a 110th story skyscraper – a plane crashed on the 88th floor instantly killing 100’s of people and leaving the rest with some severe injuries.
- 17 minutes later, at 9:03 am eastern time United Airlines flight 175 appeared out of the sky and sliced into the South Tower near the 60th floor following a massive explosion, collusions started burning over the surrounding buildings and on to the streets below.
- At 9:37 am eastern time American Airlines flight 77 circled over downtown Washington DC before crashing into the West Side of Pentagon Military headquarters demolishing a portion of a giant quarter building which is the headquarters of US defense.
- At 9:59 am eastern time South Tower WTC Collapses in approximately 10 seconds.
9/11 Flight 93 Crash site and Memorial in Shanksville
6)At 10:03 am eastern time United Airlines Flight 93 travelling from Newark International Airport in New Jersey to San Francisco in in California in a field crashes near Shanksville Pennsylvania.
7) At 10:28 am eastern time North tower of WTC Collapses the time between the first attack and the collapses is 102 minutes.
|9/11 – Victims|
|Two crashes killed 2753 people|
|The Pentagon Crash killed 184 people|
|40 passengers and crew member died in the Pennsylvania Crash|
|The attack nearly killed 2997 people and injured close to 6,000 people|
|It caused Ten billion damage to the property and infrastructure. The total damage in total was three Trillion|
In a video message American President Mr Biden Commemorates all those killed 20 years ago and said ‘Unity is one thing we must never break’. Unity is who we are and urging the Nation to show Unity.
“Unity is what makes America at its best’.
He also mentioned:-
‘’To me, that’s the Central lesson learnt on September 11. It is that at our most Vulnerable, in the Push and Pull of all that makes us Human, in the battle for the soul of America Unity is our greatest strength”.
9/11 Terror attack has been a threat to human nature, in the meantime :-
- U.S Navy seals raided Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and were successful in Killing the al-qaed leader on 2nd May 2011.
- New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani stated: “We will rebuild. We’re going to come out of this stronger than before,politically stronger, economically stronger. The skyline will be made whole again” . At present in the place of the twin tower – a new skyscraper has been built over Manhattan.
- Mr. Biden said that he would declassify documents of 9/11 terror attacks to the public.
On the 20th Terror attack anniversary the entire world marks solidarity for the friends and relatives of the loss of Victims.