Terrorism on Sept. 11, 2001

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

September 11, 2001: Timeline of Terrorism

by David Johnson
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Aftermath

All times are Eastern Daylight Time

8:45 a.m. American Airlines Flight 11, Boston to Los Angeles with 92 people onboard, crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
9:03 a.m. United Airlines Flight 175, Boston to Los Angeles with 65 people onboard, flies into the south tower of the World Trade Center.
9:31 a.m. Speaking from Florida, President George Bush pledges the United States will hunt down the guilty parties.
9:40 a.m. American Flight 77, en route from Dulles Airport, Washington DC, to Los Angeles with 64 people onboard, crashes into the Pentagon.
9:48 a.m. The U.S. Capitol and the West Wing of the White House are evacuated.
9:49 a.m. The Federal Aviation Administration bans all aircraft takeoffs in the United States.
9:50 a.m. South tower of the World Trade Center collapses.
9:58 a.m. Emergency operator in Pennsylvania receives a call from a passenger on United Flight 93, Newark to San Francisco with 45 people onboard, stating the plane was being hijacked.
10:00 a.m. United Flight 93 crashes about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
10:29 a.m. North tower of the World Trade Center collapses.
11:00 a.m. New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani orders lower Manhattan evacuated.
11:40 a.m. With U.S. military on nuclear alert, Bush taken to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
1:20 p.m. Bush boards Air Force One for Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Air Command.
2:51 p.m. U.S. military deploys missile destroyers and other equipment in New York and Washington.
5:20 p.m. Another World Trade Center building collapses.
7:00 p.m. Bush arrives in Washington.
8:31 p.m. Bush addresses the nation, vowing to punish "evil acts."

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