September 11, 2001


in Terrorist Attacks of Sept. 11, 2001

8:45 a.m.: American Airlines Flight 11, carrying 92 people from Boston to Los Angeles, crashes into north tower of World Trade Center.

9:05 a.m: United Airlines Flight 175, carrying 65 people from Boston to Los Angeles, crashes into south tower of World Trade Center.

9:09 a.m.: FBI begins investigating reports of plane hijackings before World Trade Center explosions.

9:28 a.m.: President Bush in Florida calls the crashes an "apparent terrorist attack on our country."

9:40 a.m.: American Airlines Flight 77, carrying 64 people from Washington to Los Angeles, crashes into the west side of the Pentagon. Trading on Wall Street called off.

9:48 a.m.: The Capitol and West Wing of the White House are evacuated.

9:49 a.m.: The Federal Aviation Administration bars aircraft takeoffs across the country. International flights in progress told to land in Canada.

9:50 a.m.: 1 World Trade Center – the south tower – collapses.

9:55 a.m.: President Bush leaves Florida for a secure location, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.

10:29 a.m.: 2 World Trade Center – the north tower – collapses.

10:37 a.m.: Officials confirm that United Airlines Flight 93, en route to San Francisco from Newark, N.J., has crashed 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. None of the 45 people aboard believed to have survived.

10-11:30 a.m.: Government buildings around the country are evacuated, including the Capitol and the White House. The United Nations closes. The Securities and Exchange Commission closes all U.S. financial markets for the day. New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani calls for evacuation of lower Manhattan.

12:36 p.m.: Bush again goes on TV to express the nation's resolve to defend against terrorism.

1:20 p.m.: Bush leaves Louisiana for secure for Offutt AFB in Nebraska, where he again addresses the nation on TV.

2:51 p.m.: The Navy dispatches missile destroyers and other equipment to New York and Washington.

4:30 p.m.: Bush departs Nebraska, arriving in Washington at 6:50.

5:25 p.m.: 7 World Trade Center collapses.

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