Twelve hours of Hell


On the eleventh September 2001, the sector was once stunned when the united states was hit through one of the deadly terror assaults in history.

more than 6,000 people have been injured and 2,996 have been killed because of the al-Qaeda plot – where 4 planes have been hijacked and crashed into the world change Centre in new york and the Pentagon in Washington DC.

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Twelve hours of Hell

We look at how the atrocities unfolded on “america’s darkest day”.

8am – Take off

all the hijacked planes departed inside just 43 minutes of each other within the sparsely deliberate assault.

Twelve hours of Hell

American airlines flight 11 was the first to take off from Boston’s Logan international Airport at 7.59am, with ninety two folks on board.

This used to be rapidly followed,quarter-hour later, at 8.14am via United airways Flight a hundred seventy five – a Boeing 76 – with sixty five passengers.

And, at eight.20am, American airlines Flight seventy seven, left Washington Dulles global Airport with sixty four folks.

(picture: Getty photography)

all of the flights were heading in opposition to Los Angles, aside from the fourth flight, which left at 8.42am, from Newark world Airport with forty four passengers and used to be destined for San Francisco.

but nobody could have expected what was once about to occur subsequent.

At 8.46am Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of new York’s World buying and selling Centre causing it to burst into flames.

sooner than the airplane crashed, two flight attendants contacted American airways to inform them that the plane had been hijacked. It was stated that the attackers had used mace, threatened bombs and even stabbed one of the most individuals on board.

Attendant, Madeline Sweeney, can be recorded pronouncing: “Oh my God we’re way too low.”

9am – the united states underneath attack

The 2d devastating crash of September 11 came at 9.03am, when Flight one hundred seventy five flew into the South Tower of the world alternate Centre.

again visitors control had been alerted to the situation at eight.42am and one passenger, Peter Hansen, known as his father to assert: “i think they intend to head to Chicago or someplace and fly right into a building.”

This file picture taken on 11th of September, 2001 shows a hijacked business plane approaching the sector exchange heart shortly before crashing into it
(picture: AFP)
Smoke pours from the dual towers of the world exchange middle on 11th of September, 2001
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President Bush had been instructed in regards to the first crash but thought it was due to a light plane being blown about in dangerous climate .

on the other hand, by the point he used to be told in regards to the second attack at 9.05am, he knew that america was beneath attack, calling it “a nationwide tragedy” and “an obvious terrorist assault on our u . s . a ..”

Suspicious of further assaults, at 9.36am, vice president, Dick Cheney and his aides were evacuated from his place of work to a bunker below the White house, called the Presidential Emergency Operations Centre.

And, just a minute later, Flight seventy seven crashed into the Pentagon – after experiences that it was flying at “a high charge of pace”.

10am – The towers fall down

At 9.59am, the South Tower of the arena change Centre collapsed – after burning for fifty six minutes.

the fall lasted just 10 seconds however heartbreakingly, killed 600 people.

Firemen stroll amid the smouldering rubble of the sector change heart following a terrorist assault 11 September 2001 in the big apple
(picture: Getty)
(picture: AFP/Getty pictures)


in the meantime, the North Tower persisted to burn unless 10.28am when it additionally crumbled to the ground – inflicting 1,400 folks to die.

whereas all this used to be going on, a fourth hijacked aircraft also crashed right into a field in Shanksville at 10.03am – round 20 minutes flight from Washington DC.

It’s believed that the passengers had began to battle again, after hearing information about different cities being focused. And the attackers intentionally crashed right into a box in a desperate bid to stop them reclaiming the aeroplane.

11am – Evacuation

At eleven.02am, the Mayor of recent York, Rudy Giuliani ordered that everyone south of Canal street in decrease new york must evacuate the area for their security.

Rescue workers cast off a person from the arena exchange heart tower
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1pm – President Bush speaks out

After ensuring that the entire American air area used to be clear, President Bush made a speech from the Air force Base in Louisiana at 1.04pm, to inform those that the defense force “at house and around the world is on excessive alert status.”

He brought: “Make no mistake, the usa will seek out and punish these answerable for these cowardly acts.”

5pm – The aftermath

At 5.20pm, the 7 World trade Centre constructing also collapsed because of the injury due to the brutal assaults on the dual Towers.

thankfully, no one was in the forty seven-storey building at the time.

8pm – Bush’s remaining handle

speaking at eight.30pm Bush addressed the day’s horrific situations with a speech. He said: “these days, our fellow electorate, our way of life, our very freedom got here under attack in a sequence of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts.

President Bush opinions his speech ahead of addressing the nation from the Oval administrative center
(picture: Eric Draper Courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum/NARA)
“our lifestyle, our very freedom came below assault” reads the teleprompter right through the president’s handle
(picture: Eric Draper Courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum/NARA)

“The victims in airplanes or in their offices – secretaries, businessmen and girls, militia and federal workers. Mums and dads. chums and neighbours.

“heaps of lives have been abruptly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. the pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning,big buildings collapsing, have stuffed us with disbelief, terrible unhappiness and a quiet, unyielding anger.

“These acts of mass homicide have been supposed to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. however they’ve failed. Our united states of america is robust. a really perfect folks has been moved to shield a super nation.”