Friday, September 11, 2009

New York City, September 11, 2001, 8:45 am

At 8:45 am, New York time, this post will get published.

On this day, this minute, eight years ago. American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the north tower of New York City's World Trade Center.

18 minutes later, at 9:03 am, United Airlines Flight 175 hit the south tower.

40 minutes after that, at 9:43 am, American Airlines Flight 77 hit the Pentagon.

At 10:05 am, New York time, the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed. Port Authority Police Department officers were climbing the stairs, seeing if they could rescue the several hundred people still inside.

10:10 am: United Airlines Flight 93 dove into a field in Pennsylvania as the passengers and crew were recapturing the airliner.

At that time, New York City World Trade Center's north tower was still burning.

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1 comment:

The Navy Christian said...

I remember where I was that was a rough one to wake up to.

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