September 11 2011 attacks or 9 11 attack facts
September 11 attacks ( 9 11 attacks or September 11 2001 attacks) was one of the most pivotal and deadliest events in the world history. It caused massive damage in terms of people, economy, property, etc. So how much did you know about this event? Here we rounded up a list of 9 11 attack facts. Let's check out to find out when was 9 11, why did it happen, who caused it, and how many people died on the attacks.
September 11 2001 attacks or 9 11 attack facts
What year was 9 11?
The infamous September 11th terrorist attacks happened in 2001 and a year later, the day was declared Patriot Day in honor of the thousands who lost their lives on that day.
How many people died on 9 11? 9 11 damage
The attacks resulted in the deaths of 2,996 people and the injuries of 6,000+ others. The death toll included 265 on the four planes (from which there were no survivors), 2,606 in the World Trade Center and in the surrounding area, and 125 at the Pentagon. Nearly all of those who perished were civilians with the exceptions of 343 firefighters, 72 law enforcement officers, 55 military personnel, and the 19 terrorists who died in the attacks. After New York, New Jersey lost the most state citizens, with the city of Hoboken having the most citizens that died in the attacks. More than 90 countries lost citizens in the September 11 attacks. The September 11 2001 attacks marked it the worst terrorist attack in world history and the deadliest foreign attack on American soil since the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Why did 9 11 happen? Who caused 9 11?
On the morning of September 11 2001, there was a series of a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Four airplanes departing from the east coast of the U.S., which were California-bound, were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists. Their missions were to fly into landmarks of our nation. American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Both towers collapsed. American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon in Virginia, while United Airlines Flight 93 had a different fate. It was supposed to crash in Washington, D.C., but ended up crashing in a field in Pennsylvania when its passengers tried to overcome its hijackers.
The attackers were members of a group called al Qaeda, a militant, extremist Islamic organization that opposes the United States and what it stands for. This wasn't al Qaeda's first terrorist attack, but it was the deadliest.
Why did they carry out the 9/11 attacks? There isn't one clear reason, but they include the Gulf War of the 1990's, American support for Israel, and U.S. military presence in the Middle East.
The founder and leader of al Qaeda was Osama bin Laden, who was killed in 2011 by an elite U.S. military unit known as SEAL Team 6 under the direction of President Obama.
Osama bin Laden's declaration of a holy war against the United States, and a 1998 fatwā signed by bin Laden and others, calling for the killing of Americans.
Osama bin Laden is believed to plot the September 11 attacks
September 11 2001 attacks timeline
8:46am ET - American Airlines Flight 11 strikes the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
9:03am ET - United Airlines Flight 175 strikes the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
9:37am ET - American Airlines Flight 77 strikes the Pentagon Building in Washington.
9:59am ET - South tower of WTC collapses
10:03am ET - United Airlines Flight 93 crashes in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
10:28am ET - North tower of WTC collapses. The time between the first attack and the collapse of both World Trade Center towers is 102 minutes.
9 11 attack or September 11 2001 attacks facts
- While nearly 3,000 were killed, 20 people were pulled alive from the rubble beneath the collapsed Twin Towers buildings in New York City.
- 80 percent of the 2,977 victims were men.
- It took 99 days to completely extinguish the fires caused by the attacks in New York City.
- Roselle, a guide dog, lead her blind owner down 78 floors of the North Tower, saving them both.
- 144 wedding rings were found in the debris of the collapsed towers.
- On Sept. 11, 2001, up to 50,000 employees were employed in the Twin Towers, and another 40,000 passed through the complex on the way to their jobs in other parts of Manhattan.
- In the hours after the attacks people claimed they saw the face of Satan in a smoke formation coming from one of the towers as it burned.
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