September 11, down to the minute

– 7 h 59 : the leader of the attacks, Mohammed Atta, and Abdulaziz Al-Omari, coming from Portland, find three accomplices at the Boston airport. They all board American Airlines (AA) flight 11 to Los Angeles.

– 8 h 15 : United Airlines (UA) flight 175 also takes off from Boston to Los Angeles with five terrorists.

– 8 h 20 : a third plane, flight AA77, leaves Washington DC for Los Angeles with five terrorists on board.

– 8 h 43 : a fourth plane, UA93, flies from Newark, New Jersey to San Francisco with four terrorists.

– 8 h 46 : flight AA11, a Boeing 767, hits the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York, between floors 93 and 99 with 11 crew members, 81 passengers and 5 terrorists.

– 8 h 50 :
George W Bush, who visits an elementary school in Sarasota, Florida, is informed of the attack. His disbelief, which lasts seven minutes, is impressive.

Chief of Staff Andrew Card (left) informs President George W Bush, visiting a Sarasota elementary school in Florida, that a plane has crashed into the Wolrd Trade Center.  AFP PHOTO
Chief of Staff Andrew Card (left) informs President George W Bush, visiting a Sarasota elementary school in Florida, that a plane has crashed into the Wolrd Trade Center. AFP PHOTO – AFP

– 9 h 03 : the second UA175 plane, another Boeing 767, hits the south tower between floors 77 and 84 with 9 crew members, 56 passengers and 5 terrorists on board. The skyscrapers caught fire under the explosion of kerosene.

Black smoke from the fires of the Twin Towers.  AFP PHOTO
Black smoke from the fires of the Twin Towers. AFP PHOTO – AFP / Getty Images

– 9 h 37 : flight AA77 hits the west facade of the Pentagon in Arlington near Washington with 6 crew members, 33 passengers and 5 terrorists.

A fire engine intervening at the Pentagon.  AFP PHOTO
A fire engine intervening at the Pentagon. AFP PHOTO – AFP

– 9 h 59 : the south tower collapses.

– 10 h 03 : flight UA93 crashes in a field Shanksville, Pennsylvania as the passengers revolted. The plane consisted of 7 crew members, 33 passengers and 4 terrorists. Their goal was the Capitol in Washington.

Uinted Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  AFP PHOTO
Uinted Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. AFP PHOTO – AFP

– 10 h 20 : the Federal Aviation Agency orders the American skies to be closed.

– 10 h 28 : the North tower collapses. A cloud of dust covers Manhattan.

Survivors covered in dust after the collapse of the two towers.  AFP PHOTO
Survivors covered in dust after the collapse of the two towers. AFP PHOTO – AFP

– With: 3,624 dead, including 2,977 in the Twin Towers and 125 in the Pentagon, and more than 6,000 injured. The Cantor Fitzgerald investment bank alone has 358 victims. They are 200 to have voluntarily blown up burning buildings. Among the victims, it is necessary to integrate 343 firefighters and 72 police officers mounted on the floors to lead the evacuation. No survivors were found on board the four flights.

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