Sept. 11, 2001: Four US passenger aircraft are hijacked by 19 terrorists. Two aircraft are crashed into the World Trade Center buildings in New York City, both of which collapsed soon afterward. A third aircraft is crashed into the Pentagon building south of Washington, DC. The fourth aircraft crashed in a field in southwestern Pennsylvania following a struggle between the passengers and the hijackers. Nearly 3,000 people—passengers, airline crew, office workers and first ...

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