This timeline details the events of September 11th 2001 (9/11). All times are local
American Airlines Flight 11 took off from Logan International Airport, Boston bound for Los Angeles. On board were five terrorists as well as 76 other passengers and 11 crew members.
United Airlines Flight 175 took off from Logan International Airport, Boston bound for Los Angeles with 56 passengers and 9 crew members on board.
American Airlines Flight 11 is hijacked. Two Flight attendants are stabbed.
Betty Ong a flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11 alerts ground control that the plane has been hijacked.
American Airlines Flight 77 took off from Washington Dulles International Airport bound for Los Angeles. On board were 5 Al-Quaeda hijackers, 53 passengers and 6 crew members.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) orders the military to scramble jets to seek and tail American Airlines Flight 11.
United Airlines Flight 93 took off from Newark International Airport bound for San Francisco with 4 Al-Quaeda hijackers, 33 passengers and 7 crew members.
United Airlines Flight 175 was hijacked.
Flight Attendant Amy Sweeny told American Airlines Flight Service Office by telephone that the plane was flying too low.
American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center
The New York Police Department and Fire Service immediately rush to the scene and begin evacuating the North Tower.
United States President George Bush was informed of the first crash
American Airlines Flight 77 was hijacked.
Officials decide to evacuate the South Tower of the World Trade Center
United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center
President George Bush, who was visiting an elementary school, was informed of the second crash.
The Federal Aviation Administration grounds all flights bound for New York and also orders that New York airspace be cleared.
The Federal Aviation Administration alerts Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) of the suspected hijacking of American Airlines Flight 77 having been alerted by members of the public who had received messages from passengers.
United Airlines Flight 93 was hijacked.
9:30am – 9:53am
Passengers aboard Flight 93 made phone calls to relatives stating that the plane had been hijacked and that they had been moved to the back of the plane.
The President addressed the nation from Emma Booker Elementary School declaring that America was under attack from terrorists
American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon.
The Federal Aviation Authority cleared all American airspace grounding around 3,000 planes
The White House was evacuated.
Passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 decided to try to overpower the hijackers.
The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed killing around 600 workers and rescuers who were in the tower.
United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field in Shanksville Pennsylvania. It is believed that the hijackers deliberately crashed the plane to avoid being overcome by the passengers.
Part of the Pentagon collapsed.
The North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed killing around 1400 workers and rescuers who were in the tower.
Mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani called for Manhattan to be evacuated
Fourteen people who had survived the collapse of the North Tower emerged from the rubble.
World Trade Center building 7 collapsed.
Two Police officers were discovered alive but trapped in the rubble.
President Bush addressed the nation condemning the attacks on America and vowing to fight against the terrorist threat.
Harvard Reference for this page:
Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). September 11th Terror Attacks 2001 (9/11). Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/september-11th-terror-attacks-2001- Last accessed October 23rd, 2019