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Fact Sheet
U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC
August 15, 2002

September 11, 2001: Basic Facts


Chronology
  8:46 AM    Plane crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center. 
  9:03 AM    Plane crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center. 
  9:17 AM    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shuts down all New York City area airports.
  9:21 AM    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) halts all flights at U.S. airports.  It is the first  
                   time in history that air traffic has been halted nationwide.
  9:38 AM    Plane crashes into the Pentagon.  Evacuation begins immediately.
  9:45 AM    The White House evacuates.
10:05 AM    The south tower of the World Trade Center collapses.
10:10 AM    A portion of the Pentagon collapses.
10:10 AM    Plane crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
10:22 AM    The State and Justice Departments, as well as the World Bank are evacuated.
10:28 AM    The World Trade Center's north tower collapses.
10:45 AM     All federal office buildings in Washington, D.C. are evacuated.
  1:44 PM    Five warships and two aircraft carriers are ordered to leave the U.S. Naval Station
                   in Norfolk, Virginia to protect the East Coast.
  4:10 PM    Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapses.

The Flights
American Airlines Flight 11
From:  Boston, Massachusetts (Logan Airport)
To:       Los Angeles, California
Lives:  92 people on board
Crashed into North Tower of World Trade Center at 8:46 AM

United Airlines Flight 175
From:  Boston, Massachusetts (Logan Airport)
To:      Los Angeles, California
Lives:  65 people on board
Crashed into South Tower of World Trade Center at 9:03 AM

American Airlines Flight 77
From:  Washington, D.C. (Dulles Airport)
To:      Los Angeles, CA
Lives:  64 people on board
Crashed into the Pentagon at 9:38 AM

United Airlines Flight 93
From:   Newark, New Jersey
To:       San Francisco, California
Lives:   44 people on board
Crashed into rural Pennsylvania (southeast of Pittsburgh)

Victims
Victims came from more than 90 countries around the world.
The following are the number of people who died at each site:

World Trade Center        2,823 (includes airline passengers)
Pentagon                         125 (not including plane victims)
Flight 11                            92 people on board
Flight 175                          64 people on board
Flight 77                            64 people on board
Flight 93                            44 people on board


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