Eleven years ago today, the world changed. 19 hijackers flew planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.
Most of us will always remember where we were that morning when we heard the news or watched it unfold on TV.
- At 8:46 a.m., terrorists flew American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. News crews covered the incident as a crash, potentially pilot error.
- At 9:03 a.m., terrorists flew United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower. It then became clear to the world that it was an orchestrated attack.
- Shortly after, at 9:37 a.m., terrorists flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
- At 10:03 a.m., United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into the ground near Shanksville, Pa., and it was later discovered that the plane had been hijacked and was intended for another high-profile target in Washington, possibly the Capitol Building or the White House. Passengers had wrestled control of the plane from the hijackers before it crashed.
America, and the world, watched in horror, disbelief and grief. Planes were grounded nationwide, and the nation went from peace to war within moments.
Where were you on that fateful morning? And what were your first thoughts and reactions as the United States was under attack by terrorists?
Discuss in the comments below.