New York. World Trade Center attacks. 11 september 2001.

The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks consisted of suicide attacks used to target symbolic U.S. landmarks. Four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 terrorists to be flown into buildings. Two of the planes were crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York. Both 110-story towers collapsed (on map). A third plane was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense) in Arlington County, Virginia, leading to a partial collapse in the Pentagon's western side. The fourth plane initially was steered toward Washington, D.C., but crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers. In total, the attacks claimed the lives of 2,996 people (including the 19 hijackers) and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage. Wikipedia.

Deaths (victims + hijackers)
New York City:
– World Trade Center: 2606
– American 11 airplane: 87 + 5
– United 175 airplane 60 + 5
Arlington:
– Pentagon: 125
– American 77 airplane: 59 + 5
Near Shanksville:
– United 93 airplane:40 + 4 
Total: 2977+19

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Title: World Trade Center, September 23, 2001. Publisher: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Place of publishing: Washington Date: 23.09.2001. Language:Description: Aerial photograph of the taken from an altitude of 3,300 feet (914 meters) showing the devastation.


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