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Bush: Terrorists Crash Planes Into WTC, Pentagon

Both Towers Of WTC Collapse

NEW YORK, 10:51 a.m. EDT September 11, 2001 --

Two planes crashed into the upper floors of both World Trade Center towers minutes apart Tuesday in what President Bush said was an apparent terrorist attack, blasting fiery, gaping holes in the 110-story buildings. There was no immediate word on deaths or injuries. An aircraft has also crashed into the Pentagon, witnesses said. Both towers of the World Trade Center have collapsed.

The Federal Aviation Administration has shut down all aircraft takeoffs nationwide. Any inbound plane to New York City that was already in the air is being diverted to Canada.

The White House was evacuated Tuesday after the Secret Service received credible threat information about a terrorist act against the presidential mansion and residence, The Associated Press has learned. A car bomb has also exploded at the state department.

CNN reports that the two hijacked planes were American Airlines 767s that were from Boston. According to ABC News, one of the flights was American Airlines flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles.

In Washington, officials said the FBI was investigating reports of a plane hijacking before the crashes.

The twin disasters at the World Trade Center happened shortly before 9 a.m. and then right around 9 a.m. Within the hour, an aircraft crashed on a helicopter landing pad near the Pentagon, and the West Wing of the White House was evacuated amid threats of terrorism. And another explosion rocked New York about an hour after the crash. All federal office buildings in Washington have been evacuated. Hospitals in New York are being flooded with people who are wanting to donate blood.

A 767 passenger jet has also crashed in Somerset County, Pa., Tuesday morning.

Officials at Somerset County Airport confirm the crash just north of the airport, about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. It was reportedly a New York-to-Chicago flight that had been hijacked. The plane went down at about 10 a.m. in Buckstown, Somerset County.

Copyright 2001 by INTERNET BROADCASTING SYSTEMS. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

-- PHO (, September 11, 2001


Today is effectively December 30, 1999: If you didn't prepare for Y2K, NOW IS THE TIME!!! Beat the panic, and stock up NOW on food, water, medicine. There's going to be MAJOR infrastructure disruptions, as the WAR progresses from the initial high profile attack to serious attempts to shatter the Nation's critical infrastructures through Cyberterrorism. PREPARE NOW!!! The consequences dreaded for Y2K may now be about to hit FULL FORCE!!! The FINAL WARNING has been issued, and TIME IS NOW VERY SHORT. GET PREPARED, NOW!!!

-- Robert Riggs (, September 11, 2001.

NEW YORK (CNN) - Terrorists struck the United States Tuesday morning in harrowing, widespread attacks that included at least three commercial jet crashes into significant buildings.

• In the first attack, a plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan shortly before 9 a.m., followed by another plane into the second tower about 20 minutes later. Both towers later collapsed.

• About an hour later, a plane crashed into the Pentagon, part of which later collapsed. • American Airlines told CNN that it lost two planes in "tragic accidents:" Flight 11 from Boston with 81 passengers and 11 crew aboard and Flight 77 from Washington Dulles airport with 58 passengers and six crew aboard. Both planes were en route to Los Angeles

• United Airlines Flight 93 airliner headed from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco, crashed near Somerset, Pennsylvania -- police said initial reports indicated no survivors. United also confirmed the crash of Flight 175 from Boston to Los Angeles.

• The Pentagon, the White House, the State Department, the Justice Department, the Capitol, the CIA and all other government buildings in Washington evacuated.

• President Bush cancelled an appearance in Florida to return to Washington, calling the crashes "apparent terrorist attacks" and "a national tragedy."

• In the first ever national ground stop of aircraft, all flights nationwide have been stopped at their departure airports.

• All international flights were diverted to Canada.

• In New York, more than 10,000 rescue personnel rushed to the scene. The entire downtown area of Manhattan was evacuated as far north as Rockefeller Center, according to an official at an emergency command post. • Israel has evacuated all its missions around the world.

• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta was evacuated. CDC was preparing bioterrorism teams in case they become necessary. • Philadelphia landmarks were also evacuated.

• In Chicago, the Sears Tower was evacuated; United Nations in New York evacuated.

• The New York Port Authority said it had closed all bridges and tunnels into the city.

• U.S. stock markets were closed after the New York attacks.

-- PHO (, September 11, 2001.

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New York City, Washington D.C. Attacked; Several Planes Crash Both Towers Of WTC Collapse After Planes Crash Into Buildings, Part Of Pentagon Collapses

NEW YORK, 11:58 a.m. EDT September 11, 2001 --

Within one hour of the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, terrorists apparently attacked other targets around the United States.

Terrorists hijacked a plane and crashed it into the Pentagon, which then erupted in flames.

A 767 jetliner was also commandeered and crashed in Pennsylvania, about 80 miles from Pittsburgh, killing all 44 people onboard.

A car bomb exploded outside the State department. Government offices and schools around the U.S. have been evacuated. Authorities have shut down the Disney theme parks in Orlando, Florida and other major tourist attractions around the country.

Authorities went on alert from coast to coast Tuesday, halting all air traffic, evacuating high-profile buildings and tightening security at strategic facilities following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Spokesman Charles Dasey said police at the gates were stopping cars without identification stickers and might search even those with stickers.

Under orders from the Federal Aviation Administration, airports nationwide halted all outbound flights, while keeping their runways open for incoming planes.

Timeline Of Today's Events: ·Plane crashes into tower of World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, shortly before 9 a.m. Eastern. ·Second plane crashes into the second tower of the World Trade Center, shortly after 9 a.m. Eastern.

·President Bush, in Sarasota, Florida, calls the crashes "an apparent terrorist attack" and a "national tragedy."

·An aircraft crashes near Pentagon, just outside of Washington D.C., in Northern Virginia, about an hour after the attacks in New York.

·Government buildings in Washington, including the Capitol and the White House, are evacuated with officials citing a credible threat of a terrorist attack.

·The Federal Aviation Administration shuts down all aircraft takeoffs nationwide.

·Shortly after 10 a.m. Eastern, one World Trade Center tower in New York collapses, about an hour after being hit by plane. ·American Airlines says one of the planes that crashed into the Trade Center was American Airlines Flight 11, hijacked after takeoff from Boston en route to Los Angeles.

·Senior law enforcement officials say car bomb explodes outside of State Department in Washington, D.C.. Federal protective services later denies car bomb attack occurred.

·Financial markets suspend trading in the wake of the attacks.

·Officials at Somerset County Airport say a large plane crashes in western Pennsylvania, about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, at about 10:00 a-m.

·The second tower of the World Trade Center collapses at 10:28 a.m. Eastern.

·Fourth explosion rocks the collapsed remains of the World Trade Center, at about 10:38 a.m.

·Authorities across the country go on alert, tightening security at strategic facilities and evacuating high-profile buildings. U.S. monuments and museums in Washington D.C. are closed.

·Securities and Exchange Commission says all financial markets are closed for the day.

American Airlines customers who wish to receive information about relatives should call American's response number at (800) 245-0999. Others can call a Massport number (617) 568-3100. People with concerns for United Airlines can call (800) 932-8555.

-- PHO (, September 11, 2001.

We live in a small rural community. My sons sports activities got called off and many schools have or are being shut down. What do you all think about this? I don't see why they are cancelling out football games or am i missing something?

-- Tess (, September 11, 2001.

Siege mentality.

-- Barb Knox (, September 11, 2001.

re: "siege mentality"

In all fairness, sure many of the canceled activities seem to be pretty far removed from the action in the northeastern U.S., but...

1. No one could say just how big this thing was going to get. Frankly, it could have been *alot* worse. And still may be.

2. Many people were not going to get any work done anyhow, too much speculation and so forth "around the water cooler," so might as well go home.

3. Many people mostly wanted to stay glued to the TeeVee.

4. Many people really needed to be with their families for psychological reasons, and I think that's a fair response.

5. On a certain level, "standing down" from normal activities is a measure of respect for the dead.

So is it so horribly "irrational" to stop normal activities, including entertainment activities like sports, at such a time?

-- Andre Weltman (, September 12, 2001.

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