9/11 Facts

  • The September 11, 2001 attacks, coordinated by 19 terrorists, were all suicide attacks. Each of the terrorists attempted to kill themselves in attempt to kill others.
  • 2,973 victims and all 19 of the terrorists died on September 11. The terrorists lead a couple of planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in NY, one plane into Pentagon in VA and yet another into a field in PA.
  • These commercial planes, run by American Airlines and United Airlines, were hijacked by al-Qaeda. 246 passengers were lead to an unexpected destination, death. Passengers and flight crew attempted to take control of the fourth plane, battling with the al-Qaeda terrorists, and crashed as a result. It is said that this plane was en route to either Capitol or the White House
  • Aside from 55 military personnel killed in VA, all of those who died were innocent civilians. As a result of the attacks to the World Trade Center, civilians from more than 90 countries died.
  • 658, investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald L.P., employees were lost, significantly higher than the 335 (2nd highest, for a single employer) death toll of Marsh Inc.
  • The low death toll of less than 3,000 is something to be thankful for. Had al-Qaeda not have been early risers (the first attack took place at 8.46am and the last attack at 10.03am), the death toll would have been significantly higher, al-Qaeda’s attacks would have been considered much more successful and many, many more people would have been impacted today.
  • At 5.20pm on September 11, 2001, World Trade Center building number 7 also collapsed. A plane crash, however, did not cause this collapse.

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