The Hijackings of 11 September 2001

The following links provide an overview of the events of 9/11, including the destruction caused by the crashes of two of the hijacked aircraft into the World Trade Center in New York, a third into Pentagon, and a fourth near Shanksville, Pennsylvania September on 11th 2001.

Information on the Attack
Attack Routes (CNN)
Timeline: BBC, CNN, USA Today
Satellite Images (GeoEye)
World Trade Center Schematic (WP)
World Trade Center History
Tower 1 Occupants (WP)
Tower 2 Occupants (WP)
Pentagon Schematic (WP)
Security Related Information
Suspicious Mail and Packages
High Threat Travel Safety Tips
Reinforced Cockpit Doors
Airport Weaknesses
Airport Security Risks (Time)
Improving Security
Tips for Reducing Hijack Risks
Identifying Suspicious Mail (FBI)
Fatal U.S. Hijack Events
Chemical and Biological Agents
ALPA Advice to Pilots
Recovery and Response
Lists of Victims (CNN)
U.S. Policy Statements News Media
BBC
World Socialist Web Site

Hoaxes and Rumors
About.com
FBI (rumor about 10/31 threats)
Snopes.com (general rumors)
Snopes.com (tourist photo)


Passenger Security Advice
Airport Security Issues
Top 10 Airport Security Tips
Duty Free Security Issues
Prohibited Items

Other Information
Top 10 Fatal Events
Post accident checklist
Flying the 757 and 767
New York Related Fatal Airline Events

Airliners Involved in the Fatal Hijackings

  1. 11 September 2001; American Airlines 767 (Flight 11); World Trade Center, New York: The aircraft was on a flight from Boston to Los Angeles when it was hijacked and flown into one of the World Trade Center Towers. Another jet, a United Airlines 767, was hijacked and crashed into the other tower. Both towers later collapsed. All 11 crew members, 76 passengers, and five hijackers were killed, as were untold numbers of people on the ground.
    Fatal American Airlines Events
    Fatal 767 Events

  2. 11 September 2001; United Airlines 767 (Flight 175); World Trade Center, New York: The aircraft was on a flight from Boston to Los Angeles when it was hijacked and flown into one of the World Trade Center Towers. Another jet, an American Airlines 767, was hijacked and crashed into the other tower. Both towers later collapsed. All nine crew members, 51 passengers, and five hijackers were killed, as were untold numbers of people on the ground.
    Fatal United Airlines Events
    Fatal 767 Events

  3. 11 September 2001; American Airlines 757 (Flight 77); The Pentagon, Arlington, VA: The aircraft was on a flight from Dulles to Los Angeles when it was hijacked and flown into the Pentagon, collapsing part of the structure. All six crewmembers, 53 passengers, and five hijackers were killed.
    Fatal American Airlines Events
    Fatal 757 Events

  4. 11 September 2001; United Airlines 757 (Flight 93); near Pittsburgh, PA: The aircraft was on a flight from Newark to San Francisco when it was hijacked. However, the aircraft crashed outside Pittsburgh. All seven crewmembers, 34 passengers, and four hijackers were killed.
    Fatal American Airlines Events
    Fatal 757 Events



Partial List of 9/11 Victims' Home Countries


North America
and Caribbean

Antigua/ Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
Trinidad/ Tobago
United States

South America
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela

Asia
and Australasia

Australia
Bangladesh
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Malaysia
New Zealand
Pakistan
Philippines
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Thailand

Africa
and Middle East

Egypt
Ethiopia
Ghana
Iran
Israel
Jordan
Kenya
Lebanon
Nigeria
South Africa
Yemen
Zimbabwe

Europe
Austria
Bahamas
Belarus
Belgium
Czech Republic
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Italy
Ireland
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Slovakia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Uzbekistan
Source: U.S. State Department
The Hijackings of 11 September 2001
http://airsafe.com/events/nydc.htm -- Revised: 22 May 2008