September 11 Terrorist Attacks
Amy, Age 10, Rolla, BC
On a peaceful Tuesday morning, nineteen terrorists from the group al-Qaeda hijacked four planes. The hijackers purposely crashed two planes called American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 into the twin towers in New York City. The hijackers crashed another plane named American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. After that the hijackers crashed a fourth plane called United Airlines Flight 93 in a field close to Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

At 8:46 am five of many hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. At 9:03 am five more hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower. At 9:37 am another five hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon. United Airlines flight 93 crashed near Shanksville Pennsylvania at 10:03 am.

United Airlines Flight 93 would have crashed into the Capitol but the passengers realized the plane had been hijacked, so they started fighting the hijackers so that the plane wouldnít reach the Capitol. Some passengers phoned their families to say goodbye. Some people were stabbed, including pilots and flight attendants. Some hijackers said they had bombs. But others think the bombs were fake because they found no evidence of bombs at the crash sites. People think that the hijackers were trying to make them stay seated by telling them there is a bomb on board.

Three buildings from the World Trade Center collapsed. The South Tower, which was hit last, collapsed first at 9:59 am after burning for 56 minutes from a fire caused by the plane called United Airlines Flight 175. The North Tower collapsed at 10:28 after it burned for 102 minutes after being struck by the plane called American Airlines Flight 11. When the North Tower collapsed, 7 World Trade Center got damaged, and fires started that burned for hours. 7 World Trade Centre finally collapsed at 5:21 pm.

The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, was damaged from the plane (American Airlines Flight 77) starting fires and making one side of the building to collapse completely. The plane caused 125 people to die in the Pentagon, and 64 people in the plane, including the hijackers.

There were 2,996 people who were killed in the attacks. And in New York there were 2,606 deaths. People looking through the remains have found body parts that have been bringing the death toll up. Some are still trying to recognize the bodies.

The people who organized the attacks were Osama Bin Laden and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Osama was killed in May 2011.

It is kindíve chilling to look at it and do things on this topic. I donít why people have done that sort of thing.
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