Sept. 11: Chronology of terror

The hijackers

911 atta portland330x260A security camera filmed two hijackers entering the United States at Portland, Maine.

8:45 a.m.: The first airplane crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.

9:03 a.m.: The second airplane crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center.

9:43 a.m.: The third airplane crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

10:05 a.m.: The south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed.

10:10 a.m.: The fourth airplane crashed into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania

10:28 a.m.: The north tower collapsed.

5:20 p.m.: A third building at the World Trade Center collapsed.

Death toll

{sidebar id=11} {sidebar id=12}A total of 2,977 people died as a result of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. In addition there were 19 hijackers on four commercial airliners.

New York City

  • World Trade Center: 2,606, including 343 firefighters, 23 NYPD officers, 37 port authority officers, three court officers and 15 EMTS
  • American Flight 11: 87 crew and passengers
  • United Flight 175: 60 crew and passengers

The Pentagon

  • Pentagon: 125
  • American Flight 77: 59 crew and passengers

A field in Shanksville, Pa.

  • United Flight 93: 40 crew and passengers


September 11 attacks