On September 11, 2001, al-Qaida terrorists carried out an organized suicide attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. And the Pentagon in Washington on three hijacked passenger planes.
Everyone on the plane died and nearly 3,000 people on the ground. After the passengers and crew tried to regain control from the hijackers. The fourth plane crashed into the World Trade Center, an area near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing all the people on board. The following is the time sequence of the 9/11 events. All times is US Eastern Daylight Time.
Hijackers are Islamic terrorists from Saudi Arabia
The hijackers are Islamic terrorists from Saudi Arabia and several other Arab countries.
According to reports, these terrorists were funded by the Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist organization. Reportedly in retaliation for the US’s support of Israel, Israel’s participation in the Persian Gulf War. And continued military presence in the Middle East.
Some terrorists have lived in the United States for more than a year and have taken flight courses at the American Commercial Flight School. Others sneaked into the country in the months before September 11 and acted as the “muscles” of action.
American Airlines Class 11 flight attendants Betty Ong and Madeline Amy Sweeney helped identify the hijackers
American Airlines Flight 11 was the first plane hijacked on the morning of September 11, 2001. After the terrorists gained control at around 8:15 am, flight attendants Betty Ong and Madeline Amy Sweeney managed to contact the airline.
Frank De Martini and Pablo Ortiz saved at least 50 lives in the North Tower
Frank De Martini, the construction manager who worked for the Port Authority, and Pablo Ortiz. The construction instructor of the Port Authority, was inside the North Tower when it was hit.
They survived, but instead of seeking safety, they began to help those trapped on the 88th and 89th floors of the tower. It is believed that the two men, along with some of their colleagues. Saved at least 50 lives by opening jammed elevator doors, clearing the office. Instructing personnel to go to exits, and providing lifelines in dust, flames, and obstacles. When the North Tower collapsed at 10:28 in the morning, they might try to seek help from others.
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