15 years after Sept. 11: Chronology of day of terror
MIAMI – 7:59 a.m. AA Flight 11 departs from Boston with 92 passengers on their
way to Los Angeles.
8:14 a.m. UA Flight 175 departs from Boston with 65 passengers on their
way to Los Angeles.
8:19 a.m.: AA notifies the FBI that hijackers were in control of Flight 11.
8:20 a.m.: AA Flight 77 departs from Washington, D.C., with 64 passengers
on their way to Los Angeles.
8:24 a.m.: Mohammad Atta sends a message to ground control.
8:40 a.m.: FAA notifies NORAD's NEADS of Flight 11 prompting an order
for two fighter planes.
8:41 a.m.: UA Flight 93 departs from Newark with 44 passengers on their way
to San Francisco.
8:46 a.m.: Mohammed Atta crashes AA Flight 11 into the World Trade Center's
North Tower's floors 93 to 99.
8:47 a.m.: NYPD and FDNY dispatch units to the World Trade Center.
North Tower evacuation begins.
8:50 a.m.: George W. Bush learns of the World Trade Center attack.
9:02 a.m.: Port Authority PD orders the WTC's South Tower evacuation.
9:03 a.m.: UA Flight 175 crashes into WTC's South Tower's floors 75 to 85.
9:08 a.m.: The FAA bans all flights in New York City airspace.
9:21 a.m.: Port Authority closes all NYC bridges and tunnels.
9:24 a.m.: After passengers alert relatives, FAA notifies NEADS of Flight 77.
9:31 a.m.: Bush refers to the incidents as an "apparent terrorist attack
on our country."
9:37 a.m: Flight 77 crashes into the western side of the Pentago
in Washington, D.C.
9:42: a.m.: FAA grounds all flights over the U.S.
9:45 a.m.: White House and the U.S.Capitol are evacuated.
9:59 a.m.: The WTC’s South Tower collapses.
10:07 a.m.: After Flight 93 passengers learn of WTC attacks, they try to retake control
of the plane.
10:28 a.m.: The WTC’s North Tower collapses.
11 a.m.: Authorities order evacuation of Lower Manhattan, south of Canal Street.
1 p.m.: Bush puts U.S. military on worldwide alert.
2:51 p.m: The U.S. Navy dispatches missle destroyers.
5:20 p.m.: WTC collapses and search and rescue mission is temporarily suspended.
6:58 p.m.: Bush refers to the attacks as “evil, despicable acts of terror” and declared
the U.S. and its allies were going to “stand together to win the war against terrorism.”
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