9/11/2001: A Timeline

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Thursday, Sep 8, 2011  |  Updated 4:42 PM EDT
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9/11/2001: A Timeline

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A timeline of the Events of Sept. 11, 2001:

7:59 a.m. EDT -- American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 with 92 people on board, takes off from Boston’s Logan International Airport for Los Angeles.

8:14 a.m. -- United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767 with 65 people on board, takes off from Logan for Los Angeles.
 
8:20 a.m. -- American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757 with 64 people on board, takes off from Washington Dulles International Airport for Los Angeles.
 
8:37 a.m. -- Federal Aviation Administration notifies North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Northeast Air Defense Sector about suspected hijacking of American Flight 11.
 
8:42 a.m. -- United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 with 44 people on board, takes off from Newark International Airport for San Francisco.
 
8:46 a.m. -- American Flight 11 crashes into north tower of World Trade Center.
 
9:03 a.m. -- United Flight 175 crashes into south tower.
 
9:08 a.m. -- FAA bans all takeoffs nationwide for flights going to or through its New York Center airspace.
 
9:21 a.m. -- All bridges and tunnels into Manhattan are closed.
 
9:25 a.m. -- FAA command centin Herndon, Va., notifies headquarters about suspected hijacking of American Flight 77.
 
9:31 a.m. -- President Bush, in Florida, calls crashes an “apparent terrorist attack on our country.”
 
9:37 a.m. -- American Flight 77 crashes into Pentagon.
 
9:42 a.m. -- FAA orders all aircraft to land at nearest airport as soon as practical. More than 4,500
aircraft are in air at the time.
 
9:45 a.m. -- U.S. Capitol and White House’s West Wing evacuated.
 
9:59 a.m. -- South tower of trade center collapses.
 
10:03 a.m.  -- United Flight 93 crashes in Pennsylvania field.
 
10:28 a.m. -- North tower of trade center collapses.
 
11:02 a.m. -- New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani orders evacuation of lower Manhattan.
 
2:50 p.m. -- Bush arrives at Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.
 
5:20 p.m. -- Empty 47-story 7 World Trade Center collapses.
 
8:30 p.m. _ Bush addresses the nation from the White House, saying, "We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them.”
 

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