Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Facts About WTC Attacks on 11 September 2001

Over 13 years ago in the same day, we all shock with a tragic news that WTC ( World Trade Center) Building attacks by terrorist. The September 11 attacks were believed as an act series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the terrorist group  upon the United States in New York City and the Washington,D.C., metropolitan area on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed almost 3,000 people and caused at least $10 billion in property and many infrastructure damages. From my point of view as a moslem, I'm not agree with the terrorist wich killing an innocent people and said in the name of Islam etc. In some Country, they even thought if all Moslem are terrorist and it's absolutely ridiculous. Anyway, that's not the main topic that I would like to share. Here, you can find some facts about 11 September attack's that you probably need to know.

1. On September 11, 2001, 19 men hijack four fuel-loaded commercial airlines bound for west coast destinations. This terrorist attack on the United States, total of 2,977 people are killed in New York City, Washington, DC and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.

The Victims:
At the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, 2,753 people are killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 are intentionally crashed in the north and south towers. Of those who perish during the initial attacks and the subsequent
collapses of the towers, 343 are New York City firefighters, another 23 are New York City police officers and 37 others are officers at the Port Authority.
At the Pentagon in Washington, 184 people are killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the building. Near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 40 passengers and crew members aboard United Airlines Flight 93 die when the plane crashes into a field. It is believed that the hijackers crashed the plane in that location, rather than their unknown target, after the passengers and crew attempted to retake control of the flight deck.

September 11, 2001
- 8:46am ET - American Airlines Flight 11 (traveling from Boston to Los Angeles) strikes the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
- 9:03am ET - United Airlines Flight 175 (traveling from Boston to Los Angeles) strikes the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
- 9:37am ET - American Airlines Flight 77 (traveling from Dulles, Virginia to Los Angeles) strikes the Pentagon Building in Washington.
- 9:59am ET - South tower of WTC collapses in approximately 10 seconds.
- 10:03am ET - United Airlines Flight 93 (traveling from Newark, New Jersey to San Francisco) crashes in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
- 10:28am ET - North tower of WTC collapses. The time between the first
attack and the collapse of both World Trade Center towers is 102 minutes.

2. On any given workday, up to 50,000 employees worked in the WTC twin towers, and an additional 40,000 passed through the complex.

3. Passengers aboard United Flight 93, heard about the previous airplane attacks and attempted to retake control of the plane from hijackers. As a result, the hijackers dilberately crashed the plane in a Pennsylvania field instead of at their unknown target.

4. While video accounts of the WTC attack aired immediately, no video footage of the Pentagon
attack was publicly released until 2006.

5. The rescue and recovery clean-up of the 1.8 million tons of wreckage from the World Trade Center site took 9 months.

6. Though both the police and fire departments of New York City had their own emergency response procedures, the two departments did not have a coordinated response plan to a major incident.

7. 9/11 was the single largest loss of life from a foreign attack on American soil.

8. 18 people were rescued alive from the rubble of the World Trade Center site.

9. Cases of post-traumatic stress are common among 9/11 survivors and rescue workers.
Respiratory problems like asthma and lung inflammation also developed at abnormal rates for those in and around the World Trade Center during and after the attacks.

10. Economic Impact:
$500,000 - Estimated amount of money it cost to plan and execute the 9/11 attacks.
$123 billion - Estimated economic loss during the first 2-4 weeks after the World Trade Center towers collapsed in New York City, as well as decline in airline travel over next few years
$60 billion - Estimated cost of the WTC site damage, including damage to surrounding buildings, infrastructure and subway facilities.
$40 billion - Value of the emergency anti-terrorism package approved by the U.S. Congress on September 14, 2001.
$15 billion - Aid package passed by Congress to bail out the airlines.
$9.3 billion - Insurance claims arising from the 9/11 attacks. 

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