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New York, Washington Rocked by Apparent Terrorist Attacks; World Trade Center Tower Collapses

By Charles Babington
washingtonpost.com Staff Writer
Tuesday, September 11, 2001; 10:10 a.m.

Minutes after two airplanes crashed into New York City’s World Trade Center towers this morning in a what appears to be the gravest terrorist attack ever in America, a large airplane-caused explosion and fire took place at the Pentagon and explosions were reported at the Capitol and the State Department.

At about 10 a.m., one of the 110-story World Trade Center towers collapsed, and the second tower collapsed about 30 minutes later.

The tragedies stunned the nation and prompted officials, fearing still more attacks, to evacuate the Capitol, the White House, State Department and other federal buildings. Flights were canceled at all major airports in the nation.

At about 10:20 a.m., the Associated Press reported the a car bomb explosion outside the State Department, senior law enforceement officials said.

Shortly before the Pentagon fire ignited, President Bush called the New York disasters "an apparent terrorist attack on our country." He hastily departed from Florida, where he had scheduled an education speech, and returned to Washington. Early details were sketchy, but the New York attacks seemed certain to cause heavy losses of life and many injuries.

There were reports that an American Airlines 767 had been hijacked earlier today on a scheduled flight from Boston to Los Angeles, and apparently was one of the planes flown into the giant towers that dominate lower Manhattan’s skyline. The second crash, which touched off a giant fireball in one of the tower’s upper floors shortly after 9 a.m. EDT, took place as many Americans watched live on television.

New York’s airports were quickly closed, the New York Stock Exchange was evacuated, and millions of Americans watched in horror and disbelief as news of the Pentagon fire soon followed.

In Florida, Bush pledged to use “the full resources of the federal government government to help the victims and their families" and “to hunt down and find those folks who committed these acts."


Twin Tower Catastrophe
In what may be a terrorist attack of immense consequences, two airplanes crashed into New York's World Trade Center this morning. 

Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2001
In tragic and spectacular crashes that rival the disasters in any Hollywood movie, two airplanes appear to have crashed into New York's World Trade Center. The Associated Press is reporting that a commercial airplane may have been hijacked and deliberately crashed into New York's signature skyscraper. Television networks showed extraordinary images of smoke billowing from the twin towers as well as footage of a second plane flying directly into the center of one of the buildings.

CNN is reporting that one of the planes was a commercial airline jet from Boston. The wire services are reporting that that the FBI is investigating reports of a terrorist hijacking of a commercial airliner. Last week, the State Department issued warnings to American citizens at home and abroad about potential terrorist attacks. Wire services are also reporting that the New York metropolitan airports have been closed. The Lincoln Tunnel has been reportedly closed. The New York stock market has halted trading.

In remarks in Sarasota, Florida before he boarded Air Force One for Washington, President Bush said, "Today we had a national tragedy." Two airplanes, President Bush said, crashed into the World Trade Center "in an apparent terrorist attack on our country." President Bush authorized the full resources of the federal government to help New York and to investigate those who may have perpretrated this terrorist act.


Terror attacks hit U.S.

September 11, 2001 Posted: 1457 GMT

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Terrorists struck the United States Tuesday morning in harrowing, widespread attacks that included at least three commercial jet crashes into significant buildings.

• In the first attack, a plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan shortly before 9 a.m., followed by another plane into the second tower about 20 minutes later. Both towers later collapsed.

• About an hour later, a plane crashed into the Pentagon, part of which later collapsed.

• American Airlines told CNN that it lost two planes in "tragic accidents:" Flight 11 from Boston with 81 passengers and 11 crew aboard and Flight 77 from Washington Dulles airport with 58 passengers and six crew aboard. Both planes were en route to Los Angeles

• United Airlines Flight 93 airliner headed from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco, crashed near Somerset, Pennsylvania -- police said initial reports indicated no survivors. It was not known if this was connected to the attacks. United also said it was "deeply concerned" about Flight l75 from Boston to Los Angeles.

•  The Pentagon, the White House, the State Department, the Justice Department, the Capitol, the CIA and all other government buildings in Washington evacuated.

• In the first ever national ground stop of aircraft, all flights nationwide have been stopped at their departure airports.

• All international flights were diverted to Canada.

• Israel has evacuated all its missions around the world.

• President Bush cancelled an appearance in Florida to return to Washington, calling the crashes "apparent terrorist attacks" and "a national tragedy."

• In Chicago, the Sears Tower was evacuated; United Nations in New York evacuated.

• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta was evacuated. CDC was preparing bioterrorism teams in case they become necessary.

• The New York Port Authority said it had closed all bridges and tunnels into the city.

• New York's Bellevue Hospital was designated command central for handling the catastrophe. Several hospitals have already reported receiving victims with burns and head injuries.

• U.S. stock markets were closed after the New York attacks.

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Il crollo della torre Sud

Accompanied by Secretary of State Colin Powell, far left, Vice President Dick Cheney and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Hugh Shelton (far right), President George W. Bush talks with the press about the previous day's terrorist attacks during a cabinet meeting Sept. 12, 2001. White House photo by Tina Hager.

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