9/11 Timeline Revisited

8:45 a.m.-8:46 a.m. September 11, 2001: NEADS Technician Locates
Flight 11 on Radar Screen, Then Sees It Disappear over New York

8:46 a.m. September 11, 2001: Boston Center Notices Flight
11 Disappear from Its Radar Screens, Does Not Realize It Has Crashed

(Shortly After 8:46 a.m.) September 11, 2001: New York
Center Air Traffic Controllers Notice Problems with Flight 175

8:48 a.m. September 11, 2001: CNN First Major Network
to Show WTC Crash Footage

(8:50 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Flight 175 Goes Off Course
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(Between 8:50 a.m. and 9:03 a.m.) September 11, 2001:
Janitor Hears Explosions and Other Strange Noises in North Tower

8:51 a.m. September 11, 2001: Last Radio Contact with Flight 77

8:51 a.m.-8:54 a.m. September 11, 2001: Hijackers Take Over Flight 77

8:52 a.m. September 11, 2001: Flight 175 Attendant
Reports Plane Has Been Hijacked; Accounts Conflict over Details

(8:52 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Flight 175 Passenger Details Stabbing

(8:54 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Flight 77 Veers Off Course

(8:55 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Flight 175 Nearly Collides with Two Other Planes

(8:57 a.m.-9:03 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Air Traffic Controllers Watch Flight 175 on Radar as It Heads into New York

8:57 a.m. September 11, 2001: Flight 175 Turns toward New York City

(8:57 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Fire Department Advice to Evacuate WTC Tower Fails to Reach People Inside

8:58 a.m. September 11, 2001: Flight 175 Passenger Says Passengers Want to Do Something about Hijacking

(9:03 a.m.) September 11, 2001: WTC Building 7 Evacuated


At 9:03, United Airlines Flight 175 struck the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Minutes later, at 9:05, the president was seated in a classroom at Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla., when Chief of Staff Andrew Card whispered to him: " ... America is under attack."

(9:12 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Flight 77 Attendant Calls
Parents and Confirms Hijacking, but Accounts Are Contradictory

Between 9:12 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. September 11, 2001: Flight
Attendant Describes Six Hijackers on Flight 77


By 9:15, the number of FDNY personnel en route to or present at the scene was far greater than the commanding chiefs at the scene had requested. Many off-duty firefighters responded. Also at about 9:15 President Bush left the classroom at Booker Elementary School to be briefed by staff.

9:23 a.m.-9:26 a.m. September 11, 2001: United Airlines
Dispatcher Sends Warning Message to Flight 93, Flight 93 Responds


At 9:26 the Federal Aviation Administration grounded all domestic flights. Meanwhile, at approximately 9:30, one of the first FDNY fatalities occurs. Father Mychal Judge, a fire department chaplain, is pulled from one of the World Trade Center towers

9:27 a.m. September 11, 2001: Flight 93 Makes Last Contact with Air Traffic Control
9:27 a.m. September 11, 2001: Flight 93 Passenger Tom Burnett Calls Wife Using Cell Phone; Reports that His Plane Has Been Hijacked

(9:28 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Cleveland Flight Control Hears Sounds of Struggle as Flight 93 Is Hijacked

9:29 a.m. September 11, 2001: Autopilot on Flight 77 Disengaged

(After 9:31 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Flight 93 Attendant Is Stabbed
8:33 a.m. September 11, 2001: Betty Ong Reports Death of Flight 11 Passenger

(8:34 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Air Traffic Controller Takes over Monitoring Flight 11, but Is Unaware It Is Hijacked

(8:34 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Boston Flight Control Hears Hijacker Announcement

(Shortly After 8:34 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Otis Control Tower Calls Otis Operations Center with Details of Hijacking

8:36 a.m.-8:38 a.m. September 11, 2001: American Airlines Conducts ‘Lockout’ of Flight 11

8:37 a.m.-8:38 a.m. September 11, 2001: American Airlines Reports that Flight 11 Is a Confirmed Hijacking


At 8:46, the first plane -- American Airlines 11 -- crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. By 8:57, chiefs from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) had instructed the Port Authority Police Department and building personnel to evacuate the South Tower as well.

(9:33 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Dulles Airport Supervisor
Notifies Secret Service of Aircraft Approaching the White House

9:34 a.m.- 9:37 a.m. September 11, 2001: Flight 77 Flies Complex Near-Circular Loop before Striking Pentagon

(9:35 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Contractors Evacuate Pentagon Just before It Is Hit


At 9:37, American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon, traveling at approximately 530 miles per hour.

9:45 a.m. September 11, 2001: Tom Burnett Makes Third Call; Says Flight 93 Passengers Are Making Plans to Defeat Hijackers

At 9:45, according to notes made on the call, the president told the vice president: "Sounds like we have a minor war going on here, I heard about the Pentagon. We're at war ... "

9:49 a.m.-9:53 a.m. September 11, 2001: Passenger Marion Britton Says Two Other Flight 93 Passengers Had Their Throats Cut

(9:50 a.m.-10:10 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Giuliani Goes to Temporary Command Post but Soon Evacuates It

(9:50 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Molten Metal Pours from South Tower

9:52 a.m. September 11, 2001: Firefighters Reach 78th Floor of South Tower; Find Two Isolated Fires

9:54 a.m. September 11, 2001: Flight 93 Passenger Tom Burnett Calls for Fourth Time; Details Plan to Take Control of Plane

9:57 a.m. September 11, 2001: Passengers Begin Attempt to Regain Control of Flight 93


At 9:58, the South Tower of the World Trade Center building collapsed in 10 seconds.

(9:57 a.m. and After) September 11, 2001: Passengers and Hijackers Struggle in the Flight 93 Cockpit

Five minutes later, at 10:03, United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pa., after passengers stormed the cockpit.

10:22 a.m.: In Washington, the State and Justice departments are evacuated, along with the World Bank.

10:24 a.m.: The FAA reports that all inbound transatlantic aircraft flying into the United States are being diverted to Canada.

Shortly Before 10:28 a.m. September 11, 2001: Ground Shakes Prior to North Tower Collapse

10:28 a.m.: The World Trade Center's north tower collapses from the top down as if it were being peeled apart, releasing a tremendous cloud of debris and smoke.

After 10:28 a.m. Fire Fighters Trying to Extinguish Fires in WTC 7

10:45 a.m.: All federal office buildings in Washington are evacuated.

10.46 a.m.: U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell cuts short his trip to Latin America to return to the United States.

10.48 a.m.: Police confirm the plane crash in Pennsylvania.

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