It was Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2001 a date that should never be forgotten. 19 despicable militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.
2,977 fatalities, over 25,000 injuries, and substantial long-term health consequences were the results, in addition to at least 10 billion dollars in infrastructure and property damage. American Airlines flight 11 and United Airlines flight 175 struck the Twin Tower in New York city. Other hijackers crashed American Airlines flight 77 into the Pentagon building and following a vote the hero passengers aboard flight 93 rush the cockpit attempting to retake the plane, the plane rolls upside down during the attempt. Subsequent audio recordings have led some to believe that the passengers managed to get inside the cockpit and struggle over the controls, Flight 93 crashes in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing everyone on board. Flight 93 would have reached Washington, D.C.—its suspected destination—in about 20 minutes if action were not taken.