On September 11, 2001, the sky over Boston airport was clear and the sun shone on everyone. At 7:58 a.m., 92 passengers took off from here on American Airlines Flight 11 to Los Angeles. Their faces were filled with happy smiles and looked forward to the trip. Two minutes later, another United Airlines flight 175 with 53 passengers also took off, and its destination was Los Angeles.
this morning, the airport was also sunny. At 8:10, American Airlines Flight 77 with 64 passengers and crew left here and headed for Los Angeles.
at this time, there is a busy scene near the World Trade Center building in New York. The new day has just begun. People are walking here in a hurry. When they meet familiar faces, they don’t forget to smile and say hello. Everything seems to be the same as usual. People don’t feel the slightest difference. No one will have anything to do with the plane in Boston. However, the disaster always seems to come so suddenly and quickly, and the God of death is getting closer and closer… The history of
“aircraft bomb” hit
on September 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 11 took off from Boston airport as usual, It kept in touch with the Boston air traffic control center until 8:14 a.m. when the plane suddenly climbed into the air. However, the air traffic control center did not issue such an order. The ground commander hurried to contact the crew, but no one answered. At 8:19, when people were anxious to guess, Deng Yuewei, a Chinese stewardess on Flight 11, called an emergency phone: “the cockpit didn’t return the phone, the flight attendant and purser No. 1 were stabbed, and we couldn’t breathe in the business class. Someone was carrying something like gas. We may have been hijacked.”
the moment the plane crashed into the world trade center,
was talking. At the same time, the ground control personnel found that the flight direction of Flight 11, which was destined for Los Angeles, turned to New York. At 8:37:52 a.m., the Boston aviation center of the Federal Aviation Administration informed the Northeast Air Defense Command under the North American air defense command that American Airlines Flight 11 was hijacked and asked the U.S. military to assist in intercepting Flight 11.
at 8:46 a.m., two U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle fighters took off from Massachusetts air force base and were ordered to intercept American Airlines Flight 11, but the pilot did not know the location of the plane at this time. Before the Northeast Air Defense Command locked the exact position, at 8:46:40, the Boeing 767 aircraft loaded with fuel crashed into the North Building of the World Trade Center at a speed of about 788 kilometers per hour. The fire surrounded the whole building in an instant, and 69 tons of aviation fuel on the aircraft poured out, making the fire more fierce.
four minutes before the impact, United Airlines Flight 93, which had been delayed for 40 minutes at Newark Airport, New Jersey, also took off. Its destination is San Francisco. The original route of the flight was very close to the world trade center. Almost at the same time, United Airlines ground controllers got the news that flight 175 had been hijacked. Ten minutes later, it was confirmed that Flight 77 was also hijacked.
at 9:02:54 a.m., United Airlines flight 175, a Boeing 767 also loaded with fuel, crashed into the South Building of the World Trade Center at a speed of about 950 kilometers per hour, and then triggered a huge explosion. Part of the wreckage of the plane passed through the East and north sides of the building and scattered six blocks away.
in the next six minutes, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a series of orders, first banning all aircraft from taking off in New England and Eastern New York, then banning any aircraft from entering the airspace of New York and nearby Boston, Cleveland and Washington, and finally banning all aircraft flying to or passing through the airspace of New York. At 9:21 a.m., all tunnels and bridges in New York City were closed. At 9:24, the Federal Aviation Administration connected with the North American air defense command to discuss matters related to Flight 77 and Flight 93. At 9:26, the order banning all civil aviation flights from taking off was issued.
at 9:37 a.m., the hijacked Flight 77 also crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, the capital of the United States, and caused a huge fire. At 9:45, the White House and Capitol Hill were closed and the surrounding areas were under martial law. At 9:59:4, after more than 50 minutes of burning, the South Building of the world trade center collapsed. Part of the Pentagon collapsed at 10:10 a.m. and the North Building of the world trade center collapsed at 10:28 a.m.
the attacked World Trade Center building
at 10:39 a.m., US President Bush issued an order: in case of emergency, the US air force can shoot down any aircraft that may attack. More than half an hour ago, another hijacked Boeing 757, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed in the southeast of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and no one on board survived.
the world trade center is located in Manhattan Island, New York. It was built in the early 1970s. It is the tallest and most storied building in New York City. Its main building is in the shape of two towers, so it is also called “twin towers”. It is 412 meters high and has 110 floors. The outer walls are surrounded by B ō Li Jiancheng is praised as the “window of the world”. With more than 1200 enterprises from all over the world, it is a gathering place of world business forces. In addition to the 50000 people who work here, 150000 tourists and business personnel come and go here every day. The Pentagon in Washington, D.C., is the office of the U.S. Department of defense, and the highest military command of the United States is also set up here, carrying the wounded, etc., so as to save themselves or others when necessary.