The United States experienced one of the most devastating terrorist attacks in its history. That day, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners. Two of them, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were intentionally hit against the aircraft Twin Towers the World Trade Center in New York. The impacts and subsequent collapse of the towers killed almost 3,000 people.
Attack on the Twin Towers: What happened on September 11th in the USA?
At the same time, another hijacked plane, American Airlines Flight 77, crashed into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the US Department of Defense in Arlington, Virginia. A fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was en route to an unknown destination in Washington, D.C. The passengers on board fought the hijackers, causing the plane to crash into a field in Pennsylvania. This heroic action prevented a possible further attack.
Terrorist attack in the USA: What happened on September 11th?
September 11, 20019/11, known as “9/11,” left a deep mark on the United States and around the world. It prompted the United States to wage a “war on terrorism” and strengthen its domestic security. Furthermore, it led to significant changes in security policies and perceptions of the terrorist threat around the world. September 11th has become a historic moment that will never be forgotten and is celebrated every year in memory of the lives lost and as a reminder of the importance of unity and resilience in times of crisis.