On September 11, 2001, four commercial jets headed for the west coast were hijacked from Boston, Dulles, and Newark. In total, 2,977 people lost their lives.

United Airlines Flight 93

United Airlines Flight 93 took off from Newark International Airport and was headed for San Francisco. It was believed that after the hijackers took over the plane, they were headed for an unknown location in Washington, D.C.

The 40 passengers aboard the plane decided to fight back after learning what was going on. They fought the hijackers and forced the plane to be crashed in an open field in Shanksville.

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Timeline of Events on September 11, 2001

8:46 a.m. – American Airlines Flight 11 strikes the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

9:03 a.m. – United Airlines Flight 175 strikes the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

9:37 a.m. – American Airlines Flight 77 strikes the Pentagon.

9:59 a.m. – South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.

10:03 a.m. – United Airlines Flight 93 crashes in a field near Shanksville.

10:28 a.m. – North Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.