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Original Plan Included 10 Planes

Report details wider initial al-Qaida plot 

The terrorists behind Nine-Eleven initially wanted to inflict even more harm on the United States. That's the finding in the latest report from the commission investigating the attacks. The report says Nine-Eleven plot mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed originally wanted to use ten hijacked planes, including one he would fly himself. The report says instead of crashing his plane, he wanted to land at a US airport and make an anti-American speech.

He also proposed killing all the male passengers aboard, but freeing women and children. Mohammed initially proposed hitting the CIA and FBI, nuclear plants, and buildings in California and Washington state. That's in addition to the World Trade Center, Pentagon and White House or Capitol.

The report says Osama bin Laden eventually approved a scaled-back attack.

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