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Timeline of Attacks

  • Plane crashes into tower of World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, shortly before 9 a.m. Eastern.
  • Second plane crashes into the second tower of the World Trade Center, shortly after 9 a.m. Eastern.
  • President Bush, in Sarasota, Florida, calls the crashes "an apparent terrorist attack" and a "national tragedy".
  • An aircraft crashes near Pentagon, just outside of Washington D.C., in northern Virginia, about an hour after the attacks in New York.
  • Government buildings in Washington, including the Capitol and the White House, are evacuated with officials citing a credible threat of a terrorist attack.
  • The Federal Aviation Administration shuts down all aircraft takeoffs nationwide.
  • Shortly after 10 a.m. Eastern, one World Trade Center tower in New York collapses.
  • American Airlines says one of the planes that crashed into the Trade Center was American Airlines Flight 11, hijacked after takeoff from Boston en route to Los Angeles.
  • Senior law enforcement officials say car bomb explodes outside of State Department in Washington, D.C.
  • Federal protective services later denies car bomb attack occurred.
  • Financial markets suspend trading in the wake of the attacks.
  • Officials at Somerset County Airport say a large plane crashed in western Pennsylvania, about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, at about 10:00 a.m.
  • The second tower of the World Trade Center collapses at 10:28 a.m. Eastern.
  • Fourth explosion rocks the collapsed remains of the World Trade Center, at about 10:38 a.m.
  • Authorities across the country go on alert, tightening security at strategic facilities and evacuating high-profile buildings.
  • U.S. monuments and museums in Washington D.C. close.
  • Securities and Exchange Commission closes all U.S. financial markets.
  • American Airlines confirms two planes, carrying a total of 156 people, are "lost".
  • A high-ranking New York City police official says the number of people killed or injured could be in the thousands.
  • Afghanistan's hard-line Taliban rulers condemn the attacks in New York and Washington, rejecting suggestions that Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden was behind them.
  • Shortly after 1 p.m. Eastern, President Bush vows to do "whatever is necessary" to keep Americans safe, blaming "a faceless coward" for this morning's attacks.
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