NEW YORK (AP) – Mounting an audacious attack against the United States, terrorists crashed two hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center and brought down the twin 110-story towers Tuesday morning. A jetliner also slammed into the Pentagon as the seat of government itself came under attack. Tuesday, Sept. 11
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8:53 New York Plane crashes into World Trade Center, according to television reports
8:56 New York Smoke poured out of a gaping hole in the upper floors of the World Trade Center on Tuesday and there were broadcast reports a plane had struck it.
9:01 New York An aircraft crashed into the upper floors of one of the World Trade Center towers Tuesday morning, and black smoke poured out of two gaping holes.
9:04 New York Explosion rocks second World Trade Center tower
9:05 New York An aircraft crashed into the upper floors of one of the World Trade Center towers Tuesday morning. Shortly afterward a second explosion rocked the other tower.
9:09 New York Plane crashes into second World Trade Center tower
9:11 New York An aircraft crashed into the upper floors of one of the WTC towers Tuesday morning. Shortly afterward a second plane hit the other tower.
9:12 Washington FBI investigating reports of plane hijacking before World Trade Center crashes
9:15 Washington The FBI is investigating reports that two plane crashes at the WTC are the result of foul play, the AP has learned.
9:18 New York Planes crashed into the upper floors of both WTC towers minutes apart Tuesday in a horrific scene of explosions and fire that left gaping holes in the 110 story buildings.
9:31 Sarasota, FL Bush calls World Trade Center crashes apparent terrorist attack
9:34 Washington President Bush said Tuesday that two plane crashes into the WTC were "an apparent terrorist attack on our country."
9:40 Washington First plane to hit World Trade Center was hijacked after takeoff from Boston, U.S. official says
9:42 Washington One of two planes that crashed into the WTC was hijacked after takeoff from Boston, a U.S. official said, citing a transmission from the plane.
9:43:07 Washington An aircraft has crashed into the Pentagon, witnesses say
9:43:59 Washington West Wing of White House evacuated amid terrorist threats
9:44 Washington An aircraft crashed near the Pentagon and the West Wing of the White House was evacuated amid threats of terrorism.
9:47 Washington White House threatened with terrorist attack, source says
9:49 Washington The Federal Aviation Administration has shut down all aircraft takeoffs nationwide
9:50 [Washington] The White House was evacuated after the Secret Service received credible threat of a terrorist act against the presidential mansion and residence.
9:53 Washington Aircraft crashed near Pentagon. White House evacuated after bomb threats. FAA shuts down all air traffic.
10:00 New York Explosion hits another building near World Trade Center
10:07 New York One World Trade Center tower collapses
10:11 New York Two planes crashed into WTC. Bush says "apparent terrorist attack." Witness saw people falling and jumping from towers.
10:19 Washington State Department evacuated due to a possible explosion.
10:23 Washington Car bomb explodes outside State Department, senior law enforcement officials say [Note: Officials’ version later proved unfounded]
10:29 New York Second World Trade Center tower collapses
10:30 New York In a horrific sequence of events, terrorists crashed planes into the WTC, and explosions rocked the Pentagon and the State Department, spreading fear through the country.
10:37 Pittsburgh Large plane crashes in western Pennsylvania, officials at Somerset County airport confirm
10:39 New York Fourth explosion at World Trade Center
10:46 Pittsburgh A large plane, believed to be a 767, crashed north of Somerset County Airport, near Pittsburgh.
11:15 New York Mayor Giuliani says: "I have a sense it's a horrendous number of lives lost."
11:16 New York Terrorists crashed planes into the WTC. Explosions also rocked the Pentagon. Mayor Giuliani: "I have a sense it's a horrendous number of lives lost."
11:17 New York Authorities had been trying to evacuate WTC. Expert: "I would name at the top of the list Osama Bin Laden." Aircraft crashed into Pentagon.
11:19 New York In Pennsylvania, a large plane believed to be a 747 crashed. Nation’s air traffic halted. New York "like a war zone."
11:23 Fort Worth, TX American Airlines says it "lost" two aircraft carrying 156 people
11:33 Pittsburgh United Airlines confirms flight from Newark, NJ, to San Francisco crashed near Pittsburgh
11:41 Pittsburgh San Francisco witness account of Pennsylvania crash.
11:52 Washington Federal Reserve reports it is prepared to provide additional money to nation's banking system as needed following terrorist attacks
12:03 Chicago United Airlines confirms second plane crashing, location not given
12:23 New York High-ranking city police official says the number of people killed or injured could be in the thousands
12:53 Barksdale AFB Bush says military on high-alert status
16:31 Washington President Bush is returning to the White House, spokesman says
16:54 Washington United States suspects Osama bin Laden in terrorist attacks, two U.S. officials say
20:33 Washington Bush says "thousands of lives were suddenly ended" in terrorist attacks
22:27 New York Mayor says some people alive in Trade Center Wednesday,
7:19 Washington Powell says U.S. will go after terrorists responsible for assault
9:54 Washington Pentagon says no more survivors expected; 80 bodies retrieved so far
10:00 Washington Officials say no more survivors expected to be found in Pentagon wreckage
10:52 Washington Bush says terrorist attacks were "acts of war"
10:57 Washington Bush calls attacks, "acts of war." Says he will ask Congress for money for recovery.
12:07 Washington Pentagon evacuating building due to threat of spreading fire
12:16 Washington Pentagon recalls evacuation order
12:18 Washington World's richest countries vow that terrorist attack in United States "will not be compounded by disruption of global economy."
12:33 Raleigh, NC Midway Airlines suspends all flight operations; 1,700 employees lose jobs immediately
12:49 New York Osama Bin Laden information. More details of the Pentagon damage.
14:23 Washington FAA allows flights diverted Tuesday to resume; others grounded
14:59 Washington White House spokesman says Air Force One and White House were intended targets in Tuesday attacks
15:16 Brussels, Belgium NATO says terror attacks in U.S. can be considered an attack on the whole alliance
15:52 Washington Attorney General John Ashcroft says government has several leads in terrorist attacks
16:47 New York New York Stock Exchange does not expect to open before Friday, official says
17:02 Washington Government not ready to resume normal air traffic operations
17:31 New York The remaining portion of south World Trade Center tower collapses
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