Street scene after the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, New York City Digital History ID 3893|
Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-02121-0060
Annotation: On the morning of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists flew commercial passenger airplanes into the World Trade Center (the twin towers) in New York City. Both towers collapsed as the world watched in disbelief. Thousands of civilians, and many police and firefighters died that fateful day.
That same day, a third hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon near Washington, D.C., and a fourth plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after passengers and crew members of United Airlines Flight 93 attempted to overtake the plane from the hijackers. All of the people on-board the flight were killed.
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