- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 11, 2001

The Associated Press

(September 11, 2001 11:18 a.m. EDT) - Timeline of U.S. 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, about an hour after being hit by plane.
- 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 crashes 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 DC are closed.
- Securities and Exchange Commission says all financial markets are closed for the day.


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