9/11: The Day That Changed America Forever On September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists boarded four planes, all transcontinental flights full of jet fuel. 9/11 became the first of many hijackings in the United States. The terrorists turned two flights into flying weapons of destruction, knocking down America’s tallest buildings. The third plane rammed into the Pentagon and the fourth plane was crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. 9/11 became the day that a tragic event killed thousands, injured hundreds and changed America forever.
Tragedy, and burning flames. Everybody remembers 9/11, and the day the twin towers collapsed into shreds. Bombers in hijacked planes, millions injured, and thousands dead enduringly. The beginning of the ending, 250 people on 4 hijacked planes that changed America forever. Nobody knew, it was a rude awakening.
Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control. Four passenger airlines, all of which departed from airports in the northeastern United States bound for California, were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda members. One plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington D.C., the second plane crashed in a field in Pennslyvania, and the last two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Within one hour and 42 minutes both 110 story towers were completely on the ground, with debris filling the air and fires starting to spread. Numerous other buildings at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan were destroyed or badly damaged.
Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, New York to Santo to Las Americas International Airport, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Accident aircraft Airbus A300-605R, registration N14053 had a carrying capacity of 267 people and was powered by two General Electric CF6-80C2A5 engines. On November 12, 2011 American Airlines Flight 587 encountered the second-deadliest aviation accident on U.S. soil. Flight 587, around 0916:15 eastern standard time, carrying 260 people crashed into the Belle Harbor neighborhood of Queens, New York, killing all 260 people onboard and 5 on the ground. Initially it was suspected as a terrorist attack as it happened exactly after 2 months and 1 day after 9/11 World Trade Centre attack.
RMS Titanic Sinked The ‘unsinkable’ ship RMS Titanic has hit an iceberg and sank on April 14, with the death of more than 1500 people. The second of three biggest ships— RMS Titanic was heading Queenstown (Cobh) in Ireland. On April 10, 1912. passengers boarded Titanic. When Titanic left Queenstown and set off for New York, it has 2,200 people on board. The terrible, sensational accident happened after four days of RMS Titanic’s journey.
Every Once and awhile, tragedy strikes, and the whole country sits still. On January 13th, 1982, Air Florida Flight 90 crashed. An event such as this one, though tragic, is sadly fairly common. Although, on January 13th, every soul in the united states had their eyes glued on the news channels, following the crash. There are many speculations about why this crash, in particular influenced the public so dramatically.
Mark Twain once said, “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” Giving up your life for some random people in the same situation as you isn’t a simple task to do. In the op-ed “The Man in the Water” written by Roger Rosenblatt based on a true incident on January 13, 1982, of a plane crash. Air Florida Flight 90 took off from Washington National Airport, which later crashed into the Potomac River was caused by the ice on the plane’s wings and crashed as it caused damage to the surroundings. There were seventy-eight people on the plane and only five survived with the help of rescuers. In the essay “The Man in The Water”, Roger Rosenblatt demonstrated moral courage by showing the bravery
Just Eleven minutes into the Flight the plane exploded eight miles away from the coast of Long Island then creating from that moment on a national mystery of what had caused the plane to explode (TWA flight 800 crash - Atlantic Ocean off New York:1996 2). Soon after the aircraft was submerged in water and had been seen by many as it went down in flames, water vessels in the surrounding area were able to reach the site within minutes, but soon to be discovered all 230 people had not survived with all bodies being found and 95% of the plane being recovered (McDowell-Smith 1). With all the information before the crash being easily attained the cause for the crash was unknown which leads many to wonder what had actually caused this tragedy. The misfortunate catastrophe of the explosion of Flight 800 brought grief to many which brought people longing for an answer to bring closure
Flight 786, Los Angeles to New York City. This Flight has always lost 20 passengers every time it flies, it only flies that specific route. CIA agent Samuel Thompson waits for the flight to be ready to board. He’s a tall 5’ 11”, weighs about 160 and has dirty blonde hair with a whitish tan. He waits for the everyone to board the killer plane.
According to “A History In Numbers” by Dave Fowler, only 706 people aboard the Titanic survived the terrible accident, while the other 1,529 were taken down with the ship. Many people believed the iceberg was to blame for the sinking of the ship; however, the problems surrounding the ship began long before the ship set sail. “R.M.S Titanic” by Hanson W. Baldwin revealed that the crew was so confident in the ship’s inability to sink that they did not even pack enough lifeboats in case of an emergency. Furthermore, the captain and crew neglected to practice many safety drills that could have possibly saved many lives. The Titanic was doomed once the captain and crew set foot on the ship because of the arrogant aura they carried which resulted in the confusion and lack of resources that were obtainable during the sinking to many of the passengers including Master Harold Victor Goodwin and his family.
Plus, since the attack the united states is too strict in order to do anything. The attack started at 8:50 am and the northern tower was struck first. But even though the southern tower was struck second it was the first to collapse. The northern tower finally collapsed 102 minutes after it was struck. The pentagon was also stuck the plane flew into it and exploded.
On Tuesday September 11 2001, there was the 9/11 attack in New York City. At 8:46 A.M , American Airlines flight 11 a Boeing 767, flew into the north tower. Then at 9:06 A.M, United Airlines flight 175, another Boeing 767, flew into the south tower. Hijackers causes the 9/11. It affected people because a lot of people died that day and some got hurt really bad.
Not only did they lose someone they loved or almost lost their lives, this event affected them long term. Some have medical issues, mental issues, and emotional issues. The citizens of New York were affected severely by the event that happened on September 11, 2001. Out of the 2,606 people that died in the World Trade Center, 1,762 were residents of New York (Statistic Brain Research Institue). People not only died from the explosion of the airplane crashing into the twin towers, but had to make the decision to jump because there was no way out.
MECHANIC TWP. — Alcohol, speed and seat belt use, or lack thereof, all played a role in an early Friday crash that resulted in serious injury to two people. Robert Scott Huy, 29, Township Road 262, Millersburg, sustained massive head trauma and was transported from the crash scene to a helipad at the former Holmes County Fairgrounds. From there, he was taken by emergency helicopter to Akron General Medical Center, where he remained Friday afternoon. He was a passenger in a 1999 Dodge pickup truck driven by Randall C. Clinage, 29, Township Road 262, Millersburg.
Steamboat Springs — January 11, 2009. A single-engine plane crashed one mile north of the runway at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, YVRA, on Sunday morning in heavy snow. The two passengers, William "Bill" Rooney Jr., 54, and his adult son William Patrick Rooney III, 26, father of a year-old son and a daughter expect next month, were killed. West Routt Fire Protection District Chief Bryan Rickman said the airplane, a Pilatus PC-12 fixed-wing, single-engine turboprop aircraft, took off from YVRA at about 9:40 a.m. en route to Chino or Orange County, California. "We never heard from it again," Rickman said.