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.
The terrorist attacks on 9/11 have caused many debates over the years since they occurred back in 2001. Two American planes were hijacked and ran into the twin tower buildings, another was hijacked and headed for the pentagon, but thankfully never made it. Thousands of Americans lost their lives on the days of the attacks and to this day the sorrow hangs with us. Security was a huge debate of the time because America is supposed to be the safest nation there is, so how did this happen? America had lots of changes to make the attacks on September 11, 2001.
On January 28th 1986 the space shuttle Challenger launched and exploded only 73 seconds into flight shocking the world and killing the crew of seven. This disaster left the NASA community and its various engineering teams baffled to explain the disaster and some not surprised; while all wanted answers to questions as to why and how this disaster could have occurred, while some already held the data on what could have been the factors for disaster. 2 Research performed indicates there were a number of communication problems both internally with NASA and their Engineering team at Morton –Thiokol Engineering that lead to the disaster in question, specifically poor communication between NASA and the Engineering firm Morton –Thiokol Engineering, the designer of the Solid Rocket Booster (SRB), that was discovered after the accident through analysis of existing and post launch data. More specifically this paper will discuss engineering concerns about O-ring design of the (SRB) brought to the attention of NASA
The devastation of hurricane Irma was wide-spread and will take years to fully recover from. The total damage Hurricane Irma caused is calculated to be around $100 billion. The damage ranged from destruction of houses and building to 6.8 million people being without electricity (O’Hara, Kristy). The storm caused 38 casualties in the Caribbean and 34 in Florida. Irma flooded the entire area, leaving some places with hip-high water; buildings were lost, and caused destruction to anything that stood in the way.
Cooper or his motives for hijacking the plane. One of the reasons why no one has uncovered his true identity is because of the lack of evidence. The only real evidence is the tie that Cooper left behind on the plane. This helped eliminate hundreds of suspects, but is still not enough to find the criminal. One of the theories that the FBI had was that he died when he jumped from the plane, but no one has ever found a body.
The Bermuda Triangle is an unsolved mystery that leaves many people oblivious as to how it has taken away the lives of countless amounts of humans. The Bermuda Triangle mystery is said to have began in 1945, when a Navy Aircraft pilot left their Florida base on a routine training mission and was never seen again (Kurland,18). This mystery, in fact, has eliminated hundreds of vessels from commercial airplanes carrying hundreds of innocent people to navy submarines going on a test-drive. This incident arose lots of suspicion about the Triangle. People started to retell the story and stretch the truth in their own manner.
All of this took place near Aramil in the Soviet Union. The objective behind, what you call a successful mission, was to intercept America’s U-2 spy aircraft, basically messing up their mission. An American U-2 spy plane is shot down while conducting espionage over the Soviet Union. The incident derailed an important summit meeting between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev that was scheduled for later that month. The U-2 Incident is very significant, not just to the cold war, but to the United States of America because Nikita Khruschev wanted to wreck relations between the two countries, Eisenhower was president at the time, and Khruschev announced that he would no longer deal with the United States of America until Eisenhower was out of
American Airlines Flight 1420 June 1, 1999, a McDonnel Douglas DC-9-82, dispatched as American Airlines 1420, crashed after it had overran runway 4R, at Little Rock National Airport. The flight claimed the lives of 11 people, including the captain, and 105 passengers received serious or minor injuries, including the first officer and flight attendants (NTSB, 1999). According to the NTSB, this accident was due to pilot error (NTSB, 1999). This report will exam all human interaction as well as performance, utilizing Dr. Scott Shappell’s and Dr. Doug Wiegmann’s HFACS model, so one may find the route cause of the errors, and prevent similar accidents in the future. HFACS Level 4: Organizational Influences Errors aren’t created at the bottom
Amelia Earhart was, and still is, one of the most famous women in history for being the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean. On July 2nd, 1937, the famous pilot and her navigator, Fred Noonan, mysteriously vanished while attempting to circumnavigate the globe around the equator ("The Odd Vanishing Of Amelia Earhart."). There are many different theories on what could have happened that day that range in believability and it is important to add that there is little to no evidence for any of them. The circumstances to where and when they died also had a large factor in the conspiracies. Earhart and Noonan’s plan was to circle around the globe starting and ending in California, USA.
First Responders James Cross Intro to Homeland Defense Professor Kirchgraber August 30, 2015 Abstract 9/11 is a day that many will never forget. Terrorist high jacked four planes and flew them into predetermined locations. 3000 people died in The World Trade Center alone. Several of these were first responders. First responders were faced with several issues.
September, 11th 2001 4 planes are hijacked and crashed into the 2 World Trade Centers, the Pentagon, and a field in Philadelphia. 2,997 dead and over 6,000 people injured are the result of the horrific terror attack called 9/11. This is the biggest terror attack in U.S. history and has been for the past 15 years. 9/11 was not the only attack on the World Trade Center of its time. “Shortly after noon on Feb. 26, 1993, a bomb planted in a van parked in the center’s underground parking garage exploded, killing six people and wounding more than 1,000” (Carmen Taylor) 9/11 terrorist all had their own part to play in the World Trade Center plot.most of the hijackers took flight lessons before they took action.
The creative non-fiction piece definitely grabbed my attention much more closely than the news article. Hunter S. Thompson 's short story titiled "Fear and Loathing in America,” begins by placing us there at the scene of devastation when he describes the planes crashing into the World Trade Center on what seemed like another normal day (Thompson, 2001, para. 1). On the other hand, The New York Times article bluntly states that sports events were cancelled due to terrorist attacks. It dragged on to describe in monotonous and sequential detail many of the events that were cancelled in the United States and abroad (Litsky & Williams, 2001, para.
Thus, when the air assault coming from the Japanese came, it came as a surprise to the naval base. A 1,800-pound bomb crashed into the deck of the USS Arizona sinking it with more than 1,000 men trapped inside it. Following behind the bomb were torpedoes that drilled into the USS Oklahoma battleship with 400 sailors aboard. After the two hour long attack had finished just about every battleship- USS Neveda, USS Tennessee, USS Pennsylvania, USS Maryland, USS Utah, USS West Virginia, USS California, USS Oklahoma, and USS Arizona- had dramatic damage. Every battleship beside USS Utah and USS Arizona were eventually repaired.
(¨911 Attacks/911 Fact and Question¨). One of the plane crashes happened in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Another plane crashed into an open space in Pennsylvania. The plane that crashed in Pennsylvania was 20 minutes away from the White House. The plane that was in Pennsylvania was supposed to go to the White House.