Despite the cockpit recordings implying that the passengers fought, overpowered the terrorist and eventually crashed the plane into the ground, people think that the plane was actually shot down. One reason for this theory is that the actual crash site had very little debris, which showed no evidence of a plane crash. All that was left behind was a big crater. Nevertheless, authorities found some debris 10 miles away from the crash site. Which would support this theory, as if the plane was in fact shot it would have started exploding in the air and debris would have been spreed out by 10 miles.
9/11 When 9/11 happened, I was almost two years old. Because I was so little, I don’t remember it at all. Almost every year, my teachers taught about 9/11, but they never really went into much detail. My knowledge prior to this assignment was that four planes were hijacked by terrorists, and three of the planes crashed into their destination.
Cooper died during the history creating jump. First off, Himmelsbach, who worked the case from 1971 until he retired from the FBI, notes “Cooper didn’t ask for a helmet, gloves, flight jacket, jumpsuit, or boots, It was below zero degrees Fahrenheit outside, dark, and the plane was going 196 MPH” (“D.B. Cooper”). Knowing this, he was probably a very inexperienced jumper, meaning he had an unbelievable high chance of being killed for that jump of history. After all, he left behind the 2 best chutes!
Although the images of the event were still fresh in my mind I had no understanding of it. I often wondered as a kid why an airplane would crash into a building in broad day. These and many more questions went unanswered for year until the 6th anniversary of the attacks. My 7th grade social studies teacher Mr. Drummond gave answers to the questions I had about the 9/11 attacks.
A small, portable radio was on in the adjoining room where we would count large deposits of money. I heard the announcer say that an airplane had flown into the World Trade Centre and I remember thinking, "is this the end of the World?" and that I wanted to go home to be with my wife. This was the only time in my life when I have seriously thought that it was the end of the World.
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.
Have you ever thought of how it would be to have a plane crash and be deserted for more than 40 days? Well neither did Louie Zamperini, until it happened. Louis Zamperini never thought that he would be lost at seas but when his B-24 crashed down in the pacific that's just what happened. Though his whole life he has been all sorts of things, rebellious, determined, courageous, and more. Louie Zamperini, from the book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand shows the characteristic traits of rebellious and determined through the thing that he does in this book.
On September 11, 2001, the weather was perfect. Not a single cloud in the sky, sun shining down, and then suddenly two planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. During this terrorist attack, around 3,000 people were killed. Some jumped out of the building, some hung out of windows to get their last breath of air, but others were able to use effort to save themselves. Why were some people able to put so much effort to save themselves and survive, while others put the same amount of effort but were not able to survive?
When we were in the airport I saw many signs about how high the plane’s elevation would be. This didn’t help me at all. “How long will the flight be?” I asked my Dad. “About
Did you know that the 9/11 attack was not the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center? On the 11th of September in the year 2001, Islamic terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes and crashed two of them in the World Trade Center in New York City. One of the other planes was crashed into the Pentagon in Virginia while the last plane was driven to the ground in a field in Pennsylvania. 9/11 changed American society by improving security but also by increasing ongoing wars. Immigration and deportation were also increased because of 9/11.
“9/11 changed America fundamentally, far more so than outsiders realized at the time. For Americans it genuinely was a new Pearl Harbour, an attack on the homeland that made them feel vulnerable for the first time in 60 years,” (Powell, 2003). The terrorist attacks of 9/11 affect America today because they instigated the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the “War on Terror,” and led to an increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes. “Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush,” (9/11, 2010). The most noticeable of these effects was the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.
On September 11, 2001, the world stood still in sheer disbelief, as the United States fell victim to an appalling terrorist attack. An Islamic extremist group, known as Al-Qaeda, hijacked four commercial airplanes in the morning of this life-changing day. The group targeted monumental buildings in both New York and Washington, D.C. and executed multiple, suicide attacks, which left behind a massive sea of destruction. Images clearly reveal flames and plumes of black smoke, billowed from the floors and windows of the World Trade Center. Lives have certainly changed in some shape or form and for some, more than others.
On September 1, 2001, an alleged terrorist attack was committed against the United States of America, leaving millions confused, wondering what really happened. The terrorist attack consisted of 19 hijackers taking control of four different planes heading toward the west coast. Those four planes were redirected toward The World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and the fourth landed in Pennsylvania. Two of the planes flew directly into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, engulfing them in flames from the jet fuel, eventually leaving the buildings to collapse, killing thousands. The Twin Towers however, were build with intent to withstand high volumes of heat, so how could jet fuel produce enough heat to melt the structure and cause the building