the plane was 3.5 miles Southwest of the Pentagon, making a 330 degree right turn, just four miles from the Pentagon. There were two reported calls from Flight 77, one from flight attendant Renee May that was to her mother and a call from passenger Barbara Olsen to her husband, telling him how hijackers had used box cutters and knives to take over the plane. At 9:38 a.m. Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, killing all 64 passengers that were on the plane and taking lives of others. For the third time that day, innocent lives were taken.
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.
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.
The attack happened on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the attack happened in Pearl Harbor Hawaii. The attack was 2 hours in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, there were exactly 21 ships in the U.S. Pacific fleet that had been sunk or severely damaged. There were exactly 188 United States aircrafts that were destroyed and exactly 159 that were damaged. That would make a total amount of 2,403 innocent people that were killed, the majority were the soldiers and sailors. When Japan sent their planes to attack the United States Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, they desired to make themselves look strong, but it made a lot of people think that they are heartless and ruthless.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire begun on March 25,1911. The fire started because someone had dropped a cigarette and started the fire. The fire started on the 8th floor of the factory, it continued up to the 9th floor. The fire killed around 145 workers. Some people jumped and killed themselves rather than getting burned alive, one jumper survived the jump.
On September 11, 2001, tragedy struck the city of New York. On that fateful day, two airplanes were hijacked by terrorists and flew straight into the twin towers. Each tower fell completely to the ground, taking thousands of lives with it and injuring thousands more. Not only did that day leave thousands of families without their loved ones, it also left an entire city and an entire country to deal with the aftermath of the destruction. Poet, Nancy Mercado, worries that one day people will forget that heartbreaking day.
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
Do you remember the day that changed America forever? Two hijacked planes crashed into the side of the Twin Towers in New York City killing thousands. Another plane went into the pentagon and the last was stopped before it got to its destination. In the afternoon of September 11, 2001 George W. Bush delivered a speech that gave relief to the American people after the massacre. This was a disturbing moment in our history that shook the very foundation of America.
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.
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
To appeal to logos she uses a fair amount of facts and statistics, “In the Army Air Forces, or AAF, there were 52,651 stateside aircraft accidents over the course of the war, killing 14,903 personnel. Though some of these personnel were probably on coastal patrol and other duties, it can be presumed that the vast majority were trainees, killed without ever seeing a combat theater. In the three months in which Phil’s men trained as a crew, 3,041 AAF planes--more than 33 per day--met with accidents stateside, killing nine men per day. In subsequent months, death tallies exceeding 500 were common. In August 1943, 590 airmen would die stateside, 19 per day (61).” This rather large quote establishes logos due to her use of statistics and numbers.
Each plane had a distinctive destination. These locations included The World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and an undisclosed location, which we will never know. The terrorist had a calculated plan and initiated an attack so horrible that three hundred and forty three firefighters and paramedics lost their lives. Twenty three New York City police officers and thirty seven Port Authority police officers were also killed. Could we have had less casualties if we, our nation, was better prepared?
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.
9/11 was one of the most pivotal events in world history; this tragic event continues to be remembered as thousands of Americans lost their lives that morning. On September 11, 2001 the United States came under attack by nineteen al-Qaeda terrorists. They directed their hatred towards two of our most symbolic trademarks; the twin towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington. The serious of four attacks carried out by al-Qaeda consisted of four passenger jets being hijacked, two of them were crashed into the World Trade Center, the third hit the Pentagon, and the fourth plain was directed toward Washington but ended up crashing in a field due to a fight the passengers out up with the terrorist on board. The attack claimed the lives
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.