- Medical surveillance of search dogs deployed to the World Trade Center and Pentagon: 2001-2006.
- 9/11 Attacks
Medical surveillance of search dogs deployed to the World Trade Center and Pentagon: 2001-2006.
Mar 15, Sept. 11, Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden: Thousands are dead and injured as hijacked U.S. airliners ram targets. The World Trade Towers are.del
On September 11, , 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaida hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. On September 11, , at a. The impact left a gaping, burning hole near the 80th floor of the story skyscraper, instantly killing hundreds of people and trapping hundreds more in higher floors. As the evacuation of the tower and its twin got underway, television cameras broadcasted live images of what initially appeared to be a freak accident. Then, 18 minutes after the first plane hit, a second Boeing —United Airlines Flight —appeared out of the sky, turned sharply toward the World Trade Center and sliced into the south tower near the 60th floor. The collision caused a massive explosion that showered burning debris over surrounding buildings and onto the streets below. It immediately became clear that America was under attack.
Both buildings are burning. Evacuation begins immediately. A massive cloud of dust and debris forms and slowly drifts away from the building. American Flight 11, a Boeing flying from Boston to Los Angeles, had 81 passengers and 11 crew aboard. Flight 77, a Boeing en route from Washington's Dulles International Airport to Los Angeles, had 58 passengers and six crew members aboard. Flight 11 slammed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Flight 77 hit the Pentagon.
As a horrified nation watched on television, the twin towers of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan collapsed into flaming rubble after two Boeing s rammed their upper stories. A fourth jetliner crashed in western Pennsylvania. Authorities said the hijackers might have been trying to aim the plane at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md. The assaults, which stirred fear and anxiety across the country and evoked comparisons to Pearl Harbor, were carefully planned and coordinated, occurring within 50 minutes. No one claimed responsibility, but official suspicion quickly fell on Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden.