four airplanes carrying passengers, owned by United Airlines and American Airlines, were hijacked by nineteen militants who belonged to al-Queda, an Islamic extremist group. Four terrorist attacks took place: two aircrafts flew through the World Trade Center in New York, one attacked the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and the last crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. These attacks resulted in trillions of dollars worth of damages, thousands of injuries, and the loss of thousands of civilians and first responders.
The morning of September 11th was a dark and tragic day for many, especially those in New York, Washington D.C, and Pennsylvania. Flight 11, the first plane which belonged to American Airlines, was crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 A.M.. As people witnessed the first crash, they believed that it was just an accident. However, in the next 17 minuts, they were shortly proven wrong as flight 175 from Boston, a plane owned by United Airlines, hit the south tower. In that moment, the Unites States recognized they were under attack and the victim of terrorist attacks. As the twin towers' 110 stories collapsed and got destroyed, debris, lack of oxygen, intake of too much smoke, and the imoact of those who jumpd out of the towers killed thousands of people. Ground Zero changed the lives of many.