September 11 attacks: September 11, 2001, the day that changed the United States of America. The 9/11 terrorist attack created sense of horror and terror across the globe.
On September 11, 2001, two planes were flown into the famous twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, DC, and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Over 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 9/11 attack triggered major US initiatives to combat terrorism.
17 years ago at 8.45 am on a Tuesday morning, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north of World trade Centre. The 80th floor of the 110-story skyscraper was left burning and killing hundreds of people. Hundreds of people got trapped on the higher floors. 18 minutes later, a second Boeing 767 -United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the south tower of WTC and burnt a hole on the 60th floor.
Here are the rare pictures of the twin tower attack: