Essay about American Airlines Flight 77 Flew

1617 Words Jun 7th, 2015 7 Pages
While the nation watched in terror and unsure if the attacks were over two other events had yet to unfold. Such as, American Airlines Flight 77 flying to Washington, D.C., with the purpose of causing destruction and United Flight 93’s passengers taking a bold step against the terrorists. The first event of American Airlines 77 took place at 9:45 a.m. The flight headed towards Washington, D.C., crashed into the west side of the Pentagon killing 125 people in the building along with 64 people aboard the plane. Although, the situation looked like it could not get any worse. There was still further despair to hit the nation.
As the world looked at the horror that was taking place in New York the situation would soon take a turn for the worse when the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed. Although, the building was built to withstand high winds and conventional fires the building could not support the burning of the jet fuel. Minutes after the first tower fell the second would also fall causing massive dust clouds and smoke around the area. A staggering 3,000 people died in the World Trade Center, including firefighters and paramedics, New York City police and Port Authority police whom were all struggling to save people trapped in the building. Another 10,000 people in the vicinity received treatment for injuries sustained because of the attacks.
Meanwhile, the passengers on United Flight 93 prepared themselves for a revolt against the terrorists who took control of…

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