The Disaster of September 11

Claire Lam, Journalist


On September 11, 2001, at 5:46 in the morning, a guy named Osama bin Laden hosted terrorism and began to bomb the Twin Towers in New York. This caused 4 flights to be hijacked, which were American Airlines Flight 11, American Airlines Flight 77, United Airlines Flight 175, and United Flight 93. 

Flight 11, was hijacked by 5 Al-Qaeda terrorists and crashed into the north tower soon after. Flight 77, crashed into the Pentagon in Washington D.C, and Flight 93, into Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, nobody survived the 93 crash as all 44 passengers died in the flight including the hijackers.


As stated, terrorism was led by Osama bin Laden. His goal was to attack America and have a war. On May 2nd, 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed in his compound and found dead by the U.S. forces who then buried him in the ocean on that same day. 


Three thousand citizens and more than 400 police and firefighters died in the outcome of these crashes. For firefighters, it was the toughest job for them in history.