On September 11, [The United States] suffered the largest loss of life2,973on its soil as a result of a hostile attack in its history. The FDNY suffered 343 fatalitiesthe largest loss of life of any emergency agency in history. The PAPD suffered 37 fatalitiesthe largest loss of life of any police force in history. The NYPD suffered 23 fatalitiesthe second largest loss of life of any police force in history, exceeded only by the number of PAPD officers lost on the same day.
[ ] Between 16,400 and 18,800 civilians were in the WTC complex as of 8:46 a.m. on September 11. At most, 2,152 individuals died at the WTC complex who were not (1) fire or police first responders, (2) security or fire safety personnel of the WTC individual companies, (3) volunteer civilians who ran to the WTC after the planes impact to help others, or (4) on the two planes that crashed into the Twin Towers.
On September 11, 2001, four planes were hijacked by 19 men in an act of complete disregard for human life. At 8:46 a.m. EST, American Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. Approximately 17 minutes later, at 9:03 a.m. United Flight 175 struck the South Tower of the WTC. American Flight 77 struck the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m. United Flight 93 crashed down in Shanksville, Pennsylvania at sometime after 10:02 a.m. EST, after the brave passengers onboard attempted to fight back and regain control of the plane from the hijackers. At 9:58:59, the South Tower of the WTC collapsed, followed by the collapse of the North Tower at 10:28 a.m.
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