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New York terrorist attack. Satellite image showing the plume of smoke from the destroyed World Trade Centre. North is towards bottom left. On 11th September 2001, terrorists flew two hijacked passenger planes into the two towers of this building in New York City, USA. Both buildings collapsed around an hour later. Thousands of people are believed to have been killed. Ikonos satellite image, taken less than 3 hours after the impacts. Ikonos orbits the Earth at an altitude of around 680 kilometres.
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