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September 11 Twin Towers attacks. Illustration showing the impact zones on the South Tower (left) and North Tower (right) of the World Trade Center in New York City, USA, following the September 11 attacks. These impacts were made by passenger aeroplanes hijacked by terrorists on 11 September 2001: American Airlines Flight 11 (red) and United Airlines Flight 175 (purple). Both were Boeing 767 aircraft that departed from Logan Airport in Boston. They impacted the North Tower at 08:46 and South Tower at 09:03 respectively. The resulting debris trajectories are shown. The fires that broke out in the buildings caused them to collapse at 09:59 (South Tower) and 10:28 (North Tower). Many people evacuated safely (white arrows), but 2606 in the buildings and the surrounding area were killed.
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