25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks

25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks

Jacob Miller - July 19, 2017

The September 11 attacks were a series of coordinated terror attacks committed by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

Four passenger airplanes were hijacked by 19 terrorists. Two of the planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan. Both 110 story buildings collapsed causing ash and debris to cause fires and partial or complete collapse of all the surrounding buildings.

A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, crashed into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the Department of Defense, causing partial collapse on the western side.

A fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was hijacked and initially steered towards Washington D.C. but crashed in Stonycreek Township, PA after its passengers attempted to overcome the hijackers.

The September 11 attack remains to be the worst terrorist attack ever committed with 2,977 people killed. 343 firefighters, 72 law enforcement officers, and 55 military personnel all perished attempting to rescue any and all survivors.

The 19 terrorists also died. They cannot, in good conscience, be included in the death toll of the victims and heroes.

The world will never forget.

25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
Statue of Liberty with the smoke Billowing up from Ground Zero. Ranker
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
At 8-46 AM EST, a passenger airliner, American Airlines Flight 11, struck the North Tower.Robert Miller. Sipa Press
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
A plane impacts the second tower. Dan Doane Jr. Sipa Press

 

25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
“Flight 175 Producing A Fireball As It Hits The South Tower”, and below:
Photo: Robert J. Fisch/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.0

 

25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
New Yorker looks on at the the attack in shock. Andrew Lichtenstein:Corbis via Getty Images
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
The smoke leaves the city in a horrible shroud. Detective Greg Semendinger:National Institute of Standards and Technology
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
Toxic Dust and Debris fill Manhattan. Greg Semedinger
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
View of Manhattan from the ISS on 9/12. NASA
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
Covered in ash and debris .Gulnara Samoilova, 2001. New-York Historical Society
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
Firefighters look over the devastation. Ranker
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
It took firefighters just over 100 days to put out all the fires ignited by the 9/11 attacks on New York. Ranker
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
Later in 2001, Congress approved a measure making September 11th a National Holiday to honor those fallen, and those who served on that day. Patriots Day is observed every year on the anniversary of the attacks. U.S. Navy Photo

25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
The Ground Zero wreckage.Porter Gifford: Corbis via Getty Images
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
A picture of the Pentagon’s emergency response to the day’s attacks. Released March 23, 2017 FBI
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
FBI team at the Pentagon. The FBI released this photo March 23, 2017
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
Interior of the Pentagon. Released March 23, 2017
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
Pentagon emergency Response. Released March 23, 2017. FBI
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
Pentagon exterior. Released March 23, 2017.
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
debris from the airplane that struck the Pentagon. Released March 23, 2017
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
First Responders. Frank Fournier, Untitled, 2001. New-York Historical Society
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
Fred George, Ash Wednesday, Dusk, 9:12:01, New-York Historical Society
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
Micah, a German Shepherd from Connecticut, rests under the shade of a dog biscuit box in a firehouse opposite the World Trade Center after a 20-hour day spent searching fruitlessly for survivors amidst the wreckage . Getty Images
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
Memento Mori. Alice Attie, 2001. New-York Historical Society
25 Rare and Devastating Photos From the September 11 Attacks
Firefighters raise a U.S. flag at the site of the World Trade Center after two hijacked commercial airliners were flown into the buildings September 11, 2001 in New York. (Photo by 2001 The Record (Bergen Co. NJ)/Getty Images)

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