Timeline Tuesday Sept. 11
8:45 a.m. – American Airlines flight 11, from Boston to Los Angeles, strikes the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
9:05 a.m. – United Airlines flight 175, from Boston to Los Angeles, collides into South Tower.
9:25 a.m. – Federal Aviation Administration sends order to stop all airplane takeoffs nationwide.
9:30 a.m. – President Bush addresses the nation from Sarasota, Fla.
9:40 a.m. – American Airlines flight 77, from Dulles International Airport to Los Angeles, crashes into Pentagon.
9:50 a.m. – South Tower of World Trade Center collapses.
10:00 a.m. – United Airlines flight 93, from Newark to San Francisco, crashes 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
10:00 a.m. – White House, Capitol, Treasury Building and other government offices evacuated. Smithsonian and other tourist attractions closed.
10:10 a.m. – A section of the Pentagon collapses.
10:24 a.m. – All transatlantic airplanes flying into the U.S. are diverted to Canada.
10:30 a.m. – North Tower of World Trade Center topples down.
11:00 a.m. – GW and other local universities cancel classes and send workers home on liberal leave.
Noon – All domestic flights are safely grounded.
1:27 p.m. – A state of emergency is declared in Washington
5:20 p.m. – Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapses.
8:30 p.m. – President Bush addresses the nation asking for prayers for the friends and family of Tuesday’s victims.
9:22 p.m. – Fire at the Pentagon is still burning, but contained and under control.