Timeline of a tragedgy

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.

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