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Fast facts: Sept. 11 hijackers

By By CNN Library
Published On: Jul 27 2013 03:22:31 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 11 2013 05:36:27 AM CDT
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Here's some background about the 19 hijackers of Sept. 11, 2001.


Sept. 11, 2001

- Nineteen men hijack four commercial airlines loaded with fuel for cross country flights, to carry out a terrorist attack on the United States orchestrated by al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

-- 8:46 AM ET (approx) - American Airlines Flight 11 (traveling from Boston to Los Angeles) strikes the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The plane was piloted by plot leader Mohamed Atta.

-- 9:03 AM ET (approx) - United Airlines Flight 175 (traveling from Boston to Los Angeles) strikes the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The plane was piloted by hijacker Marwan al Shehhi.

-- 9:37 AM ET (approx) - American Airlines Flight 77 (traveling from Dulles, Va., to Los Angeles) strikes the Pentagon Building in Washington, D.C. The plane was piloted by hijacker Hani Hanjour.

-- 10:03 AM ET (approx) - United Airlines Flight 93 (traveling from Newark, N.J. to San Francisco) crashes in a field in Shanksville, Pa. The plane was piloted by hijacker Ziad Jarrah.

Hijackers by airplane:

American Airlines Flight 11: Mohamed Atta - Egypt, tactical leader of 9/11 plot and pilot Abdul Aziz al Omari - Saudi Arabia; Wail al Shehri - Saudi Arabia; Waleed al Shehri - Saudi Arabia; Satam al Suqami - Saudi Arabia

United Airlines Flight 175: Fayez Banihammad - United Arab Emirates; Ahmed al Ghamdi - Saudi Arabia; Hamza al Ghamdi - Saudi Arabia; Marwan al Shehhi - United Arab Emirates; pilot Mohand al Shehri - Saudi Arabia

American Airlines Flight 77: Hani Hanjour - Saudi Arabia; pilot Nawaf al Hazmi - Saudi Arabia; Salem al Hazmi - Saudi Arabia; Khalid al Mihdhar - Saudi Arabia; Majed Moqed - Saudi Arabia

United Airlines Flight 93: Saeed al Ghamdi - Saudi Arabia; Ahmad al Haznawi - Saudi Arabia; Ziad Jarrah - Lebanon; pilot Ahmed al Nami - Saudi Arabia

Hijackers by nationality:

Egypt: Mohamed Atta

Lebanon: Ziad Jarrah

Saudi Arabia: Ahmed al Ghamdi, Hamza al Ghamdi, Saeed al Ghamdi, Hani Hanjour, Nawaf al Hazmi, Salem al Hazmi, Ahmad al Haznawi, Ahmed al Nami, Khalid al Mihdhar, Majed Moqed, Abdul Aziz al Omari, Mohand al Shehri, Wail al Shehri, Waleed al Shehri, Satam al Suqami

United Arab Emirates: Fayez Banihammad Marwan al Shehhi

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