Timeline of Tuesday's Attacks
WASHINGTON - Here is the timeline of events in Tuesday's terrorist attacks.
8:45 a.m.: American Airlines Flight 11, carrying 81 passengers and 11 crew members, crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan. The flight was en route from Boston to Los Angeles.
9:03 a.m.: United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston to Los Angeles, with 56 passengers and nine crew members on board, crashed into the south tower. The Boeing 767 aircraft had departed Logan International Airport at 7:58 a.m. The airline said, "Last radar contact with the aircraft was between Newark, N.J., and Philadelphia."
9:17 a.m.: The Federal Aviation Administration shuts down all five airports in the New York City area.
9:30 a.m.: President Bush, speaking in Sarasota, Fla., says the U.S. has suffered an "apparent terrorist attack."
9:39 a.m.: An American Airlines Flight 77,(11x7=77) high-jacked from Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, was flown into the Pentagon. The flight had 58 passengers, four flight attendants and two pilots aboard. American Airlines said the jet, a 757, had been scheduled to leave Dulles at 8:10 a.m.
9:40 a.m.: The Federal Aviation Administration issued a National Ground Stop across the country Tuesday, a spokeswoman said. All flights nationwide were grounded.
9:45 a.m.: The White House is evacuated.
9:57 a.m.: Bush departs Florida for Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
10:05 a.m.: The south tower of the World Trade Center collapses.
10:10 a.m.: Part of the Pentagon collapses.
10:10 a.m.: United Airlines Flight 93, en route from Newark, N.J., to San Francisco with 38 passengers, two pilots and five flight attendants aboard, crashes about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. Authorities said there were no survivors.
10:13 a.m.: The 39-story United Nations building is evacuated. A total of 11,7000 people were evacuated "as a precautionary measure," a U.N. spokeswoman said.
10:24: The FAA announces that all inbound trans-Atlantic aircraft into the United States are being diverted to Canada.
10:28 a.m.: The World Trade Center's north tower collapses from the top down.
10:45 a.m.: All federal office buildings in Washington are evacuated.
10:52 a.m.: Washington-area airports have been closed, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says.
10:53 a.m.: New York's primary elections scheduled for today are postponed.
11:02 a.m.: New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani orders the evacuation of the area south of the World Trade Center.
11:18 a.m.: American Airlines says it has lost two planes. The airline says American Flight 11, a Boeing 767, en route from Boston to Los Angeles, and Flight 77, a Boeing 757 flying from Dulles Airport to San Francisco, had crashed.
11:26 a.m.: United Airlines announces the crash of United Flight 93 southeast of Pittsburgh.
11:59 a.m.: United Airlines confirms that Flight 175 has crashed with 56 passengers and nine crew members aboard.
1:04 p.m.: Bush, speaking from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., says the U.S. military has been put on high alert worldwide. He asks for prayers for those killed or wounded in the attacks. "Make no mistake, the United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts," he said.
1:48 p.m.: Bush leaves Barksdale aboard Air Force One and flies to Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb.
6:41 p.m.: Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld holds a news conference at the Pentagon. Rumsfeld announces the Pentagon will reopen for business today.
6:54 p.m.: Bush returns to the White House from Omaha.
7:15 p.m.: In a White House briefing Attorney General John Ashcroft said, "We will not tolerate such acts." He said the government had set up a Web site for tips, ifccfbi.gov.
7:25 p.m.: The congressional leadership holds a briefing on the steps of the U.S. Capital. Senate plurality leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., says Congress will reconvene this morning.
8:30 p.m.: President Bush addresses the nation from the Oval Office.