On September 11, 2001, four commercial aircraft were hijacked in a series of coordinated attacks, on the World Trade Center in New York City, and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
At 8:46, American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center
At 9:03, United Airlines Flight 175 hit the second tower of the World Trade Center.
At 9:37, American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon.
At 10:03, United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field near Shanksville, PA.
2,997 people were killed and over 6,000 were injured in the attacks.
Team members at Piedmont Airlines and Allegheny Airlines, the regional subsidiaries of U.S. Airways, will never forget that day. Our team at DCA recounts the horror of seeing smoke rising from the Pentagon just across the Potomac River. Airports across the country were evacuated, flights were immediately grounded, many crews were left stranded and operation’s control had to develop a plan for how to get everyone safely back home. Watch as some of these team members, from all different departments, recount stories from within the operation. Even twenty years later, we will not forget.
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