September 11th Hijackers Fast Facts
Posted July 27, 2013
Here's some background information about the 19 hijackers of September 11, 2001.
Timeline:September 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 Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
-- 8:46 a.m. 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 is piloted by plot leader Mohamed Atta.
-- 9:03 a.m. 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 is piloted by hijacker Marwan al Shehhi.
-- 9:37 a.m. ET (approx.) - American Airlines Flight 77 (traveling from Dulles, Virginia, to Los Angeles) strikes the Pentagon Building in Washington, DC. The plane is piloted by hijacker Hani Hanjour.
-- 10:03 a.m. ET (approx.) - United Airlines Flight 93 (traveling from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco) crashes in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The plane is piloted by hijacker Ziad Jarrah.
Hijackers by Airplane:American Airlines Flight 11 Mohamed Atta - Egypt, tactical leader of 9/11 plot and pilotAbdul Aziz al Omari - Saudi Arabia Wail al Shehri - Saudi ArabiaWaleed al Shehri - Saudi Arabia Satam al Suqami - Saudi Arabia
United Airlines Flight 175 Fayez Banihammad - United Arab EmiratesAhmed al Ghamdi - Saudi Arabia Hamza al Ghamdi - Saudi ArabiaMarwan al Shehhi - United Arab Emirates, pilot Mohand al Shehri - Saudi Arabia
American Airlines Flight 77 Hani Hanjour - Saudi Arabia, pilotNawaf al Hazmi - Saudi ArabiaSalem al Hazmi - Saudi ArabiaKhalid al Mihdhar - Saudi ArabiaMajed Moqed - Saudi Arabia
United Airlines Flight 93 Saeed al Ghamdi - Saudi ArabiaAhmad al Haznawi - Saudi ArabiaZiad Jarrah - Lebanon, pilot Ahmed al Nami - Saudi Arabia
Hijackers by Nationality: Egypt Mohamed Atta
Lebanon Ziad Jarrah
Saudi ArabiaAhmed 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 EmiratesFayez Banihammad Marwan al Shehhi