A Complete 9/11 Timeline Of Events

Here, we are providing the complete details of the timeline events of the 9/11 attacks, telling each minute-to-minute update and what happened on September 11, 2001, and just three hours changed everything and collapsed the American status and lives of the people.


Go through the article to know what is happening, when it will happen, and also when will the planning begins for the 9/11 attack and all the details in this article.

What Happened on September 11, 2001 Morning?

On September 11, 2001 morning they are nineteen terrorists who were connected to Al-Qaeda, an Islamist Extremist group, who hijacked four commercial airplanes which were scheduled to travel from the East Coast to California.


They hijack the planes and make them weapons for the attack; they crash the two planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, this is a global business complex that is located in New York City, and the attack destroys the towers.

The remaining planes are gliding into the Pentagon, which is the US Department of Defense headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. In the fourth plane, the passengers and the crew members faced a counterattack. The hijacker forced the pilot to fly the plane towards Washington DC to crash the plane into the Somerset Country field that is located in Pennsylvania that is close to Shanksville town.

There were 2977 people killed in the 9/11 attack; in the History of American Soil, this attack is a remarkable and unforgettable one. Four hundred forty-one first responders have died in a single day, and this is a great loss for emergency responders.

Everything Changed In Just Three Hours

9/11, This one word is enough to make Americans feel terrible forever; this event has changed world history. Two decades completed this September 11, 2001, New York entered into a new day just like any other day, hoping it was going to be the same as usual.

Just in three hours, everything changed, the tallest buildings in New York decreased to debris, and the center of the American armed forces in the Pentagon was destroyed. So many people lost their lives, and some were seriously injured, and the whole country was suddenly shocked. People know completely about the terrorist act that happened on American Soil.


9/11, the events that happened in the morning, from various sides they attacked, it is captured in the mobile phones cameras a lot of images and videos are victims of the attack.

According to the 9/11 Commission Report, it interviewed 1200 people in 10 countries and wrote two and a half million pages of documents. So many people are younger than Generation X; for those people, 9/11 is a milestone. The timeline is a high-level record of what is going on in the morning during the three hours. It completely changes everything and lasts an unforgettable attack on American Soil.

9/11 Timeline Of Events:

Below we are explaining the list of timeline events of 9/11, providing all the important events which are led to, during, and immediately after September 11 attacks in the United States in 2001 timeline.

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The timeline begins with the first World Trade Center tower completion in 1970 via the first anniversary of the attack.

  • 5.45 a.m– The Hijackers move via the security in Portland, Main, and a flight to Boston board, and there they can combine the American Airlines Flight 11.
  • 6:00 a.m – In New York, September 11 is election day, so all the polling stations are open.
  • 7:59 a.m – On Board, they are 11 crew members, 76 passengers, and 5 hijackers, and Flight 11 takes off from Boston for Los Angeles.
  • 8:15 a.m – On Board, they are 9 crew members, 51 passengers, and 5 hijackers, and Flight 175 takes off from Boston for Los Angeles.
  • 8:19 a.m – The crew members on Flight 11 are alert on the ground person during the underway of hijacking, 1 hijacker is run through the passenger, Daniel Lewin
  • 8:20 a.m – American Airlines Flight 77 is on the way to Los Angeles and takes off from Washington D.C; on Board, they are 6 crew members, 53 passengers, and 5 hijackers.
  • 8:24 a.m. – Trying to communicate with the passengers and the hijacker contact with the air traffic control, unwittingly alerting the controllers of the attack.
  • 8:37 a.m.– The military is alerted by Boston air traffic control; flight 11 is followed by Air National Guard jets in Massachusetts.
  • 8:42 a.m– On Board are 7 crew members, 33 passengers, and 4 hijackers, and the San Francisco-bound United Airlines Flight 93 is taking off at Newark and having a delay.
  • 8:46 a.m – Flight 11 crashes into floors 93 through 99 of the North Tower.
  • 8:50 a.m.– 54 a.m: The Terrorists hijack Flight 77.
  • 9.03:02 a.m – Among the 77th and 85th floors of the South Tower of the World Trade Center, Flight 175 crashes.
  • 9:28 a.m. – They hijack Flight 93.
  • 9:37:46 a.m– In the Pentagon, Flight 77 crashes.
  • 9:59:00 a.m– The South Tower is Destroyed.
  • 10.03:11 a.m– In the Shanksville, Pennsylvania fields, Flight 93 crashes.
  • 10:28:22 a.m– The North Tower is Destroyed.


  • 1992: Mohamed Atta comes to Germany.
  • 1994: They planned to start Operation Bojinka in the Philippines.
  • 1995: The Operation failed, so Ramzi Bin Al-Shib Said Bahaji came to Germany.
  • 1996: Ziad Jarrah and Marwan Al-Shehhi comes to Germany.
  • 1997: Zakariyah Essabar comes to Germany.
  • 1998: Germany begins the recruiting process of hiring terrorists.
  • 1998: Bill Clinton alerts Bin Laden to prepare to hijack the US Aircraft inside the US.
  • 1999: Hamburg cell is completely formed.
  • 1999: Germany detects and calls the 9/11 hijacker Al-Shehhi and then shares the information with the CIA.
  • 1999: Jarrah, who is a 9/11 hijacker, has an unofficial wedding; later, the Photograph suggests the German intelligence he is an informant.
  • 1999: Three 9/11 hijackers get US Visas.
  • 1999: Hani Hanjour gets the pilot’s license despite uncertain skills.
  • 1999: German intelligence recorded the calls among 9/11 hijacker Al-Shehhi and others who are connected to Al-Qaeda.
  • 1999: The Saudi ambassador’s wife gave the funds to the 9/11 hijackers.
  • 1999: President Clinton alerts the Al-Qaeda operatives who are living in the US
  • 1999: The methods are not followed.
  • 1999: NSA tells CIA about the Al-Qaeda summit plan about the future hijackers.
  • 2000: 2000 Al-Qaeda Summit was held in Malaysia, and the pilots moved to the United States and went to flight training schools.
  • 2001: The Left hijackers move to the United States; Zacarias Moussaoui goes to the United States and is arrested.

September Leftovers:

  • September 13: Queen Elizabeth 2 personally orders the Star-Spangled Banner about the replacement of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and this is the first time a foreign national anthem played out of Buckingham Palace on behalf of the state visit, and Russia monitors a minute silence.
  • September 14 to September 21: The Worldwide stock markets crashed.
  • September 15: CIA Director George Tenet gives the Worldwide Attack Matrix.
  • September 20: George W Bush declared that the US was at war.


On October 1, Rudy Giuliani talked to the United Nations General Assembly, and on October 7, the US attacked Afghanistan commences.

After October:

In March 2002, the Tribute in Light project started, and on September 11, 2002, the First Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks celebration happened all over the world, mainly in the US.


Concluding, the main intention of this Topic is to deliver the timeline of events, i.e., what time the attacks happened in what places and the planning of these attacks, and after the attack, what will happen. Read the Topic completely to get a better view of the attack, so you can easily visualize the events of the attack.

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