Where were you? Here is the 9-11 timeline.

September 11, 2001
Timeline (Eastern Daylight Time):

7:59 A.M. – American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 with 92 people on board, departs Boston’s Logan International Airport bound for Los Angeles International Airport.

8:14 A.M. – United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767 with 65 people on board, departs from Boston’s Logan International Airport bound for Los Angeles International Airport.

8:20 A.M. – American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757 with 64 people on board, departs Washington Dulles International Airport bound for Los Angeles International Airport.

8:40 A.M. – The FAA notifies NORAD’s Northeast Air Defense Sector of the suspected hijacking of American Airlines Flight 11.

8:42 A.M. – United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 with 44 people on board, departs from Newark International Airport bound for San Francisco International Airport.

8:43 A.M. – The FAA notifies NORAD’s Northeast Air Defense Sector of the suspected hijacking of United Airlines Flight 175.

8:45 A.M. – American Airlines Flight 11 crashes into the north World Trade Center tower (1 Tower).

8:46 A.M. – Jet fighters are scrambled from Otis Air National Guard Base in Fallmouth, Massachusetts.

9:03 A.M. – United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the south World Trade Center tower (2 Tower).

9:08 A.M. – The FAA bans all takeoffs of flights going to or through New York airspace.

9:17 A.M. – The FAA shuts down all New York City-area airports.

9:21 A.M. – All bridges and tunnels into Manhattan are closed.

9:24 A.M. – The FAA notifies NORAD’s Northeast Air Defense Sector of the suspected hijacking of American Airlines Flight 77.

9:25 A.M. – The FAA orders shutdown of all airports nationwide, banning takeoffs of all civilian aircraft.

9:31 A.M. – President George W. Bush makes a statement from Emma Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida calling the crashes an “apparent terrorist attack.”

9:48 A.M. – The White House’s West Wing and the U. S. Capitol are evacuated.

@9:55 A.M. – Scrambled Jet fighters reach Washington, D.C. area.

9:57 A.M. – President George W. Bush leaves Sarasota, Florida.

9:59 A.M. – The south World Trade Center tower (2 Tower) collapses.

@10:07 A.M. – United Airlines Flight 93 crashes near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

10:10 A.M. – A walled section of The Pentagon collapses.

10:28 A.M. – The north World Trade Center tower (1 Tower) collapses.

10:50 A.M. – New York’s primary elections are postponed.

10:56 A.M. – Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat makes a statement offering condolences.

11:00 A.M. – New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani orders the evacuation of lower Manhattan south of Canal Street.

11:04 A.M. – The United Nations is completely evacuated.

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About mountain barry

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., I grew up in a beautiful small town, where I could bicycle to the local golf course and to the Buffalo Bills training camp. My dad was from Kentucky and was a Naval officer in WW II. My mom was from a similar small town and could beat my dad at golf. I started my first publication, a weekly newspaper, in 9th grade, and have been at it ever since: college newspaper, graduate school, college press service, daily newspapers in New York, North Carolina and Kansas, business journals in Kansas and California; also corporate communications/p.r. in Kansas and the SF Bay Area. I have two beautiful children, one extraordinary grandson, three remarkable stepchildren and a patient, loving wife who also happens to be an eBay trading assistant. My dogs, cat, gardens and the basketball goal in the driveway round out the picture of my home in a small town in the redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where mornings are foggy and afternoons are sunny.
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One Response to Where were you? Here is the 9-11 timeline.

  1. Barry Holtzclaw says:

    I don’t usually watch morning TV, maybe once every two or three weeks. I usually get up between 6 and 6:30 am. For some reason, on that morning, I got up about 5:30, made some coffee and turned on the TV just before quarter to six, Pacific Daylight Time.

    When I turned on KRON, which was the NBC affiliate at the time, the NBC anchor for the Today Show announced that a plane had apparently just struck one of the World Trade Center towers. I sat down, numb. By the time I went to work one hour later, the depth of the tragedy — the second tower, the collapse of the two towers, the attack on the Pentagon, the crash of Flight 93 — unfolded.

    Later, at work at Santa Clara University, I learned that one of our students had been on Flight 93, headed home for the fall semester. The event 3,000 miles away suddenly hit home. Only later did I learn of the extraordinary heriosm of those California-bound passengers.

    Those moments are as fresh as morning sun. I still don’t watch TV much in the morning….but I hit the news Web sites by 7 am PDT.

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