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Timeline of Events From September 11, 2001

Compiled from reports by The Associated Press and The Washington Post
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Monday, September 11, 2006 11:54 AM

8:00 a.m.: American Airlines Flight 11, Boeing 767 with 92 people aboard, takes off from Boston's Logan International Airport for Los Angeles.

8:14 a.m.: United Airlines Flight 175, Boeing 767 with 65 people aboard, takes off from Boston's Logan airport for Los Angeles.

8:21 a.m.: American Airlines Flight 77, Boeing 757 with 64 people aboard, takes off from Washington Dulles International Airport for Los Angeles.

8:40 a.m.: Federal Aviation Administration notifies North American Aerospace Defense Command's Northeast Air Defense Sector about suspected hijacking of American Flight 11.

8:41 a.m.: United Airlines Flight 93, Boeing 757 with 44 people aboard, takes off from Newark International Airport for San Francisco.

8:43 a.m.: FAA notifies NORAD's Northeast Air Defense Sector about suspected hijacking of United Flight 175.

8:46 a.m.: American Flight 11 crashes into north tower of World Trade Center.

9:03 a.m.: United Flight 175 crashes into south tower of World Trade Center.

9:08 a.m.: FAA bans all takeoffs nationwide for flights going to or through airspace around New York City.

9:21 a.m.: All bridges and tunnels into Manhattan closed.

9:24 a.m.: FAA notifies NORAD's Northeast Air Defense Sector about suspected hijacking of American Flight 77.

9:26 a.m.: FAA bans takeoffs of all civilian aircraft.

9:31 a.m.: President Bush, in Florida, calls crashes an "apparent terrorist attack on our country."

9:40 a.m. (approx.): American Flight 77 crashes into Pentagon.

9:45 a.m.: FAA orders all aircraft to land at nearest airport as soon as practical. More than 4,500 aircraft in air at the time.

9:48 a.m.: U.S. Capitol and White House's West Wing evacuated.

9:59 a.m.: South tower of trade center collapses.

10:07 a.m. (approx.): United Flight 93 crashes in Pennsylvania field.

10:28 a.m.: North tower of World Trade Center collapses.

11:00 a.m.: New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani orders evacuation of lower Manhattan.

12 p.m.: Amtrak, Virginia Railway Express and MARC shut down rail service.

1:04 p.m.: From Barksdale Air Force base in Louisiana, Bush announces U.S. military on high-alert worldwide.

2:51 p.m.: Navy dispatches missile destroyers to New York, Washington.

3:07 p.m.: Bush arrives at U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.

4 p.m.: Northbound lanes of Interstate 395 reopen.

5:25 p.m.: Empty 47-story Seven World Trade Center collapses.

6 p.m. Trade Center Building No. 7, another building in the complex, collapses.

6:30 p.m. About 150 lawmakers gathered on the Capitol's steps. Some -- including House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) -- give speeches, then the group observes a moment of silence, followed by a spontaneous chorus of "God Bless America." George Washington Memorial Parkway reopens.

6:58 p.m. President Bush returns to the White House after stops at military bases in Louisiana and Nebraska.

7:30 p.m. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announces that the Pentagon will open for business on Wed., Sept. 12.

8:30 p.m. President Bush addresses the nation again, summing up the attacks as "evil, despicable acts of terror" and quoting from the Psalm 23: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for you are with me."

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