In my mind it all went into slow motion. Everything was floating”,(James Nachtwey). Instead of immediately running for safety, he stayed to document what was going on. A religious cross was captured during the destruction of the South Trade center tower. To this day his captures are iconic to 911, and people appreciate this to this day. His skills in photography capture the same attention that was given during September eleventh.
Hundreds of different people died during this invasion. All terrorists died, 2,750 people in New York, 184 at the Pentagon, and 40 in Pennsylvania. This doesn’t even include the 400 police/firefighters that passed away during and after the crisis. It is now that people know what Bin Laden’s thoughts were prior to this incident. Bin laden thought that the U.S. was weak, and therefore a great target for destruction.
Three of the planes hit their targets and caused mass destruction. There couldn’t be enough firefighters for something this catastrophic. As the second plane was approaching people were seen standing, screaming, and simply watching. There are things that a country will never forget, this is one of them.
Around nine o’clock am the United Airlines Flight 175 struck the World Trade’s South Tower. Fire and smoke lingers around the Trade Centers Southernmost tower after the attack. Everyone in the plane crashed almost instantly died, and hundreds more inside the building. The temperature inside the tower was at an unbearable amount so people started to dangle out of the building. When the flames billow for quite some time, people start to plummet from the tower.
“The U.S. military decided not to distinguish the terrorists who committed the acts from who harbored them,”(The Encyclopedia of 9/11). Many people tried to help during 911, although most who tried developed dangerous illnesses. “More than 33,000 responders and volunteers have developed illnesses from their time at the 9/11 sites,”(The New York Times). They were all eventually awarded compensation for their actions, and were looked after post crisis. However, many were exposed to toxins which lead to various types of cancers.
On September 11, 2001, an American Airlines 767 crashed into the North tower of the World Trade system that is located in New York city. There were nineteen militant extremists that were apart of the hijacking. Four planes were hijacked by terrorists. These American Airlines flights soon became guided missiles for al-Qaeda.