Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Twin Towers

Dora, Alisha, Abi, Andrew

On September 11, 2001 the United States was attacked. Four passenger panes were hijacked by 19 Al Qaeda supporters. They wanted to fly the jets into building for suicide attacks. The jets were estimated  to weigh 200 tons. They were travelling about 300 miles and hour and were carrying sixty thousand pounds of jet fuel. At 8:46 am the first plane crashed into the North Tower of The World Trade Centre in New York, At 9:03 the second jet crashed into the south tower. The flames in the towers were as hot as 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. It took a short period of time before the heat started melting the steel causing the tower to crash to the ground from the weight. It took many months and 700 000 trucks loads to remove the debris.
Another plane crashed into the Pentagon and another, heading for the White House crashed in Pennsylvania after the people on the plane found out what was happening and stopped them.