Timeline of Events From September 11, 2001
Compiled from reports by The Associated Press and The Washington Post
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."