Smoke rises into the sky following the collapse of World Trade Center Tower Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, in New York. In a horrific sequence of destruction, terrorists hijacked two airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center in a coordinated series of attacks Tuesday morning that brought down the twin 110-story towers. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)
Gallery: The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
Sep. 10, 2011 @ 04:26 PM
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, terrorists hijacked airplanes and used them to destroy the Twin Towers in New York City and damage the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. One of the planes crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania.
Excluding the 19 hijackers, the death toll stands at 2,998 with 24 more presumed dead,