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Copyright 2001 The Herald-Dispat

Rudy Dekkers, owner of Huffman Aviation in Venice, Fla., speaks Sept. 12, 2001, in front of one of the planes used to train two men in 2000 who were involved in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Dekkers said the FBI was looking at student records at the flight school, including copies of passports from the men. (AP Photo/The Sun, Chris Crook)

Gallery: The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks

Sep. 10, 2011 @ 07:19 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,