Craig McFarland of Los Angeles holds his head at the ticket counter of American Airlines Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at Logan International Airport in Boston. McFarland, who exchanged his ticket, says he was supposed to leave on American Flight 11 which left Boston for Los Angeles and was reportedly hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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,