Smoke, flames and debris erupts from one of the World Trade Center towers as a plane strikes it Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. The first tower was already burning following a terror attack minutes earlier. Terrorists crashed planes into the two buildings and collapsed both towers. (AP Photo/Chao Soi Cheong)
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,