September 11, 2001
Timeline: Page 2

9:35 A.M. - NORAD scrambles two F-16 fighters from Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.

9:40 A.M. - American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the west side of the Pentagon.

9:45 A.M. - An operator receives a cell phone call from a passenger on United Airlines Flight 93, who reports that the flight has been hijacked and that the passengers are going to fight back.

9:45 A.M. - The FAA orders all airborne aircraft, over 4500, to land at nearest airport.

9:48 A.M. - The White House's West Wing and the U. S. Capitol are evacuated.

@9:55 A.M. - Scrambled Jet fighters reach Washington, D.C. area.

9:57 A.M. - President George W. Bush leaves Sarasota, Florida.

9:59 A.M. - The south World Trade Center tower (2 Tower) collapses.

@10:07 A.M. - United Airlines Flight 93 crashes near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

10:10 A.M. - A walled section of The Pentagon collapses.

10:28 A.M. - The north World Trade Center tower (1 Tower) collapses.

10:50 A.M. - New York's primary elections are postponed.

10:56 A.M. - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat makes a statement offering condolences.

11:00 A.M. - New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani orders the evacuation of lower Manhattan south of Canal Street.

11:04 A.M. - The United Nations is completely evacuated.

11:44 A.M. - President George W. Bush lands at Barksdale Air Force Base.

12:04 P.M. - Los Angeles International Airport, destination of three of the hijacked airplanes, is closed and evacuated.

12:15 P.M. - San Francisco International Airport, destination of United Airlines Flight 93, is closed and evacuated.

12:30 P.M. - The FAA reports that only 50 flights remain airborne.