This Saturday, September 11th 2021, marks 20 years since 9 /11. It was a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the militant Islamist terrorist group Al Qaeda against the United States of America on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Four commercial airplanes traveling from North Eastern US to California were hijacked mid-flight. The first plane crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Centre in Manhattan at 8:46 am. Seventeen minutes later at 9:03 am, the World Trade Center's South Tower was hit by the second plane. Both 110-story towers collapsed within two hours.
A third flight was hijacked over Ohio and crashed into the west side of The Pentagon in Virginia, causing a partial collapse of the building's side. The fourth and final plane was flown in the direction of Washington DC. This flight was the only plane not to hit its intended target, instead crashing in a field in Pennsylvania.
2,996 people were killed in the attacks.
"9/11 Stories" airs on WLR at 6pm Tuesday September 7th
In this radio documentary, Geoff Harris speaks to people about 9 / 11, some of whom were directly involved: