Then at 9:59 a.m., the burning wtc south tower collapses. Four minutes later, at 10:03 a.m., united airlines flight 93, crashes in a field near shanksville, pennsylvania. At 10:28 a.m., the wtc’s north tower collapsed.
What Time Did the Twin Towers Fall on 9/11?
On September 11, 2001, two of the world’s tallest buildings, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, collapsed after being hit by commercial airplanes hijacked by terrorists.
Thousands of people were killed in the attacks, and the resulting debris caused extensive damage to surrounding buildings and infrastructure.
The first tower, the North Tower, was hit by American Airlines Flight 11 at 8:46 a.m. local time. The second tower, the South Tower, was hit by United Airlines Flight 175 at 9:03 a.m. local time.
Both towers collapsed within two hours of being hit. The attacks on the Twin Towers killed 2,606 people in the buildings and on the ground, and injured more than 6,000 others.
The vast majority of the casualties were in the towers themselves, although many people were also killed or injured in the surrounding area, including first responders who were trying to rescue those trapped in the burning buildings.
The attacks on the Twin Towers were the deadliest terrorist attacks in U.S. history. They also had a profound impact on the country, leading to increased security measures at airports and other public places, and sparking a war in Afghanistan that continues to this day.