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The Flight That Fought Back: United 93

Madison A., Brush Prairie, WA By Mad_i_son, Brush Prairie, WA

September 11th, 2001. It may have been ten years ago, you may not even remember what you were doing that day, but for many the wounds are still fresh as ever. Four transcontinental flights were hijacked by the terrorist group known as Al-Qaeda that fateful day in American history. Two planes crashed into the twin towers, while another was flown into the Pentagon. The fourth and final plane, United 93, crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. All 40 people aboard, and the 4 terrorists perished.

Al-Qaeda

Osama bin Ladin, the leader of the Al-Qaeda group at the time, gave orders to 19 members of the group to crash planes into certain buildings in America. Their mission, to hurt American’s pride, while killing as many as possible.

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