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8:46 a.m. ET: Hijacked Plane Hits the WTC North Tower
A passenger plane hijacked by terrorists struck the North Tower of the New York Trade Center

A passenger plane hijacked by terrorists struck the North Tower of the New York Trade Center

Photo © Peter Cunningham/Mission Pictures/Getty Images
On September 11, 2001 at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Time, terrorists flew a hijacked Boeing 767 jet, American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston, into the north tower, WTC 1, of the World Trade Center Complex of buildings.

The plane punctured the tower at floors 94 through 98, but the skyscraper was not yet destroyed.

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