11 September 2001 - 08:52 a.m. EST.
7:59a.m. American Airlines flight 11 takes off from Boston's Logan Int.
8:14a.m. United Airlines flight 175 takes off from Boston's Logan Int.
8:20a.m. United Airlines flight 77 departs Dulles Int. Airport near
8:38a.m. Boston air traffic centre notifies NORAD that American Airlines
flight 11 has been hijacked.
8:43a.m. FAA notifies NORAD that United Airlines flight 175 has been
8:44a.m. Otis Air National Guard Base in Mass orders two
8:46a.m. American Airlines flight 11 strikes the World
trade Centre's north tower.
8:47a.m. NORAD informed of the plane striking
the World Trade Centre.
8:50a.m. United Airlines Flight 176 deviates from
its assigned flight path.
8:52a.m. Two F-15 Eagles take off from Otis
ANG Base in effect to intercept hijacked plane(s) after first plane has
struck the WTC.
9:02a.m. United Airlines flight 175 strikes WTC south
tower ( F-15 fighter jets from Otis ANG are still 115km away).
FAA notifies NORAD that flight 77 may have been hijacked.
orders jets scrambled from Langley Air Force Base in Virginia to head to
intercept united flight 77.
9:35a.m. three F-16 Fighting Falcons take off
from Langley AFB headed towards Washington area.
9:37a.m. United Airlines
flight 77 is lost from radar screen.
9:38a.m. United Airlines flight 77
strikes the Pentagon.
9:49a.m. F-16 fighter jets arrive over Washington
D.C. to perform Combat Air Patrol over city.