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Thursday, 13 September, 2001, 18:52 GMT 19:52 UK
11 September: Key reports and video
On 11 September 2001 a series of attacks were launched on America. Four planes were hijacked and deliberately crashed - three into major buildings in New York and Washington. Thousands of people were killed. Here are key stories and media from the day.

  • Timeline: The horror unfolds


    VIDEO
     The first crash
     The second crash
     Witnesses describe how people jumped out of windows
     The first tower collapses
     US President George W Bush addresses the nation


    AMERICA'S DARKEST DAY


    The first jet crashed into the World Trade Center at 0845 local time. The news stuns a nation.

  • US shocked by terror attacks
  • Rescuers struggle at the Pentagon
  • Pennsylvania crash


    EYEWITNESS


    There are horrifying reports from people who watched the tragedy and those who narrowly escaped with their lives. Many e-mailed BBC News Online with their stories.

  • 'People jammed the stairwells'
  • 'The towers were like giant candles'
  • 'I just headed down the stairs'
  • 'New Yorkers stood aghast'
  • 'It doesn't seem real'


    IN PICTURES


    Images of the destruction from professional photographers as well as a selection from BBC News Online users in New York.

  • Tragedy in New York
  • Attack on the Pentagon
  • Eyewitness: Your pictures

  • Links to more Americas stories are at the foot of the page.


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