Stonycreek in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The terrorists began planning their attack as early as 1999. Still, some factors are beyond their control. Three of our hijacked planes depart on schedule; however, Flight 93 is delayed more than 25 minutes due to heavy morning traffic.
American Under Attack
Just four minutes after Fight 93 takes off hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 strikes the north Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. At 9:03 am, a second hijacked plane, United Airlines Flight 175, hits the South Tower.
After 46 minutes of routine flight, at about 9:28 am, the terrorists on board Flight 93 take over, the cockpit. Air traffic controllers in Cleveland, Ohio hear the pilot or first officer shouting, "Mayday! Get out of here!" The hijackers gain control and turn the aircraft on a course directed toward Washington, D.C.
At 9:42 am the Federal Aviation Administration orders all aircraft across the nation to land at the nearest airport. An estimated 4,500 aircraft
Location. 40° 3.035′ N, 78° 54.083′ W. Marker is in Stonycreek, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker can be reached from Approach Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stoystown PA 15563, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. America Attacked! (here, next to this marker); “We're going to do something.” (a few steps from this marker); The Investigation (within shouting distance of this marker); Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Flight 93 National Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flight 93 Temporary Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flight 93 (approx. 0.4 miles away); September 11, 2001 (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stonycreek.
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