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Shanksville,

borough (1990 pop. 235), in Somerset co., SW Pa., on the Stonycreek River, which is spanned by an 1881 covered bridge. Shanksville is situated in an agricultural area where corn, oats, and livestock are raised; there also are dairy farms and windpower facilities. During the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, which destroyed the World Trade CenterWorld Trade Center,
former building complex in lower Manhattan, New York City, consisting of seven buildings and a shopping concourse on a 16-acre (6.5-hectare) site; it was destroyed by a terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001.
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 and damaged the PentagonPentagon, the,
building accommodating the U.S. Dept. of Defense. Located in Arlington, Va., across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the Pentagon is a vast five-sided building designed by Los Angeles architect G. Edwin Bergstrom.
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, a Boeing 757 aircraft crashed into a hillside near Shanksville. Heading from Newark, N.J., to San Francisco, United Airlines Flight 93, with 40 passengers and crew, had been taken over by four Al QaedaAl Qaeda
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[Arab.,=the base], Sunni Islamic terrorist organization with the stated goals of uniting all Muslims and establishing a transnational, strict-fundamentalist Islamic state.
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 hijackers and flown toward Washington, D.C. It was later determined that several passengers, aware of the other attacks, had sought to overpower the hijackers while they were flying over a rural area, leading the hijackers to crash the plane, killing all on board. The passengers' actions saved untold lives at the intended target, which is believed to have been the U.S. Capitol. The site of the crash is now part of the Flight 93 National Memorial, and a permanent memorial is under construction.
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A total of 2,977 died on 9/11 when hijacked planes crashed into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and a road in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Nearly 3,000 people were killed when Al-Qaeda hijackers flew commercial airplanes into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon building and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Nearly 3,000 people were killed when hijackers flew commercial planes into New York's World Trade Centre, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Our thoughts and prayers turn to all who were lost and harmed that destructive day in New York City, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, said Cleatus P.
Vice President Mike Pence and US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke are scheduled to deliver remarks at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Nearly 3,000 people died when hijacked planes slammed into the trade center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001, hurling America into a new consciousness of the threat of global terrorism.
1403 GMT) United Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the final moment of silence will be observed at 10:28 a.
11, 2001, two jets slammed into World Trade Center towers, as another plane hit the Pentagon and a fourth plane, United 93, crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
A real time account of the events on one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, when passengers foiled a terrorist plot.
More than 33,000 responders and volunteers have developed illnesses from their time at the 9/11 sites, including Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the Pentagon.
Hundreds of relatives - fewer than thronged the ceremonies in their early years - gathered, carrying photographs emblazoned with the names of their loved ones as they remembered the day when hijacked planes hit the World Trade Centre's twin towers, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Hijackers crashed two other commercial jets into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.