AA 11 takes offPart of 9-11
|Primary Organization||American Airlines Flight 11 Hijackers|
|Other Organization||9-11 plotters|
|Location||Boston Logan International Airport, BOS, Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Time||0759 local, Sept. 11, 20011|
|Participants||Mohamed Atta (Leader) , Abdul Aziz al Omari (Attacker) , Satam al Suqami (Attacker) , Wail al-Shehri (Attacker) , Waleed al-Shehri (Attacker)|
|Narrative and Notes|
|Reliable||American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767, pushed back from the gate at Boston at 7:40 a.m. and took off at 7:59.|
Atta, al Omari and al Suqami sat in business class, in seats 8D, 8G and 10B, respectively. The al-Shehri brothers sat in first class, with Wail in 2A and Waleed in 2B.
The captain of the plane was John Ogonowski; the first officer was Thomas McGuinness. There were nine flight attendants and 81 passengers on board, including the five terrorists.
By 8:14 a.m., the plane had climbed to 26,000 feet and was approaching its cruising altitude of 29,000 feet. It is believed this is when the terrorists struck.1
|1The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 1.1.|
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