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AA 11 takes off

Part of 9-11

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAmerican Airlines Flight 11 Hijackers
Other Organization9-11 plotters
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
LocationBoston Logan International Airport, BOS, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Time0759 local, Sept. 11, 20011
ParticipantsMohamed Atta (Leader) , Abdul Aziz al Omari (Attacker) , Satam al Suqami (Attacker) , Wail al-Shehri (Attacker) , Waleed al-Shehri (Attacker)
Narrative and Notes
ReliableAmerican 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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