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AA 77 crashes into Pentagon

Suicide Attack
Part of 9-11

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAmerican Airlines Flight 77 Hijackers
Other Organization9-11 plotters
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Means of AttackHijacked passenger jet
TargetPentagon
LocationWest Face, Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, United States
Time0937 local, Sept. 11, 2001
Victim Deaths1841
Victim Injuries1061
Attacker Deaths5
ParticipantsHani Hanjour, Nawaf al-Hazmi, Khalid al-Mihdhar, Salem al-Hazmi, Majed Moqed
 
 
Narrative and Notes
ReliableThe plane came in over Arlington National Cemetery and struck the western face of the Pentagon, penetrating completely through three of the building's five rings.

All 64 people on the plane, including the five hijackers, were killed; 125 in the Pentagon also died.

Of the 125, 70 were civilians and 55 were members of the military.1
 
 
Sources
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 9.3.
 
 
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