Find a Security Clearance Job!

Homeland Security

Ahmed al-Haznawi

9-11 Suicide Hijacker


Ahmed al-HaznawiAhmed al-Haznawi

Means of DeathPlane crashed into a field
Date of DeathSept. 11, 2001
Location of DeathShanksville, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliation9-11 plotters
SupervisorMohamed Atta
AffiliationUnited Airlines Flight 93 Hijackers
Full Given NameAhmed Ibrahim Ali al-Haznawi
Alternate Spelling(s)Ahmed Alhaznawi, Ahmed al Haznawi, Ahmad al-Haznawi, Ahmad Alhaznawi, Ahmad al Haznawi
Age at Death20
Date of BirthOct. 11, 1980
Place of BirthAl Babah, Saudi Arabia1
HistoryAttended training camp in postwar Afghanistan (1990-2001)
Narrative and Notes
  • "Muscle" hijacker who assisted in the takeover of United Airlines Flight 93, bound from Newark to Los Angeles, which crashed into a field in Pennsylivania after its passengers fought back against the hijackers.
  • Muscle hijackers Ahmed al-Ghamdi, Saeed al-Ghamdi, Hamza al-Ghamdi and Ahmed al-Haznawi all came from a cluster of three towns in the isolated al Bahah region of Saudi Arabia, and they shared a tribal affiliation.
  • He was the only Saudi known to have maintained contact with his family during mid-2001, when he called his aunt to inquire about his sick mother.
  • Associated with Saeed "Jihad" al-Ghamdi, another "20th hijacker" who was not allowed into the United States.
  • Arrived in United States on June 8, 2001.1,2
  • The four from the al Bahah region many have known each other from as early as the fall of 1999.1
    1 The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 7.3.
    2 The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Footnotes.
    Photos (left to right): FBI; Government exhibit, United States vs. Moussaoui
    Key to bullets
    High confidence
    Some confidence
    Low confidence
    No confidence
    Page maintained by John Lumpkin
    Click here for a disclaimer and detailed explanation of the confidence ratings.