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UA 175 takes off

Part of 9-11

Event Details
Primary OrganizationUnited Airlines Flight 175 Hijackers
Other Organization9-11 plotters
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
LocationBoston Logan International Airport, BOS, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Time0814 local, Sept. 11, 2001
ParticipantsMarwan al-Shehhi (Leader) , Fayez Bannihammad (Attacker) , Mohand al-Shehri (Attacker) , Ahmed al-Ghamdi (Attacker) , Hamza al-Ghamdi (Attacker)
Narrative and Notes
ReliableUnited 175 pushed back from its gate at 7:58 a.m. and took off at 8:14 a.m. On board the Boeing 767 were Captain Victor Saracini, First Officer Michael Horrocks, seven flight attendants and 56 passengers, including the five terrorists.

Marwan al-Shehhi, the only trained pilot among the hijackers, sat in seat 6C. Banihammad sat in 2A and al-Shehri in 2B; Hamza al-Ghamdi sat in 9C, and Ahmed al-Ghamdi sat in 9D.

At 8:33, the plane had reached its assigned cruising altitude of 31,000 feet.

The plane's last transmission was 8:42, when the flight crew reported hearing a suspcious transmission, presumably the call from American Airlines Flight 11.

It is believed that the hijackers attacked shortly thereafter.1
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 1.1.
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