'Third tower was also brought down on 9/11': The conspiracy theories and importance of Tower Seven
The bright and sunny morning of September 11, 2011, descended into chaos and one of the darkest days in the history of the United States of America when unprecedented terrorist attacks shocked the nation.
The al Qaeda terrorists hijacked jetliners and smashed them into New York's iconic World Trade Center, killing 2,753 people. A third plane hit the Pentagon, killing 184. The fourth hijacked plane was crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania that killed 40 more.
A plane flying from Boston to Los Angeles with 92 people on board, including five hijackers, was crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46am (local time). An hour and 42 minutes after the impact, the North Tower collapsed, releasing a huge cloud of dust and smoke.
At 9:03am (local time), another plane with 65 people on board — including five hijackers — hit the South Tower, sparking a massive explosion and collapsed 56 minutes later.