For those of you
who can't get into websites.. this is the only one I can get into:
NEW YORK (CNNfn) - Two planes crashed into the World Trade Center
shortly before the start of the New York workday Tuesday in what
President Bush referred to as an act of terrorism.
poured out of the northern Tower One of the twin-tower structure
just before 9 a.m. As television showed pictures of the first fire
just after 9 a.m. a second plane crashed into Tower Two, causing a
huge explosion on the other side of the building.
the jets apparently was an American Airlines Boeing 767 that took
off from Boston.
"Today we've had a national tragedy," the
president said, speaking from Sarasota, Fla. He said all resources
of the federal government would be put into catching those
"Terrorism against our nation will not
stand," he said.
The Trade Center was the site of a
terrorist attack in 1993 that caused massive evacuation and
"The plane was coming in low and ... it
looked like it hit at a slight angle," said Sean Murtagh, a CNN
vice president, referring to the first crash.
coming in low. It looked like he corrected his flight path to hit
the tower," said Art Jackson, another CNN executive who witnessed
the first and second crashes.
Smoke pours from the World
Trade Center in New York after the first of two planes crashed
into the structure early Tuesday.
In Washington, officials
said the FBI was investigating reports of a plane hijacking before
the crashes, the Associated Press reported.
There was no
immediate word on injuries or fatalities in the twin disasters.
The two 110-story towers, both more than 1,360 feet tall, have
more than 150,000 visitors and workers in them on a normal day.
The New York Stock Exchange, located several blocks away
in downtown Manhattan, delayed trading a half hour until 10 a.m.
The Nasdaq said it will open at 11 a.m.
The New York
Mercantile Exchange, also located nearby, was evacuated after the
Stock futures turned sharply lower immediately
following the crash.
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