United Airlines Flight 93
United Airlines Flight 93 was a domestic scheduled passenger flight that was hijacked by four al-Qaeda terrorists on September 11. It crashed into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, during an attempt by the passengers and crew to regain control. All 44 people on board were killed, including the four hijackers. A temporary memorial was built near the crash site soon after the attacks. Construction of a permanent Flight 93 National Memorial was dedicated on September 10, 2011.
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United Airlines Flight 93 was a domestic scheduled passenger flight that was hijacked by four al-Qaeda terrorists on board, as part of the September 11 attacks. It crashed into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, during an attempt by the passengers and crew to regain control. All 44 people on board were killed, including the four hijackers. A temporary memorial was built near the crash site soon after the attacks. Construction of a permanent Flight 93 National Memorial was dedicated on September 10, 2011, and a concrete and glass visitor center opened exactly four years later. Of the four aircraft hijacked on September 11, the others were American Airlines Flight 11, United Airlines Flight 175, andAmerican Airlines Flight 77. The hijacking of Flight 93 was led by Ziad Jarrah, a member of al- Qaeda. Jarrah was born in Lebanon to a wealthy family and had a secular upbringing. He intended to become a pilot and moved to Germany in 1996, enrolling at the University of Greifswald to study German. He moved to Hamburg and began studying aeronautical engineering at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. In Hamburg, Jarrah became a devout Muslim and associated with the radical Hamburg cell. This close contact upset Mohamed Atta, the tactical leader of the plot, and al-Qaida planners may have considered another operative, Zacarias Moussaoui, to replace him if he had backed out. The fourth hijacker, Ahmed al-Nami, arrived in Miami, Florida, on May 28, 2001, on a six-month tourist visa.
He was questioned by officials, who were dubious that he could support himself with only USD 2,800 cash to his name and sent back to Dubai. The third Flight 93 hijacker was Wail al-Hri-Shehri, who arrived in Florida on June 27, 2001. He returned to Dubai on August 3, 2001,. An intended fifth hijacker who flew into Orlando from Dubai was Mohammed al-Qahtani, who was arrested on August 4, 2001 and returned to Saudi Arabia. The last hijacker to fly on United Airlines was Hamza al-Ghamawi, who landed in Miami on June 8, 2002, with Flight 11 hijacker Wailal Saeed al-Ghaffar, who flew to Orlando on June 7, 2002. The final hijacker on Flight 93, Ahmed Al-Hadi, arrived on June 9, 2002 and flew to San Francisco with Flight 175 hijacker Fayez Bani Bani. He arrived in San Francisco on June 11, 2002; he was arrested the next day on suspicion of hijacking. The plane was diverted back toward the east coast, in the direction of Washington, D. C., the U.S. capital. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Ramzi bin al-Shibh, considered principal instigators of the attacks, have claimed that the intended target was the United States Capitol Building. Several passengers and flight attendants learned from phone calls that suicide attacks had already been made by hijacked airliners on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
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