(New York- Downtown Manhattan, World Trade Center) Two planes have been reported to have crashed into the 110 story Twin Towers Buildings in late 8 AM. A plane first cashed into one of the Twin Towers; a second plane followed into the second tower, approximately 18 minutes after the first crash. The planes are reported as a Bowing 767 and a military plane, both possibly hi-jacked. Terrorism is considered as a possibility.
[ image1 | image2 | image3 ] Photos taken before the structures collapsed - (Reuters)
[ image4 | image5 | image6 ] Photos taken after the structures collapsed - (Reuters)
Both of the Twin Towers have now collapsed. "One World Trade Center"- the second victim of the plane crashes, collapsed first. "Two World Trade Center" - the first victim, followed. Financial damages and casualty counts are unknown as of now.
New York is currently in a state of full alert- a number of subway trains are suspended and all tunnels to New York have been closed down. The New York Stock Exchange has not yet opened today.
The rest of the United States is also under alert; a plane has been also reported to have crashed into the Pentagon(Washington DC) as well.
The FAA has halted all flights from airports in the US for the first time ever. President Bush has made clear that he will not tolerate terrorism, and will make all efforts to find the the group responsible for the attacks.
A Palistinian terrorist group "DFLP", has been reported to have declared responsible of the terrorism as of now.
More Details will be reported as soon as information is available.
Note: Reuters and CNN's site is currently difficult to enter; Bloomberg is suggested as a reliable, alternate news source.
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Looks like we lost both of the Twins. And the Pentagon as well? This is worse than Pearl Harbor. I tried to call into New York, but it seems like the phone system is down in all of New York, possibly due to security reasons. I don't think it's an exassuration to say that it's "America Under Attack" rather than just New York and Washington. -H.Moriarty