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Minster FM 9/11 Special Report

9/11 (2006)

3:46pm 9th September 2011
(Updated 11:51am 12th September 2011)

On September 11th 2001 there were a series of four coordinated suicide attacks by Al-Qaeda against the United States.

That morning, 19 terrorists hijacked four passenger jets.

They intentionally crashed two of the planes into the World Trade Center in New York.

Another was flown in the Pentagon and the final plane was brought down by passangers aboard, when they realised they were heading for Washington.

Minster FM has been looking in the the autrocity which took place ten years ago.

Below is a time line of events.

7.35am (12:35 GMT) - The final hijackers set off on 4 different planes within the US.

8.19am (13:25 GMT) - The first mayday call was recieved from American Airlines Flight 11.

8.46am (13:46 GMT) - First plane hit the twin towers - Flight 11 hit the North tower.  

9.03am (14:03 GMT) - Second plane, flight 175, hit the twin towers.

9.36am (14:36 GMT) - American airlines flight 77 was spotted heading towards Washington.

9.37am (14:37 GMT) - A third plane, American flight 77, hit the Pentagon.

9.59am (14:59 GMT) - The South Tower of the World Trade Center collaped.

10.00am (15:00 GMT) - Another plan came down in a field in Southan Pensilvania. This was the fourth and final flight to come down, United 93. F15's were scambled and given the order to shoot it down as it headed to Washington. It's believed it final destination was The White House. The pasasengers on United 93 acted and brought the plane down themselves.

10.28am (15:28 GMT) - The North Tower of the World Trade Center collaped.

May the 1st 2011 - Osama Bin Ladan was shot dead.

British victims of September 11th 2001

(This information was obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

UK nationals (Numbers 20,54 & 60 and from Yorkshire and the Humber)

1. Sarah Ali, 35, from Balham, south west London, was at a conference on the 106th floor of the north tower of the World Trade Centre.

2. Andrew Joseph Bailey, 29, married with an eight-year-old daughter, was originally from Birmingham. He worked as a security supervisor for insurance brokers Marsh and McLellan on the 93rd floor of the north tower and lived and worked in New York.

3. Michele Beale, 37, a director with London-based Risk Waters, was attending a conference at the World Trade Centre in New York on September 11.

4. Jane Beatty.

5. Oliver Bennett, 32, was a journalist with Risk Waters publishers.

6. Graham Berkeley, 37, an IT consultant, whose parents live in Shrewsbury, was on board the United Airlines flight which plunged into the World Trade Centre's south tower.

7. Paul Gary Bristow, 27, a publisher for Risk Waters group, was at a seminar in the Windows on the World restaurant on the 106th floor.

8. Geoffrey Thomas Campbell, 31, a Reuters employee from Great Billing, Northamptonshire, who had been due to take part in a conference hosted by English publishing company Risk Waters Group, in the World Trade Centre.

9. Jeremy Mark Carrington, 34, worked for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 105th floor of the WTC's north tower. Brought up in Essex, he moved to New York 12 years ago, where he met his wife, Pattie. Jeremy had survived the 1993 WTC bombing. His mother, Catherine Ross, lives in Gillingham, Dorset.

10. Suria Clarke, 30, was working in the towers. Her brother Tom is from London.

11. Neil James Cudmore, 38, worked in the advertising department of a financial journal. He was believed to have been planning to marry colleague and fellow victim Dinah Webster.

12. Michael Joseph Cunningham, 39, originally from Ilford, Essex, was a broker for Eurobrokers in the South Tower. He lived in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife Teresa, 35. His son Liam was 13 days old when the jets hit the World Trade Centre.

13. Gavin Anthony Cushny, 48, of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. He was working as computer consultant for Cantor Fitzgerald on 104th floor of the north tower.

14. Caleb Arron Dack.

15. Anthony Richard Dawson, of Southampton, had been attending a convention in one of the towers when the second plane struck.

16. Calvin Dawson.

17. Kevin Dennis, 43, a stockbroker, who lived in St John's Wood, north London, before he moved to New York to work for Cantor Fitzgerald. He had been on the 101st floor of the north tower of World Trade Centre.

18. Melanie Louise Devere. The 30-year-old publishing assistant with Risk Waters grew up in Hayling Island, Hants, before moving to London.

19. Richard Anthony Dunstan.

20. Michael Egan, 51, the Hull-born vice president of multinational insurance company AON, is believed to have died as he helped colleagues escape from the south tower.

21. Christine Egan, 55, a nurse working in Canada, was visiting her brother's office while on a week-long holiday in New York.

22. Robert Eaton, 37, a Cantor Fitzgerald broker, believed to have been working on the 105th floor of the north tower.

23. Godwin Forde, 38, a security guard for Morgan Stanley, was at work on the 42nd floor of the south tower.

24. Christopher Forsythe.

25. Boyd Gatton.

26. Andrew Clive Gilbert, in his thirties, originally from Ipswich, worked at the World Trade Centre.

27. Timothy Paul Gilbert, like his brother Andrew, was also in his thirties and working at the World Trade Centre. The brothers had been living and working in New York for some time.

28. Paul Gilbey, from Southend-on-Sea, a money trader with Euro Bank, worked on the 84th floor of the south tower. He and his wife had moved to the US eight years before the terrorist strike.

29. Ronald Lawrence Gilligan, 43, from Merseyside, is thought to have been behind his 103rd-floor desk at Cantor Fitzgerald when disaster struck.

30. Robert Halligan, originally from Kent.

31. Nicholas John, a 33-year-old banker from Swansea, had been due to attend a meeting at the World Trade Centre.

32. Christopher Jones.

33. Robin Blair Larkey, 48, from Surrey, worked for Cantor Fitzgerald. He left a wife and three young sons.

34. Steven Lawn, 29, from Broadstairs, Kent, moved to New York three years ago to work as a money dealer. He was on the 91st floor of the south tower. Parents John and Angela had just retired after running the family newsagents for 35 years.

35. Leon Lebor.

36. Michael William Lomax, 37, from Heaton Moor, Stockport, was working on the 93rd floor of the south tower when it was hit by one of the planes.

37. Mark Ludvigsen, was an employee of Cantor Fitzgerald.

38. Gavin MacMahon, 35, from County Durham, was working as an insurance executive on the 99th floor of one of the World Trade Centre towers.

39. Simon Percy Maddison, 40, worked for Cantor Fitzgerald. Lived with wife Maureen and three children in New Jersey. Originally from Harlow, Essex.

40. Keithroy Maynard.

41. Colin McArthur, 52, from Scotland, was vice-president of insurance company Aon Inc.

42. Christina Sheila McNulty.

43. John Moran.

44. Stephen Philip Morris, 31, whose parents live in Nantglyn, near Denbigh in Clwyd. He worked for a finance company in the World Trade Centre.

45. Alex Napier.

46. Marcus Neblett.

47. Christopher Newton-Carter, 52, from London, was an associate director for banker Sandley O'Neill. He was six floors from the top when the second plane plunged into his building.

48. Avnish Raman Patel, worked on the 93rd floor of the north tower of the World Trade Centre as a financial analyst with Fred Alger Management. Mr Patel, a single 28-year-old whose parents live in Clapham, south London, had lived in the US since he was 13.

49. Hashmukh Parmar.

50. David Alan James Rathkey, 47, from Maidenhead, Berks, was working on the 83rd floor of the North Tower. The father-of-three was a systems consultant who was married to an American and had lived in the country for 20 years.

51. Sarah Anne Redheffer, 35, from Enfield, north London, was working for Risk Waters on the 106th floor of the north tower when the first jet struck.

52. Rick Rescorla, 62, born in Hayle, Cornwall, was vice president for security for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. He was helping his colleagues flee the World Trade Centre's south tower.

53. Karlie Rogers, 25, a Sussex University graduate from London, worked for Risk Waters publishers.

54. Howard Selwyn, 47, from Leeds, was told to evacuate the south tower while on the phone to a colleague at his desk on the 84th floor.

55. Jane Simpkin.

56. Michael Stewart, 42, a banker, from Belfast.

57. Derek Sword, 29, from Dundee, was working for American finance firm Keefe, Bruyette & Woods when the second jet went into the south tower.

58. Rhondell Tankard.

59. Ian Clive Thompson, 43, was born in Hampshire.

60. Nigel Bruce Thompson, 30, from Sheffield, was working on the 105th floor of the twin towers for brokers Cantor Fitzgerald.

61. Simon James Turner, 39, was among seven other British employees working at the technology conference in the quarter mile-high building.

62. Benjamin James Walker, 41, was on the 91st floor of the north tower, working for Marsh McClennan insurance brokers. He had moved to New York five years ago from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. He left an American wife, Laura, and three children.

63. Dinah Webster, 50, was attending a conference on the 109th floor of the south tower. She and fellow victim Neil Cudmore worked in the advertising department of a financial journal.

64. Vincent Wells, 22, from Ilford, Essex, worked for Cantor Fitzgerald.

65. Kathryn Wolf.

66. Martin Wortley, 29, from Woolpit, Suffolk, was working as a dealer with Cantor Fitzgerald.

67. Neil Robin Wright, 30, an options broker from Tilbury, Essex, was also in the offices of Cantor Fitzgerald when the building was struck.

Archbishop’s Prayer for 9/11 Anniversary

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has called for individuals to join him in prayer on the Tenth Anniversary of Terrorist Attacks in the US on Sunday 11 September.

The Archbishop has written a special prayer to mark the anniversary.

His prayer is:

Almighty God,

bless your beautiful world.

Lead her leaders from falsehood,

into Truth and Justice.

Guard and defend your children.

Re-kindle in all the citizens of your world,

the fire of your love.

And inspire us

to love one another,

and to be peace-makers.

Through Jesus Christ,

the Saviour of the World.


The Prayer is available online here: http://www.archbishopofyork.org/pages/archbishops-prayer-for-911-anniversary-.html


The twin towers were 110 stories high.

50,000 people worked there.

Over 200 people jumped from the 101 and 102nd flood to escape the inferno.

2976 people died. Thousands were injured.

People from 90 countries across the world were killed.

1,717 people were never found.

Number of firefighters and paramedics killed: 343

Number of police officers killed: 72

The South Tower hit the ground at 120 MPH.

All of it happened in one hour and 42 minutes. (from first plane inpact to North tower collapse).

2.2 billion dollars has been donated to charities following 9/11


PICTURE BELOW: Ground Zero (taken in 2006)

9/11 (2006)

PICTURE BELOW: Ground Zero (Picture taken in 2006)

Ground Zero 2006

PICTURE BELOW: New York Police dog

9/11 - dog

PICTURED BELOW: West Yorkshire Police Brass Band (Playing at Ground Zero on September 11th 2011)

West Yorkshire Police Brass Band

PICTURED BELOW: Minster FM's Tracy Gee with friends at Ground Zero on the 5 year anniversary of 9/11 in 2006.

9/11 - Tracy at 9/11

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