What happened in the USA on September, 11 2001? On this date four planes were hijacked by terrorists and later two of them were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York. This led to huge fires that consequently led to the crumbling of the towers a few hours later. One of the planes crashed in The Pentagon in Washington D.C. while the last crashed in a field of Pennsylvania. Studies show that the hijackers had planned that the planes crash in buildings or landmarks including one in Pennsylvania. This was however disillusioned by the actions of the passengers on board who tried to control the plane. Was this the worst terrorist attack on USA? The September 11 2001 terrorist attack is believed to be the worst terrorist attack on USA partly because the horrific events were unfolding as millions of the Americans and people around the world watched on live television.
After some time the Americans started pondering what such attacks meant to their nation and the reason why it had to involve more than 3000 Americans. Who was responsible for the September, 11 2001 attacks? What were the motives behind the attack? After the fourth plane failed to reach its destination, as planned by the attackers, due to actions of the passengers on board, it landed in a field near Shanksville. This was an al Qaeda premeditated attack led by their leader Osama bin laden. Though he had at the outset shunned any allegations of participation, he claimed accountability for the attacks later