Terrorist: WTC (2001)

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Terrorist: WTC (2001) Gender: N/A
World Trade Center
born on 11 September 2001 at 08:46 (= 08:46 AM )
Place Manhattan, New York, 40n46, 73w59
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Timed documented source, news
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 18°51' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 28°05 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 14°22'

Terrorist: WTC (2001)
photo: UpstateNYer, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American tragedy, a terrorist attack of unprecedented magnitude in which two aircraft crashed into the World Trade Center in the heart of New York City. The planes, both hijacked craft, stuck the upper floors of the two 110-story buildings at 8:46 AM and 9:03 AM. The first of the twin buildings collapsed at 9:59 AM and the second shortly after, at 10:29 AM. One of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center had been hijacked after takeoff from Boston, a U.S. official said, citing a transmission from the plane. The plane was coming in low and ... it looked like it hit at a slight angle, said Sean Murtagh, a CNN vice president, the network reported.

Heavy black smoke billowed into the sky above the gaping holes in the side of the towers, one of New York City's most famous landmarks, and debris rained down upon the street, one of the city's busiest work areas. When the second plane hit, a fireball of flame and smoke erupted, leaving a huge hole in the glass and steel tower. People ran down the stairs in panic and fled the building. Thousands of pieces of what appeared to be office paper came drifting over Brooklyn, about three miles away. There are 50,000 people who work in the Trade Center and another 30,000 visit there daily, along with tens of thousands in the periphery. These people are all civilians, not connected with U.S. military, making this a particularly heinous act of terrorism. No estimates of casualties are available as yet.

Within the following hour, at 9:45 AM, an aircraft crashed on a helicopter landing pad near the Pentagon, and the West Wing of the White House was evacuated at the immediate threat.

All planes were grounded across the country by the Federal Aviation Administration. All bridges and tunnels into Manhattan were closed down. Several subway lines were immediately shut down Tuesday. Trading on Wall Street was suspended. The attack was compared to Pearl Harbor, a surprise attack of war on 12/07/1941.

Terrorists made a former attack on the World Trade Center 2/26/1993, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others. In 1945, an Army Air Corps B-25, a twin-engine bomber, crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building in dense fog.


Those who lost their lives are given in: www.cantorfamilies.com :tributes to many of the approx 1000 employees that died at Cantor Fitzgerald that occupied floors 101 to 105 in tower one, just above where Flight 11 crashed into the building. The first

line of each tribute includes the birth date.


TAKEOFF times for the four hijacked aircraft, 9/11/2001:

1. United Flight 175 TAKEOFF

8:14 AM EDT Boston, Mass.

2. American Flight 11 TAKEOFF

7:59 AM EDT Boston, Mass.

3. United Flight 93 TAKEOFF

8:42 AM EDT Newark, New Jersey

4. American Flight 77 TAKEOFF

8:20 AM EDT Washington, D.C.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Link to Astrodienst discussion forum


  • compare to chart of Lee, Allison (born 13 September 2001). Notes: Dad killed
  • compare to chart of MacKay, Lauren (born 26 May 1993). Notes: Mom killed
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Source Notes

Linda Leaman, PhD, CAP, quotes seismologists at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory who report that their seisomgraphs recorded the impacts of the airplanes at 8:46 a.m. and 9:03 a.m., and the tower collapse at 9:59 and 10:28 a.m. It appeared Sunday 9/16 from the N.Y. Times News Service.

(Former various reports were for a few minutes more or less.)

from Diana K. Rosenberg, New York:

The New York Times March 12 2002 published time corrections for the 9/11 WTC attacks, based on information from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty

Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY, 21 miles north of the city. These times are based on seismographs of the Observatory, "with calculations that take into account the 17 seconds it takes a seismic wave to travel to Palisades,

said seismological researcher Dr Won-Young Kim." It is calculated that the time could be off by 2 or 3 seconds, but no more.

The north tower was hit at 8:46:26 AM ("about 2 minutes earlier than has been widely and incorrectly reported by the NY Times and others"); the 2nd plane hit the south tower at 9:02:54 AM. The south tower collapsed at 9:59:04, or 56 minutes after impact, the north

tower fell at 10:28:31, or 102 minutes after it was struck.

Since we're being Virgoan here, I checked Maporama.com, which gave coordinates of 40N42:41, 74W00:45, which sounds right, as the ACS Atlas gives Wall St as 40N42, 74W01. Love, Diana.

For the information of list members, the New York Times' website carries the biographies, including in at least some cases birth-dates, of a large number of New York 9/11 victims, arranged alphabetically. Go to:-


The flight departure times were updated in April 2014, based on this forum posting http://forum.astro.com/cgi/forum.cgi?num=1238587094/620#631


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