Sixteen Years Ago Today…

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It is difficult to realise the impact that the events of 11th September 2001 had on the world when you look back today. Time has soothed the memories and the pain of events which started at 8:45am when American Airlines Boring 767 Flight 11 collided with the World Trade Centre’s north tower in New York City. This event killed hundreds of people immediately and trapped hundreds more in the 110-story skyscraper. Eighteen minutes later, a second Boeing 767, United Airlines Flight 175, flew into the south tower. Both towers were now on fire with burning debris covering the surrounding buildings and streets below while many jumped from the towers to their deaths in an attempt to escape.