Federal protective services deny car bomb occured
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Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2001
Timeline of U.S. Attacks in NYC, D.C.
-- Plane crashes into tower of World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, shortly before 9 a.m. Eastern.
-- Second plane crashes into the second tower of the World Trade Center, shortly after 9 a.m. Eastern.
-- President Bush, in Sarasota, Florida, calls the crashes "an apparent terrorist attack" and a "national tragedy."
-- An aircraft crashes near Pentagon, just outside of Washington D.C., in Northern Virginia, about an hour after the attacks in New York.
-- Government buildings in Washington, including the Capitol and the White House, are evacuated with officials citing a credible threat of a terrorist attack.
-- The Federal Aviation Administration shuts down all aircraft takeoffs nationwide.
-- Shortly after 10 a.m. Eastern, one World Trade Center tower in New York collapses, about an hour after being hit by plane.
-- American Airlines says one of the planes that crashed into the Trade Center was American Airlines Flight 11, hijacked after takeoff from Boston en route to Los Angeles.
-- Senior law enforcement officials say car bomb explodes outside of State Department in Washington, D.C. Federal protective services later denies car bomb attack occurred.
-- Financial markets suspend trading in the wake of the attacks.
-- Officials at Somerset County Airport say a large plane crashes in western Pennsylvania, about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, at about 10 a.m.
-- The second tower of the World Trade Center collapses at 10:28 a.m. Eastern.
-- Fourth explosion rocks the collapsed remains of the World Trade Center, at about 10:38 a.m.
-- Authorities across the country go on alert, tightening security at strategic facilities and evacuating high-profile buildings. U-S monuments and museums in Washington D.C. are closed.
-- Securities and Exchange Commission says all financial markets are closed for the day.