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United Airlines Flight 93
Suicide hijacking summary
DateTuesday, September 11, 2001 (2001-09-11)
PlaceField near the Diamond T. Mine, a coal strip mine near Stonycreek Township,
Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Passengers33 plus 4 hijackers
Fatalities40 plus 4 hijackers
Aircraft typeBoeing 757–222
Airline/userUnited Airlines
Flew fromNewark Int'l Airport (now Newark Liberty Int'l Airport)
Flying toSan Francisco Int'l Airport

United Airlines Flight 93 was a scheduled U.S. domestic passenger flight from Newark International Airport, in Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco International Airport. It was hijacked by four men as part of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Minutes into the flight, the hijackers breached the cockpit and overpowered the pilots. They assumed control of the aircraft and diverted it toward Washington, D.C. Several passengers and crew members made calls aboard the flight and learned about the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The passengers then decided to mount an assault on the hijackers, and crash the aircraft.

The plane crashed in a field just outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, about 150 miles (240 km) northwest of Washington, D.C., killing all crew members and passengers. The subsequent investigation determined that the actions of those on board had prevented the hijackers from reaching their intended target.

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