Hijackers in the September 11 attacks

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There were 19 hijackers in the September 11 attacks, part of an Islamist terrorist group called Al-Qaeda. The 19 hijackers hijacked four aircraft; American Airlines Flight 11 had five hijackers and was flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, United Airlines Flight 175 had five hijackers and was flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center, American Airlines Flight 77 had five hijackers and was flown into The Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 had four hijackers and crashed outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.[1]

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Mohamed Atta was the leader of the hijackers, and helped carry out the attacks. (Pilot-hijackers in bold)

Flight Name Age Nationality
American Airlines Flight 11 Mohamed Atta 33   Egypt
Abdulaziz al-Omari 22   Saudi Arabia
Wail al-Shehri 28
Waleed al-Shehri 22
Satam al-Suqami 25
United Airlines Flight 175 Marwan al-Shehhi 23   UAE
Fayez Banihammad 24
Mohand al-Shehri 22   Saudi Arabia
Hamza al-Ghamdi 20
Ahmed al-Ghamdi 22
American Airlines Flight 77 Hani Hanjour 29
Khalid al-Mihdhar 26
Majed Moqed 24
Nawaf al-Hazmi 25
Salem al-Hazmi 20
United Airlines Flight 93 Ziad Jarrah 26   Lebanon
Ahmed al-Haznawi 20   Saudi Arabia
Ahmed al-Nami 24
Saeed al-Ghamdi 21

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