Mohamed Atta

Egyptian hijacker and one of the ringleaders of the September 11 attacks

Mohamed Atta (محمد عطا (September 1, 1968 – September 11, 2001) was a known associate of al-Qaeda[1][2] and the leader of the nineteen hijackers who carried out the September 11 attacks. He personally participated in the hijacking of American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane to crash into the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001 attacks.[3] He was said to be 'the best candidate for the job'.

Mohamed Atta
A photograph of Mohamed Atta, released by in may 2001
Born(1968-09-01)September 1, 1968
DiedSeptember 11, 2001(2001-09-11) (aged 33)
Cause of deathPlane Crash

References change

  1. Richard Bernstein: On Path to the U.S. Skies, Plot Leader Met bin Laden. The New York Times, 2002-09-10
  2. Yosri Fouda: Chilling message of the 9/11 plots. The Sunday Times, 2006-10-1
  3. "The FBI releases 19 photographs of individuals believed to be the hijackers of the four airliners that crashed on September 11, 01" (Press release). Federal Bureau of Investigation. September 27, 2001. Archived from the original on October 1, 2001. Retrieved 2008-01-19.