Mohamed Atta

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

Mohamed Atta (محمد عطا السيد (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, 2001 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
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A photograph of Mohamed Atta, released by the FBI in the days following the attack.
Mohamed Mohamed el-Amir Awad el-Sayed Atta (in Arabic: محمد عطا السيد)

(1968-09-01)September 1, 1968
DiedSeptember 11, 2001(2001-09-11) (aged 33)