9/11 attacks: By the numbers

NEW YORK -- The 9/11 terror attacks were the deadliest ever to occur on American soil.

A group of terrorists hijacked four airplanes, sending two of them into the World Trade Center towers and another into the Pentagon -- with the other flight crash landing in a Shanksville, Pennsylvania, field.

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There were 2,977 innocent lives lost.

It is a day that will never be forgotten in the hearts of the American people.

Here's a look back at the September 11 attacks by the numbers.


  • 2,977 people were killed

  • 2,753 died at the World Trade Center Site

  • 343 of them were New York City firefighters

  • 23 were NYPD officers

  • 37 were police officers from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

  • 184 people were killed when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon

  • 40 were killed on United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania

  • Countless victims and first responders are still dying due to 9/11-related illnesses


  • 19 men hijacked 4 planes

  • 60 percent of the World Trade Center victims' remains have been identified as of Sept. 2019

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