25 Most Powerful Photos : Hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashes into The South Tower of The World Trade Center and explodes at 9:03 am September 11,2001 in New York City,U.S.A.(Note: Now know all over the world as 9-11)
A series of photos shows hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 as it strikes the south tower of the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, and then explodes. A giant hole in the north tower shows where it was hit by American Airlines Flight 11, 43 minutes earlier. A total of 2,753 people died in the al-Qaida-sponsored terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
United Airlines Flight 175 heading towards the south tower of the World Trade Center / this article is a whole collection of stories and quotes from the Columbia Center for Oral History / "What is amazing is that in that moment, there was a moment before — that we saw that plane, that second plane — and there was a moment after, and it’s like two different worlds, those two moments. I mean, literally, I can feel like I can remember the exact second when the whole world changed and my life…
Miriam Horrocks, seated, with 6-year-old son Michael, is presented with the U.S. flag by a U.S. Marine Corps honor guard following a funeral Mass on Sept. 17 in Media, Pa., for her late husband. Michael Horrocks, 38, was killed when hijacked United Airlines Flight 175, which he was co-piloting, crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center.
United Airlines Flight 175 flies low toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center, shortly before slamming into the structure. The north tower burns after an earlier attack by a hijacked airliner in New York City, on September 11, 2001. (Reuters/Sean Adair)