Hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center and explodes at 9:03 a.m. on September 11, 2001 in New York City.

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Hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center and explodes at 9:03 a.m. on September 11, 2001 in New York City.

Smoke, flames and debris erupt from the South Tower as United Airlines Flight 175 hits. This flight was on route from Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts to Los Angeles International Airport in California, the same path as the other plane that struck the North Tower.

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Smoke, flames and debris erupt from the South Tower as United Airlines Flight 175 hits. This flight was on route from Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts to Los Angeles International Airport in California, the same path as the other plane that struck the North Tower.

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.

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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 struck the South Tower. Its tail number was N162UA. It was a Boeing 767-222 http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20010911-1 Flight 175 had two Pratt and Whitney JT9D-7R4D engines. http://206.18.175.32/Media/boeing767industrydat-1005-1010.pdf American Airlines Flight 11 struck the North Tower. Its tail number was N334AA. It was a Boeing 767-222ER. Flight 11 had two General Electric CF6-80A2 engines. http:/...

United Airlines Flight 175 struck the South Tower. Its tail number was N162UA. It was a Boeing 767-222 http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20010911-1 Flight 175 had two Pratt and Whitney JT9D-7R4D engines. http://206.18.175.32/Media/boeing767industrydat-1005-1010.pdf American Airlines Flight 11 struck the North Tower. Its tail number was N334AA. It was a Boeing 767-222ER. Flight 11 had two General Electric CF6-80A2 engines. http:/...

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)

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)

In honor of the thirty-three heroes, the flight crew on 9/11:  American Airlines Flight 11  United Airlines Flight 175  American Airlines Flight 77  United Airlines Flight 93

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In honor of the thirty-three heroes, the flight crew on 9/11: American Airlines Flight 11 United Airlines Flight 175 American Airlines Flight 77 United Airlines Flight 93

United Airlines flight 175 strikes the South Tower of the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001

United Airlines flight 175 strikes the South Tower of the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001

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.

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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.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, United Airlines Flight 175 approaches the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York moments before collision, seen from the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/ William Kratzke) (Credit: AP)

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, United Airlines Flight 175 approaches the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York moments before collision, seen from the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/ William Kratzke) (Credit: AP)

As the north tower of the World Trade center burns in the background, United Airlines Flight 175 is lined up to strike the south tower at 9:03 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001. Terrorists took over that flight and also American Airlines Flight 11, crashing the planes into the twin towers.

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As the north tower of the World Trade center burns in the background, United Airlines Flight 175 is lined up to strike the south tower at 9:03 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001. Terrorists took over that flight and also American Airlines Flight 11, crashing the planes into the twin towers.

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