2 WTC hit
On September 11, 2001, United Airlines Flight 175 was hijacked by al-Qaeda terrorists and at 9.03 AM flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center, also known as 2 WTC. The plane hit between 77th and 85th floor of the 110-story high tower. All 60 passengers and crew members as well as the 5 terrorists, who were on board the plane, died immediately. The clash was so violent that all escape routes except a single elevator shaft were destroyed, but only a few managed to escape that way. In all, it is estimated that 618 people did not make it down, which is considerably less than in the first tower, because 2 WTC was evacuated when it was heard that 1 WTC had been hit.
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- Reconstruction of Flight 175’s route