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About 23,000 people work at the Pentagon. Everyone on board the plane was killed. So were about 120 people who worked at the Pentagon. Grounded All the New York City airports were closed just after the attacks on the World Trade Center. Less than half an hour later, all airports in the country were closed. Planes that were in the air had to land at the nearest airport. There was no air traffic in the entire United States. For the first time ever since jet travel began, there were no planes in the sky over America.

55 Chapter 6 Terrorism in the Air DATAFILE TIMELINE September 11, 2001 Two hijacked planes crash into the World Trade Center in New York City. C. Where is New York City? NEW YORK CITY 56 DID YOU KNOW? Most officials believe Osama bin Laden led the terrorist attacks. The Airline Pilots Association and the Air Transport Association offered a $2 million reward for his arrest. KEY TERMS hijack - to take over by force and redirect air traffic - presence of aircraft in the sky twin towers - two 110-story skyscrapers, together called the World Trade Center the Pentagon - headquarters of the Department of Defense 57 Chapter Six: Terrorism in the Air Most air disasters are accidents.

His sister was barely hanging onto life. Nando tried to keep his sister warm. But she died, too. Bad weather kept them huddled inside for days. An avalanche had smashed their shelter. Several of the surviving players were killed, including the team captain, Marcelo Perez. Still, no help had arrived. They ran out of food. Cannibalism was their only hope of survival. They were all very religious. This made their only option even more difficult. But they couldn’t survive without food. Their will to survive was very strong.

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