Remembering United Flight 93

Remembering United Flight 93

Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS

FBI investigators continue their excavation at the Shanksville, Pa., crash site of United Flight 93 on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001.

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by khou.com staff

KING5.com

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 31 at 11:42 AM

On Sept. 11, 2011, United Airlines Flight 93 was hijacked after takeoff from Newark International Airport by four al-Qaida terrorists.

But a group of heroic passengers attempted to regain control of the plane and thwarted the terrorists’ mission.

The plane crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing everyone onboard.

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