United Airlines Flight 93

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United Airlines Flight 93 was a domestic scheduled U.S. passenger flight that was hijacked by four al-Qaeda terrorists on board, as part of the September 11 attacks. It crashed into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, during an attempt by the passengers and crew to regain control. All 44 people aboard were killed, including the four hijackers, but no one on the ground was injured. The aircraft involved, a Boeing 757–222, was flying United Airlines' daily scheduled morning flight from Newark International Airport in New Jersey to San Francisco International Airport in California.

See also United 93 (film)


  • One of the reasons why Flight 93 exerts such a powerful hold on our imaginations is precisely because we don't know exactly what happened... Forty ordinary people had thirty minutes to confront the reality of the way that we're living now, decide on the best course of action and act ... they were the first people to inhabit the post-9/11 world... They had to choose because they were in that airplane. Their choices are our choices, and their debate is our debate.