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September
 11,
 2001
'Tic Toe of
 Significant Events
8:50
 AM American Airlines 11 crashes into World Trade Center,North
 Tower.
8:56 AM National Security Advisor notifies President Bush inFlorida
9:05
 AM National security operations centers notified9:07 AM United Airlines 175 crashes into World Trade Center,South
 Tower9:15
 AM
 President
 speaks
 with Vice
 President,
 Rice
 and FBI
Director Mueller, directs preparation of NSC meetingimmediately upon return from Florida
9:30
 AM American Airlines 77 crashes into Pentagon
9:30
 AM Force Protection Measures implemented worldwide toprotect
 US
 diplomatic
 and
 military
 facilities9:40
 AM
 Secretary Mineta directs
 FAA to
 halt
 all
 flight
operations at US airports9:40 AM Vice
 President
 moved to secure location in the WhiteHouse
9:50
 AM Secretary Mineta directs closure of airspace ofWashington Air Traffic Control Area
9:52 AM
 President departs Sarasota Florida enroute
 to
Washington
9:
AM Vice President orders implementation of Continuity ofGovernment and Continuity of Operations Proceduresimplemented designed to ensure Constitutionalsuccession and uninterrupted government operations10:06 AM United Airlines 93 crashes south of Johnstown,Pennsylvania
10:16
 AM
 President directs North American
 Air
 Defense
 
Command NORAD)
 to
 provide Combat Aerial Patrol CAP)and AWACs coverage for
 Washington
 DC, and CAP for AirForce One10:22 AM Employees Evacuated from Federal Buildings indowntown, Washington10:50 AM US Forces go to DEFCON
 3.
 Russians notified viaNuclear Risk Reduction Center.
11:15
 AM FEMA establishes task forces to coordinate
 consequence
management12:46 PM Coast Guard implements increased security measures for
all
 inbound and outbound tanker ships
3:30
 PM President Chairs NSC meeting from
 Offut
 AFB
Nebraska
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