Narrative:Flight 93 departed New York-Newark (EWR) for San Francisco (SFO) at 08:47. The aircraft was hijacked by four terrorists. The hijackers took over control, reportedly switched off the transponder and changed course to, probably, Washington. At 09:35, near Cleveland, the aircraft changed course to the South and later (09:45) Southwest at FL350. At 10:03 the aircraft crashed out of control in a field near Somerset, PA. The hijackers possibly had the intention to crash the plane into Air Force One, Camp David or perhaps Washington. The aircraft crashed following passengers attempt to take down the hijackers.
|Status:||- (No safety board investigation)|
|Date:||11 SEP 2001|
|C/n / msn:|| 28142/718|
|First flight:|| 1996|
|Total airframe hrs:||18435|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney PW2037|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37|
|Total:||Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||3,8 km (2.4 mls) N of Shanksville, PA (United States of America)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), United States of America|
» Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 17.09.2001
» ATC transcript United Airlines Flight 93 / NTSB
» Flight Path Study United Airlines Flight 93 / NTSB
» United Airlines Flight 93 FDR Report / NTSBSample newspaper article from Newspaperarchive.com
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Newark International Airport, NJ to San Francisco International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 4090 km (2556 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.