Flight 93 National Memorial

Flight 93 National Memorial (HM26WM)

Location: Somerset, PA 15501 Somerset County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 0.006', W 79° 2.669'

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On the morning of September 11, 2001, four commercial airliners were hijacked in a premeditated terrorist attack against the United States. Two of the planes were intentionally flown into the World Trade Center's twin towers in New York City; a third plane hit the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. A fourth plane, Flight 93, crashed into an open field at 10:03 a.m., just a few miles from where you are standing, killing all on board.

Traveling from Newark, New Jersey to San Francisco, California, the flight was delayed more than 25 minutes before take-off, leaving the ground four minutes before the World Trade Center would be struck. After 46 minutes of routine flight heading west over Pennsylvania, terrorists breached the cockpit and took control of the plane, turning it southeast towards our nation's capital.

Passengers and crew learned through phone conversations with family members and authorities that their plane was part of the terrorist attack — a realization that led to a collective decision by crew and passengers to revolt. As the 40 passengers and crew attempted to overthrow the four hijackers, the terrorists were forced to bring the plane down about 20 minutes flying time from Washington, D.C.

Because of the brave actions of the alert, unarmed passengers and crew, Flight 93 was the only aircraft

that failed to reach its intended target that day — believed to have been the U.S. Capitol building or the White House.

The Flight 93 National Memorial, operated by the National Park Service, is located off the Pennsylvania Turnpike at Somerset Exit #110.

To learn more about Flight 93, visit www.nps.gov/flni

Crew Members
Captain Jason M. Dahl
First Officer LeRoy Homer
Lorraine G. Bay, Flight Attendant
Sandra W. Bradshaw, Flight Attendant
Wanda Anita Green, Flight Attendant
CeeCee Ross Lyles, Flight Attendant
Deborah Jacobs Welsh, Flight Attendant

Christian Adams
Todd M. Beamer
Alan Anthony Beaven
Mark Bingham
Deora Frances Bodley
Marion R. Britton
Thomas E. Burnett, Jr.
William Joseph Cashman
Georgine Rose Corrigan
Patricia Cushing
Joseph DeLuca
Patrick Joseph Driscoll
Edward Porter Felt
Jane C. Folger
Colleen L. Fraser
Andrew (Sonny) Garcia
Jeremy Logan Glick
Kristin White Gould
Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas
Donald Freeman Greene
Linda Gronlund
Richard J. Guadagno
Toshiya Kuge
Hilda Marcin
Waleska Martinez
Nicole Carol Miller
Louis J. Nacke, II
Donald A. Peterson
Mark David Rothenberg
Christine Ann Snyder
John Talignani
Honor Elizabeth Wainio
HM NumberHM26WM
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Date Added Monday, April 16th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 666927 N 4429599
Decimal Degrees40.00010000, -79.04448333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 0.006', W 79° 2.669'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 0' 0.36" N, 79° 2' 40.14" W
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Area Code(s)814, 724
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 179 N Plaza Access Rd, Somerset PA 15501, US
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