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September 11, 2001 Will forever be recorded as one of the most painful chapters in American history, 19 men hijacked 4 fuel-laden American commercial planes heading to different destinations on the West Coast.
The person responsible for the attacks was Osama bin Laden, leader of al Qaeda. Terrorist attacks killed 2,977 people in New York, Washington and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The two towers of the World Trade Center were collapsed as a result of two hijacked flights: American Airlines 11 and United Airlines 175, which were intentionally crashed in both buildings.
The Pentagon, in Washington, was partially hit by American Airlines Flight 77, which had also been hijacked. And near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 40 passengers and crew members aboard United Airlines Flight 93 caused the plane to crash in the field to prevent hijackers from crashing it on their target.
The cost of the tragedy was enormous due to the loss of innocent human lives that were involved. Carry out an exact calculation of what it cost in economic terms is difficultHowever, there are some figures that have been compiled that reveal the magnitude of the largest terrorist attack in recent history.
CNN published some figures involved with the economic impact caused by the attack of the September 11, 2001:
The estimated cost of damage to the WTC site, including the surrounding buildings, infrastructure, and metro facilities, is estimated to be around $ 60 billion.
It is estimated that there was a loss of $ 123 billion during the first 2 to 4 weeks after the collapse of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York, as well as the decline in air travel in the coming years.
The value of emergency counterterrorism pack approved by the United States Congress on September 14, 2001, it was $ 40.00 million.
The financial aid package approved by Congress to bailing out the airlines was $ 15 billion of dollars.
The number of claims for insurance derived from attacks September 11th amounted to $ 9.3 billion.
$ 500,000 is the estimated amount believed to have cost to plan and execute the September 11 attacks.
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