On Tuesday 11 September 2001 the United States of America suffered severe urban fires caused by aerial attacks of kidnapped airplanes hitting the World Trade Center in New York and the Ministry for Defense (Pentagon) in Washington. The number of casualties is not yet known.
Near-real time satellite images Operational Significant Event Imagery (OSEI)
The following significant events were identified by Satellite Analysis Branch meteorologists and reviewed by the OSEI support team of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):
NESDIS/OSEI NOAA-12 POES AVHRR LAC satellite image, 11 September 2001.
The image shows the smoke plume drifting south from the burning
World Trade Center fires, depicted by NOAA AVHRR.