Names of Hijackers Released by FBI
The FBI disclosed at a Friday press conference held by Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller the names of 19 hijackers, seven of whom were believed to be pilots, on the four commercial jetliners that crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in rural Pennsylvania during Tuesday's reign of terror. The list contained one more hijacker than had been known the previous day, but did not provide any information about the hijackers' national origin, other than to reveal that two of them were in the U.S. on visas and that the United Arab Emirates was the last known address for one of them. The additional hijacker was on the Los Angeles-bound flight that crashed into the Pentagon, bringing to five the total who commandeered that plane, the FBI said. The hijackers on the flight, which damaged the Pentagon, were Khalid Al-Midhar (who was in the U.S. on a visa), Majed Moqed, Nawaq Alhamzi, Salem Alhamzi and pilot Hani Hanjour, who may have lived in Phoenix and San Diego. No information was available about Moqed, but the Alhamzis were described as possible residents of Fort Lee, N.J. On one flight that crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, the hijackers were in their 20s or early 30s, and all but one of the five were believed to be pilots, the FBI said. They were Waleed M. Alshehri, Wail Alshehri, Mohamed Atta, who had possible residences in Florida and Hamburg, Germany, Abdulaziz Alomari and Satam Al Suqami, whose last known address was in the United Arab Emirates. The hijackers aboard United Airlines Flight 175, which also slammed into the World Trade Center, were pilot Marwan Al Shehhi, who lived in Hollywood, Fla., and was in the U.S. on a visa. The others were Fayez Ahmed, Mohald Alshehri, Hamza Alghamdi and Ahmed Alghamdi, all of whom were from Delray Beach, Fla. The hijackers aboard United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in the Pennsylvania countryside, were identified as Ahmed Alhaznawi, Ahmed Alnami, Saeed Alghamdi, all possible residents of Delray Beach, and pilot Ziad Jarrahi.
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