American Airlines Flight 11 takes off fourteen minutes behind its scheduled departure time. Seventy-six passengers, 11 crew members and five hijackers are onboard. In industry terms, the Los Angeles-bound flight is "riding heavy," stocked with 76,400 pounds of fuel for its transcontinental run. Al Qaeda terrorists hijack the plane at approximately 8:14am, and reroute it towards Manhattan, using the Hudson River as a navigational guide. Courtesy of the US Department of Justice.1

Flight 11 Manifest2
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1 "Flight 11 Takes Off" National September 11 Memorial & Museum n.d. Web. March 16, 2011 http://timeline.national911memorial.org/#/Explore/2/Entry/527
2 "Passenger Lists" United States v. Zacarias Moussaoui, Criminal No. 01-455-A, Prosecution Trial Exhibits Web. n.d. April 27, 2011
Courtesy of the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum