USA Under Terrorist Attack|
Two airplanes slammed into New York's World Trade Center and a third hit the
Pentagon in Washington in a deadly wave of presumed terrorist attacks that
shocked America and brought air traffic nationwide to a halt.
הוטחו, תקפו - slammed|
גל קטלני - deadly wave
כלל לאומי - nationwide
עצירה - halt
A car bomb exploded outside the State Department, which was evacuated along with
the White House and the Capitol. Wall Street, the nation's financial hub, was
shut down as the twin 110-story towers CKK of the Trade Center toppled after the
לפנות - evacuated|
מרכז, מוקד - hub
President George Bush, breaking off a visit to an
elementary school in Florida, called it a "national tragedy." "Terrorism against
our nation will not stand," he said, vowing to "hunt down and to find those
folks who committed this act."
להבטיח חגיגית - vow|
אנשים - folks
One of the planes that crashed into the Trade Center was American Airlines
Flight 11, hijacked after takeoff from Boston en route to Los Angeles, American
לחטוף מטוס - hijacked|
נטיב - route
The planes blasted fiery, gaping holes in the upper floors
of the twin towers. A witness said he saw bodies falling from the twin towers
and people jumping out. About an hour later, the southern tower collapsed with a
roar a huge cloud of smoke; the other tower fell about a half-hour after
מכיל אש - fiery|
לפעור חור - gaping holes
דרומי - southern
שאגה - roar
"This is perhaps the most audacious terrorist attack that's ever taken place in
the world," said Chris Yates, an aviation expert at Jane's Transport in London
told The Associated Press. "It takes a logistics operation from the terror group
involved that is second to none. Only a very small handful of terror groups is
on that list. ... I would name at the top of the list Osama Bin Laden."
נועז - audacious|
מומחה תעופה - aviation expert
All planes were grounded across the country by the Federal Aviation
Administration. All bridges and tunnels into Manhattan were closed down.
מקורקע - grounded|
The twin disaster at the World Trade Center happened
shortly before 9 a.m. and then right around 9 a.m.
Heavy black smoke billowed into the sky above the gaping
holes in the side of the twin towers, one of New York City's most famous
landmarks, and debris rained down upon the street, one of the city's busiest
work areas. When the second plane hit, a fireball of flame and smoke erupted,
leaving a huge hole in the glass and steel tower.
להיערם - billowed|
דבר שבולט בשטח - landmarks
להתפרץ - erupted
Within the hour, an aircraft crashed on a helicopter
landing pad near the Pentagon, a car bomb exploded outside the State Department,
and the West Wing of the White House was evacuated amid threats of terrorism.
And another explosion rocked New York about an hour after the crash.
בתוך, בין - amid|
לזעזע - rocked