Casualties of the September 11, 2001 attacks

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Sept. 11, 2001 attacks
Background history
September 11, 2001
Rest of September
Missing people
Foreign casualties
Rescue workers
Hijacked Airlines
American Airlines Flight 11
United Airlines Flight 175
American Airlines Flight 77
United Airlines Flight 93
Sites of destruction
World Trade Center
The Pentagon
Government response
World political effects
World economic effects
Airport security
Closings and cancellations
Audiovisual entertainment
Rescue and recovery effort
Financial assistance
Memorials and services
Slogans and terms
Misinformation and rumors
U.S. Congress Inquiry
9/11 Commission

Tributes to the individuals lost in this tragedy, including biographical details, are welcome and encouraged at our memorial site. Some articles originally posted to Wikipedia have been moved there. If you are looking for such an article, or wish to contribute to one, please check there.


1 Planes
2 World Trade Center

3 Pentagon


All the victims

Planes - World Trade Center - Pentagon

As of 2005, 2,992 people were presumed dead as a result of all four September 11 attacks. This includes the casualties at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, on the airplanes and the hijackers.


265 people killed on four planes; 232 passengers, 25 flight attendants, 8 pilots. (Note that this total includes the 19 hijackers, who reportedly boarded the planes as passengers.)

See also: Memorial wiki tributes to the occupants of each plane

World Trade Center

By 2004, 2602 people were listed as confirmed dead (this total excludes those aboard the two aircraft). 1585 victims were identifed from the World Trade Center wreckage while 1161 victims were not identifed when DNA testing ended in February 2005.

See also:

Missing Persons

It was an extemely sad time and was not expected to happen. The number of missing people grew to estimates as high as over 6000 in the weeks following the attack, but steadily declined as stories were checked and duplicate entries removed. (See Timeline of WTC missing).

As of August 2002, there were approximately 90 people who were officially missing; that is, their remains had not been identified and no family members had requested a death certificate.

Detailed listing.


The great majority of the over 40,000 people working at the World Trade Center at the time of the attack evacuated safely, including 18 who escaped from above the impact zone in the second tower hit. By September 20, 2001, 6291 people, including rescue and recovery workers, had been treated for injuries.

Detailed listing.


The Pentagon reports 125 staffers killed or missing, with 121 remains recovered and identified, as of September 11, 2002. At least one person died later as a result of wounds incurred.

The listing and memorial.

Missing Persons

The Pentagon reports 4 staffers missing. One passenger on the airliner which hit the Pentagon was also never identified.

Detailed listing.


88 treated at hospital.

Detailed entry.

Victim legends

Due to the very large number of World Trade Center casualties and missing persons, victim legends were a common form of September 11, Terrorist Attack urban legends. These were tales of victims who did not exist, spread by word-of-mouth and the Internet. Official sites, such as, contain accurate entries and are trusted content. Because Wikipedia, and many other websites allowed freely adding victims, there were no doubt many obvious fake entries. Victims added to these lists were also sometimes simply missing at the time of the attacks, or actually survivors of the attacks. Template:InMemoriam


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