FBI re-releases 9/11 photos of Pentagon

Search crews scour the wreckage

Photos taken after the attack on the Pentagon on 11 September 2001 have reappeared on the FBI’s website six years after they were first released.

The 27 images show fire crews battling the blaze, as well as recovery teams and investigators searching the rubble.

American Airlines Flight 77, travelling from Virginia to LA, slammed into the building at around 09:37 local time.

US authorities said the plane struck between the first and second floors of the Pentagon, killing 184 people.

It was previously thought that the images had been newly released because of the fresh date stamp.

But FBI spokeswoman Jillian Stickels said the pictures were first posted online in 2011.

A technical glitch caused them to disappear from the site for an undetermined period of time, she added.

They were restored in recent days to public view once the FBI learned they were missing, according to the FBI spokeswoman.

Emergency response

Firefighters respond to a fireball that erupted where the plane impactedImage copyrightFBI
Image captionThis image was named “Pentagon Emergency Response”
Water cannons mounted on trucks brought the blaze under controlImage copyright FBI
Water cannons mounted on trucks brought the blaze under control

Exterior damage

An aerial view of the damageImage copyright FBI
“Pentagon Overhead”
An excavator removes a shredded American flagImage copyright FBI
An excavator appears to remove a shredded American flag in a photo labelled “Pentagon Exterior”

Plane debris

Twisted metal from the plane lies in the grass outside the buildingImage copyright FBI
A photo labelled “Pentagon debris” by the FBI
wreckageImage copyright FBI
This photo was tagged “Pentagon debris” by the FBI
Image copyright FBI


Search and rescue crews examine the crash siteImage copyright FBI
Search and rescue crews examine the crash site
investigators shovel ash

Image copyright FBI. Investigators shovel ash from inside the building

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