September 11, 2001
American Airlines Flight 11 fails to respond to air trafic controllers
Air traffic control manager considers this a possible hijacking.
Bush motorcade leaves for photo-op at Emma Booker Elementary School
Flight 11 strikes North Tower
First news reports appear on TV and radio
Bush motorcade arrives at Emma Booker Elementary School
Karl Rove or Andrew Card informs Bush of the first WTC crash
Bush enters Sandra Kay Daniels' second-grade classroom
Flight 175 strikes South Tower
Bush poses for pictures with the students and teachers.
Andrew Card informs Bush of the second WTC crash;
"A second plane has hit the World Trade Center."
"America is under attack"
9:06 - 9:12 a.m.
Bush listens as second-graders take turns reading a story called 'The Pet Goat'
9:16 - 9:29 a.m.
Bush works with his staff in an empty classroom preparing for an upcoming speech.
Bush gives a brief speech and poses for more photos at Emma Booker Elementary School
Bush's motorcade leaves Booker Elementary School for
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon.
Bush departs from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
on Air Force One
This leaves out a few items that are disputed/denied by the current administration, such as the report that Bush received a phone call enroute to the photo-op that something very unusual was occurring in our airspace on that day (and decided to go ahead with the photo-op anyway).
(Taken from a comment on this page.)