September 11 attacks: FBI releases never-before-seen photos of devastation at Pentagon

Washington: A set of never-before-seen photos showing the devastation at the Pentagon following the 11 September 2001 has been released by the FBI.

According to a report in CBS News on Friday, the new photos were uploaded on 23 March to the FBI's "Vault" — the bureau's online hub of archival materials.

Five terrorists hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 on 11 September, 2001, and flew the 90-ton plane into the Pentagon, killing all passengers and crew on board as well as 125 civilians and military personnel on the ground.

In the newly released photos, the immediate devastation of the attack and the fire engulfing the building can be seen.

There are aerial photos also that show the site where the attack had taken place.

One of the photos shows the hole left by American Airlines Flight 77 as it crashed into the Pentagon.

The photos also show the insides of the building where the flames had melted office equipment and the walls of the building.

With inputs from IANS

Published Date: Apr 01, 2017 11:13 AM | Updated Date: Apr 01, 2017 11:58 AM

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