Details emerging on the 19 men identified by the FBI as the hijackers aboard the four planes that crashed Tuesday are culled from government sources, public records and news reports. The original spellings of the names came from the FBI and may vary.
Mohamed Atta, on American Airlines Flight 11, which left Boston at 7:45 a.m. and crashed into the World Trade Center at 8:45 a.m. Atta, 33, was born in the United Arab Emirates and is believed to be the cousin of suspected United Airlines Flight 175 hijacker Marwan Al-Shehhi.
Investigators say the two followed parallel paths.
Atta received pilot training at Huffman Aviation in Venice, Fla., and took two three-hour courses at SimCenter Inc. in Opa-locka, Fla., where he trained on a Boeing 727 full-motion flight simulator.
He lived in Venice, Coral Springs and Hollywood, Fla., and Hamburg, Germany, investigators say. He held an Egyptian driver's license.
Atta studied for eight years at the Technical University in Hamburg and had ties to an Islamic fundamentalist group that planned attacks on American targets, German investigators say. He and Al-Shehhi left for the United States in May.
Both went to a sports bar in Hollywood last Friday night. Atta played video games while Al-Shehhi drank with another man.
Marwan Al-Shehhi, on United Airlines Flight 175, which left Boston at 7:58 a.m. and crashed into the World Trade Center at 9:05 a.m. Al-Shehhi, 23, was born in the United Arab Emirates.
Like his cousin Atta, Al-Shehhi received pilot training at Huffman Aviation in Venice, Fla., and took two courses at SimCenter Inc. in Opa-locka, Fla., where he also trained on a Boeing 727 flight simulator.
Al-Shehhi lived in Venice and Nokomis, Fla. He studied for one year at the Technical University in Hamburg and had connections to Islamic extremists. He and Atta lived together in Venice, Fla., and in Hamburg.
A relative of Marwan Al-Shehhi said he was the son of a
Muslim cleric who died two years ago.
While in Germany, he told his family he wasn't coming back to the Emirates. His mother once said that she felt someone was listening to their calls and threatening him to keep him from returning.
The relative described Al-Shehhi as extremely religious and withdrawn.
Hani Hanjour, on American Airlines Flight 77, which left Washington, D.C., at 8:10 a.m. and crashed into the Pentagon at 9:39 a.m. Hanjour may have lived in Phoenix, Ariz., and San Diego, Calif., the FBI said.
Federal Aviation Administration records show a Hani Hanjoor as receiving a commercial pilot's license in 1999 and listing a post office box in Saudi Arabia as his address.
T. Gerald Chilton Jr., a corporate officer for CRM Airline Training Center in Scottsdale, said a Hani Hanjoor received pilot training there for three months in 1996 and in December 1997. He put down a $100 deposit toward additional training in 1997 but did not attend any other classes.
The FAA Airmen Directory lists a Jani Saleh Hanjoor as having at one time had a student pilot license with an address corresponding with CRM.
A Hani Saleh Hanjoor was listed as living at the Valle Cita Garden Apartments in north Phoenix. The complex has no records of a tenant with that name, manager Carol Fogarty said.
The FAA Airmen Directory also lists a Hani Saleh Hanjoor with a P.O. box in Taife, Saudi Arabia. Hanjoor held a commercial pilot's license with an October 1999 expiration date.
Wail Alshehri, on Flight 11. Alshehri, 28, may have lived in Hollywood, Fla., and Newton, Mass.
Waleed M. Alshehri, on Flight 11. Alshehri, 25, lived in Daytona Beach, Fla., and may also have lived in Hollywood, Fla., and Vienna, Va.
Alshehri graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in aeronautical science, the university's commercial pilot training degree, and had a commercial pilot's license.
He was in the United States since at least 1994, when he got a Social Security number and a Florida driver's license, records show. He gave birth dates from 1974 to 1979 on various documents. Records show he lived in several different apartments in a complex in Daytona Beach, Fla. He also may have lived for a time at a boarding house in Vienna, Va., a Washington, D.C., suburb.
FBI agents interviewed current tenants at the house, which is about three blocks from the Central Intelligence Agency's headquarters.
Abdul Latif Darab, a native of Afghanistan who has lived in the United States since 1982, said he told the FBI that Alshehri had not lived at the address for at least the past 14 months.
Darab said the landlord told him Alshehri was from Saudi Arabia. Alshehri told the landlord he was going back home, Darab said.
Abdulaziz Alomari, on Flight 11. Alomari used 1972 and 1979 dates of birth and may have lived in Hollywood, Fla., the FBI said.
Ziad Jarrahi, on United Airlines Flight 93, which left Newark, N.J., at 8:01 a.m. and crashed in Stony Creek Township, Pa., at 10:10 a.m. FAA records show a Hamburg, Germany, pilot's listing for a Ziad Jarrah. His uncle, Nazem Jarrah, said he was studying flight engineering in Germany and then the United States.
An official Lebanese statement issued in Beirut quoted a security source as saying that Ziad Samir Jarrah, 26, had been in Hamburg, Germany, for the last four years studying flight engineering. The difference in spellings of the last name could not be immediately reconciled.
His uncle described him as a typical student. He was interviewed in the Jarrah family home in the village of Al-Marj, 30 miles east of Beirut in the Bekaa Valley.
In Germany, investigators said police seized evidence late Friday when they searched the apartment of Ziad Jarrah's girlfriend in the western industrial city of Bochum. The "airplane-related documents" were found in a suitcase, German Federal Prosecutor Kay Nehm said. He did not give details.
Khalid Al-Midhar, on Flight 77. Al-Midhar lived in San Diego last year and may have lived in New York. He had a B-1 Visa that covered business-related travel and was good for up to a year and an expired B-2 Visa, a travel visa, good for up to a year.
Majed Moqed, on Flight 77. No information released by FBI.
Nawaq Alhamzi, on Flight 77. Alhamzi lived in San Diego last year and may have lived in Fort Lee and Wayne, N.J. While in San Diego, he may have lived in Parkwood, a 175-unit apartment complex in the middle-class Clairemont area, property records show. The complex is near Montgomery Field, a small airfield where several companies offer flight training. The Associated Press contacted more than a dozen of the flight schools; none knew the man. The schools' operators said FBI agents have been searching student records.
Salem Alhamzi, on Flight 77. Alhamzi may have lived in Fort Lee and Wayne, N.J.
Satam Al Suqami, on Flight 11. Al Suqami said he was 25. He is from the United Arab Emirates. Al Suqami obtained a Florida driver's license listing a Boynton Beach address and reporting his previous license was from Saudi Arabia.
Fayez Ahmed, on Flight 175. Ahmed may have lived in Delray Beach, Fla.
Ahmed Alghamdi, on Flight 175. Alghamdi lived in Vienna, Va., and may have lived in Delray Beach, Fla.
Hamza Alghamdi, on Flight 175. Alghamdi may have lived in Delray Beach, Fla.
Mohald Alshehri, on Flight 175. Alshehri may have lived in Delray Beach, Fla.
Saeed Alghamdi, on Flight 93. Alghamdi may have lived in Delray Beach, Fla.
Ahmed Alhaznawi, on Flight 93. Alhaznawi listed his age as 20. He may have lived in Delray Beach, Fla.
Ahmed Alnami, on Flight 93. Alnami may have lived in Delray Beach, Fla.