Four Planes, Four Coordinated Teams
Sunday, September 16, 2001; Page A06
Following are the 19 people identified by the FBI as hijackers aboard the four airliners used in terrorist attacks on Tuesday.
One of two hijackers who had been on the U.S. government's watch list of suspected terrorists, he was traveling on a B-1 visa, granted for business travel within the United States. Al-Midhar also had obtained a B-2 visa, which permits pleasure travel in the country, although that visa had expired. The FBI said he lived in San Diego last year with two other suspects and also may have spent time in Los Angeles and New York. U.S. intelligence officers are exploring his background to determine whether he was linked to Zein al-Abidine al-Midhar, the former head of the Islamic Army of Aden in Yemen, who was executed a few years ago in connection with a kidnapping. That group was one of three to claim credit for last fall's bombing of the USS Cole.
Lived in San Diego last year with two other suspects and also may have stayed in Fort Lee, N.J., Wayne, N.J., and Los Angeles.
May also have lived in Fort Lee and Wayne.
The FBI said no information was available on him.
Obtained a commercial pilot's license in April 1999 from the Federal Aviation Administration. The license expired six months later because he failed to complete a required medical exam. In 1996, he received flight training for a few months at a private school in Scottsdale, Ariz., but did not finish the course because his instructors thought he was not proficient enough. He listed his address as a post office box in Taife, Saudi Arabia, but he also has been linked to addresses in San Diego and Hollywood, Fla. His name was not on the American Airlines manifest for the flight because he may not have had a ticket.
Satam Al Suqami
Twenty-five, his last known address was in the United Arab Emirates
Waleed M. Alshehri
Apparently was a Saudi national and possibly the son of a Saudi diplomat, Ahmed Alshehri. Various documents place his age between 22 and 28. He lived in Daytona Beach, Fla., to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and graduated in 1997. He held an FAA license as a private and commercial pilot and was certified as an instructor. He previously had rented a room in Vienna, Va., and also stayed at an apartment in Hamburg, Germany, shared by Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi
Believed to have been a 28-year-old pilot, he may have lived in Hollywood, Fla., and Newton, Mass. He used the date of birth July 31, 1973. Saudi news accounts have said he and Walled M. Alshehri were brothers.
Trained at Huffman Aviation in Venice, Fla., he held a pilot's license. Atta, who was born in Egypt, formed a terrorist cell with Marwan Al-Shehhi in Hamburg, where he also attended the local Technical University and wrote a thesis on urban planning in Syria. The morning of the attacks, Atta and Abdulaziz Alomari were videotaped in Maine at the Portland Jetport boarding a 6 a.m. flight for Boston
Lived in Vero Beach, Fla., with his wife and four children and was seen traveling with Atta the morning of the attacks. Alomari is believed to have been a pilot and may also have lived in Hollywood, Fla., the FBI said.
Born in the United Arab Emirates, Al-Shehhi, 23, is believed to have organized a terrorist cell in Hamburg with Atta. Al-Shehhi was enrolled as an electrical engineering student there for a year but may have seldom gone to class. He trained to be a pilot at Huffman Aviation. His commercial pilot's license, which lists a Hollywood, Fla., address, rated him as a flight engineer and qualified him to fly multi-engine planes.
The FBI lists Delray Beach, Fla., as a possible address for Ahmed. In July, he rented a post office box at a Mail Boxes Etc. there, paying $51 for the three-month rental, the owner said.
May have previously stayed in the same Daytona Beach apartment complex once occupied by Waleed M. Alshehri. The apartment complex is home to many students at nearby Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The FBI lists Delray Beach as a possible address for Alghamdi.
May have lived in Delray Beach, the FBI said. He apparently used a Mail Boxes Etc. address to obtain a Florida driver's license.
The FBI lists Delray Beach as a possible address. He rented a box at the same Mail Boxes Etc.
May have trained at a school operated by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The FBI lists Delray Beach as a possible address.
May have lived in Delray Beach and gave an Oct. 11, 1980, date of birth.
May have lived in Delray Beach, according to the FBI.
The FBI believes he was a pilot, although it remains unclear whether he trained in the United States. Yesterday, German officials linked him to a terrorist cell they believed operated for years in Hamburg and seized "airplane-related documents" from his girlfriend's apartment. A Sunni Muslim from Lebanon, he studied aircraft construction in Germany before moving to the United States in June 2000
Seth Hamblin and Amy Goldstein