Abdul Rahman al-Omari

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Abdul Rahman al-Omari
Nationality Saudi
Known for Wrongly accused of being a 9/11 hijacker
Children 4

Abdul Rahman al-Omari (Arabic: عبدالرحمن العمري‎‎,ʿAbd ar-Raḥman al-ʿUmarī) born on December 24, 1972 was a pilot[citation needed] for Saudi Arabian Airlines. He was mistakenly named by the FBI[citation needed] as the hijacker-pilot of American Airlines Flight 11 in the September 11 attacks.


He had once worked at JFK Airport.[1]

Wrongly accused[edit]

He had moved out of his Vero Beach, Florida residence with his wife and four children on September 3, 2001, but it was quickly shown that he was still alive, and the FBI issued an apology.

Real identity of hijackers[edit]

It was quickly determined that Mohamed Atta was the hijacker-pilot among the group of hijackers of American 11. The FBI then named Abdulaziz al-Omari as a hijacker, who may have used the alias "Abdulrahman al-Omari" when boarding American 11, the probable reason the FBI named the wrong Omari.