Place:Shanksville, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameShanksville
TypeBorough
Coordinates40.017°N 78.906°W
Located inSomerset, Pennsylvania, United States
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Shanksville is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States, with a population of 245, as of the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area and is approximately 60 miles (approximately 80 miles driving) southeast from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Shanksville came to international attention during the September 11 attacks when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in adjacent Stonycreek Township.

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