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Christine Lee Hanson (February 22, 1999 - September 11, 2001) was the youngest victim of the 9/11 attacks.

She was from Groton, Massachussetts and was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 175 along with her parents, Peter and Sue Hanson. The family was going on a trip to Los Angeles. They had planned to visit relatives there and take Christine to Disneyland. At 9:03 a.m., the terrorists who had hijacked Flight 175 crashed it into the south tower of the World Trade Center.

Christine's father, Peter Hanson, is remembered as one of the passengers who documented the hijacking during the flight with two calls to his father, in which he used one of the plane's airphones. Peter made a final call to his parents moments before the plane crashed into the tower:

"It's getting bad, Dad. A stewardess was stabbed. They seem to have knives and mace. They said they have a bomb. Passengers are throwing up and getting sick. The plane is making jerky movements. I don't think the pilot is flying the plane. I think we are going down. I think they intend to go to Chicago or someplace and fly into a building. Don't worry, Dad. If it happens, it'll be very fast. Oh my God, oh my God." The call then ended abruptly.

Christine and her parents are greatly missed by their family. A tree was planted in Christine's memory at Knowledge Beginnings Preschool which she attended. She loved to help her father in the garden, and she loved to talk to her Nana on the phone. She would tell her all about her day and then say "I love you Namma".