FAA Timeline PS

FAA Timeline PS - I am FAA Flight Services Director Bill...

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I am FAA Flight Services Director Bill Peacock At 8:45 a.m. a hijacked passenger jet, American Airlines Flight 11 coming out of Boston, Massachusetts, crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center, which tore a gaping hole in the building and set it afire. At 9:03 a.m. a second hijacked airliner, United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston, crashed into the southern tower of the World Trade Center and exploded. Both buildings burned for a time before collapsing. As of 9:17 a.m.: I had all New York City area airports shut down. I have advised The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to shut down all bridges and tunnels in the New York area. At 9:40 a.m. I suspended US air traffic nationwide. This is the first time in history that air traffic in the United States has been halted and we are doing our best to improvise at this point. 9:43 a.m.: American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, sending up a huge plume of smoke. Evacuation began immediately. At 10:10 a.m. United Airlines Flight 93, also hijacked, crashed
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENG 310 taught by Professor Powers during the Fall '07 term at Wofford.

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