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THEY DO NOW, THEY DIDN'T EARLIER

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HUNTRESS COPIES ALL, RESUME CAP

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"SD2" IT WAS ARKGUYS THAT THEYXAW. IT WAS OURS THAT

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CENTER S "BACKGROUND" YEAHsNEW YORK. DID THAT EARLIER TOO

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X HUNTRESS QUIT 26

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O QUIT 26 HUNTRESS

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X YOU SAW A TARGET.^ OUR VlCJNlTY AT 25 THOUS. SQUAWKING

 

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O STANDBY. SEARCHING

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X SHOULD BE OV^R, QUIT 26

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"SD2" QUIT 26J^U1T 26, THERE'S NOTHING ^VER QUIT 26, WHOA,

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WAITyCMINUTE. THERE'S A DOT THE! O QUIT 25yTM SEARCHING OVER QUIT 26, STAND BY

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X AND UR HUNTRESS. THAT MIGHT BE QUIT 27, UH, HE'S RIGHT

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(BOVE. MIGHT BE GETTING INTERMITTANT/MIXING SQUAWK NUMBERS O QUIT 25, HUNTRESS SHOWS QUIT 26 AND 27 JUST NW <3F YOU

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ABOUT 4 MILES X QUIT 25 THAT CHECKS

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"MCC" MAJOR NASYPANY YOUR NEEDED IN OPS ROOM, MAJ NASYPANY YOUR NEEDED PRONTO. TO OPS ROOM

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O NORTHEAST AIR DEFENSE. (GARBLED) CAN 1 HELP

YOU

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X YES SGT KELLY FROM OTIS. HOW ARE YOU DOING TODAY

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O YEAH. GOOD AHEAD

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X I'M GETTING REPORTS FROM MY TRACON, THERE MIGHT BE A

HIJACK <O UH. HUH, I'M HEARING THE SAME THING, WE'RE WORKING IT RIGHT NOW> OKAY <O THANKS>

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"MCC" DO I HAVE AN MCC COMING IN

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(MONITORING CHANN. 4)

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"MCC" OKAY WHERE iS HE, NO GIVE ME A TRACK NUMBER, HIT HIM UP ON SOMETHING

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MONITORING MAJOR DESKINS FROM CH. 13 "BACKGROUND" 190 AND 387 KNOTS, LAST KNOWN BACKGROUND"

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387 KNOTS> ALTITUDE IS 290 BUT WE CANNOT CONFIRM THAT ^'BACKGROUND" 290, OKAY, DO YOU HAVE TIME FOR, TO GIVE ME ANY MORE AMPLE INFORMATION ON IT "BACKGROUND" UH DO YOU WANT THE TYPE AN STUFF, OR WHAT

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"BACKGROUND"YEAH,LIKE, LIKE PASSENGERS ON BOARD, WHERE

 

IT

CAME FROM

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"BACKGROUND" UH. OKAY, 767, 200 SERIES, NO IDEA HOW MANY ON

 

BOARD RIGHT NOW, IT CAME FROM BOSTON, IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE GOING TO L.A. AND THERE HEADED SOUTH, THERE GOING THE WRONG WAY, OBVIOUSLY

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"BACKGROUND" OKAY, OKAY THANK YOU VERYMUCH

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"BACKGROUND" AND UMM. WHERE ARE THEY COMING, WHO ARE

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YOU GONNA SEND, DO YOU KNOW "BACKGROUND"AHH, THAT DETERMINATION HASN'T BEEN MADE YET UMM, LET ME, IF YOU COULD JUST HOLD ON JUST A

 

MOMENT. I'M GONNA GET,

UH, WE'VE GOT SOME

COORDINATION GOING ON, I THINK THAT THEY'RE GOING TO PUT OTIS ON BATTLE STATIONS, THAT'S WHO I WOULD ANTICIPATE GOING ESPECIALLY IF THEY CONTINUE TO HEAD TOWARDS JFK. THEY WOULD BE ARE CLOSEST ASSET

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"BACKGROUND" LET ME GIVE YOU MY COMM. NUMBER IN CASE WE GET DISCONNECTED <"BACKGROUND" OKAY> 603

 

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<"BACKGROUND" 603> 879 <"BACKGROUND" 879>

6666 <"OH THAT'S A SCAR NUMBER, 6666, AND COULD I HAVE

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YOUR NUMBER AGAIN, SIR, JOE> YEAH JOE COPPER, AND YOU CAN TALK TO ANYBODY HERE, THEY ALL KNOW WHAT'S GOINON "BACKGROUND" OKAY

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"BACKGROUND" SO, SO, I'LL STAY ON HOLD, SO YOU CAN ME CALL

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SIGN, AND GIVE THEM PRIORITY AND GET THEM GOING "BACKGROUND"OKAY I'LL SEE

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"BACKGROUND" DAWN WE GOT OTIS ON BATTLE STATIONS

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<"BACKGROUND", 1241> "BACKGROUND" OKAY CAN YOU GET ME CALL SIGNS, I'VE GOT

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AMPLIFYING DATA, AND THERE GONNA GIVE THEM PRIORITY, I'VE GOT AMPLIFYING DATA, I GOT TO WRITE IT ALL DOWN. I GOTTA GET OFF THIS POSITION SINCE "WHAT TIME DID WE GO BATTLE STATIONS"

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"MCC" TWELVE FORTY-ONEBATTLESTATIONS

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"MCC" (GARBLED)(GARBLED) 1241 BATTLE STATIONS OTIS

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"MCC"

WE GOTTA GET A MODE 3, THAT'S GONNA HELP US OUT

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11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome. NY "MCC" OKAY WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW IS, WE NEED

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TO MAKE SURE OF IS INLAND 55. 56 AND UH. 62. STAY UP AND ARE GOOD TO GO "BACKGROUND" I'VE NEVER SEEN SO MUCH REALWORLD STUFF

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DURING AN EXERCISE "MCC" STEVE. LAT. LON. 41. RIGHT

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"GARBLED" 290 IS (GARBLED)COULD BE ANY (GARBLED) <"MCC" OKAY> "MOT LET'S FIND THIS GUY ^

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"MCC" 1443 OKAY LET'S LOOK FOR IT

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"BACKGROUND" A Z POINT. 1JUST PUT OUT A Z POINT

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"MCC"

OKAY. RJGHT THERE. 1443 LAST KNOWN

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"MCC" NO. THIS IS REAL WORLD

 

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"MCC" SIR, LAST KNOWN POSITION WE GOT OUT TO THIS GUY

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IS RJGHT THERE. AT THE Z POINT "MCC" HE'S HEADING 190 AT 29 THOUSAND FEET, HE'S HEADING

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DOWN SOUTH. SO WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY "MCC" JUST START HITTING UP TRACKS AROUND THAT Z POINT,

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AROUND THAT AREA "BACKGROUND" MCC. SD. SCRAMBLE OTIS

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"MCC" COPY. SAME MISSION

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"BACKGROUND" MCC. 1 DON'T KNOW WHERE I'M SCRAMBLING

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THESE GUYS TO. I NEED A DIRECTION, AH. DESTINATION "MCC" OKAY I'M GONNA GIVE YOU THE Z POINT, IT'S UH, JUST

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NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY "BACKGROUND" 1 GOT THIS LAT. LON. 41. 15, 74. 46

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^MCC" HEAD THEM IN THAT DIRECTION

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"BACKGROUND" OKAY. COpTf HAT

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"MCC" AHH, WE'RE GONNA NEED A 29

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"BACKGROUND" THEY'RE NOT TALKIN. NEW YORXS NOT TALKIN

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"MCC" HOLD OFF. HOLD OFF. HANG ON

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"BACKGROUND" THEY'LL CORRECT IT. WE'RE GONNA GET

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PRIORITY SO <"MCC" ALRK3HT> "BACKGROUND" HE'S NOT SQUAWKING. YEAH NOTHING, DO IT AGAIN, YEAH 1443

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"HAVE YOU GUYS GOTTEN ANY OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS

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1246:22 "BACKGROUND" TIME 12:46. AUTHENTICATE. DELTA, X-RAY SCRAMBLE IMMEDIATELY. PANTO 45, 46 HEADING 290, FLIGHT LEVEL 290. CONTACT HUNTRESS. 228 POINT NTNER <GARBLED) 12:46:46 "MCC" YEAH, WHO'S GOT IT. HI SIR. WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO !SJ WE CAN'T LOCATE THIS GUY, WE CAN'T FIND HIM VIA IFF WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO IS HIT UP EVERY TRACK WITHIN A

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"MCC" TRUE, AND PROBABLYRIGHT NOW, AND WITH WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE COCKPIT, IS PROBABLY CRAZY SO

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"MCC" THAT WILL SIMMER DOWN, AND WE'LL PROBABLY GET

SOME BETTER

INFORMATION, 1 HAVE SCRAMBLED OTIS, AND

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ALREADY, AS PER YOUR DIRECTION, WE'RE SENDING THEM IN THAT GENERAL DIRECTION, WE'RE SEND THEM RK3HT TO THAT Z POINT, AND THEN WE CAN MANEUVER THEM, UH, AS DEEMED UH, RIGHT WE'LL WORK WITH, MAKE SURE WEAPONS WORKS WITH THEM

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THOUGH "MCC" WE'RE H1TTIN UP A 25 MILE, JUST GETTING WHAT WE CAN

GET OUT OF HER

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"BACKGROUND" ID 46SCRAMBLE

THAT WHOLE AREA UP

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"MCC" O (GARBLED) GO

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X OKAY SIR THIS IS SGT {GARBLED) AT CONR <O YEAH> UH, THE

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GENERAL WOULD LIKE UH, DO YOU HAVE RADAR-COVERAGE ON THIS GUY O WE'RE PICKING HIM UP. WE THINK WE'VE PICKED HIM UP RIGHT

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NOW, IT'S SEARCH ONLY TRACK, HE'S APPROX. 20 <X CAN YOU PUT A POINT IN. A POINT OR SOMETHING FOR US> WE'RE GETTING READY TO DO THAT RK3HT NOW <X GREAT> WELL IT'S JUST <X YEAH I UNDERSTAND> WHAT WE DID IS A 25 MILE TRACK PRODUCTIONAREA, AND WE'RE JUST BEATEN

X OKAY SO I CAN BE LOOKING FOR IT ON OUR JAY {GARBLED)

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MOMENTARILY O YEAH BUT IT'S IN AND OUT. IN AND OUT CONSTANTLY SO WE

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CANT GIVE A GOOD, A GOOD WARM FEELY ON THAT, OKAY X COPY THAT SIR, I APPRECIATE IT SIR, GOOD BY

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O GOOD BY

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"MCC" THAT WAS CONR

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"MCC"

BUT IT'S, I DON'T THINK IT'S ANYTHING, WHAT ABOUT THAT

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GUY. RIGHT THERE "BACKGROUND" ARE THEY AIRBORNE

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"MCC" YEAH AT 46

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"BACKGROUND" DID SOMEBODY TELL CENTER

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"BACKGROUND" SCRAMBLE AT 46 OR AIRBORNE 46

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"MCC" SD, MCC

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"MCC" THAT WAS 46 SCRAMBLE TIME, SCRAMBLE TIME THANKS

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"BACKGROJJNO" THEY SAID AMERICANELEVEN

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"MCC" YE^SJJMiOPE NOT YET, WE'RE STILL TRYING TO SEARCH,

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WE THTNK WE MIGHT HAVE HIM, UH, JUST EAST OF NEW YORK. BUT ITS "MCC" NOPE

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"MCC" WE GOT A AMERICAN AIRLINES, IT'S A 767 AAL 11

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"MCC" YEA AMERICAN AIRLINESELEVEN

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"MCC" AND WE JUST GOT A CALL FROM CONR, CAN YOU PUT IT

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IN, WELL WE HAVEN'T FOUND HIM YET, AND I ALREADY TOLD HIM THAT "BACKGROUND" THE LAST 1 GOT FROM BOSTON WAS 15 EAST OF

JFK

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"BACKGROUND" THAT LAST LAT. LON. WAS 4039, 7403 WEST AND

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THEY'RE GONNA-GIVE US 3 AND 5 MINUTE UPDATES "BACKGROUND" COPY

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"MCC" YOU KNOW WHAT, TELL THEM NOT TO TALK TO THEM, TO

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TALK TO ME. NO JUST THEM TO CALL ME AT THE MCC POSITION. 6311 "BACKGROUND" I DON'T HAVE ANYMORE INFORMATION FOR YOU SIR, WE SCRAMBLED AT 46, NO, UH, OTIS

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"MCC" SO, IF WE CAN FIND IT, WE'LL INTERCEPT IT, OKAY

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"MCC" NO, DID YOU SAY SOMEHING JUST HIT THE WORLD TRADE

\. OR SOMEO

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"MCC" NO KEEP ON GOING WITH IT

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"BACKGROUND" TALKJN WITH 1G AND WE HAD A PHONE CALL

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THAT CAME DOWN TO US, AN SAYING, THEY HAD A POSSIBLE HIJACK OUT OF BOSTON, AN <"BACKGROUND" OKAY> UH, 1JUST FLIPPED AROUND AND UH, WE ARE ALWAYS WIND UPON THE NEW. AND UH A 737 JUST HIT THE WTC AND 1 WAS JUST CURJOUS. AT THE SAME TIME WAS THAT THE AIRCRAFT THE LAST I KNEW THEY HAD A PRIMARY ON IT AND THE TRACK WAS NOT SQUAWKING 7500 BUT IF WAS, IT WAS UNDER DURESS "MCC" SEND THEM TO NEW YORK CITY, STILL CONSIDER GO

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"BACKGROUND" SIR HOLD ON

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"MCC" OKAY WHO'S PLUGGED IN UP THERE, PLUG IN

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"MCC" OKAY THIS IS WHAT I GOT SO FAR, POSSIBLE NEWS THAT A

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737 HIT THE WTC THIS IS REAL WORLD, AN WE'RE TRYING TO CONFIRM THIS "BACKGROUND"OKAY CONTINUE TAKJNG THE FIGHTERS DOWN TO

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THE WORLD TRADE CENTER "MCC" UNTIL IT'S CONFIRMED IT'S GONNA BE A LOT EASIER TO GET

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DOWN TO THIS AREA, IF 1 BRING THEM OUT LIKE THIS, RATHER THAN THROUGH ALL THE CRAP, UNTIL IT'S CONFIRMED, DO YOU WANT ME TO BRING DOWN THIS WAY AT LEAST <"BACKGROUND" WORK WITH FAA, JUST TELL THEM TO CLEAR YA A ROUTE, CLEAR YA A ROUTE> "BACKGROUND" YES SIR, THANK YOU. MCC IS MAJOR NASYPANY

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"BACKGROUND" HE'S JUST CALLING WITH THE AIRBORNE TIMES

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"MCC" ALRIGHTTHIS IS WHAT I WANT, THAT'S WHAT WAS

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SUPPOSEDLY ON IT OKAY, ALRIGHT "MCC" ALRIGHT OUR LAST ACTUAL REPORTED POSITION, IF HE

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DIDN'T CRASH INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER IS 20 MILES SOUTH OF JFK, SO I WANT YOU TO TAKE THEM DOWN INTO THIS AREA, HOLD AS NEEDED, WHATEVER ALTITUDE THEY NEED TO GO TO. FOR CENTER TO MAKE THAT WORK, IS FINE BY ME, BUT UH, THAT'S THE AREA I WANT THEM TO GO AND HOLD, RIGHT IN THAT LITTLE GAP RIGHT THERE "MCC" ALRIGHT THIS IS WHAT WE'RE DOING, WE'RE TAKING THEM

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DOWN HERE TO HOLD FOR NOW <"BACKGROUND" RIGHT> WHATEVER ALTITUDE THEY NEED FOR CENTER TO DO THAT IS FINE <"SO YOU WANT ME TO HAVE CENTER TO HAVE THEM HOLD> WEAPONS SHOULD PASS THAT, THE FIGHTERS HOULD BE TALKING TO CENTER. THERE GONNA PASS THAT THROUGH THE FIGHTERS, EXACTLY WHAT WE WANT THEM TO DO, NOW "BACKGROUND" IF YOU CAN, HAND THE FIGHTER OVER DIRECTLY

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TO FAA SO THEY CAN <"MCC" THEY'RE STILL UNDER FAA CONTROL, WE'RE NEVER GONNA TAKE THEM> JUST WORK WITH THEM, COORDINATE WITH THEM THE BEST THAT YOU CAN WITH THAT, TAKE THEM TO THE AREA AND LET THEM, LET THEM HANDLE THE AIRSPACE "BACKGROUND" CONFIRMED

1j*r56T33j "BACKGROUND" CONFIRMED. BOSTON HAS CONFIRMED, THAT WAS

^TH

E AIRCRAFT THAT

12:56:45 "BACKGROUND" I NEVER HEARD. AMERICAN AIRLINES ELEVEN, I HEARD A CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT

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"MCC" OKAY WHAT DID THEY SAY EXACTLY, ABOUT THAT

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AIRCRAFT THAT HIT THE BUILDING, THE WORLD TRADE CENTER "MCC" OKAY BOSTON JUST TALKED TO US, HE SAID HE DIDN'T

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-, WANT TO CONFIRM,BUT THEY'RE PRETTY SURE THAT IS,

THAT WASTHE AIRCRAFT

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"MCC" UNCONFIRMED FROM BOSTON, YEAH, THEY'RE PRETTY

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DOGONE SURE IT IS HIM, YUP "BACKGROUND" WHAT WAS THE AIRBORNE TIME, 52

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"MCC" 52, DID YOU GET THE TAIL NUMBER OF THE, OKAY GOOD

12:57:09^ "BACKGROUND" THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE MISSION IS, I TOLD THEM THE MISSIONIS HOLDING, THAT'S WHAT I

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PASSED "BACKGROUND" RIGHT NOW, THIS IS WHAT WAS COORDINATED

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WITH CENTER. WE GOT THEM BASICALLY JUST COMING SOUTH OF LONG ISLAND,AND HOLDING, AT WHATEVER ALTITUDE CENTER WANTS TO PUT THEM AT "MCC" RIGHT.OKAY

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"MCC" UH, DO WE HAVE A MISSION, THAT WE CAN PASS TO THESE

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GUYS "MCC" NO. WHAT THEY WANT TO KNOW IS, WHAT KIND OF MISSION

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DO WE PASS TO THEM, HOLD, YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN, YEAH "MCC" YEA FAA. AS NEEDED, ALSO WE ARE GOING TO BE, WE ARE

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HOLDING THEM SOUTH OF JFK FOR APPROX. TEN MILES, AT WHATEVER ALTITUDE THEY NEED, SO THAT'S ALL WE CAN DO "MCC" WE ALSO, WE ALSO HAVE MANE 85 IN W105 HE CAN BE USED FOR THIS. WE CAN SCRAMBLE, WE GOT THIS GUY <"BACK" YEAH>

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"MCC"

OKAY BYE

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"MCC" TAG HIM UP, TAG HIM UP

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"BACKGROUND" MANE 85, IN WHISKEY 105, CALL GIANT KILLER

 

GIVE HIM A CODE. WE'RE GONNA GO OUT ON GUARD AND

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GRAB HIM "MCC" CALL AMERICAN AIRLINES TO GET SOB OF AMERICAN

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"BACKGROUND"THREATCON

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"MCC" NO, NO NOT YET

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"MCC" WE'LL, GET TO THAT

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"MCC"

SD, MCC

13:00:55 "BACKGROUND" THEM TOO. AND CALL MCGUIRE SEE IF THEY GOT ANYBODY A1RBONE BACKGROUND" KC35 RIGHT

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<"BACKGROUND" ALL OF THEM. SEE IF ALL OF THEM, THEY GOT LIKE 4 SQUADRONS AT MCGUIRE, JUST GO DOWN SQUADRON BY SQUADRON> "MCC" OKAY SO THAT'S YOUR MISSION, IS, OKAY GO, PRESS, GO

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WITH IT "BACKGROUND" MANE 85 IS ALMOST UNUSABLE, HE CALLED ME

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BY SQUADRON. WE'RE GONNA FIND A MCGUIRE TANKER <"MCC"OKAY> THAT'S AIRBORNE IN THIS AREA AND TAKE IT "MCC" IS HE ON HIS WAY HOME, MANE 85, HE LOOKS LIKE HE'S WAY

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"MCC" DIALING

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X 76™ (GARBLED) OFFICE. THIS IS HOLLY CAN I HELP YOU

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O YEAH/HI THIS IS HUNTRESS CALLING

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X I'M SORRY

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O HUNTRESS. NORTHEAST AIR DEFENSE,

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X HOW CAN I HELP YOU

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O IS THIS KC135'S <X NO. THIS IS KC 10'S>

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O KC 10'S <X UH HUH> OKAY, ALRIGHT

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X WRONG NUMBER, RJGHT <O UH HUH>

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O BYE

CALL TERMINATED

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"BACKGROUND" AH. NOBODY HOME AT ROCKO AND NOBODY IS

AIRBORNE AT (GARBLED) THE REST ARE KC

10'S

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(DIALING)

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X (GARBLED) PILOT SHOP. THIS IS HOLLY MAY I HELP YOU

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O OH NO, NOT KCIO'S. THIS IS NORTHEAST AGAIN HEY UH, DO YOU

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GUYS HAVE ANYBODY UP FLYING IN THE UH, JFK AREA X UH. 1 DON'T KNOW, LET ME CHECK

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O THANK YOU

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"BACKGROUND" UNITED. ANOTHER HIJACK, REAL WORLD

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"MCC" SIR, THANK YOU, SIR, WE GOT A , WE GOT A UNCONFIRMED

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SECOND HIT. FROM ANOTHER AIRCRAFT

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X MAJ R1CE,HELLO O HI YA DOING SIR. THIS IS SGT BELLUSCIO AT UNTRESS, HUNTRESS CONTROL <X YEAH> WE GOT A HIJACK, UH I DON'T KNOW IF YOU GUYS ARE AWARE OF THAT, WE HAD A COUPLE OF FIGHTERS SCRAMBLE OUT TO ASSIST FAA, AND WE WERE WONDERING IF YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE ANY OUT IN THE W107, W105 AREA X UMM, WE GOT A CREW AIRBORNE RiGHT NOW, AH I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY WENT THOUGH, 1 THINK 204 OR 212. YOU CAN FIND THEM, UH, THEY GOT TEAM 23, WE GOT 2 CREWS AIRBORNE RJGHT NOW, TEAM 23 AND TEAM 24, NEW YORK CENTER WILL BE WORKING THEM, THERE UP UH. NORTHEAST OF NEW YORK O NORTHEAST OF NEW YORK

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X 1 GUESS, I CAN LOOK IT UP ON MY COMPUTER REAL QUICK <OOKAY SIR> THEIRAIRBORNE, 2 DCIO'S AND THEY GOT A LOT OF FUEL. THEIR HEAVY WEIGHT, SO THEY SHOULD

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O AND IT'S TEAM 23, TEAM 24 <XYEAH>

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O OKAY SIR YOU WOULDN'T HAPPEN TO HAVE UH

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X IS THIS EXPLOSIONTHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT, PART OF THAT,

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THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT ON TV O YES <X JESUS>

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O AND THERE IS A SECOND POSSIBLE HIJACK, A UNITEDAIRLINES

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X OKAY. YOU NEED TO GET A HOLD OF NEW YORK CENTER

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O OKAY SIR. I'LL DO THAT. BYE

CALL TERMINATED

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"BACKGROUND" 1GOT TEAM 23. AND TEAM 24. AIRBORNE IN UH.

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NEW YORK CENTER AIRSPACE, THEIR AIRBORNE NE OF NY, TWO DC 10'S AND THEY GOT A LOT OF GAS "BACKGROUND" OKAY WE'LL PASS THAT ONE ALONG

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(DIALING)

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(RINGING)

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"BACKGROUND" YOU WANT TO DO ME A FAVOR, SEE IF (GARBLED) CAN FIND ME FLIGHT PLANS ON THESE GUYS, TEAM 23, 24

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DC 10'S. THEIR ON 204. OR 212. UH, AIR REFUEL ROUTES (DISCONNECT)

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"MCC" OKAY FOXY THIS WHAT. THIS IS WHAT I FORSEE WE NEED TO DO, WE NEED TO TALK TO FAA, WE NEED TO TELL THEM,

IF

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THIS STUFF KEEPS ON GOING. WE NEED TO TAKE THOSE FIGHTERS. PUT THEM OVER MANHATTAN, OKAY, THAT'S THE BEST THING. THAT'S THE BEST PLACE RIGHT NOW "MCC COORDINATE WITH FAA. TELL THEM, IF THERE'S MORE OUT

THERE RIGHT NOW. WHICH WE DON'T KNOW, LET'S GET THEM OVER MANHATTAN. AT LEAST WE HAVE SOME KIND OF PLAY 13:08:31 "BACKGROUND" HAVE UH. ID CALL TO GET IT. COURSE I CAN'T GET

THROUGH TO NY

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"BACKGROUND" THE SECOND SUSPECTED AIRCRAFT IS UNITED 175.

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JUST PUT THAT UP THERE

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"MCC" OKAY. THIS IS WHAT I GOT GOING, TELL FOXY TO SCRAMBLE

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LANGLEY, SEND THEM IN THE SAME LOCATION "BACKGROUND" BATTLE. BATTLE STATIONS OR SCRAMBLE

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"MCC" BATTLE STATIONS ONLY AT LANGLEY

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"MCC"OKAY ARE YOU LISTENING. WHAT I TOLD THE FDSO FAR IS. WE NEED TO GET THOSE FIGHTERS OVER MANHATTAN, BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW HOW MANY GUYS OUT OF

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"MCC" YOU Ml SS THREE OR TWO, THERE COULD BE MORE

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"MCC" YES, WE'RE WORKING TANKERS, WE'RE WORKING TANKERS,

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MANE 85 IS GOING HOME "BACKGROUND VOICE" QUIT TWO FIVE, TWO SIX, ON BATTLE STATIONS, TIME IS ONE ONE, ONE ZERO, AUTHENTICATE (GARBLED) VICTOR

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"MCC"

YOU KNOW WHAT, 1DON'T LIKE THEM THERE

:34

"MCC"

OKAY, OKAY, I WANT THOSE FIGHTERS CLOSER IN, 1WANT

:41

THEM SOUTH OF JFK "BACKGROUNDVOICE" I GOT A ODC RIGHT HERE, DSN FIVE SEVEN

:49

FOUR, FIVE FOUR ONE ONE, THAT'S THE ODC "BACKGROUNDVOICE" WHAT'S THE NUMBER TO NEW YORK CENTER,

:56

EIGHT SEVEN OH EIGHT "BACKGROUNDVOICE" I WAS GONNA JUST CALL BOSTON, I THINK

13:11:02

THEY'RE IN BOSTON'S AIRSPACE <"MCC" WHO THE FIGHTERS> NO, THE TANKER WE'RE LOOKING FOR "MCC" NO, THE TEAMS ARE DONE, NEVER MIND ABOUT THE TEAMS

:03

"BACKGROUNDVOICE" ALRIGHTFORGET ABOUT THE TEAMS

:35

"MCC" OKAY GUYS, I NEED (GARBLED) ONE TRACKER COMING OUT OF

:51

BOSTON, THAT WHOLE AREA, AND THEN 1NEED ANOTHER TRACKER JUST AROUND, AROUND THIS WHOLE AREA AROUND MANHATTAN

:54

"MCC" OKAY THE NEW YORK GUY ISN'T ANSWERING "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHAT, WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO GET HIM FOR

13:12:02

MAYBE I CAN HELP YOU "BACKGROUND VOICE" WE DON'TNEED THEM, WE-GOT MANE, TELL THEM

:02

THANKS, WE'LL CALL THEM IF WE NEED SOMETHING "BACKGROUND VOICE" OKAY WHAT I'VE DONE, IS WE GOT TRACKERS OVER NEW YORK AND OVER BOSTON, AND THEIR LOOKING TO PICK UP ANYTHING, ESPECIALLY IN BETWEEN THERE, WHAT THESE GUYS HAVE DONE SO FAR IS TAKE OFF BOSTON, GO LOW, TURN THEIR SQUAWKS OFF, THEN MAKE THEIR RUNS, THAT'S ALL WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ASCERTAIN, BECAUSE WE'RE NOT SEEING THESE GUYS UNTIL (GARBLED) THE TWO HITS FROM THOSE GUYS, UH, THE INITIAL ONE,FROM THE AMERICAN AIRLINES, AFTER THAT, WE DIDN'T SEE THEM, THAT'S ALL WE CAN DO

DRM, Dat2 Channel 12 - MCC-OP

:53

"BACKGROUND VOICE" O (GARBLED), HUNTRESS ON THE SHOUT LINE

:54

X TH1SISMANTA

:57

O HOW ARE YOU DOING SIR, THIS IS FN REFERENCE TO THE ACTIVE AIR, WE'RE TRYING TO REACH THE MILITARYCOORDINATOR <X YEAH> WE'RE HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME, UMM, NORAD IS REQUESTING THAT THE FIGHTERS HOLD OVER NEW YORK, AND <X STANDBY ONE>

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13:13:29

X

THIS IS MAJOR MC CARTHY WHO AM I SPEAKING TO

13:13:32

O THIS IS MAJOR NASYPANY, GO AHEAD

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X

HEY NASTY. ARE YOU GUYS WATCHING CNN

•35

O YUP, UH WE'RE IN THE SITUATION NOW. I'M KINDA BUSY

•31

X

OKAY JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU WERE,GOOD BYE

:41

O

WHERE ARE YOU NOW, HERE

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13-14:19

"MCC" OKAY WHERE ARE WE NOW

 

•20

"BACKGROUND VOICE" WE GOT MANE IN THE AIRSPACE, WE GOT (GARBLED) OFFLOAD. WE GOT MCGUIRE OFFERING TWO TANKERS IF WE NEED THEM, <"MCC" OKAY> WE CAN CALL THEM AND-GET TWO MORE. SO <"MCC" OKAY. CALL THEM, GIVE ME THAT KC10, AND STICK HIM IN ONE OH SEVEN>

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" BOTH, ONE. TWO

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"MCC"

ONE. GIVE ME ONE <"BACKGROUND VOICE" ONE>

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"MCC" A KC10 SHOULD DO IT FINE. PUT HIM IN ONE OH SEVEN

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"MCC" YES SIR. UH, WE GOT MANE 85 GOING TO WHISKEY ONE OH FIVE RIGHT NOW. WE ALSO HAVE THE FIGHTERS HOLDING THERE, WE'RE TRYING TO MOVE THEM DOWN SOUTH OF JFK, OKAY, WE GOT SOME BAD POOP FROM FAA. WE GOT MANE 85 THAT'S GOING

 

TO WHISKEY ONE OH FIVE. SO THAT'S NOT A PROBLEM

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"MCC" HE'S GOT LOTS OF FUEL, FOXY'S ALREADY TALKING TO HIM, I GOT TWO OFFERS UP FROM MCGUIRE, TWO KCIO'S, I'M TAKING ONE KC10 AND PUTTING HIM IN ONE OH SEVEN, I'M GONNA HOLD HIM THERE FOR LANGLEY'S GUYS. AND WE'RE PROBABLY GONNA PUT THE LANGLEY GUYS. IF WE GET THEM, IF YOU WANT TO SCRAMBLE LANGLEY'S GUYS. WE CAN STICK THEM JUST SOUTH, SO WE CAN DO A BACKUPAS WELL, OKAY

 

•31

"MCC" UH. WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN THAT YET. WE'LL-GET IT

:33

"BACKGROUND VOICE" WHERE'S THE KC 10COMING FROM

:34

"MCC" MCGUIRE

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" (GARBLED) GOT THAT, OR <"MCC" YEAH>

:59

"BACKGROUND VOICE" NO, THEY'VE LOCKED OUT ALL THEIR LINES, I COULDN'T GET THROUGH

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"MCC"

TUESDAY MORNING FULL. YES. WE'RE TALKING TWO HUNDRED

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"MCC"

WE'RE TALING BETWEEN ONE FIFTY AND ONE FIFTY, WE'RE TALKING TWO HUNDRED. TWO HUNDRED PER AIRCRAFT

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"MCC" HEY, ICEMAN, <"BACKGROUND VOICE" YEAH> I'VE GOT A KC10, I'M STICKING HIM IN WHISKEY ONE OH SEVEN, JUST IN CASE

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"MCC" I'M GONNA SUCK HIM IN THERE

:38

"BACKGROUND VOICE" HOW MUCH TIME DO WE GET

:39

"MCC" A KC10, HE'S FRESH, HE'S FRESH

:43

"BACKGROUNDVOICE" WHAT'S ON THE CHAT

:55

"MCC"

WHERE'S MANE85 FROM

13:16:59

"MCC" SAY AGAIN. YEAH THEIR AIRBORNE, THEIR PA

13:17:01

"BACKGROUND VOICE" HOW ABOUT THE OTHER AIRCRAFT

:03

"MCC" WHAT OTHER AIRCRAFT, OH, WE HAVEN'T LAUNCHED THEM

: 12

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YET

"BACKGROUND VOICE" MANE85 IS SIXTY THOUSAND POUNDS OFFLOAD "MCC" OKAY

:

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" TEAM TWO THREE. TWO FOUR OUT OF MOGU1RE

:19

ENROUTE TO ONE OH SEVEN, BOTH OF THEM ARE LOADED "MCC" OKAY COOL

13:17:23

(MCC POSITION BEGINS MONITORING ANOTHER POSITION/RADIO TO GARBLED TO IDENTIFY WHICH ONE)

13:17:51

"BACKGROUND VOICE" THE ONE OH SIXTH, THEY GOT TWO HELICOPTERS ON STANDBY, FOR STAR (GARBLED) FOR THE FAA

13:18:57

"MCC" TALK TO THE GUYS FROM SUFFOLK

(GARBLED) DOWN THERE

13:19:04

"MCC" YEAH UH, BOSTON CENTER, ER, BOSTON HAS THIS SHUT DOWN

BOSTON AIRPORT, AND ANYTHING THAT'S IN THE AIR, THEY'RE DIVERTING OUT, AND FROM TALKING WITH MR. SCOGGINS THERE FROM BOSTON CENTER, AH, HE JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF WE HAD

ANY AIRCRAFT, AND I TOLD HIM ABOUT THE AIRCRAFT IN

THE

AREA, OUR AIRCRAFTTHAT WE HAD, OUR FIGHTERS AND OUR TANKERS

 

:23

"MCC"

OKAY, ALSO, UH, WE'RE IN CLOSE CONTACT, SO IF HE SEES ANYTHING SQU1RRELLY, HE'S GONNA GIVE US A YELL, AND WE'RE GONNA PRESS

:34

"MCC" YEAH, THEIR SITTING AT BATTLE STATIONS RIGHT NOW

:36

"MCC" TWO TANKERS FROM MCGUIRE. KC10'S FULL, AND 1 GOT SIXTY THOUSAND POUNDS OFFLOAD FROM MANE85

:49

"MCC" OKAY, WE PROBABLY WON'T NEED THEM BUT, JUST STATUS THEM ANYWAY, THE MORE THEMERRIER

:55

"MCC" YES SIR, UH, THE FIFTEENS ARE, ZERO BY TWO BY TWO BY GUN

13:20:00

"MCC" MY RECOMMENDATION, IF WE HAVE TO TAKE ANYBODY OUT, LARGE AIRCRAFT, WE USE AIM NINES IN THE FACE

 

:06

"MCC" IF NEED BE

: 19

"MCC" NO, HE JUST ASKED WHAT ASSETS 1HAVE, AND MY RECOMMENDATIONS FROM EARLIER TESTS

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" OTIS SOF HAS RECALLED ALL THEIR PLANES FOR

:25

POSSIBLE USE "MCC" OKAY

:28

"BACKGROUND VOICE" HE HAD GUYS GOING OUT TO ONE OH FIVE, THE LIST

I HAVE

:34

"MCC" OTIS SOF HAS RECALLED ALL HIS PILOTS, UH, FOR POSSIBLE USE SO WE HAVE MORE AIRCRAFT IF WE NEED THEM

13:20:42

"MCC" UH, YEAH, WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR IS, PILOTS 1 GUESS

:43

"MCC" SO THEY RECALLED ALL THEIR PILOTS, IS THAT RIGHT

:48

"BACKGROUND VOICE" UH, NO, THEY HAD SIX AIRCRAFT THAT WERE GOING OUT ON TRAININGMISSIONS

:51

"MCC" OKAY, SO THEY HAD SIX AIRCRAFT GOING OUT ON TRAINING MISSIONS, SO THEY RECALLED THEM

13:21:03

"MCC" DO WE NEED TO UPLOADTHEM

"MCC" OKAY BYE

:05

"MCC" YEAH, ASK THE QUESTION, PROBABLY PUT UH, YOU KNOW WHAT,

:11

PUT SLAMMERS, IF NEED BE PUT SLAMMERS AND HEATERS

:23

"MCC" WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE GET ME A CUP OF COFFEE

:43

"BACKGROUND VOICE" PANTA45AND 46, IS THAT WHAT THEIR USING,

:56

GUYS ARE AIRBORNE NOW (GARBLED) SAY AGAIN (GARBLED)

:58

"MCC" GIVE ME A LOCATION "BACKGROUND VOICE" THIRD AIRCRAFT HEADING TOWARDS WASHINGTON

13:22:05

"MCC" OKAY, AMERICANELEVEN, THAT'S THE FIRST GUY, HE'S STILL

AIRBORNE, AND HE'S HEADING TOWARDS WASHINGTON,

I THINK WE NEED TO SCRAMBLE LANGLEY RIGHT NOW, AND I'M

GONNA TAKE THE FIGHTERS FROM OTIS AND CHASE THIS GUY DOWN IF 1 CAN FIND HIM

OKAY,

: "MCC" YEAH, YOU SURE

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: "MCC" OKAY, HE'S HEADINGTOWARDS LANGLEY, ER, 1 SHOULD SAY WASHINGTON

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:27

"MCC" AMERICAN ELEVEN. THE ORIGINAL GUY, HE'S STILL AIRBORNE, WE'RE STILL GETTING A

:35

"MCC" WE'RE STILL GETTING A POSITION

:36

"BACKGROUND VOICE" DO WE STILL HAVE A POSITION

:47

"MCC" FOXY, SCRAMBLE LANGLEY, HEAD THEM TOWARDS THE WASHINGTON AREA

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"~"-

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" COPY THAT

 

:50

"BACKGROUND VOICE" HOLD ON A SECOND <"BACKGROUND VOICE" WE'RE STILL TRYING TO GET A CODE ON THIS GUY, WE DO HAVE A TAILNUMBER

13:23:10

"MCC" WHAT WAS THE TAILNUMBER

 

: 17 "BACKGROUND VOICE" NOVEMBER THREE THREE FOUR, ALPHA ALPHA

: 18

"MCC" NOVEMBER THREE THREE FOUR, ALPHA ALPHA

"MCC" OKAY, TILL THEN, WE'LL RUN IN ON THEM, OKAY, GOODBYE

"BACKGROUND VOICE" PROBABLY A THIRD HIJACK, IS THAT IT

:27

"MCC" IF WE CAN, WE'RE TRYING TO GET THE MODE, TRYING TO GET

:32

A POSITION ON THIS GUY

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"MCC" THESE GUYS ARE SMART

:40

"BACKGROUND VOICE" YEAH THEY KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY

:46

WANTED "BACKGROUND VOICE" WELL WHAT THE HELL WAS THE PLANE THAT

:48

CRASHED

:50

"MCC" NO, THIS IS AMERICAN, AMERICAN AIRLINES, THE FIRST ONE

13:24:09

O NEADS, MCC, GO

:15

O NEADS, MCC, GO

:20

O OKAY, LANGLEY CALL SIGNS, BIRDS ARE, QUIT25, 26

:23

O QUIT, QUEBEC, UNIFORM, INDIA, TANGO, 25,26

:38

O AFFIRMATIVE

:46

O OKAY, WHAT WE'RE RUNNING OUT THERE RIGHT NOW

IS TWO BY ZERO

-

^

BY TWO BY GUNS FOR LANGLEY, AND TWO TANKS, YEAH

 

:54

O ALSO WE HAVE THE PANTA 45, 46, ZERO BY TWO BY TWO BY GUN, THREE TANKS

13:25:12

O AFFIRMATIVE, PLUS I HAVE MORE AIRCRAFT AVAILABLE TO ME IF I

 

NEED

IT, FROM THE SOF THERE, ALSO I HAVE A TANKER, MANE 85

 

: 17

O OKAY, YOU GOT THE TANKER

"BACKGROUND VOICE" 22 AND 23

:18

O ADDITIONALLY I HAVE TANKERSOUT OF MCGUIRE, TWO KCIO'S, CALL

:26

SIGNS TEAM. TM NOT SURE OF THE NUMBERS

:26

O 22 AND 23, TWO KCIO'S, I'M STICKING THEM IN WHISKEY ONE OH SEVEN

:33

O

YEAH, DID YOU GET THE WORD THAT LANGLEY GOT SCRAMBLED, YES ABOUT TWO MINUTES AGO

:40

O NO THAT'S, OKAY

 

:46

O GOODBYE

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:47

"BACKGROUND VOICE" FO, FO SAYS FORGET THE TAIL CHASE, EVEN

THOUGH

WE COULDN'T FIND EM

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13:26:02

"BACKGROUND. MONITORING UNKNOWN POSITION" AH, YES. TEAM 23. WE JUST GOT A RADAR HANDOFF ON THEM FROM NEW YORK CENTER THEY'RE SQUAWKING ONE SIX FOUR ONE, THEIR TURNING DIRECT ONE OH SEVEN IN APPROXIMATELY ONE MINUTE

: 10

"BACKGROUND VOICE" COPY THAT, HAVE THEM CONTACT HUNTRESS ON TWO. THREE. FOUR < "BACKGROUND VOICE" TWO THREE FOUR POINT SIX> OKAY YEAH

: 17

"BACKGROUND VOICE" ALRJGHT THAT'S AFFIRMATIVE, AND YOU HAVE ALTITUDE ECHO, ALTITUDE 6 THROUGH 500EXCLUSIVELY

:24

"BACKGROUND VOICE" COPY THAT, EXCLUSIVE THANKS, PAPA TANGO

X HUNTRESS, HUNTRESS, TEAM24 UP ON TWO THREE FOUR DECIMAL SIX

:25

"BACKGROUND VOICE"{GARBLED) BRAVO

:33

"BACKGROUND VOICE" NO YOU GOT THAT CHANNEL BACK THERE

:34

"BACKGROUND VOICE" HE'S NOT EVEN IN OUR AIRSPACE YET. WE'LL

13:26:47

HAVE HIM

:48

"BACKGROUND VOICE" ALRJGHT RON, SCRAMBLE ME A PIECE OF SYMBOLOGY OUT OF LANGLEY, FOR QUIT25 PLEASE

:56

O TEAM21 HUNTRESS, RADAR CONTACT, SHOW YOU AT ANGELS 23 IN WHISKEY ONE OH SEVEN. HOW COPY

13:27:04

"MCC'OKAY FOXY, 1WANT THOSE FIGHTERS FROM OTIS (GARBLED)

:04

O TEAM21 MAINTAIN ANGELS 230. WHISKEY ONE OH SEVEN 6000 TO FL 500 CONCURRENT. YOUR MISSION IS TO ORBIT WITHIN WHISKEY ONE OH SEVEN

:04

"MCC" I WANT THEM UP CLOSER TO NEW YORK, THEIR, OVER NEW YORK GREAT

: 15

X TEAM21 COPIES. UH. WE'LL JUST WAIT HERE TILL YOU TELL US

:20

OTHERWISE O THAT'S AFFIRMATIVE TEAM21. ALSO THERE WILL BE TEAM23 ENTERING THE AIRSPACE IN A FEW MINUTES

:30

"MCC" (GARBLED) UNITEDONE SEVEN FIVE, AMERJCAN ONE ONE, WE'RE GETTING INFORMATIONNOW THAT. AMERJCAN,THE FIRST ONE WE. THAT HIT, MAY BE STILL AIRBORNE

:38

O TEAM21, THE QUESTION IS. WHAT IS YOUR OFFLOAD RIGHT NOW

:39

X HANG ON SIR. IT'LL PROBABLY BE A COUPLE OF MINUTES

:43

O COPY ALL SIR

:50

"BACKGROUND VOICE" DID YOU FIND A ONE SIX FOUR ONE

:52

"BACKGROUND VOICE" (GARBLED) WE'RE WORKJNGON IT

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13:28:07

X HUNTRESS, TEAM21, UNDERSTAND YOU NEED, UH, THIS A FUEL EMERGENCY

 

:09

O

NEGATIVE, FOR NOW, WE JUST NEED WHAT YOUR OFFLOAD IS,

:39

POTENTIAL PROBLEMS "BACKGROUND VOICE" OH, THERE'S THREE PLANES UNACCOUNTED THERE'S THREE PLANES

FOR,

:45

"BACKGROUND VOICE" THERE'S AAL11NOT ACCOUNTED FOR, MAY STILL BE AIRBORNE HEADED TOWARDS WASHINGTON, UNITED HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, AND THE THIRD THAT HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER WE'RE NOT SURE ABOUT

13:28:58

X HUNTRESS, TEAM21

 

13:29:07

"BACKGROUND VOICE" TEAM'S CALLING FOR YA

:11

X HUNTRESS TEAM21

: 13

: 17 X TEAM, WE CAN OFFLOAD FORTY THREE THOUSAND POUNDS

O TEAM21 HUNTRESS, GO AHEAD

:23

O FORTY THREE THOUSAND, THANKS

:38

"BACKGROUND VOICE" HOW MANY FROM THEM

:39

"MCC" WE'VE LAUNCHED ONE FLIGHT OF TWO, THAT'S ALL WE'VE SCRAMBLED SO FAR

13:29:46

"BACKGROUND VOICE" IF YOU'VE GOT AN EXTRA PILOT, AN EXTRA BIRD, WE'D LIKE TO LAUNCH THAT TOO.

:46

"BACKGROUND VOICE" CAN I HAVE OTIS BIRDS SQUAWK

13:30:05

"BACKGROUND VOICE" THIS IS TEAM 23 <'MCC" YEAH>

:

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" TURN YOUR DAM SIM SWITCHES OFF, RID OF THAT CRAP

LET'S GET

:20

"BACKGROUND VOICE" DO YOU WANT HIM ON THE AR TRACK OR JUST ORBITING IN THREE EIGHTY SIX

:22

"BACKGROUND VOICE" WE NEED HIM TO GET DOWN INTO THREE EIGHTY

SIX

:26

"BACKGROUND VOICE"

WHERE, JUST IN WHISKEY THREE EIGHTY SIX

:28

"BACKGROUND VOICE" JUST CLEAR HIM INTO THREE EIGHTY SIX AND

THEN KICK HIM OVER TO OUR FREQUENCY, AND WE'LL TAKE CARE OF THAT

.30

"BACKGROUND VOICE" I'M SORRY YOU WERE STEPPED ON, SAY AGAIN

:35

"BACKGROUND VOICE" UH, WE WANT HIM IN THE THREE EIGHTY SIX

:38

AREA "BACKGROUND VOICE" ALRIGHT

:39

"BACKGROUND VOICE" ALRIGHT, (GARBLED) BRAVO

:41

"MCC" I'M GONNA HAVE THREE FIGHTERS OUT OF LANGLEY

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"MCC" I THREW THEM IN THERE, FOR A PIVOTAL POINT. GOOD MOVE. BRJNG THEM DOWN THERE

13:31:05

"BACKGROUND VOICE" O WEAPONS CONTROL SGT (GARBLED)

:05

X

HEYOHEY >

:06

X WHAT'S GOING ON

:08

O

NOTHIN, I'M BUSY. 1 CANT TALK

:10

O I'LL CALL YA WHEN I'M DONE

: ] ]

X ALRIGHT <O ALRIGHT BYE>

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: "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHAT TIME WILL THEY RENDEZVOUS WITH THE RECEIVERS

17

: "BACKGROUND VOICE"

19

RIGHT NOW MA'AM WE ARE NOT HAVING THEM

RENDEZVOUS WITH ANYBODY, WE ARE STAGING THEM

:22

"BACKGROUND VOICE" STAGING THEM. ROGER THAT. I'LL RELAY THAT INFORMATION

:23

"BACKGROUND VOICE" THANK YOU, PAPA TANGO

:34

"BACKGROUND VOICE" YOU GONNA TAKE TWO OR THREE OF THEM TO THREE EIGHTY SIX

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" YES, I HAVE TO TALK TO GIANT KILLER

:38 "BACKGROUND VOICE" O GIANT KILLER, HUNTRESS NINETY TWO, FOUR

13:31:39

X

THIS IS GIANT KILLER

:41

O YES, THIS IS HUNTRESS. WE'RE GONNA BRJNG TEAM23 INTO THREE EIGHTY SIX. CAN I GET THE AIRSPACE AT THIS TIME

:44

"BACKGROUND VOICE" UH HUH, I ALREADY DID

:46

X

UH, SURE, YOU CAN HAVE ALPHA THROUGH FOXTROT, IS THAT ENOUGH, IS THAT WHERE YOU WANT TO PUT HIM

:50

O

ALPHA THROUGH FOXTROT WILL BE GOOD FOR NOW. IS THAT CONCURRENT OR INCLUSIVE

:53

X

SIX TO FIFTY CONCURRENT

:55

O COPY THAT

:56

X WHISKEY KILO

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:57

"BACKGROUND VOICE" OKAY THIS IS WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, GIANT KJLLER'S GOT TEAM23. THEY ALREADY HAVE CONTROL OF HIM THEY'RE GONNA DIRECT HIM INTO THREE EIGHTY SIX, AS SOON AS HE CROSSES INTO THE AIRSPACE, THEY'RE GOING TO KICK HIM ON FREQ. AND WE'LL TELL HIM WHERE TO GO FROM THERE

13:32:11

"BACKGROUND VOICE" ROGER, I'M NOT TELLING THEM ANYTHING, I JUST

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" OKAY, ONE SIX FOUR ONE CODE OKAY, 1 GOTTA GET THE SYMBOLOGY TO THEM

:24

"BACKGROUND VOICE" WELL HE SHOULD HAVE IT, SHOULDN'T HE, NO

 

GUESS HE DOESN'T, I, YOU COULD DO THAT, THAT WOULD BE GREAT

I

13:33 :02

"BACKGROUNDVOICE" RIGHTNOW QUIT 25 IS HEADED INTO 386 <BACK

T1ME>IHAVENOIDEA

 

:34

"BACKGROUND VOICE" LANGLEYS AIRBORN. WE HAVEN'T TAKEN A HAND OFF YET. BUT THEIRAIRBORN

:43

"BACKGROUND VOICE" JEREMY, JERRY, IS IAN (SANDERSON) ON THE OPS ROOM FLOOR

:44

"BACKGROUND VOICE" YEAH HE'S STANDING RJGHT HERE

:45

"BACKGROUND VOICE" TELL HIM STEVE (CULVERSON) WANTS TO KNOW, DOES HE HAVE A STU-1II IN HIS OFFICE

:54

"BACKGROUND VOICE" YES

:54

"BACKGROUND VOICE" CAN HE USE YOUR OFFICE

:58

"BACKGROUND VOICE" YEAH, NO PROBLEM

13:34

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" O GIANT KJLLER, HUNTRESS 92.4 REFERENCE W386

: 19

X GIANT KJLLER GO AHEAD HUNTRESS

:23

O YES SIR IN REGARDS TO QUIT 25 <X YES SIR>

:23

"BACKGROUND VOICE" WHAT WAS THAT AMERICAN WHAT

:25

"BACKGROUND VOICE" AMERICAN 77 BACKGROUND VOICE" WRITE THAT DOWN, AMERICAN77>

:27

O 1 WOULD LIKE YOU TO WORK WITH CENTER, WE NEED THEM TO GO DIRECT BALTIMORE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AND HAVE THEM BRING UP HUNTRESS ON THE AUXILLARYFREQUENCY 234 DECIMAL 6

:40

X WELL YOU GOT QUIT 25 GOING EAST TO THE AIRSPACE NOW YOU WANT HIM TO GO DIRECT BALTIMORE

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:47

X OKAY ONCE HE GOES TO BALTIMORE WHAT DO YOU WANT HIM TO DO

:50

O JUST HAVE HIM CONTACT US ON 234 DECIMAL SIX, WE JUST NEED, INSTEAD OF US TAKING HANDOFFS AND THEN HANDING HIM BACK, JUST TELL CENTER WE NEED HIM OVER BALTIMORE

13:35

:00

X STANDBY WE'LL GET BACK TO YOU

:01

O THANKS, PAPPA TANGO

: 15

"BACKGROUNDVOICE" NOW WE GOT QUIT 25, WHICH WE'RE NOT CONTROLLING, HE'LL COME UP ON OUR AUX, WE GOT TEAM 23 IS GOING TO <"BACKGROUND VOICE" YEAH, YEAH, WE GOTIT>

: 17

O "BACKGROUND VOICE" HUNTRESS, WEAPONS, SGT (POWELL)

 

X

BOSTON CENTER TMU, I GOT A QUESTION FOR YA

 

:22

O YES SIR

:23

X THE MILITARY AIRCRAFT THAT ARE IN THE AIR RIGHT NOW, WE WERE WONDERING IF WE SHOULD JUST TELL THEM TO RTB IF THEY'RE JUST ON TRAINING MISSIONS, OR WHAT YOU GUYS SUGGEST

:29

O NO, NO, THEY'RE ACTUALLY ON THE ACTIVE AIR, PER THE DO OUT THERE WE, WE, WE

:35

X SO EVERYBODY THAT'S UP, YOU WANT THEM UP

:37

O YES, WE DID SEND THE ONES HOME THAT WERE IN 1O5 THAT WERE ON THE TRAINING MISSION, WE DID SEND THEM HOME, WE GOT PANTAS' THAT ARE OUT THERE FROM OTIS <X YEAH, YEAH, 1 UNDERSTAND THAT>

:46

X I'M TALKINGABOUT UMM. THERES SOMEBODY TRAINING UP IN FALCON AXE AREA

:48

O OH, UH, FALCON, UH. STANDBY LET ME ASK

13:36

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O YEAH, YEAH, SEND THEM HOME

 

X

ALRJGHT (GARBLED)

 

:22

"MCC" WE JUST WANT CENTER TO KEEP PRIMARY CONTROL WE JUST WANT TO TALK TO THEM ON AUXILLARY FREQ.

13:36

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"MCC' OKAY FOXY, I-GOT A AIRCRAFT 6 MILES EAST OF THE WHITE

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:47

"BACKGROUND VOICE" DID THAT COME FROM BOSTON"

13:37

:04

"BACKGROUND VOICE" HE'S DEVIATING FOR FAA

:06

"BACKGROUND VOICE" DO YOU WANT TO AUTHORIZE THE AFKD, DO YOU TO AUTHORIZEIT RIGHT NOW

:21

"BACKGROUND VOICE" O GIANT KJLLER, HUNTRESS 924, WEAPONS, 386

:23

X GO AHEAD

:26

O MA'AM WE ARE GOING AF1O RIGHT NOW WITH QUIT 25, THEY ARE GOING DIRECT WASHINGTON

:29

X QUIT 25 IS AH, IS AH. WE'RE HANDING HIM OFF TO CENTER, RJGHT NOW

:34

O MA'AM

WE NEED THAT EXPEDITED RIGHT NOW, WE GOT TO CONTACT

 

THEM ON 2346, WE NEED THEM

 

.38

X ROGER THAT, KILO BRAVO

13:37

:46

"BACKGROUND VOICE" THAT'S THE RADAR ONLY GUY, RIGHT THERE

:47

"BACKGROUND VOICE" RADAR ONLY

:50

"BACKGROUND VOICE" THIS GUY RIGHT HERE, BRAVO 013 BACKGROUND VOICE" NO>

:52

"MCC" BRAVO 032

:59

""THIS DUDE RJGHTHERE

BACKGROUND INPUTS FROM WEAPONS ARE ALREADY TRANSCRIBED AT ANOTHER POSITION FROM HERE JUST AFTER INPUTS NOT PREVIOUSLY TRANSCRIBED

 

13:41

:45

"BACKGROUND VOICE" SGT (GARBLED) DID YOU KNO1W THAT BRAVO 033 YOUR GONNA <"BACKGROUND VOICE" NO 1 DIDN'T> OKAY BRAVO 032 IF YOU LOOK OVER WASHINGTON <"BACKGROUND VOICE" BRAVO 33> NO, BRAVO 032 <"BACKGROUND VOICE" COPY> IS A TRACK OF INTEREST THAT THEY WORRIED ABOUT, THAT WAS SIX MILES OUT OF WASHINGTON, OKAY

13:42

:10

"BACKGROUND VOICE" THEY GOT THE WHITEHOUSE OR PENTAGON WHAT YOU NEED TO GUESS, RJGHT

THAT

: 16

"BACKGROUND VOICE" TOLEDO'S APPROX. 79 MILES

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:17

"BACKGROUND VOICE" SYRACUSE CANCELLED ALL THEIR FLYING FOR THISMORNING

13:43

:56

"BACKGROUND VOICE" OKAY ANOTHER AIRCRAFT SPOTTED NEAR THE PENTAGON. ALSO DID YOU GET THE WORD, WE GOT A DELTA 89 SOUTH, SOUTHEAST OF TOLEDO (GARBLED)

13:44

:49

"BACKGROUND VOICE" ARE YOU GENERATING MANY AIRPLANES

:50 "MCC" 1 GOT THREE UP NOW, I GOT OTIS IN THE TURN, AND I'M TRYING TO CONTACT SELFRJDGE. FOR A POSSIBLE HIJACK IN THE GREAT LAKES AREA

13:45

:15

"MCC" TALK TO ME ABOUT SELFRIDGE, ANYBODY GET IN CONTACT WITH THEM YET

:24

"MCC" GOOD THEIR MINE

:45

"BACKGROUND VOICE" WE'RE TALKING TO TOLEDO NOW, THEY SAID THEY MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET SOMEBODY AIRBORNE

:49

'MCC" OKAY

13:46

:01

"BACKGROUND VOICE" WHAT ABOUT DULUTH <"BACKGROUND DULUTH'S GOT NO F1GHTERS>

VOICE"

:08

"BACKGROUND VOICE" WE'RE CALLING ANY UNIT IN THAT AREA THAT MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP US WITH THAT HIJACK

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"MCC" OKAY WE'RE TALKING TO THE GREAT LAKE AREAS, SEE IF WE CAN GET SOMEBODY UP THERE, TALKING TO TOLEDO

13:46

:18

SELFRIDGE, AND DULUTH HAS NIGHT FLYING SO THERES THERE. RIGHT NOWAVAILABLE

NOBODY

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"MCC" WE'RE PUSHING.YEAH. YEAH

:47

"MCC" YEAH. WE MAY HAVE TO TALK TO THE COMMANDER THERE

:49

"MCC"

YEAH, COLONEL MARR MAY HAVE TO TALK TO THE TOLEDO GUY

13:47

:36

"MCC" I MIGHT HAVE COL MARR COME DOWN AND TALK TO THIS GUY

:55

"BACKGROUND VOICE" CLEVELANDWANTS TO KNOW IF WE'RE GONNA HAVE SOMEBODY TO TRACK THIS GUY

:57

"MCC"

WE'RE TRYING, TOLEDO GONNA CALL HE DIRECTLY, AND ASK ON WHO'S AUTHORITY, I'LL HAVE COL MARR COME DOWN, AND

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WE'LL DO THIS WHOLE HOMELAND DEFENSE THING

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:13

O MCC, MAJOR NASYPANY

:20

O 1,1, APPRECIATE IT, 1GOT BUCO FOLKS HERE, OKAY, OKAY THANKS

:25

O OKAY BYE

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13:49

:24 "BACKGROUNDVOICE" DO YOU GOT ANYONE TO GO AFTER THAT DELTA FLIGHT "MCC" WE'RE TRYING, TOLEDO

:38

"BACKGROUND VOICE" WE'RE GONNA RUN OUT OF RADIOS OVER WASHINGTON 1TRIED TO (GARBLED) WITH LONG ARM, BUT THE COMPUTER LOCKED UP ON ME AS SOON AS I TRIED TO DO IT, WE CALLED SOMEBODY IS COMING OUT

:46

"MCC" OKAY, JUST DO THE BEST YOU CAN

 

:49

"MCC" WHAT'S THE WORD ON TOLEDO "MCC" DAMMITI CAN'T EVEN PROTECT MY NCA

13:50

:10

"MCC" JAMIE, JAMIE, FIND OUT WHATS GOING ON WITH MY TOLEDOGUYS

:21 "MCC"

HOT TURN THEM, I'LL PAY

FOR IT 1 GOT A

CREDIT CARD

:44

"MCC" WELL THAT WAS IT, GIANT KILLER SENT THEM OUT TO 386,YEAH

:59 "BACKGROUNDVOICE" WELL IT'S ON THERE, THE PENTAGON HAS BEEN

HIT,

 

I DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT INFORMATION CAME FROM, 1 PUT UNCONFIRMED

13:51

:37

"MCC" TALK TO ME ABOUT MY LANGLEY GUYS, 1WANT THEM OVER NCA NOW

:55

"MCC" OKAY I NEED A LANGLEYGUY OVER NCA NOW

:59

"BACKGROUNDVOICE" BRAVO 089 IS MAKING A HARD RIGHT TURN, WHOEVER THAT WAS

13:52

:24

"BACKGROUND VOICE"CLEVELAND'S ASKING HOW LONG FOR THEM OUT OF TOLEDO

:26

"MCC" TELL THEM A FEW MINUTES

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"MCC" YES. THEIR AIR TO MUD. BUT THEIR ALSO AIR TO AIR THEIR F16'S STANDARD,CHARLIES

:47 "MCC" TELL THEM WE'RE ALSO TALKING TO SELFRJDGE. I'LL GET SOMETHING OUT OF THAT AREA

13:54

:00

"MCC" SD, SD, PICK UP YOUR LINE

:05 "MCC" BRAVO

CAB WANTS SD TO PICKUP THE LINE. HE WANTS EVERYONE

 

ON THE LINE

 

:28

"MCC" DULUTH IS UNAVAILABLE RIGHT NOW, WE MAY NEED FARGO THOUGH

:44

"BACKGROUND VOICE" WE NEED TO MAKE A COMMAND DECISION. HE SAYS HE NEEDS MORE SURVEILLANCE PEOPLE. WE'RE RECOMMENDING WE BRING CHARLIE SWING IN HERE

:48

"MCC" I'D SAY YEAH. GET THEM IN HERE

13:55

:25

"BACKGROUND VOICE" THEIR AIRBORN, THEIR GOING AIRBORN RrGHT

 

NOW

13:56

:11

"BACKGROUND VOICE" THERES BEEN A REPORT OF A SEARCH TRACK BY NEW YORK CITY. THAT WEAPONS TEAM HAS BEEN DIRECTED TO CHECK IT OUT

:16 "MCC" OKAY

 

:53 "BACKGROUND VOICE" RECALL CHARLIE CREW SWING, I WANT ALL THEIR SURVEILLANCEPEOPLE IN HERE PRONTO

13:57

:11

"MCC" SELFRJDGE AND TOLEDO, BOTH

:12

"BACKGROUND VOICE" HOW MANY AIRCRAFT

:14

"MCC" TWO EACH

13:58

:00

"BACKGROUND VOICE" SIR. I RECALLED ALL OF CHARLIE CREW SURVEILLANCE. AND TWO ID TECHS

:02

"MCC" FINE, MAKE THAT WADS AS WELL

:24

X WESTERN SECTOR. SGT (GALBUR)

:25

O HEY HI YA DOING THIS IS MAJ NASYPANY, LET ME TALK TO YOUR MCC

:27

X JUST A SECOND

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:32

O YEAH WHO IS THIS, HELLO

:35

X YES, THIS IS MAJ (CHAINEY) WHO IS THIS

:39

O HEY CHAINEY THIS IS NASTY HOW ARE YOU DOING

:41

X HEY WE'RE DOING ALRIGHT

:43

O WELL WE'RE NOT DOING SO GOOD RIGHT NOW

:44

X YEAH I KNOW

:46

O HEY I NEED YOU GUYS TO UH, MAKE SURE YOUR READY, UH, THIS COULD BE LIKE A WORLDWIDE, OR CONUS THING

:53

X YES I KNOW

:56

O WHAT DO YOU GUYS HAVE UP FOR FIGHTERS, HAVE YOU BEEN TALKING TO FARGO AT ALL

:58 X UH, YES WE'VE BEEN TALKING TO A BUNCH OF FOLKS RIGHT NOW ALL WE HAVE IS OUR STANDARD 4 AIRCRAFT

13:59

:03

O OKAY, WHAT 1 WOULD LIKE TO DO IF 1COULD, IS POSSIBLY STEAL SOME AIRCRAFT OUT OF FARGO, IF NEED BE

:

11

X OKAY YOU WANT US TO BRING TWO UP AT FARGO

:14

O IF YOU COULD PLEASE. BRING UP WITH WEAPONS TOO, IF POSSIBLE

:

16

X YUP, OKAY WE WILL DO THAT

:26

OOKAY

:28

X OKAY COPY, GOODBYE

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:41

"MCC" YEAH, WHAT 1 JUST

DID IS 1 I CALLED UP THE WATCH, AND HAD

THEM BRING UP FARGO, UH, BRING UP 2 BIRDS FROM FARGO, LOADED, OKAY

:48

"MCC" WELL HERE'S THE DEAL, ONE OUT OF SELFR1DGE, TWO OUT OF (GARBLED) THEY, THEY DID A QUICK TURN, THEY GOT NO WEAPONS, THEY JUST DID A STRAFING RUN UP TO THE RANGE, THEY BLEW ALL THEIR LOAD

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:03

"MCC" I KNOW, BUT WE GOT TWO THOUGH, THEY'RE JUST LOITERING, AND WE'RE GOING TO SEND THEM DOWN TO DO SOME INVESTIGATION

: 10

"MCC" TWO FROM SELFRIDGE ARE AIRBORN ALREADY, 1GOT TWO MORE FROM TOLEDO

: 13

"MCC" THAT SPECIALTRACKS OVER THE, WHAT DO YOU CALL IT, THE

 

LAKE

RIGHTNOW, SO WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO WITH IT, IF IT IS

IT

 

:22

"MCC" WHAT ARE WE GONMA DO, 1 GOT TO GIVE MY GUYS DIRECTION

:26

"MCC"

I DON'T KNOW IF THEY GOT BULLETS

:33

"MCC"

OKAY, OKAY

:35

"MCC" OKAY

 

:36

"BACKGROUND VOICE" ALPINA'S, GOT IT (GARBLED)

:38

"MCC'ALPINA

 

:40

"BACKGROUND VOICE" THEIR GETTING ALPINA, SHOULD HAVE TWO IN ABOUT 2 MINUTES. BATTLE COMMANDER KNOWS, YOUR FC KNOWS, DO YOU NEED ANOTHER (GARBLED)

:50

"MCC" I GOT HIM, I NEED ONE MORE MAYBE, NO I GOT JAMIE, I'VE GO A SET

14:01

:16

"BACKGROUND VOICE" JUST TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP, WE'RE GONNA HAVE NO RADIOS OVER CHICAGO, NOT EVEN CLOSE

:18

"MCC" THEN GIVE THEM TO FAA, AND HAVE THEM

PASS INSTRUCTIONS

:20

"MCC" OKAY, WE'RE GETTING TWO FROM ALPINA, WITH GUNS

:27

"MCC" AFFIRM

 

:30

"MCC" WE'RE WORKING THAT, RIGHT NOW, WE' RE, WE'RE GETTING IT RIGHT NOW

:37

"MCC" IN ABOl T FIFTEENMINUTES

:43

"MCC" WE GOT A DEPLOYED, THE SPRINGFIELD F16'S ARE DEPLOYED UP TO ALPINA.THEY'RE DOING LIKE A LITTLE EXERCISE UP THERK

:51

"MCC" THERE 1S.I DIDN'T GET THAT YET, GREAT

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"MCC" WHERE UP IN CANADA, DID THEY SAY

 

:58

"MCC" NO CALL SK3N, NO MODES AND CODES

14:02

:00

"MCC"

I NEED TO KNOW, BECAUSE 1CAN UTILIZE MY ALPINA GUYS UP THERE

:09

"MCC" 1 COULD USE THEM OVER THERE, "GIVE THEM CHICAGO AREA

:12

"MCC" HEY ANY POSSIBILITYOF ME GETTING AN E-3

 

:16

"MCC" SURVEILLANCE, YOU KNOW WHERE I WANT HIM. I WANT HIM UP

IN

CHICAGO AREA, CAUSE 1GOT NO RADIOS UP

THERE

 

:22

"BACKGROUND" UNKNOWN AIRPORT, COULD BE MONTREAL, HEADING TOWARDS WASHINGTON. WE DON'T HAVE ANY MODES AND CODES

:34

"BACKGROUND" UNCONFIRMED REPORTS THAT THIS AIRCRAFT COMING FROM CANADA, UNKNOWN LOCATION, DON'T KNOW IF IT'S

 

SQUAWKING, DON'T KNOW MUCH, JUST

ASK SURVEILLANCE TO

KEEP AN EYE UP THERE FOR ANYTHING COMING FROM CANADA, DESTINATION IS SUPPOSED TO BE CANADA

 

:46

"MCC" OKAY, GET MORE UP HERE THEN, DO THE NORTHERN BORDER THING

:50

"MCC" I'M RUNNING OUT OF SCOPES

 

:51

"BACKGROUND" I GOT THE RECALL GOING

:53

"MCC" OKAY, GREAT

:58

"MCC" UH,JAMIE

:58

"BACKGROUND" UNCONFIRMED. OF A FIFTH AIRPLANE {GARBLED)

14:03

:13

"BACKGROUND" WE'RE ALREADY ESTABLISHED OVER WASHINGTON, WE'RE RUNNING INTERCEPTS ON ANYTHING THAT LOOKS SUSPICIOUS

15

: "MCC"

OKAY, BUT DID THE PENTAGON GET WHACKED, DID THEY GET HIT

: "MCC" I DON'T KNOW 1HEARD, UNCONFIRMED

17

 

:23 "BACKGROUND" I DON'T KNOW, I CHATTED UNCONFIRMED

14:04

:09 "MCC" 1NEED CALL SIGNS, I NEED CALL SIGNS FOR THE SELFIDGE, ALPINA

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AND THE TOLEDO BIRDS

: "BACKGROUND" 1GOT CALL SIGNS FOR THE ATLANTIC CITY BIRDS

14

15

: "MCC" I NEED ALL THOSE OTHER CALL SIGNS OKAY,

 

:33

"BACKGROUND" WE DONT HAVE A SHOUT LINE WITH CHICAGO. WE'RE

 

GONNA HAVE A REALLY HARD TIME CONTROLLING

THESE

GUYS, I'M JUST GIVING YOU GUYS A <"MCC" 1 KNOW>

 

:59

"MCC" WE MIGHTGET AN E-3 OVER CHICAGO. WE MIGHT GET AN E-3. FOR YOUR ICC'S I'M GOING TO TRY TO GET AN E-3 OVER CHICAGO, CAUSE 1GOT NO RADAR AND NO RADIOS OVER THERE, OVER THAT AIRSPACE, SO. WORK EM

14:05

:l l

"MCC" YOU KNOW WHAT. CALL THEM, CALL TINKER RIGHT NOW. CALL COMMAND POST. IF NEED BE I'LL TALK TO THE GUYS, AN E-3

:26

"BACKGROUND" SIR. THIS COMES FROM THE BATTLE CAB, THEIR GONNA FUNNEL ALL INFORMATIONTO YOU, THROUGH ME

:28

"MCC" OKAY COOL

:28

"BACKGROUND" SO YOU GET THE INFORMATION

14:05

:32

"BACKGROUND"

THIS IS WHAT YOU GOT, YOUR GETTING STING 11, AND

 

JAMIE ALREADY KNOW THIS <"MCC" YEA> THAT'S TOLEDO, YOUR TWO FROM ALPINA,THEY DO HAVE TIMES, THEY EXPECT TO BE AIRBORNE AT 1415Z

 

:43

"MCC" RIGHT

:43

"BACKGROUND" SYRACUSE, THERE'S POTENTIALLY ANOTHER AIRCRAFT COMING OUT OF CANADA <"MCC" RJGHT 1 GOT, I ALREADY TALKED TO> HE WAN T SYRACUS E TO BACK THAT UP <"MCC GO 1T> TRY TO

GET

 

M1STYHHUNDER AIRSPACE. TO HOLD THEM <"MCC" OKAY>

 

:56

"BACKGROUND" AND HE WANTS TO KEEP THE TANKER WITH THEM

:57

"MCC" OKAY GOT IT, THANK YOU

14:06

:10

"MCC" I GOT TWO TO COME UPON STATUS AT FARGO, AND TWO AT SIOUX CITY

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:14

"MCC" THAT CAME THROUGH WADS

"BACKGROUND TWO AT FARGO AND TWO AT SIOUX CITY

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:16 "MCC" I CONTACT WADS, I WENT ABOVE

: 17

"BACKGROUND" IMMEDIATE,IMMEDIATE

 

:19

"MCC" YEAH

 

:23

"BACKGROUND" FLIGHT OF TWO, STING 11

:30

"MCC" SD COME UP ON THE HOT LINE

:35

"MCC" JAMIE ARE YOU CONTROLLING ON THERE RIGHT NOW,

:36

"BACKGROUND" I'M WAITING FOR STING TO COME AIRBORNE

:39

"MCC"

CAN YOU COME UP ON THE HOT LINE

14:07

:05

"MCC"

GIVE ME THE CALL SIGN, GIVE ME THE WHOLE NINE YARDS

:08

"BACKGROUND" HOLD ON

 

:21

"BACKGROUND" UNITED 93, HE'S GOT A BOMB, HE'S GOING WHERE TO WHERE

:34

"MCC" UNITED 93, BOMB ON BOARD, OUT OF WHERE, BOSTON

:47

"BACKGROUND" DO WE WANT (GARBLED) INTERCEPT (GARBLED)

:48

"MCC"

INTERCEPT AND DIVERT THAT AIRCRAFT AWAY FROM THERE

:50

"MCC" OKAY WE GOT, DID YOU HEAR THAT, THAT AIRCRAFT OVER

 

THE WHITE HOUSE, WHATS THE WORD,

INTERCEPT

14:08

:01

"BACKGROUND" GOING TO PITTSBURGH

:02

"BACKGROUND" NO THE ONE WITH THE BOMB IS NEAR PITTSBURGH

:03

"MCC" THE, AIRCRAFT, OVER THE, WHITE HOUSE,

:05

"MCC" NO NOT YET

 

:

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"MCC" HOW CLOSE ARE YOU TO INTERCEPT ME

:16

"MCC" WHAT IS IT

:20

"MCC" WHAT IS IT, TYPE

:23

"MCC" THEIR GOING IN RJGHT NOW

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" YES. THAT'S CONFIRM, BOMB ON BOARD. UNITED

93

 

:47

"MCC" DO YOU HAVE ANY SQUAWKS

:51

"BACKGROUND VOICE" ANY SQUAWKS OR ANYTHINGLIKE THAT

14:09

:05 "BACKGROUND VOICE" THAT MIGHT BE THAT FIFTH AIRPLANE

:)7 "BACKGROUND VOICE" FIFTEEN TWENTY SEVEN. DO WE HAVE A TRACK NUMBER

: 19 "MCC" OKAY WE GOT A MODE 3 ON THIS UNITED 93

:40 "BACKGROUND VOICE" 3915 NORTH

:41 "BACKGROUND VOICE" 3915 NORTH

:41 "BACKGROUND VOICE" 07846 WEST

:50 "BACKGROUND VOICE" THAT WAS THE GUY WITH THE BOMB ON BOARD

:51 "MCC" GOT IT

:54 "MCC"

GET ME A TRACK ON IT. A TRACK

:56 "BACKGROUND VOICE" DO WE HAVE SOMEONE TO PUT ON DELTA, WITH THE BOMB

.58 "MCC" WE'RE GETTING TO IT. WE DON'T KNOW WHERE HE IS YET

14:10

:39 "MCC'YEAH, OKAY. GOT IT

:50 "MCC" NEGATIVECLEARANCE TO SHOOT

:56 "MCC" JAMIE, GOD DAMMIT

14.11

:06 "MCC" NEGATIVECLEARANCE TO FIRE

:10 "MCC" ID, TYPE, TAIL

:40

"MCC" OKAY, WHERES MY BOMB. WHERES MY BOMBER AT

:43

"BACKGROUNDVOICE" DID YOU FIND MY TRACK

:47

"BACKGROUND VOICE" NO

:53 "BACKGROUND VOICE" OKAY OVER CLEVELAND

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:54 "BACKGROUND VOICE" HE'S OVER YORK, RIGHT THERE

14:12

:03 O HOW ARE YOU DOING MAJOR NASYPANY

:05 X I'M DOING, WELL AS GOOD AS CAN BE EXPECTED, UH, I-GOT GUYS THAT WILL BE LAUNCHING IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES

:10 O APPRECIATE IT, UH, ARE THEY

LOADED

: 12 X WE GOT HOT GUNS THAT ALL I GOT .15 O HOT GUNS, WELL THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME, FOR THE TIME BEING,

UH,

THE ONLY WORDS 1GOT, WE GOT ANOTHER AIRCRAFT WITH A BOMB ON BOARD, IT'S IN PENN, YORK

 

:32

X YEAH THAT'S SOUTH. SOUTH OF US

:34

O AND THERE'S A POSSIBILITY OF, WHERE'S THAT GUY, THE OTHER SPECIAL, HE TURN OVER THE LAKE. NO THE OTHER LAKE, ERIE, LAKE ERIE, YEAH RIGHT THERE

:51

O

ANOTHER ONE THAT'S POSSIBLY THE CLEVELAND AREA

:53

XOKAY

:55

O DO YOU HAVE VECTORS ON THOSE

:56

X UH, NOT YET, IT LOOKS LIKE THE ONE OVER CLEVELAND HAS TURNED AROUND, AND IS HEADINGBACK TO THE EAST

14:13

:05

O THE GUY DOWN AT YORK PENN., HE'S HEADING NORTH, NORTH WEST

: 12

X

OKAY WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET THOSE TWO

:13

O YEAH, AND THE CALL SIGN. UH. FOR THE GUY IN YORK IS, UH, UNITED NINETY THREE

:22

X MODE 3

:23

O MODE 3 OF FIFTEEN TWENTY SEVEN

•21

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:30

O YEAH UH, SORRY, OKAY AND 1"GOT THIS OTHER GUY OUT WEST, HE

JUST

FADED OVER CLEVELAND, DELTA 89, MODE 3,1 KNOW IT'S NOT •GONNA HELP YA. BUT IF HE'S TALKING TO CENTER, THEY MIGHT HELP YOU, THIRTEEN OH FOUR <X OKAY>

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14:14

:51

:59

:00

:03

X OKAY WHEN WE GOT OUR GUYS AIRBORNE, THEY'RE GONNA CONTACT YOU ON 260 POINT 9. UH, I GOT TWO JETS RIGHT NOW, DO YOU

MORE THAN TWO

O CAN YOU GET TWO MORE UP

X YUP. YEAH

O OKAY. THANK YOU SIR. AND IF YOU WANT TO TALK TO COLONEL MARR, HE'S UP AT 6403 SIR

:]]

:11

XOKAY1

O OKAY OUT

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14:14

:21

"MCC" OKAY I GOT FOUR COMING UP FROM SYRACUSE

:29

"MCC" SURVEILLANCE DID YOU FIND THAT TRACK

:52

"BACKGROUND" NINE THREE IS DOWN, NORTHEAST OF CAMP DAVID, THAT'S HE ONE WITH BOMB ON BOARD

:46

"MCC" HE'S DOWN, DID HE CRASH OR

:58

"BACKGROUND" I THINK SO

14:15

:06

"BACKGROUND" WE LOST THE MODE 3 ON IT <"MCC" OKAY>

•21

"MCC" OKAY I NEED THIS POINT, HEY, SAM, I NEED THIS POINT PLOTTED

:45

"BACKGROUND" WE SAID BOMB. HE SAID NORTHEAST OF CAMP DAVID, BOMBED

:50

"BACKGROUND" EXPLODED, HE EXPLODED

:59

"BACKGROUND" (GARBLED) THE E-3.1 ASKED IF HE COULD ANCHOR UP IN CHICAGO

14:16

:00

"MCC" OKAY GOT IT

:02

"BACKGROUND" ALSO THEY SAID THEY HAVE TWO MORE ON IMMEDIATE, THEIR WAITING FOR CINC NORAD TO REQUEST LAUNCHES

:10

"MCC" OKAY, AND 1ALSO GOT THOSE GUYS TO, YEAH

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"MCC" YEAH 1 GOT THAT

:38

O MAJOR NASYPANY OH, GO

:46 OYEAH

:48

O WAIT A MINUTE, NOW YOUR REQUESTING, WE HAVE

:49

O QUIT 25, 26 IN THE NCA AREA

:55

O QUIT, QUIT, QUEBEC, UNIFORM, INDIA, TANGO

:59

O FORWARD TELL, QUIT, FORWARD TELL 25, 26 "MCC" COME ON, LETS, WE'RE FALLING BEHIND ON THE FORWARD TELL STUFF

14:17

:11

"MCC" QUIT, HE'S RIGHT OVER THE NCA AREA, LETS PICK IT UP

:21

"BACKGROUND" WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS GUY

:23

"MCC" HE FADED OVER CLEVELAND

:33

"MCC'LANGLEY

:35

"MCC" I GOT THREE OF THEM, 25, 26, 27

:45

O WE JUST FORWARDED THEM, NO THERE OVER NCA, I GOT THEM FLYING OVER THE NCA, PROTECTING THE NCA THE BEST I CAN, YOU KNOW

:47

O OKAY BYE

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