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SEP.-14-OKFR1) 16:40 DCA TOWER TEL:703 413 1570 P.


Actions on 9/1 1/0 !

After becoming aware of the incidents in NYC , I advised the TRACON and Tower to suspend VFR ;
overnights in DCA's airspace and advised the Tower not to let unfamiliar helicopters in their airspace. <
Radar room controllers called to me at the Watch Desk and advised IAD had told them of a primary target [

east bound about 1 0 west of DCA. I picked up the USSS phone at the departure coordinator position and •
advised JOC of the target. About this time a C 130 on a routine ADW west departure was asked to turn '
toward the primary target and help identify the target. At some point the ADW departure identified the '
target as a B757. I was in continuous contact with JOC during this period giving details on the primary's '
flight path. The primary target appeared to be heading toward DCA at a high rate of speed, as it got close i
to '

DCA it turned away from DCA to the right. The target continued to the right , somewhere within 5-8 miles ',
of DCA, the target finished its turn and was again lined up toward DCA. JOC was continuously advised of I
the targets actions and also of the C 1 30's report of the targets type aircraft. 1 could hoar the JOC saying
"GET OUT, GET OUT" as the target finished its final turn. I became aware that the target hit the '
Pentagon •
and advised the radar controllers to get all aircraft out of the airspace. I remember hearing the crash phone <
ring. I became aware of another suspect aircraft near PIT heading toward DCA. I ordered the TOWER to
be evacuated for the safety of our people. A fighter aircraft about to land a: ADW was asked to investigate '<
the aircraft approaching from the PIT area tints told us he was too low on fuel. Shortly afterwards I heard
that the aircraft crashed near Camp David.

Vic Padgett, OSIC