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9-11Commission Hearing 2004-06-17

9-11Commission Hearing 2004-06-17

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that a hijacker on board American 11 had said, "We have some

planes." Concerns over the safety of other aircraft began to


The manager at the Herndon Command Center asked FAA

Headquarters if they wanted to order a, "nationwide ground


stop." While executives at FAA Headquarters discussed it, the

Command Center went ahead and ordered one anyway at 9:25.

The Command Center kept looking for American 77. At 9:21 it

advised the Dulles terminal control facility, which urged its

controllers to look for primary targets. At 9:32, they found

one. Several of the Dulles controllers, "observed the primary

radar target tracking eastbound at a high rate of speed," and

notified Reagan Airport. FAA personnel at both Reagan and Dulles

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