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American Airlines 77 Timeline
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Time (EOT) 8:40:13 8:40:15 8:43:51 8:43:55 8:47:16 8:47:20 8:50:47 8:56:34 8:56:45 8:57:12 8:57:27

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8:39:50 ZDC
AA77 HNN HNN AA77 HNN AA77 HNN
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Handoff from Moreland Sector to Henderson Sector
AA77 with you level three three zero Roger, squawk three seven four three AA77 climb and maintain flight level three five zero three, three, three five oh, American 7 7 Turn 1 0 degrees right for traffic Ten right, American 7 7 Cleared direct Falmouth

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8:50:51 AA77

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Direct Falmouth, American seventy seven, thank you
American seventy seven, Indy [no response] American seventy seven, American, Indy [no response] American seventy seven, Indy, radio check [no response] American seventy seven, American, radio check [no response]

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8:57:39 HNN
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American 77, 1 don't know what happened to him, I'm trying to reach him
Looks like he took a turn to the south, last thing he said was he was heading towards Falmouth at thirty five

8:58:14 HNNRA
8:58:18 8:58:38 8:58:41 8:58:51 8:59:31 8:59:44 9:00:25
DAC AAL HNN HNN DAC HNN HNN

AAL
AA77 HNN RA AA77 AA77 AA77 DAC AA77 AAL2493 AA77

First call from Indy to American Air dispatcher, Jim McDonnell
American seventy seven, Center [no response] All right we'll get a hold of him for you American seventy seven, Indy, How do you read? [no response] American seventy seven, Indy, radio check [no response] American seventy seven, Center [no response] Haven't got AA77, I'm still trying to get hold of him, we contacted the Company American seventy seven, Indy [no response]

9:00:28 AAL2493 HNN
9:00:38 HNN 9:00:56 DAC

Sent message to AAL dispatch
We also contacted your company, thanks for the help Indy Center calling American seventy seven, American, seventy seven [no response]

9:02:06 HNNRA
9:02:12 9:02:15 9:03:06 9:05:34 9:06:22 9:06:28 9:06:39 9:06:43 9:07:53 9:08:27 9:08:56
AAL HNNRA HNN DAC HNNRA HNN RA DACRA BTVRA
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AAL
HNN RA AAL AA77 BOB DACRA

Second call from Indy to American Air dispatcher, Jim McDonnell
I cell called him but did not get a reply back from him We lost track control, he's in coast track, don't know where he is American seventy seven, Indy [no response] re N80CC, I had him turned right to get him away from where American seventy seven was supposed to be Do you have radar on him over Falmouth

9:06:26 DACRA

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No we just moved the track there, we never, you know
All right, you just have the track out there We treated] him like non radar and told next sector to sterilize Heading your way, estimating gbees at thirteen after the hour, still trying to figure out when he's estimating Juddi Have you been given the information on [77] [Yes I have, Joe] AA77 estimating Judy at nineteen past the hour, just estimating Descend and maintain flight level three three zero

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AAL683

American Airlines 77 Timeline 9:09:00 ZID 9:09:01 HNNRA
9:09:01 9:09:03 9:09:05 9:09:22 9:09:26 9:09:29 9:09:38 9:10:39 9:12:37 AAL683 AAL BTV AAL683 BTV AAL AAL683 HNNRA BTV

AGL ROC AAL
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AA77 off radar YRK 080 010, reported to air traffic by ROC, ten miles NE of York Third call from Indy to American Air dispatcher, Jim McDonnell, AA11 and WTC mentioned
That's for traffic I guess No, but unconfirmed report second airplane his trade center and exploded I've got one of your company aircraft crossing you, we don't really know where he's at right now Anything we can do? You may want to call your company AAL implicitly links AA77 and WTC We'll send a message right away Two controllers discuss and implicitly link AA1 1 and AA77 to WTC Impel has the data block pulled up on seventy seven

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9:13:08 TMUS
9:13:29 BTV 9:13:55 AAL683

ATCSCC
AAL683 BTV

Call, to Pat Summersal, Command Center
He should be somewhere out about your nine o'clock, see if you can get a visual or something We did send a message via ACARS to company, want me to try calling on guard? <That's fine sir.>

9:14:36 HNNRA
9:14:47 HNNRA 9:15:20 IMP 9:15:31 IMP 9:16:58 ZDC 9:17:04 AAL683 9:17:35 TMUS 9:18:05 ROCCK 9:18:12 IMP 9:18:14 ROCCK 9:18:16 IMP 9:18:46 BTV 9:27:01 ROCCK 9:27:10 ROCCK 9:28:01 BTV 9:30:10 ATCSCC

AAL
AAL ROCCK ROCCK TMUS BTV ZDC IMP ROCCK IMP ROCCK IMP IMP IMP UNK TMUS

Fourth call from Indy to American Air dispatcher, Jim McDonnell
AAL and Indy implicitly link AA1 1 and AA77 to the WTC Impel tells ZKC, Rocck Sector about flight plan on AA77 Blocking at FL35 coming down J134, estimating Carol at 1338Z TSD Ghost call from ZDC No joy on guard Gary Johnson and John Thomas discuss AA77 as a suspected hijacking That estimate good or are you just guessing cause you're not really sure where he is Very ball park quesstimate OK, when was last time you heard from him About two sectors ago near Falmouth, just south of Cincinnati. ..120 miles back Company AA683 tried on guard, never had a visual, he was looking all around Just where you think AA77 suppose to be at.. suggestion, you aware of what happened in NY Bring to attention... might be associated where they lost him, might have been hijacked to another location Possible terrorist attack at WTC, two airplanes were crashed and reports of American enroute LA has been hijacked Tim Smith broadcast call re airborne inventory

9:33:38 IADFW 9:33:46 IADND
9:33:52 9:34:00 9:34:03 9:34:15 9:34:21 9:34:24 9:34:33 9:35:02 9:35:18 DCA Krant IADND DCA IAD Sup Gofer 06 DCA Gofer 06 IAD AD AEA

Anyone DCA
Anyone IADND DCA TRA Sup DCA Dep IADFW DCA Dep AEA Dulles AD

National 62 anyone quickly please National, you've got a primary target heading for P56 to the west, 10 miles west, fast moving
Background: He's radar contact Anybody on the 62, primary target 10 west of your place Yeah, we see him Tracking a fast moving primary heading toward the White House, White House has been advised Washington departure, Gopher zero six Thanks Dulles, we're talking to P56 on it Gopher zero six with you climbing to three thousand Hendershot tells Ruggieri they tracked a fast moving primary headed toward White House, White House and DCA advised Hold on a minute John, I'm talking, passing the info, AEA continues to pass info [into the TACNET]

American Airlines 77 Timeline
/ 9:35:52 9:36:16 9:36:22 9:36:26 9:36:29 9:36:51 9:37:05 9:37:07 9:37:09 9:37:21 9:37:56 9:38:09 9:38:24 9:38:26 9:38:51 9:39:08 9:39:16 9:39:40 9:39:42 9:40:20 9:41:12 9:42:24 11:56 TMUS Gofer 06 DCA Tyson Gofer 06 DCA Tyson DCA Tyson DCA Tyson DCALC Gofer 06 IADFW DCA DCA Tyson Gofer 06 DCA Tyson Gofer 06 DCA Krant DCALC DCA TRA Sup IAD Sup ATCSCC DCA Sup DCA Tyson Gofer 06 Gofer 06 DCA Tyson DCA IADFW TMUS DCA Tyson Gofer 06 IADND ZDC DCA Tyson Gofer 06 ATCSCC TMUS ATCSCC DCA Tyson Gofer 06 DCA Tyson Gofer 06 Gofer 06 UNK(OSIC) DCA Krant DCA Tyson Pat Summersall calls re ghost tracking on AA77 on Indy/KC boundary Gopher zero six traffic eleven o'clock five miles north bount fast moving type altitude unknown We have the traffic in sight at twelve o'clock All right, you have the traffic, do you know what kind it is, can you see? Looks like a seven fifty seven sir... looks like he's at a low altitude Traffic for Gopher 06 still in descent and looks like hes rolled out northeast bound You got a military... tell him to turn right That's a seven five seven <that gopher guy> no, the look, the look is a seven fifty seven Gopher [06] turn right and follow the traffic please... heading zero eight zero we're going to vector you for the traffic Dulles, I'm keeping Gopher zero six with me That aircraft is down, he's at our 12 o'clock, looks like its just northwest of the airfield at this time sir Gopher [06] thank you descend and maintain two thousand Did you see what happened up there? <Yeah, it went into the Pentagons Eastern Region has us on the phone and they asked you be on continuous hotline with White House <we're doing it> Hi Wanda, we had a crash into Pentagon by a 737 or 757, shut down all arrivals into National Airport Go ahead and move away towrds the west, 27o heading and two thousand, for now We're climbing to three thousand, looks like that aircraft has impacted the west side of the Pentagon Dulles, that guy hit the Pentagon Still a ghost, a hold, one hit the Pentagon Climb and maintain one one eleven thousand turn right heading three three zero They just hit the Pentagon. <They hit the Pentagon?> They hit the Pentagon. Maintain one seven thousand and contact Dulles CC calls re CNN report that AA77 had crashed [in Indy space]

9:38:26 Gofer 06 DCA Tyson Looks like that aircraft crashed into the Pentagon, sir