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7 TRANSCRIBED BY SUSAN L. CIMINELLI
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2 STATEMENT: This rerecording is being
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events around 9-11 from 1215 to to 1515 Zulu.
Position of operation being recorded is position four
in severe weather which covers the whole national air
7 space system. I hereby certify that the following is
8 a true rerecording of the original recorded
9 transmissions pertaining to the events of 9-11. My
10 name is Troy Gascoin, and I'm employed as a quality
11 assurance specialist at the command center. Time now
12 is 1230 and 30 seconds. This is the first
13 transmission on this line pertaining to the events of
14 9-11.
15 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: TSDII —
16 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Primary only.
17 Primary only. Wait one second, boss.
18 MALE 1: I've been trying to reach him,
19 man. I haven't been able to reach him.
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Well, Boston center
21 claims that they lost radio communication with the
22 aircraft and the transponder, and also, they are
23 tracking the primary target at this point. It was
24 last nine at flight level 290. He appears to have
25 turned south, southwest bound and. And also, there
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1 was some mention of some sort of a threat being made
2 or, a threat to the cockpit or a threat and, in the
3 cockpit. Boston is uncertain exactly what was said.
4 I guess they are going to try to pull the tapes as
5 quick as they can.
6 MALE 1: Tom, where can I reach you back?
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8 MALE 1: Okay. All right. I'll call you


9 back.
10 (Time Pause.)
11 MALE 1: Severe weather?
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Hey severe weather.
13 This is PTT. Good morning. I'm only calling because
14 I wanted to see what you guys had on tap for the
15 whole day, especially during my shift from 6:30 to
16 2:30. I figure we don't have much weather so if you
17 want to just call us closed --
18 MALE 1: It looks like it. Looks like a
19 little bit of rain in the northeast. Not much. How
20 about that stuff in Miami?
21 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: There is a
22 possibility that it might cause some problem. But
23 anything down in the peninsula, Jackson, Miami, Ohio.
24 MALE 1: Good. This is a good day for me.
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is a good day
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1 for me. After the last few, we need them.
2 MALE 1: Thanks, man.
3 (Time Pause.)
4 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Hello.
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Boston center here?
6 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: New York center, we
7 just brought them into this conference. Could you
8 give them an update on what you know at this point.
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: What we know and
10 that (INAUDIBLE) would have a frequency, frequency
11 127 (INAUDIBLE), aircraft is now down (INAUDIBLE), to
12 try to determine what, we are going to try to
13 (INAUDIBLE).
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is New York
15 center. We are watching the airplane it's 15 west of
16 Kennedy now. We had one or two confirmations that
17 it's 1 of 29. 1 of 31 couldn't see him. I also had
18 conversation with American Airlines and they told us
19 that they believe one of the stewardesses was stabbed
20 and there are people in the cockpit that have control
21 of the aircraft. And that's all the information they
22 have right now.
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Yes. We do have a
24 couple of transmissions in the cockpit (INAUDIBLE),
25 as soon as we can get that (INAUDIBLE) we'll let you
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1 guys know.
2 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. Meanwhile,
3 has anybody contacted the military?
4 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Yes. We have.
5 have tried a couple in Atlantic City to try to
6 (INAUDIBLE) --
7 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Who is that that
8 just said that? Is that Boston? Okay. Command
9 center, you on?
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Terry, Tom, try
11 Otis also.
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We did.
13 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Anything? Any
14 luck?
15 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: No. We did not

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16 have any luck.


17 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. Traffic
18 (INAUDIBLE) is also on.
19 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Command center, are
20 you on?
21 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Command center is
22 on.
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Are you going to -- /* ^j \j £
24 I guess Boston couldn't turn to Atlantic City. But
25 do you have any direct line to the military for this
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1 traffic?
2 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE) call
3 now.
4 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Official —7
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5 information we have, we must be primarily targeted by ^_ / /
6 20 west of Kennedy. There is an EIP report in that
7 area. Anybody copy?
8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Say that again,
9 please?
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I said, looks like -~>
11 we lost the primary target about 20 west of Kennedy
12 and we had a report of an ELT in the area. We are
13 going to, I guess we'll get some Coast Guard activity
14 up there.
15 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Hey boss, from New
16 York, what type aircraft was the American?
17 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Shuttle
18 (INAUDIBLE).
19 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We lost track of
20 the aircraft. (INAUDIBLE).
21 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: New York confirms -~^? *J S/
22 we lost a track as well, and we got a report of the C_- / /
23 ELT in the area that the track was in.
24 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Kennedy tower
25 reports -- are you serious? Kennedy tower reports ^^
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1 that there was a fire at the World Trade Center, and <—-"
2 that's the area where we lost the airplane.
3 (Time Pause.)
4 MALE 1: Anybody on?
5 FEMALE SPEAKER: Are you (INAUDIBLE) --
6 MALE 1: The airplane hit the Trade
7 Center?
8 FEMALE SPEAKER: Yes.
9 MALE 1: Okay. I guess there is no
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10 further use for New York center on this line right ^~ f '
11 now or?
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Command center?
13 MALE 1: Rick, can you just clear
14 (INAUDIBLE) to be on this line right now?
15 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: If you want to talk
16 to me, you can talk to me.
17 FEMALE SPEAKER: This is Jennifer in the
18 operations center. It looks like the World Trade
19 Center is either the aircraft went through it or it's
20 been bombed. It's on (INAUDIBLE) right now and the
21 building and everything is smoke. The building.
22 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We hope to have
23 more information as soon as it's available. We are

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24 reporting that the plane has hit the Trade Center in


25 the World Trade Center in New York. Right now at
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1 8:53. Oh my God.
2 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Thank you.
3 (INAUDIBLE).
4 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: A plane just
5 crashed into the World Trade Center in New York.
6 (INAUDIBLE).
7 FEMALE SPEAKER: I mean Trade Center, the
8 World Trade Center. It can't be American. Not
9 enough damage.
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We lost the primary
11 target. It's usually 500 knots down to -- the
12 vicinity of the World Trade Center okay.
13 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Oh, that's a bad
14 sign. Looks like it may have clipped the side.
15 (INAUDIBLE) debris all over the ground looks like.
16 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: It's too much of a
17 coincidence, I think. (INAUDIBLE).
18 FEMALE SPEAKER: Building up there --
19 (INAUDIBLE).
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I just paged her
21 about the event. (INAUDIBLE) I'm on the (INAUDIBLE).
22 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: A plane just
23 crashed into the World Trade Center. (INAUDIBLE).
24 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I'm in the middle
25 of a traffic jam here, so -- I'm stopping, a
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1 tractor-trailer -- it's stopped.
2 FEMALE SPEAKER: That now (INAUDIBLE)
3 smaller plane that hit the (INAUDIBLE).
4 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: It looks like
5 (INAUDIBLE) you can see smoke on the other side.
6 Looks like (INAUDIBLE).
7 FEMALE SPEAKER: Okay (INAUDIBLE).
8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Terrorism, they
9 couldn't get into the basement (INAUDIBLE) --
10 FEMALE SPEAKER: It came out the other
11 side, where is it?
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: No, I mean
13 explosion on the other side. (INAUDIBLE).
14 FEMALE SPEAKER: Just reported that the
15 (INAUDIBLE) and two supervisors for a few minutes,
16 you can reach me (INAUDIBLE).
17 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is Bob Pierce
18 with the NTSB. Hello. I got -- (INAUDIBLE).
19 FEMALE SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
21 FEMALE SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
22 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Kennedy
23 (INAUDIBLE).
24 FEMALE SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
25 (Time Pause.)
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1 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: There is a gaping
2 hole. Reportedly has been hit (INAUDIBLE).
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Hello, this is Bob
4 Griffin, NTSB. Hello?
5 MALE 1: All right, NTSB. Yes, sir. We

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6 are just trying to get a time of departure and time


7 of crash. (INAUDIBLE) just to try to (INAUDIBLE)
8 okay.
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay.
10 MALE 1: We are sure this is the flight
11 that hit the Trade Center, obviously is the same --
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: There is no doubt.
13 Okay.
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: The pilot with the
15 hijack. 1200 Zulu.
16 MALE 1: I don't have a time downstairs
17 that confirms it. 20 minutes after departure,
18 (INAUDIBLE).
19 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Time of crash we
20 have is a few minutes ago? Do you know the number of
21 people on board?
22 MALE 1: What we have is confirmed
23 (INAUDIBLE) conversations from the cockpit.
24 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I'm just going to
25 hold the line while I go in and talk to my boss.
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1 Okay.
2 (Time Pause.)
3 MALE 1: Hello.
4 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Charlie, are you
5 still there?
6 MALE 1: Yes, I am, Jerry.
7 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I want to confirm
8 from downstairs, I want to confirm (INAUDIBLE) or if
9 there is word of events -- I'm going to confirm that
10 for you, sir, and get back to you real quick.
11 FEMALE SPEAKER: That what?
12 MALE 1: Yes, sir.
13 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
14 MALE 1: You are talking to me? It looks
15 like another one hit the World Trade Center.
16 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: There is another
17 aircraft?
18 MALE 1: A second one just hit the Trade
19 Center.
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Yes. We got to get
21 there. We got to let the military real quick on
22 this. Um --
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Another aircraft
24 just crashed into the U.S. House.
25 MALE 1: Do we know what type, Terry?
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1 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: All right. We are
2 standing by.
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We are going to
4 shut Boston down. You are going to do what, Terry?
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We are going to
6 shut down Boston --
7 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: That's a good move.
8 We are still waiting to hear from security.
9 FEMALE SPEAKER: Aircraft out of the
10 region right now? Are you prepared to do that?
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: At least Boston, I
12 think. (INAUDIBLE).
13 FEMALE SPEAKER: There is too much going

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14 on for them to handle all the planes.


15 FEMALE SPEAKER: This is operations center
16 New England. Can I interrupt. Different aircraft
17 that hit the World Trade Center. It's being reported
18 on CNN right now.
19 MALE 1: Yes. It's the second airplane.
20 It's the second hit on the World Trade Center.
21 FEMALE SPEAKER: Okay.
22 (Time Pause.)
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
24 (Time Pause.)
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Terry, you confirm
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1 (INAUDIBLE).
2 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Right. Right.
3 Right. (INAUDIBLE).
4 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Gary, go ahead.
6 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Try to get messages
7 for the aircraft security or passengers or something.
8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I just do not have
9 anybody else out there (INAUDIBLE).
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE) we
11 don't want -- we don't want -- transmissions and
12 frequencies should (INAUDIBLE) operations.
13 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Gerry, we are
14 getting a lot of traffic on this bridge. Contact the
15 command center, the ATA rep, see if we can get the
16 airline company operations to contact their aircraft.
17 I recommend maybe possibility of the stuff coming in
18 from overseas, Bangor as an alternate site. I'll
19 leave that up to them.
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We'll leave that up
21 to cockpit (INAUDIBLE).
22 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: All right. All
23 right. That sounds like a good plan.
24 (Time Pause.)
25 FEMALE SPEAKER: This is New England we go
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1 on ICI, please. This is New England. We have our
2 security division in a conference, and we'd like to
3 add you on as well or connect the two of you.
4 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. ATI is on
5 this line and it's my understanding they are
6 activating the center upstairs.
7 FEMALE SPEAKER: I'm sorry. We were cut
8 off. They are activating what?
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: They are activating
10 the reaction center upstairs.
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: That's correct.
12 FEMALE SPEAKER: Okay. Caller, are you
13 on? ATI is connected. Okay. We need --
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: ATI is connected.
15 FEMALE SPEAKER: ATI has told us that they
16 are getting, they are reacting their room. They are
17 on the verge of saying anything, just speak up.
18 FEMALE SPEAKER: Looking for --
19 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: He is working on it
20 right now.
21 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We got a crisis

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22 down here. We need you down here also.


23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Did you say that
24 security has a separate conference going on?
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Maybe (INAUDIBLE)
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1 all dispatchers for international traffic coming in.
2 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: New England region
3 com center. Yes. Go ahead. Say that security has a
4 separate telecon going on?
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Yes. We got a
6 couple of separate ones going on.
7 MALE 1: Either way, just drop me into one
8 so we can update them into what we have done. Who is
9 this, Tom?
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Yes. Actually,
11 they are just setting it up now. There is isn't a
12 lot of people. They are all climbing on now. Do you
13 want me to put you on anyway?
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Staff — take
15 everything down.
16 (Time Pause.)
17 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We have sir in the
18 New England region that just to advise you our air
19 traffic division has advised they have stopped all
20 traffic in the northern region.
21 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Jerry, I'm here.
22 MALE 1: What we know now, airplanes took
23 off in Boston. American 11, route 175. I don't know
24 what you are going to do down there except those guys
25 (INAUDIBLE).
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1 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Ground stopped.
2 MALE 1: I don't know. They are getting
3 terrorized down there.
4 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: They are on there.
5 Terry -- if you cannot end the line, this bridge is
6 getting too congested, another extension, 7583, I
7 need to get some information.
8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is Bob
9 Griffin. I just want to get info on that United
10 flight from the center.
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Terry, call me on
12 7583.
13 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: 7583. NTSB, we'll
14 get back to you.
15 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Hey Tom.
16 (Time Pause.)
17 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Hello. What's your
18 (INAUDIBLE) at? Hello?
19 (Time Pause.)
20 MALE 2: FAA tactical net, go ahead. FAA
21 tactical net.
22 (Time Pause.)
23 MALE 2: FAA tactical net.
24 MALE 1: Tactical net. Who are you trying
25 to get in touch with?
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1 MALE 2: I was advised that AEU has
2 numbers trying to come up.
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: All right. This is

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4 air traffic. We weren't aware of that.


5 MALE 1: What was the question? What's
6 (INAUDIBLE) on the flight?
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9 ahead.
(Time Pause.)
MALE 1: Hello. FAA tactical net, go

10 FEMALE SPEAKER: Hello. This is


11 (INAUDIBLE) is security a part of the net?
12 MALE 1: That's affirmative.
13 FEMALE SPEAKER: I'm just wondering if
14 anything is being coordinated with respect to all
15 security persons at this time (INAUDIBLE).
16 MALE 1: Stand by, Loretta. Which net is
17 this?
18 MALE 2: This is tactical mart.
19 MALE 1: Okay. (INAUDIBLE).
20 (Time Pause.)
21 MALE 1: FAA tactical net to AEU center
22 Herndon, this is Dominic.
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Make that Europe,
24 Dominic, disregard. Loretta McNair?
25 FEMALE SPEAKER: Yes.
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1 MALE 1 You can drop off, Loretta.
2 Contact AGO 100.
3 FEMALE SPEAKER: Okay. I sure will.
4 Thank you.
5 MALE 1 Tactical net clear.
6 FEMALE SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
7 MALE 1: I already did it.
8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Richard, Richard, I
9 already told him. I already gave him instructions to
10 close the gates, detail, update the decal on the car
11 come in, any truck deliveries, they got to confirm
12 them outside the fence.
13 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Right, Dominic, you
14 got it all correct.
15 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
16 FEMALE SPEAKER: Flip chart also.
17 Something wrong here? Any information you can get,
18 we are going to need it. 9 --
19 (Time Pause.)
20 FEMALE SPEAKER: With the Federal Bureau
21 of Investigation.
22 MALE 1: Can I help you? Or do you have
23 some information for me, better yet?
24 FEMALE SPEAKER: Building (INAUDIBLE) 98
25 (INAUDIBLE).
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1 (Time Pause.)
2 MALE 1: This is FAA tactical net.
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Go ahead.
4 MALE 1: We got FBI joining?
5 SPEAKER: This is FBI,| I
6 signing on.
7 MALE 1: Thank you, sir. (INAUDIBLE).
8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I don't know.
9 Remember the name — any way (INAUDIBLE).
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: United 175 is —
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Absolutelyj. By the

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12 weekend, certainly we had enough of us to go around,


13 plane, intelligence. We know that (INAUDIBLE)\E SPEAKER: Confirmation -- \D SPEAKER:
14
15
16 FEMALE SPEAKER: What is that? How many
17
18 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Because of thei:
19 (INAUDIBLE) -- \D SPEAKER: United. ' \D SPEAKER: Hey
20
21
22 the FAA (INAUDIBLE). \E SPEAKER: Heavy aircraft? I need,
23
24 Indiana, we can't find.
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE). what
0020
1 do you need?
2 MALE 1: Tactical net to eastern region;
3 This is --
4 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is eastern
5 region. Go ahead. . .
6 MALE 1: Can you call me on| j.
7 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Hang on a second.
8 493, give me the last four again.
9 MALE 1: 5100.
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. Will do. I
11 got to call.
12 FEMALE SPEAKER: American flight 11.
13 (INAUDIBLE).
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I come in here,
15 there is people immediately talking (INAUDIBLE) they
16 are kind of not really prepared for it.
17 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I don't --
18 (INAUDIBLE).
19 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: No. I'm
20 (INAUDIBLE) was just up here. They were sending up
21 — trying to relay the information. They said that,
22 you got the 15-minute through the crash, American
23 Airlines flight number 11 a Boston to L.A. was
24 hi j acked. (INAUDIBLE).
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: United.
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1 MALE 1: We don't — it's probably not —
2 (INAUDIBLE) but it's not -- and (INAUDIBLE) airliner
3 but that's all I can tell (INAUDIBLE) I can't right
4 now --
5 FEMALE SPEAKER: There is a ghost target
6 feeding the radar right now, also in Indiana, right?
7 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
8 MALE 1: Might have been going to
9 Richmond?
10 FEMALE SPEAKER: Yes, probably would have.
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Airljj^^^t.
12 Okay. I have been ^9^^iU^^^^^^^SK'^!'^-'a
13 moment here, either you j^rSlBEQSPpHfflHSP:''-'S(*- etrOund
14 to see who knows what and hear about this to see if
15 they know any ittore than you arid I know.
16 FEMALE SPEAKER: Which aircraft?
17 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We believe flight
18 11, 677 (INAUDIBLE) already working (INAUDIBLE).
19 FEMALE SPEAKER: 175, I have no idea.

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20 MALE 1: Yes, sir. How are you doing?


21 Kathy Chamber was up here. She is sending some IRS1
22 up. (INAUDIBLE).
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Both aircraft had
24 an impact. (INAUDIBLE).
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: American airline
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1 flight 1100.
2 MALE 1: 1100, okay.
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: First train, we
4 have got an intruder. Appears to be under duress.
5 Couldn't make out the voice in the background, but it
sounded like somebody was already hurt. There is no
information about the second flight, (INAUDIBLE).
MALE 1: World Trade Center anniversary,
9 that was July. Okay. Let me get this one. The
10 first flight, first flight Boston-L.A., 700 Boston to
11 LA it was hijacked. Pilot under duress.
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We have an open
13 mike on the TAG net.
14 MALE 1: Someone is hurt. No info on the
15 second. Can you monitor the technical net?
16 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Affirmative. Go
17 ahead, Marcus.
18 MALE 1: Okay. We know about flight 11,
19 American flight 116789 we know about American flight
20 77. Are you aware of United 175?
21 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Negative.
22 MALE 1: Air traffic is reporting that
23 they have lost sight of 175 off the radar, United
24 175. We don't know where it originated from. We
25 believe, somebody said it might be Dulles. They lost
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1 it on the radar.
2 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is
3 preliminary.
4 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Last position was
5 over Indiana.
6 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: United 175 was off
7 of Boston.
8 MALE 1: Was out of Boston?
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Yes.
10 MALE 1: Okay. Second flight not
11 scheduled.
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Back to Marcus,
13 that comes from our air traffic? That comes from our
14 air traffic? Okay. Clear.
15 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Who just came on
16 and said it was out of Boston? We are getting
17 conflicting information from each other. Who came on
18 and said that United 175 was out of Boston. Over.
19 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Let us know.
20 MALE 1: FAA tactical net to that last
21 party reporting on UAL 175.
22 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: You have a United
23 flight in Chicago.
24 MALE 1: That's what I just said. They
25 lost it over Indiana. I wonder if that means --
0024
1 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I'm sorry. Let me

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2 drop off.
3 MALE 1: TAG net back to Marcus. You are
4 getting your info from air traffic.
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: That's correct.
6 MALE 1: We'll go with that until further
7 notice. All right. We are going to follow up on 175
8 out of Dulles at Dulles --
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: They lost contact
10 with it over Indiana. They could have stopped
11 transmitting their automatic code if they shut it off
12 or were ordered to shut it off. That was United
13 Airlines flight 175. (INAUDIBLE).
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Basically runners. ,
15 We come in here. They come in here. That's why we J^ n ,_~ ~""]^>-i '
16 are -- (INAUDIBLE) . and then, but you know, if we
17 had, if we had runners herer~we could go around and
18 collect information. NPSE is handling some of the
19 calls. They basically walk in here and we give them
20 the latest update as an account.
21 FEMALE SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE). got them
22 over there. Going to --
23 MALE 1: Conference we are requesting an
24 update here, please.
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Hello, this is from
0025
1 the FBI in Boston. Hello. FBI, this is FHA tactical
2 net.
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We are trying to
4 get an update from one of the agents at the airport.
5 MALE 1: FAA TAG net.
6 continuation of 9-11 tapes severe weather position
7 four, time now 1332 Zulu.
8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: FBI. This is FAA
9 tactical net.
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is FBI Boston.
11 We are trying to get an update on one of the agents
12 at the airport.
13 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: FBI tactical net to
14 FBI Boston.
15 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: FBI Boston is on.
16 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Can you, go ahead,
17 FBI.
18 FEMALE SPEAKER: The airport is closed,
19 does anyone know --
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is FBI Boston.
21 We are trying to get an update from FAA.
22 MALE 1: Stand by.
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE) is in
24 the conference.
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Who do you need to
0026
1 talk to?
2 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is FBI Boston.
3 We are trying to get an update from FAA.
4 MALE 1: Tactical net back to Boston FBI.
5 Head FBI is on.
6 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We have two
7 reports. Preliminary information believed to be
8 American Airlines flight 77 and flight 11 flying into
9 the World Trade Center and also preliminary report

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10 United Airlines 175 off radar. No further


11 information.
12 FEMALE SPEAKER: Can you get that set up.
13 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: You said that's
14 American 77 and United 175?
15 MALE 1: That's correct.
16 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Do we have their
17 airport of origin on both of those?
18 MALE 1: Back to FBI. It's American
19 flight 77, second flight is 11. Those are the two
20 aircraft believed to be involved with the World Trade
21 Center. Route is reported as Dulles to Los Angeles
22 for 77, Boston to Los Angeles for 11. United
23 Airlines is not believed to be involved in the World
24 Trade Center at this time.
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: So American 77 and
0027
1 American 11?
2 MALE 1: That's correct.
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: American 11 was
4 Boston to L.A.?
5 MALE 1: That's the report I've got.
6 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. And the
7 other one was Dulles to LA.
8 MALE 1: Dulles to LAX.
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I have two flights
10 here now. Second one is American 77.
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: 77 and 11. That's
12 affirmative. LA.
13 MALE 1: The other report was regarding
14 United 175. We had a report that it was off the
15 radar.
16 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: So United Airlines
17 was not involved. Where was that United 175 from?
18 MALE 1: We are getting conflicting
19 reports on that, FBI.
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: On the 175? We
21 need to -- (INAUDIBLE) 17 -- stand by, please, back
22 to FBI.
23 MALE 1: I have got a report from eastern,
24 FAA eastern region air traffic that it dropped off
25 radar over Indiana. United 175. That's correct.
0028
1 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: It appears to be
2 negative. That's not correct. That's American 77
3 that dropped off of radar in Indiana center.
4 MALE 1: Who's that reporting, please?
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Air traffic systems
6 command center in Herndon, Virginia.
7 MALE 1: Thank you, sir. Copy FBI?
8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Yes, sir. So we
9 have American 77 -- where are they commencing?
10 American 11 was the first one Boston to LAX, United
11 175, Boston to LAX. The third aircraft American 77
12 was Dulles to LAX is lost off radar in southern
13 Indiana, whereabouts are still unknown. They are
14 trying to (INAUDIBLE) some data. United 93 is the
15 fourth aircraft in Cleveland center air space. That
16 was a Newark origination through San Francisco, and
17 there was something, some screaming heard on board

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18 the aircraft and a reference to a bomb being on


19 board.
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Eastern region TAG
21 net to headquarters TAG.
22 MALE 1: Tactical net, go ahead.
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We have a fast
24 moving aircraft moving towards the White House. We
25 just have been informed now that it's moving away
0029
1 from the White House. Be alert that this is
2 information coming from air traffic.
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: TAG net copy. Now
4 there is four. United 99, Newark to San Francisco.
5 Over Cleveland. Heard screaming.
6 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: No. It was United
7 93. Not 99. 93.
8 FEMALE SPEAKER: Hello?
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Ground stoppage on
10 arrival and departures.
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Information I got
12 first time was AA 11 Boston-LA the second one was UA
13 175, Boston to LA operator over southern -- no, no,
14 this is -- this one -- these two are World Trade
15 Center. That definitely was one of them. Hey John.
16 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is Boston FBI
17 to FAA control.
18 MALE 1: Okay. This is the FAA command
19 center in Washington.
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is on Boston.
21 I was wondering if I could just run down those --
22 MALE 1: UA 175.
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Flight numbers
24 again only because there was some confusion. In
25 exactly which two went to world trade and which other
0030
1 two are missing?
2 MALE 1: Okay. From our understanding at
3 this time, American 11 was the first at world trade.
4 It was originally Boston-LA United 175 we believe the
5 second aircraft, Boston to L.A., 767. The other two
6 flights we have confirm now is United 93 and American
7 77.
8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: United 93 was
9 where?
10 FEMALE SPEAKER: Regional command center
11
12 MALE 1: United 93 originally destined to
13 San Francisco. American 77 was Washington Dulles to
14 Los Angeles.
15 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Is 77 and 93 have
16 problems or they dropped from radar?
17 MALE 1: We are attempting to get further.
18 We believe American 77 there might have been reports
19 of screaming on the frequency.
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Hitting the west
21 side of the Pentagon. Plane hitting the west side of
22 the Pentagon. Plane hitting the west side of the
23 Pentagon. Plane hitting the west side of the
24 Pentagon.
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Please report that

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1 (INAUDIBLE) report of a plane hitting the west side
2 of the Pentagon.
3 MALE 1: FAA check. Who's reporting?
4 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: They are calling
5 eyewitness. That came from air traffic. Radar.
6 Check around -- (INAUDIBLE).
7 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: The west side just
8 got hit by a vehicle. The Pentagon. The Pentagon.
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: They are talking
10 about FAA -- Pentagon we got an eyewitness report.
11 West side.
12 MALE I: TACNET back to eastern region.
13 Did you copy that report regarding Pentagon?
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Correct.
15 MALE 1: Thank you.
16 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: United 93.
17 Airborne, Cleveland.
18 FEMALE SPEAKER: Are you getting
19 Washington (INAUDIBLE) we are getting more
20 information into my computer (INAUDIBLE).
21 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: No.
22 FEMALE SPEAKER: On ground.
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: United Boston to
24 LA.
25 FEMALE SPEAKER: We are trying to United
0032
1 -- United. (INAUDIBLE).
2 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
3 FEMALE SPEAKER: Who reports that?
4 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: LA through Boston.
5 Okay.
6 FEMALE SPEAKER: We have United Airlines
7 93 air delay out of Cleveland reported as being
8 (INAUDIBLE).
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: American Airlines
10 77 to Los Angeles. FAA command center to FBI.
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: FBI Boston is on.
12 MALE 1: We have indications United 93 is
13 in the vicinity of Pittsburgh or west of Pittsburgh
14 and the aircraft is starting its descent now and
15 nobody has had contact with that aircraft.
16 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: It's over
17 Pittsburgh. It's in a descent. They are having
18 contact with the aircraft. They said they heard
19 screaming and they heard bomb in their radio
20 transmission. No contact with air traffic control.
21 There is a report at 9:40. At 9:39 a.m. an aircraft
22 crashing into the west side of the Pentagon. No
23 further details. We also had a report at 9:36 of
24 aircraft moving towards (INAUDIBLE).
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Command center to
0033
1 air traffic command.
2 MALE 1: Command center. Go ahead.
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Moving towards the
4 Pentagon from the White House.
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: The Pentagon one is
6 apparently an eyewitness. It's smoking? Pentagon is
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8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: FAA TAG to air


9 traffic command.
10 MALE 1: Command center, go ahead.
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Anything further on
12 United 93?
13 MALE 1: Negative at this time unless we
14 get any additional. Then we'll pass it on.
15 (INAUDIBLE).
16 FEMALE SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
17 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. (INAUDIBLE).
18 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Screaming and --
19 MALE 1: FAA TACNET FBI command center.
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Go ahead, sir. We
21 need some assistance. We have an aircraft that's
22 claiming to be presidential support unit that wants
23 to go to (INAUDIBLE) 120 at 056 and we need some
24 confirmation that this flight is in fact, before we
25 have that to occur.
0034
1 MALE 1: Stand by, please. We had Air
2 Force one movement scheduled for today.
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Away from the White
4 House. No civilians --
5 MALE 1: FAA TACNET, FAA command center.
6 We have received report that United 93 is descending
7 in the area of Cleveland, in the vicinity of
8 Cleveland, Ohio.
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Now you say 93 is
10 descending over Cleveland.
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. I've got
12 that. 93 descending over Cleveland. That's the
13 latest report that we have received at the FAA
14 command center.
15 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Thank you. Now
16 claim that 93 is descending over Cleveland, not
17 Pittsburgh.
18 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: How the hell do
19 they (INAUDIBLE) all these planes at once -- I mean,
20 you talk about -- man.
21 FEMALE SPEAKER: United flight 93
22 descended. They have? They have descended?
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Cleveland.
24 Descending towards Cleveland. Phil, get John to make
25 copies and disseminate those. You stand here and
0035
1 manage calls. Make multiple copies of that and start
2 passing them out in the ops center. They got copier
3 jam is running out the jam (INAUDIBLE) straight up
4 and through the hall. Thank you.
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Report of a bomb
6 threat on board. (INAUDIBLE).
7 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: FAA TACNET. There
8 is a -- at the Pentagon. Yes. (INAUDIBLE).
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: In LA yes.
10 (INAUDIBLE).
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: High speed
12 approaching (INAUDIBLE) Secret Service on alert
13 around the White House. MSNBC (INAUDIBLE).
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Delta 769 --
15 FEMALE SPEAKER: The airplane's on the

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16 ground. \e might be up in ops. You are making


17 copies of that? Not at this moment. This is FAA
18 TACNET fqr their command. That's the latest we have
19 got. \0 \D SPEAKER: Through TACNET.

21 The tactical net that connects all their air traffic


22 centers.
23 MALE 1: FAA TAG back to air traffic
24 command.
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Air traffic command
0036 \ center. Go ahead.'-..

2 MALE 1: .We are still working that request


3 on the presidential report.
4 UNJiDENTIFiED SPEAKER; The sign we were
5 dealing with is busy,I ~"|if that helps.
6 (INAUDIBLE). \ FEMALE SPEAKER: We had what was reported

8 originally --
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I don't think so.
10 Okay. JFK, this is 9:48. You have an aircraft with
11 the call sign of 1 | claims to be a presidential
12 aircraft, requesting clearance to JFK. They can't
13 identify this aircraft. They are trying to do that
14 now. They are trying to confirm it's presidential.
15 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: 14.
16 MALE 1: FAA tactical center to air
17 traffic command.
18 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Go ahead.
19 MALE 1: We can't authenticate that call
20 sign that you provided.
21 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. Understood.
22 Thank you.
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We have aircraft,
24 claims it's a presidential aircraft.
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: FAA tactical net to
0037
1 FAA Boston and the net.
2 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: They cannot confirm
3 that's presidential aircraft. The FAA has grounded
4 all aircraft.
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Regional office is
6 on.
7 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We have a report
8 from air traffic, Delta 1989 Cleveland to Boston
9 confirmed hijacking.
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: 1989,
11 Cleveland-Boston, confirmed hijacking.
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: 962, I have Delta
13 1989 Cleveland to Boston, confirmed hijacking. Who
14 should the FAA traffic command center are also
15 confirming 1989 Boston to Cleveland, Boeing 767, and
16 we are getting indications from Cleveland the
17 aircraft is being hijacked.
18 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We have got Delta
19 1989 Cleveland to Boston.
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Washington tactical
./—- 21 net eastern region. Aircraft incoming are being
22 diverted. On the ground.
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Aircraft claiming

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24 to be presidential aircraft, call sign I I


25 wanted radio to JFK but they could not confirm the
0038
1 call sign. They cannot confirm the aircraft is
2 presidential.
3 MALE 1: This should be FAA air traffic
4 command center advising that Delta 1989 is currently
5 in the vicinity of Toledo, Ohio. What was your
6 originating point for Delta 1969? This is the air
7 traffic command center we indicate Boston as the
8 origination, Boston Logan. Why don't we go over and
9 check that. The original, 1989 was west bounds
10 toward Chicago now turning back eastbound, eastbound
11 currently in the air in Toledo, Ohio.
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: New York TRACON
13 update. (INAUDIBLE).
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We have identified
15 the location of the departure for these aircraft
16 number one approximately 12:03 Zulu time aircraft
17 number one appears to have departed Poughkeepsie
18 airport and established a speed of about 160 knots.
19 The profile looks like it might be a light twin.
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: That's all we have,
21 right.
22 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We have tried to
23 get in touch with tower however the phone lines are
24 overloaded and the circuits are busy. 1200 Zulu
25 time. (INAUDIBLE), eastern region you copy?
0039
1 (Time Pause.)
2 FEMALE SPEAKER: Okay.
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Tactical command to
4 air traffic command Herndon.
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Go ahead.
6 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We have a status on
7 United 93?
8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Stand by. We'll
9 try to ascertain.
10 (Time Pause.)
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: FAA TACNET air
12 traffic command.
13 MALE 1: Go ahead, please.
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: United 93, it's
15 unconfirmed, they believe it's a primary target 20
16 miles northeast of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the
17 aircraft presumably is eastbound.
18 MALE 1: Okay. No radio contact?
19 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: That's right. No
20 radio contact.
21 MALE 1: Okay. I've got that. Thank you.
22 (Time Pause.)
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: An update on 93
24 (INAUDIBLE).
25 FEMALE SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE) ACCI. Thank
0040
1 you. Okay.
2 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Eastbound, no radio
3 contact.
4 (Time Pause.)
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE) time

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6 0956 is the update on the United. Here's the update


7 on United Airlines 93, this is at 30956 our time they
8 have it on radar. It's two miles northeast of
9 Jonestown, Pennsylvania.
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: That's Johnstown.
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Johnstown,
12 Pennsylvania. It's eastbound, no radio contact.
13 Okay. Okay. It's Johnstown.
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
15 (Time Pause.)
16 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: United Airlines.
17 Jonestown or Johnstown?
18 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Johnstown.
19 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Johnstown.
20 (Time Pause.)
21 MALE 1: FAA TACNET air traffic.
22 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Looks like we got
23 another plane down?
24 MALE 1: FAA TACNET. Go ahead.
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We are establishing
0041
1 a bridge with all the facilities on another bridge to
2 keep you updated on some movements.
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We have — this is
4 FBI SIOC. We just have video TV, the top of the
5 World Trade Center dropped into the streets.
6 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. We are
7 copying that on breaking news.
8 (Time Pause.)
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE). hello
10 Rick? Rick? Take on FAA tactical. Go ahead.
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I just wanted Rick
12 DESHAOM to know we are going to a skeleton of the
13 teams in the building and I need to have him give me
14 a call if he has a problem with that.
15 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: FAA tact net and
16 net air traffic.
17 MALE 1: This is FAA TACNET, go ahead.
18 United 93 is 21 miles east of Johnstown, Pennsylvania
19 heading eastbound. It has reported at 8,000 feet and
20 not in radio contact.
21 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: 8,000 feet
22 eastbound 21 miles east of Johnstown, PA. No radio
23 contact?
24 MALE 1: That's correct. New York TRACON
25 is here. Do you have that party Rick (INAUDIBLE) on
0042
1 the line. FAA TACNET to Rick (INAUDIBLE) New York
2 TRACON. New York, I'm reporting up, you are going
3 down to skeleton team?
4 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Yes. There it
5 goes.
6 (Time Pause.)
7 FEMALE SPEAKER: Anything new?
8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: They are evacuating
9 the Capitol. The Treasury, the White House and the
10 State Department. How about the FBI?
11 FEMALE SPEAKER: Never? Never heard that?
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Never.
13 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Washington net. We

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14 have the Capitol, the White House, the State


15 Department and Treasury are all being evacuated.
16 FEMALE SPEAKER: IRS --itite
17 Mr. (INAUDIBLE), we have the Capitol, the White
18 House, the Treasury Department and the State
19 Department are all being evacuated. If anybody wants
20 to think about doing. That the Capitol. White
21 House, treasury. Now being evacuated. Go ahead,
22 Great Lakes.
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Washington on that
24 bridge we are referring to receiving a 911 air phone
25 call from a passenger reporting to be on United
0043
1 flight 93. He is referring to three hijackers on
2 board with knives and making threats of a bomb on
3 board.
4 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I have got a
5 passenger reportedly on United 93, three armed
6 individuals with knives.
7 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Roger, reporting
8 also making bomb threats (INAUDIBLE) by 911 air
9 phone.
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Cell phone.
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. I have got
12 that. 911 air phone, PD, passenger, they still have
13 the passenger on the line?
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Three armed
15 hijackers. No. They do not.
16 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. Passenger
17 broke contact. 911 call, three armed individuals.
18 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Hijackers.
19 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: With knives, also
20 bomb threats.
21 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: With bomb threats.
22 Passenger broke off contact. It was a 911 call, sir.
23 MALE 1: FAA TAG back to what was that,
24 Great Lakes region? Okay. I have got it. Fight
25 fight we got 14.
0044
1 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: 911 cell phone.
2 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is (INAUDIBLE)
3 control at 1345 we evacuated the building over at ATC
4 zero. We have received word from the Hopkins center
5 at Cleveland center there was a 757 with a possible
6 bomb on board that was bound for Los Angeles that
7 they have lost radio contact with and it was turned
8 around and headed toward Pittsburgh. It apparently
9 overflew the airport. We returned to the building
10 and we have lost track of the target. We are
11 resuming services now. When we restaff the building
12 at 1400 Zulu. Are there any other questions? FR is
13 off.
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: On this (INAUDIBLE)
15 that took off from Pittsburgh (INAUDIBLE) overthrew
16 the air space. No radio contact.
17 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: FAA net to air
18 traffic.
19 MALE 1: FAA TACNET go ahead.
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We received an
21 update on Delta 1989. We believe the aircraft

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22 advised that they are not being (INAUDIBLE) I believe


23 Cleveland (INAUDIBLE) that's Delta 1989.
24 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. So you got
25 radio contact with Delta 1989 landing at Cleveland?
0045
1 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Delta airlines
2 advised us of that. That was support (INAUDIBLE).
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Comes in via Delta
4 airlines?
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: That's right.
6 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: From a landing?
7 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Say it again?
8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: That's reportedly a
9 normal landing?
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: That is correct.
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. Thank you.
12 Delta 1989, (INAUDIBLE), it's landed safely at
13 Cleveland. Delta 1989 has landed safely at
14 Cleveland. Delta 1989, FAA TACNET to air traffic
15 control. Stand by one, please.
16 FEMALE SPEAKER: I noticed (INAUDIBLE).
17 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: That was air
18 traffic command.
19 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: That's correct.
20 MALE 1: Go ahead, sir.
21 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We have a request,
22 are we to check in with us and release the aircraft
23 that may be associated with law enforcement activity
24 and military aircraft and search and rescue, is it
25 okay to release them? Currently we have all aircraft
0046
1 ground stopped that are not airborne obviously.
2 Aircraft that are en route are being advised to land
3 at the closest destination, and we just wanted to the
4 national operations manager has requested a call that
5 we are requesting military and law enforcement
6 aircraft to fly.
7 MALE 1: Okay. So you are releasing law
8 enforcement military aircraft.
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We are checking
10 with you and make sure we are all right to do so.
11 MALE 1: All right. Let me look into that
12 one here.
13 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Can I ask you who
14 the decision making authority is that are in contact
15 with there?
16 MALE 1: Command center ACC. Air traffic
17 command center, go ahead.
18 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Negative. I'm
19 replying to your inquiry. We are in contact with the
20 ACC director here at headquarters.
21 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Is that security
22 director?
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: That's affirmative.
24 MALE 1: Okay. So we have the national
25 operations manager here at the command tower. We
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1 will, you know, we'll let you know on military and
2 law enforcement, if it's okay. We'll get right back
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4 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Thank you very


5 much.
6 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We are essential.
7 I think.
8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE). that
10 1989 (INAUDIBLE) okay. Military and police aircraft
11 are requesting permission to go airborne. No. They
12 have grounded all aircraft nationwide.
13 MALE 1: TACNET back to tactical command.
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Go ahead.
15 MALE 1: We are working on that request.
16 I'll get right back on it.
17 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. Thank you
18 very much.
19 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
20 command. (INAUDIBLE). command (INAUDIBLE).
21 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Air traffic command
22 center. Coming into the east coast later this
23 afternoon. (INAUDIBLE) and we just wanted to see if
24 there is a plan for the international arrivals that
25 are already airborne in-bound from the northeast?
0048
1 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We'll have somebody
2 go to the international (INAUDIBLE) now.
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
4 FEMALE SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Air traffic
6 command.
7 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I have an
8 affirmative to release law enforcement military
9 aircraft.
10 MALE 1: Okay. Message received and we
11 just advise you that a group of (INAUDIBLE) outside
12 of McGuire in an effort to avoid being potential
13 target on the ground.
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. Got it. All
15 right. FAA TACNET with an update. Air traffic
16 command.
17 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Air traffic
18 command. Go ahead.
19 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Go you give us a
20 call on a separate line. We are having trouble with
21 the bridge here. | \,(INAUDIBLE) .
22 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. You broke
23 up. | land you broke lip after that.
24 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER:
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We'll give
0049 . \ you a call.

2 MALE 1: TACNET with an, update. I report


3 all in-bound international., flights are being diverted
4 to Canada. All in-bound aircraft being diverted to
5 Canada. FAA TAG net to FAA traffic cpntrpl. Go
6 ahead.
7 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: '"We have Several
8 items. Number one, Air Force one is airborne. We
9 have some concerns, the Washington center'••hid some
10 targets in their area that are unidentified, and that
11 are concerns for the safety of that aircraft.!
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12 (Time Pause.)
13 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay back to air
14 traffic command. Air Force I is airborne and several
15 unidentified targets in the Washington area posing a
16 threat?
17 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: That is correct.
18 We are not sure of the targets. We just received an
19 indication and I'll try and confirm from where.
20 Stand by one.
21 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We have NMCC on
22 board. (INAUDIBLE). NMCC. Military command center.
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Maintenance, I
24 checked in (INAUDIBLE) FAA TACNET, we probably should
25 get a military (INAUDIBLE) on here. We also received
0050
1 word from Air Force I from the Jacksonville center,
2 they are requesting a federal escort.
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We definitely need
4 to link up with NMCC military command on this here.
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We are going to
6 work on that here. Do you have a liaison on your
7 end?
8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We have some call
9 representatives. Maybe we can get them on board.
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Thanks, appreciate
11 it. We just advised that (INAUDIBLE) is trying to
12 get the link set up right now.
13 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Air Force I is
14 launched. Unidentified aircraft in the area. Okay.
15 Flight 9320 minutes back out of D.C. (INAUDIBLE).
16 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I understand the
17 plane is 20 minutes out.
18 FEMALE SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE). for you.
19 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Michelle, I thought
21 I won. What number is on your phone in tell me where
22 you are at. The reception area picks up 01.
23 FEMALE SPEAKER: 01. (INAUDIBLE).
24 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: National Airport
25 has a hijacked aircraft 20 minutes out.
0051
1 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. They got
2 that information. Here's the next two bits of
3 information. 1012, all in-bound international
4 flights are being diverted to Canada. That's at
5 1012.
6 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: John, what are you
7 doing?
8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I'm running Intel.
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Are you running
10 over? Make sure you identify -- because we have
11 other (INAUDIBLE).
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay at 1013, at
13 1013 Air Force one launched, commanders, out of
14 Andrews, there are unidentified aircraft in the area.
15 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Air Force I
16 launched at 1013, unidentified aircraft in the area,
17 request fighter escorts. Said requesting, requesting
18 permission for the fighters to launch to escort the
19 president. Yes. Someone is going to have to verify

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20 (INAUDIBLE) fighters are launching.


21 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Air Force I.
22 Launched from Andrews Air Force base.
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Big room over
24 there. Want to (INAUDIBLE) reporting if at all
25 possible.
0052
1 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Put everything
2 under FAA TACNET. FAA TACNET. Yes.
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is New York
4 TRACON with an update on a possible aircraft. We
5 tracked a Sikorski helicopter 76010 from Poughkeepsie
6 to the Trade Center, it appeared to fly into the
7 Trade Center at 1227. That is preliminary
8 information.
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Sikorski helicopter
10 flew into the Trade Center. Preliminary.
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Command center, say
12 again, repeat?
13 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Jimmy, what
14 happened, (INAUDIBLE) target that we saw the only
15 target that we saw in the vicinity of the Trade
16 Center 1227 flying into the Trade Center, we played
17 the radar and tracked it up from Westchester and
18 Stewart and we had traffic Poughkeepsie at 1203. The
19 tower says the only thing they had outbound at that
20 time was a Sikorski helicopter which is consistent
21 with the speed that we followed it down. It was call
22 sign 7601 Sierra. They also had an IFR Cherokee go
23 to New Bedford. I haven't been able to track that
24 flight yet.
25 MALE 1: Okay Tommy. Thank you.
0053
1 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
2 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Tower is -- repeat
3 (INAUDIBLE).
4 FEMALE SPEAKER: That's right. Right.
5 (INAUDIBLE) tower is on.
6 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Also trying to
7 track -- aircraft down in Bedford.
8 FEMALE SPEAKER: Disregard my (INAUDIBLE).
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE)
10 preliminary report.
11 MALE 1: TACNET back to New York TRACON.
12 FEMALE SPEAKER: Air TRACON is on.
13 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Can you repeat your
14 last report regarding the helicopter?
15 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: November 71 Sierra
16 Sikorski 76 spotted (INAUDIBLE). tower is on. All
17 units stand by. New York TRACON go ahead with your
18 report.
19 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: The time that Tommy
20 had left already but he tells us that a November 7760
21 Sierra Sikorski departed Poughkeepsie airport at
22 (INAUDIBLE) tracked southbound and the speed was 160
23 miles which was consistent with the aircraft that
24 they saw hit the world trade building.
25 MALE 1: Okay thank you, New York TRACON.
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1 You have to figure (INAUDIBLE) I think that's five

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2 hours difference (INAUDIBLE).


3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE) 120 at
4
5 FEMALE SPEAKER: Zulu time is four hours
6 different from Eastern Standard Time.
7 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Four hour
8 difference.
9 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: TACNET command
10 center. TACNET, go ahead. Just to get you an update
11 from the national operations manager, air traffic
12 departing has been stopped and the (INAUDIBLE) are
13 requesting to know, do you require or would like us
14 to get the word out (INAUDIBLE) particularly from
15 outside the country to land short or continue to
16 their destinations, the national operations manager
17 is requesting some guidance in regards to that.
18 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I thought we had an
19 earlier report on diversion of incoming to Canada.
20 But now we are asking about all arrivals, domestic?
21 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Starting, we have
22 user conference and a facility conference ongoing.
23 We are getting several questions. We are instructing
24 some of them I believe some (INAUDIBLE) inquiry to
25 have some of them go to Canada, and we are concerned
0055
1 about aircraft originating in South America, Asia and
2 so forth. Is it your request that our instruction to
3 have these aircraft land through the United States or
4 the first part in the United States or what, what
5 guidance could you offer us at the request of the
6 national operations manager?
7 MALE 1: Okay. We'll get back on that
8 question. On aircraft land first opportunity. Get
9 right back on it.
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Thank you.
11 (INAUDIBLE). (INAUDIBLE).
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: TRACON, go ahead.
13 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: It was tracked
14 southbound at 160 miles per hour.
15 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I don't know if you
16 can hear me but I'm supposed to be on a telecon
17 eastern and I can't get in on the telecon so if they
18 can call me, Rick (INAUDIBLE) could call me.
19 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Did you hear that?
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: You Still with me?
21 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: John McCartney.
22 Everybody please stand by until I finish this
23 conversation. If you just joined us, please stand
24 by.
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I want everybody to
0056
1 confirm that I have a crisis that is operating and we
2 have all the reports confirm we are trying to keep it
3 together and you just got that (INAUDIBLE) we
4 received that from you at about 10:25. What time did
5 you get that? Just now.
6 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: John McCartney.
7 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. Rich, thanks
8 for that. All right, anybody else right now? Hey
9 John, this is Rick (INAUDIBLE).

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10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Yes, sir. All


11 Seattle airports, we need to know how we are going to
12 do that. We need to notify them to close, we will
13 deny service (INAUDIBLE).
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We are not letting
15 anybody depart right now. I got a lot of people back
16 on Rick (INAUDIBLE) everybody is still off for the
17 most part but let you know getting all satellite
18 airports close (INAUDIBLE).
19 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Rick, are you still
20 on? And Dave? You are on the same bridge with me on
21 the facilities. (INAUDIBLE) I think most of them are
22 still on.
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: FM command center.
24 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay eastern region
25 calling this is the FAA headquarters air traffic
0057
1 seems to be overriding this bridge we have some
2 issues that we need to consider to resolve.
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: FAA TACNET, air
4 transit come in in Herndon.
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is it. I want
6 to get out of here I don't want anybody up here to --
7 (INAUDIBLE).
8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Air traffic come in
9 Herndon.
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is the TACNET.
11 Come in.
12 MALE 1: Okay. Just to advise, November 4
13 with the attorney general is airborne and requesting
14 to return to Washington National. We'd like to make
15 sure that's okay with you all.
16 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. Stand by.
17 (Time Pause.)
18 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Yes.
19 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I am listening in
20 on a --
21 (Time Pause.)
22 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Hey Rick, are you
23 still on? Hey Ed, this is John. I don't know if you
24 are still with the national boards anyone from
25 headquarters still on?
0058
1 MALE 1: Back to air traffic command.
2 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Negative on
3 authorization for November 4 in any Washington or New
4 York area airport.
5 MALE 1: Understood. We'll get that word
6 back to the pilot.
7 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Let me try to clear
8 this up and get to 530 (INAUDIBLE) traffic facility
9 disconnect when we reconvene at 12 o'clock we'll give
10 you another number (INAUDIBLE) TACNET we are coming
11 off.
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Hey eastern region?
13 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Yes.
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: You may want to
15 keep every representative on this bridge but yes
16 communications you probably should look for another
17 bridge.

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18 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I don't know what


19 happened to you but we just joined up. I'm not sure
20 who was exactly on that bridge with you so --
21 FEMALE SPEAKER: Tactical (INAUDIBLE).
22 tactical region to regional command center. We are
23 going to set up a bridge right now (INAUDIBLE) or on
24 this net (INAUDIBLE).
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Eastern region,
0059
1 this is Syracuse, do you read? We have just been
2 advised that it's real tough to get phone lines from
3 outside the New York City area. It took me 20
4 minutes just to get on.
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Hey McCartney.
6 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I asked you 163 is
7 on the second page.
8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: How many miles per
9 hour?
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: It's in the area,
11 right off the top.
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Operations, are you
13 there? (INAUDIBLE).
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Eastern region, are
15 you there?
16 FEMALE SPEAKER: Eastern region command
17 center. You are on.
18 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: You should probably
19 announce that in the ops center out there.
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: All your managers
21 (INAUDIBLE) bridge number from your pagers.
22 FEMALE SPEAKER: I copy you.
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Command center,
24 this is Richmond. Command center, this is Richmond.
25 Is (INAUDIBLE) there? Hey is region there for the
0060
1 operations --
2 FEMALE SPEAKER: Eastern region command
3 center is on.
4 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is Richmond
5 and I have some security person saying that says they
6 received an unconfirming call that there is a
7 hijacked area out of the Washington area headed to
8 New York. That's an unconformed report through
9 security at Richmond. I'm not sure that you were
10 aware of that.
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Do you have any
12 information about the plane? Do you have a call
13 center out of Richmond? No. We do not have a call
14 center or anything. This is what's understanding the
15 news media.
16 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. Please test
17 your microphone.
18 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Tactical net to all
19 stations. Please check your mikes. We have open
20 carriers. Please check your mikes.
21 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Hello. This is
22 New York TRACON is 530 (INAUDIBLE) tactical for me to
23 listen in on.
24 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is the FAA
25 traffic command center Herndon. They are taking, the

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1 command center in eastern region is setting up
2 another bridge for the eastern local facilities.
3 This is for the airport bridge.
4 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Thank you very
5 much.
6 FEMALE SPEAKER: This is Atlantic City. I
7 need a question answered about deportation. This is
8 Atlantic City airport. We have got Coast Guard here.
9 Coast Guard may need, okay, forget, Coast Guard may
10 need to get out on rescue mission. Who do they
11 coordinate with before they get out?
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is the air
13 traffic command center in Herndon. We were advised
14 by headquarters in FAA that military, law enforcement
15 and support and search and rescue can go. Just go to
16 the appropriate traffic facility for whatever
17 operation they need to conduct but they are not as
18 prior FAA TACNET.
19 FEMALE SPEAKER: That's not what we were
20 told before so military or air guard scramble for,
21 they are to go, if Coast Guard needs to go out on a
22 rescue, they are okay, correct?
23 MALE 1: This is FAA TACNET. That's
24 affirmative. We are confirming military and law
25 enforcement operations are released.
0062
1 FEMALE SPEAKER: Thank you.
2 MALE 1: FAA TACNET, Delta flight 1989.
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Go ahead with the
4 update.
5 MALE 1: Delta 1989 is on the ground in
6 Cleveland (INAUDIBLE) landed with flap up crews are
7 responding.
8 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. I've got
9 that report. Delta 1989 on the ground, Cleveland,
10 flaps up, police are responding.
11 (Time Pause.)
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: There is something
13 wrong with TACNET Atlanta and Cleveland.
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
15 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is air traffic
16 services cell in Herndon. Noradd is up on the
17 bridge.
18 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: FAA TACNET. Air
19 traffic cell is on.
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Yes, air traffic
21 (INAUDIBLE) trying to find out if NORAD is on the
22 bridge.
23 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: This is air traffic
24 control center. I have not heard them on there. FAA
25
0063
1 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Probably want to
2 get them on here as well.
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Negative. I don't
4 have NORAD or NCD.
5 MALE 1: Air traffic you might want to get
6 NCC or NORAD on the bridge.
7 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We'll try to get

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8 them on. Okay.


9 MALE 1: Okay. Thank you.
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. Okay. Your
11 name again, sir is?
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: (INAUDIBLE).
13 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: DIONIF? Corporate
14 security, AT&T. You got a good memory. What is your
15 call back number? Okay. Okay. And it may not be in
16 the next few minutes, because --
17 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Air traffic command
18 center (INAUDIBLE). air traffic command center. Go
19 ahead.
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Boston center is
21 going to evacuate, aircraft in air space, there are
22 some unidentified primary targets in the area and
23 they are going to evacuate them out to an assembly
24 site.
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: I didn't get your
0064
1 last? They are evacuating to?
2 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: To an alternate
3 assembly site. There will be ATC zero in about three
4 minutes.
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: ATC zero. Thank
6 you.
7 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: No. This is, this
8 is, this is the main number to the FBI's command
9 post. Okay. FAA TACNET to air traffic command.
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: To contact the FBI
11 office in the area that is making the calls.
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: FAA TACNET to air
13 traffic command Herndon.
14 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Air traffic command
15 Herndon, go ahead.
16 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. Your request
17 on in-bound aircraft, I have confirmation all
18 in-bound aircraft should land first opportunity but
19 not in the Washington-New York area.
20 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Understood. We
21 also received word that aircraft are not being
22 accepted in the Chicago area as well. We will get
23 the word out to the (INAUDIBLE) to get those aircraft
24 at another destination.
25 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. Very well.
0065
1 Thank you. TACNET.
2 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: TACNET. Go ahead.
3 This is (INAUDIBLE) on the line at command post 269
4 (INAUDIBLE).
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Do you have
6 something to report cell?
7 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Do you have
8 anything on the American flight 11 two individuals
9 with knives asoughted the flight crew and then forced
10 their way into the cockpit.
11 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Negative on that.
12 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: According to
13 (INAUDIBLE) that has already been confirmed, but we
14 are waiting for American Airlines representative.
15 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. Thanks.

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16 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: FAA TACNET to air


17 traffic command.
18 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: TACNET air traffic.
19 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We have been
20 notified users have been notified to land as soon as
21 feasible and other than New York, Washington,
22 Chicago, also we are required to know what facilities
23 have gone what ATCs are up? Stand by.
24 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Flight 11
25 (INAUDIBLE) confirmed two armed individuals took over
0066
1 that aircraft. Okay traffic command center. And 93
2 is the correct number. She said 8409. 93.
3 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: FAA TACNET to air
4 tract Cal control command.
5 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: We received a
6 report from Indianapolis center that (INAUDIBLE)
7 frequency of 122.6, there is a female voice
8 broadcasting that aircraft should land immediately or
9 they will be shot down.
10 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: You got a female
11 voice on 122.6 Elkins flight service, Indiana center,
12 aircraft should land immediately.
13 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: That's right. That
14 report is from Indianapolis air route center.
15 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Okay. Now I have
16 got a respond on the ATC zero. Stand by on. That
17 it's under discussion.
18 UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Is Philadelphia
19 available as a landing site for aircraft?
20
21
22
23
24
25

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