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O HUNTRESS WEAPONS, SGT POWELL

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WE HAVE A HIJACKED AIRCRAFT HEADED TOW^i^a INCVV AND WE NEED YOU GUYS TO, WE NEED SOMEONE TO SCRAMBLE SOME F16'S OR SOMETHING TO HELP US OUT O IS THIS REAL WORLD OR AN EXERCISE

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NO, THIS IS REAL WORLD, THIS IS NOT AN EXERCISE, NOT A

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TEST O HEH, AH, HOLD ON A SECOND, OKAY

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X (OFFLINE) HEY, HEY , HEY, SERIOUSLY DUDE BIGTIME

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SIR, SIR, SIR

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X YES SIR

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O YEAH, I GOT AN MCC COMING IN RIGHT NOW TO TALK TO YOU

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X HI, JOE COOPER. BOSTON CENTER <O YES JOE> WE HAVE A HIJACKED AIRCRAFT HEADED TOWARDS THE NEW YORK

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SOMEONE UP THERE <O NEW YORK METRO> SOME F16S MAYBE OUT OF OTIS O OKAY, DO YOU HAVE A MODE 3 ON IT <X NOPE> DO YOU

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HAVE A MODE 3 CODE X NOPE, IT IS JUST A PRIMARY TARGET ONLY, WE LOST, UMM, WE

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LOST THE UMM MODE, MODE C ON IT, SO YOU WOULD HAVE TO GET UP IN THE AIR AND WE WOULD HAVE TO VECTOR YOU TOWARDS THE AIRCRAFT O OK, OK, SO YOU WOULD WANT TO CONTROL THE INTERCEPT BECAUSE <X WE HAVE TO> BECAUSE YOU

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X WE HAVE TO. YES, UNTIL YOU

GUYS CAN PICK HIM UP ON

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PRIMARY RADAR O OK, SO YOU HAVE A GENERAL LOCATION TO WHERE HE IS

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X WE'RE STILL TRACKING HIM RIGHT NOW

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O YOUR STILL TRACKING HIM RIGHT NOW, CAN YOU, CAN

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YOU GIVE US A LAT. LON. WHERE YOU THINK HE IS FOR OUR S A. X YEAH, HOLD ON A SECOND

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TMU FROM POSITION ON CHANNEL 13) X YOU READY

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"ID1" WHAT. YOUR

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OPEN LINE

 

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X BOSTON CENTER MILITARY

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UH YEAH. HUNTRESS CALLING IN REFERENCE TO THE

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HIJACKED AIRCRAFT<X YES> WE'RE CHECKING TO GET SOME INFORMATION IF WE COULD OKAY. OKAY. WHAT DO YA NEED

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CALL SIGN. TYPE AIRCRAFT

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X IT'S AMERICAN ONE ONE

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O AMERICAN ONE ONE

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UH, HUH. TYPE AIRCRAFT. IS A UH, SEVEN SIXTY SEVEN

 

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O AND NUMBEROF SOLES ON BOARD, DO YOU KNOW THAT

 

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X UMM 1.1 DON'T KNOW THAT, HOLD ON, HEY DAVE DO YOU KNOW SOLES ON BOARD AND ALL THAT INFORMATION <"BACKGROUND. BOSTON SIDE" WE DON'T HAVE ANY INFORMATION

 

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X NO WE DON'T. HE'S A PRIMARYTARGET ONLY

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OR DES1 INAT1ON X NO IDI-A. HE TOOK OFF OUT OF BOSTON ORIGINALLY

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HEADING FOR. UH, LOS ANGELOS O BOS1 < >N TO LOS ANGELOS

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X OH YES. WE'RE ACTUALLY TRYING TO GET SOME FIS'S TO UH <O YES DO YOU WANT F15S OUT> YEAH F15S OUT OF OTIS

I THINK O BUT YOU DO HAVE UH, YOU DON'T HAVE ANY MODES OR CODES ON HIM X UMM, NOPE. RIGHT NOW, RIGHT NOW WE DON'T HAVE, JUST UH, ANY MODE C

AND IS THERE ANY MILITARY ASSISTANCE REQUESTED

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IS HE INBOUND TO JFK

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HE'S BEING HIJACKED, THE PILOTS HAVING A HARD TIME

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TALKING TO THE, I MEAN, WE DON'T KNOW, WE DON'T KNOW WHERE HE'S GOING X HE'S HEADING TOWARD KENNEDY, HE'S UH, LIKE I SAID,

BACK AS SOON AS WE KNOW SOME MORE INFORMATION

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HE'S LIKE THIRTY FIVE MILES NORTH OF KENNEDY NOW AT 367 KNOTS <O OKAY> I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE HE'S GOING WHATSOEVER O IF YOU COULD PLEASE GIVE US A CALL, LET US KNOW UH,

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ANY INFORMATION THAT WOULD BE GREAT X OKAY, 1 GUESS RIGHT NOW WE'RE TRYING TO WORK ON, I

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GUESS THERE HAS BEEN SOME THREATS IN THE COCKPIT,THE PROBLEM <O THERE'S BEEN SOME WHAT, I'M SORRY> UH, UH. WE'LL CALL YOU RIGHT

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O OPEN MIKE

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X BOSTON CENTER

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O YEAH, HUNTRESS ID AGAIN, REAL QUICK, DID YOU GUYS

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HAVE MODE 3 ON AMERICAN ONE ONE X LAST UH, LAST UH ALTITUDE WE HAD HIM AT WAS

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DESCENDING TO FLIGHT LEVEL TWO NINE ZERO O DO YOU HAVE UH, I'M SORRY DO YOU HAVE A PRIOR MODE

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THREE FOR AMERICAN ONE ONE X UMM

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O OKAY. ALL WE'RE ASKING IS YOUR MODE THREE, MODE THREE. DID YOU ASSIGN ANY^SBfiJO THAT AIRCRAFT

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ONLY. THAT'S ALL WE HAVE

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X HIS ORIGINAL CODE WAS ONE FOUR FOUR THREE <O ONE FOUR FOUR THREE>

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YOU SIR, AN, ONE MORE QUESTION <X

YUP> UH. ANYAIRCRAFT CLOSE BY HIM THAT UH, COULD

GIVEus AMPDJEJEHREE

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ANYONE NEXT TO HIM RIGHT NOW, BUT, UMM, HIS SPEED IS SLOWING DOWN. NOW HE'S TURNING SOUTH WEST BOUND SO, WE DON'T HAVE ANYBODY CLOSE TO HIM <O OKAY THANK YOU SIR> X OKAY

UH, 1 THINK WE'RE WORKING ON THAT. I, I DON'T HAVE

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12:45:11

"BACKGROUND VOICE" WHO'S CALLING NEW YORK, GIVING

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THEM A HEADS UP O NEW YORK (GARBLED). HUNTRESS ID

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O NEW YORK AMIS. HUNTRESS ID

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O YES MAAM. ARE YOU AWARE OF THE UH. POSSIBLE HIJACK OF AMERICAN ONE ONE

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X NO I'M NOT

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O THROUGH BOSTON CENTER WE JUST GOT INFORMATION THERE IS A REALWORLD HIJACK OF AMERICAN ONE ONE, HE IS HEADED, HE WAS FORTY MILES NORTH OF JFK HEADED TOWARDS JFK < X"BACKGROUND VOICE.NEW YORK SIDE" HE'S GONNA BE TALKING TO ME> WE'RE TRYING TO FIND OUT ANY INFORMATION THAT WE POSSIBLY CAN, APPARENTLY THE PILOT WAS HAVING A ROUGH TIME BECAUSi: THERE HAS BEEN THREATS IN THE COCKPIT, HE

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WAS UH. STARTED OUT OF BOSTON FOR LA, NOW HEADED FOR JFK, WE DO HAVE MILITARY ASSISTANCE AFTER HIMTHAT AFTER HIM. THAT IS TWO FIS'S UH, WANTED TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP TO LET YOU KNOW AMERICAN ONE ONE <X OKAY> AN WE'RE TRYING TO LOCATE ANY INFORMATION AS FAR AS A LOCATION WHERE HE IS, ^CURRENTLY A MODE THREE , DO YOU HAVE ANY

 

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"ID1" NEW YORK TOLD ME TO HOLD ON. YOU HEARD THAT

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"ID1" HMM, COME ON NEW YORK "ID1" YOU KNOW WHAT. LET'S GET A TAIL NUMBER OFF OF IT, CALL BOSTON CENTER, LETS GET A TAIL NUMBER

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RIGHT NOW HE'S PRIMARY ONLY

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O YOU HAVE NO MODE THREE <X UMM>

O SEVEN FOUR ZERO THREE WEST <O SEVEN FOUR ZERO

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O YOU HAVE A LAT. LON.

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X UMM, I CAN GET A LAT. LON. <O GOOD>

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"ID1" WE'RE GONNA GET AN UPDATED LAT. LON., A UPDATED

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LAT. LON.,WE CALLED BOSTON HIS ORIGINAL, HIS FILED ONE IS ONE FOURFOUR THREE. HE'S NOT WORKING THAT,HE'S PRJMARY ONLY WE'RE GETTING AN UPDATED POSITION NOW X OKAY SHOWING FOUR ZERO THREE NINE NORTH <O FOUR

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ZERO THREE NINE NORTH>

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THREE W OKAY THANK YOU MA'AM> X WHAT, OH, WHAT. WHAT, (BACKGROUND GARBLED)

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X OH, OKAY. THANK YOU

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"ID!" OKAY THERE IT IS. THAT'S WHERE SHE SAID IT WAS, I

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DON'T SEE ANYBODYGOING. OH. WAIT A MINUTE <"ANOTHER VOICE" LOOK IN (GARBLED) OFFSET> (BACKGROUND NOISE) "ID1" LETS BRING IT UP AND FIND A, A PRIMARY

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"1D1" WHILE WE'RE LOOKING TO SEE FOR A SEARCH TARGET,

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AFTER ALL THEY HAVE HIS PRIMARY, I DON'T SEE "ID 1" WELL IF SHE KNOWS THAT

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O NEW YORK CENTER, HUNTRESS ID

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O NEW YORK CENTER. HUNTRESS ID

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IS THERE ANYWAY MAAM THAT WE COULD GET UPDATES

AS FAR AS THE . UH, LAT. LON.S OF THAT AIRCRAFT, YOU KNOW AS OFTEN <X ACTUALLY I'M SHOWING HIS TRACK IN

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THAT MEAN. IS HE NORTHBOUND NOW X IT, IT MEANS. I, AS FAR AS I'M SHOWING HERE IT MEANS

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IT'S LOST TRACK ON IT. LET ME SEE IF I CAN FIND OUT <O YEAH> X HUNTRESS (GARBLED), GOOD MORNING, THIS IS NEW YORK MILITARYCALLING AT NEW YORK CENTER

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YEAH HOW ARE YOU DOING

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GOOD, GOOD. ARE UH. WATCH SUPERVISOR NEEDS A

NUMBER FOR A POSSIBLE HIJACKING, UH, HE WANTS TO CALL SOMEBODY IN CASE THEY NEED SOME ASSISTANCE YOUR,

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UH, FIGHTER JETS O ALRIGHTY. UH. OUR PHONE NUMBER IS GONNA BE, DSN OR COMMERCIALS UH. IT WOULD BE COMMERCIAL OUT THERE> OKAY IT'S GONNA BE AREA CODE THREE ONE FIVE

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<0 "BACKGROUND VOICE, HUNTRESS SIDE" JUST GIVE HERE. I'M SORRY. JUST GIVE THEM HERE> O NO THEY WANT THE COMMERCIAL NUMBER

THEM

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"BACKGROUND VOICE. HUNTRESS SIDE" IT DOES'NT MATTER.JUST GIVE THEM THIS ONE, THEIR MONITORING US ANYWAYS

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X UMM, YOU CAN CONTACT , UH, SIX THREE ONE, FOUR SIX

 

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LITTLE MORE UPDATED O AND THAT'S A LOCAL NUMBER MAAM <X PARDON ME>

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O IS THAT NEW YORKMILITARY

 

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X NO, UH, THAT'S UH. NEW YORK CENTER

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O GREAT

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X ALRIGHT

CALL TERMINATED

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"BACKGROUNDVOICE" NEW YORK CENTER, THAT'S NEW

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YORK MILITARY I THINK. GO AHEAD DIAL THAT NUMBER "1D1, (WHILE DIALING)" CAN WE DIAL OUT FROM HERE, LONG

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DISTANCE "1D1" SHE SAID, THEY SAID THEY SHOWED HIM HEADING

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COASTAL NOW, I DID'NT UNDERSTAND, I ASKED THEM TO EXPLAIN THAT X YOUR NUMBER CANNOT BE DIALED

CALL TERMINATED

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"1D1" WE CAN'T DIAL THIS NUMBER FROM HERE

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" THEIR GONNA GIVE US THREE AND

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" SHE'S WATCHING HIM, THAT LAST

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LAT. LON. WAS FOUR ZERO THREE NINE, SEVEN FOUR ZERO THREE WEST, AND THEY'RE GONNA GIVE US THREE AND FIVE MINUTE UPDATES "ID1" IS THERE ANY <"BACKGROUND VOICE" WHAT> A SEVEN THIRTY SEVEN. A SEVEN THIRTY SEVEN <"BACKGROUND VOICE" WHO ARE YOU TALKING TO> A PLANE JUST HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER U \8 "BAC

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" SEE IF THEY LOST ALTITUDE ON THAT PLANE ALL TOGETHER

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O OKAY WELL I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP THAT AN AIRCRAFT JUST HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO. BUT APPARENTLY IT WAS NOT THAT GUY <X NOT THAT GUY>

O NOT AS. OKAY, WE'RE JUST TRYING TO FIND OUT ALL THAT (/"

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"BACKGROUND VOICE. HUNTRESS SIDE" IF HE DOES'NT HAVE

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AN ALTITUDE. DID WE GET A TAIL NUMBER YET X HELLO

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O NEW YORK CENTER. HUNTRESS ID. IS ANYONE TRACKING

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HIJACK AIRCRAFT AMERICAN ONE ONE X I'M SORRY START OVER AGAIN. WHAT ABOUT

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AMERICAN ONE ONE O THE HIJACK AIRCRAFT. AMERICAN ONE ONE, IS ANYONE

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TRACKING FROM NEW YORK CENTER. THAT AIRCRAFT X UH. WE HAD A PRIMARY TARGET ON HIM UH, WE'RE

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"ID1" SOUNDS LIKE THEIR GOING THROUGH<"BACKGROUND VOICE" IF THEY DON'T HAVE HIM THAT'S IT> "BACKGOUND VOICE" ARE WE STILL TRYING TO WORK A TAIL NUMBER ON THIS GUY "BACKGOUND VOICE" YOU HAVE A HOTLINE TO NEW YORK MILITARY "ID1" OR NO, BOSTON MILITARY "BACKGOUND" WHERE IS IT IN COMPARISON TO OUR z TRACK "BACKGOUND" AND THEY LOST PRIMARY "ID1" YOU CAN TRY THE BLACK PHONE. 631-<"BACKGROUND VOICE" CONFIRMATION. WHO GAVE YOU THAT CONFIRMATION, HE DID CRASH INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER

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VOICE" CONFIRMATION. WHO GAVE YOU THAT CONFIRMATION, HE DID CRASH INTO THE WORLD TRAD E CENTER
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"BACKGROUND VOICE" BOSTON. BOSTON CENTER IS GIVING YOU

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THAT CONFIRMATION "BACKGROUND VOICE" BOSTON IS CONFIRMING, BOSTON IS

CONFIRMING THAT WAS THE AIRCRFAT THAT CRASHED INTO THE TRADE CENTER. AMERICAN ELEVEN

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"IDl" THAT THAT'S THE AIRCRAFT, OH GOD

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"BACKGROUND" THEY SAID IT DROPPED DOWN TO 280 KTS AND THAT'S WHEN THEY LOST ALTITUDE

 

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EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER, IS THAT WHAT YOU NEED O (GARBLED) 5. HUNTRESS, GO

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X (GARBLED) 5 REQUESTING APPROACH (GARBLED AND BROKEN)

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O MANE 85, HUNTRESS, YOUR COMING IN BROKEN SAY MODE 3

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O MANE 85. HUNTRESS COPIES IT'S 5362. STANDBY O "IDl TO OTHER" HEY DO YOU WANT TO SCREAM UP TO WEAPONS, OR TELL THEM THAT MANE 85 IS THE DELTA NORTH OF JAY 53, THEY'RE WONDERING ABOUT IT

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X COPY THAT. UH. DO YOU HAVE A CONTROLLER OPEN WORKING

WHISKEY 105 THIS MORNING MANE 85 PLEASE STAY ON THE LINE I'M GOING TO HAVE HUNTRESS COME UP ON 364 DECIMAL 2 ,,,,., „ -,

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X SCROGGINS. BOSTON'S (GARBLED) MILITARY

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INFORMATION ON UNITED 175 AT ALL X STAND BY. UH. IS THAT THE CALL SIGN YOU HAVE

 

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DO YOU. AH, HAVE A DEPARTURE POINT OR DESTINATION, WE'RE LOOKING INTO IT NOW O UH. NEGATIVE WE JUST FROM NEW YORK CENTER. POSSIBLE CRASH ALSO. UH. YOU HEARD ABOUT THE FIRST <XYES> OKAY

POSSIBLY A SECOND : 11 X WE'RE CHECKJNG ON A FLIGHTPLAN NOW IF YOU WANT TO HOLD

 

ONTO THE

LINE "TO A VOICE OFFLINE. BOSTON SIDE" WE WANT A

TAIL NUMBER TO. IF WE CAN

 

:21 X UH WE SHUTDOWN OUR TRAFFIC HERE AT BOSTON CENTER

:23

O COPY SIR

:34

X "BOSTON TO OFFLINE VOICE" WHAT. BOSTON TO LAX

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X BOSTON TO LAX <WHAT. BOSTON TO LAX>

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UH. HOLD ON A SECOND

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"IDP TO OFFLINE" SAME THING. BOSTON TO LAX

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SAME TIME OVER EACH OTHER X "BOSTON TO OFFLINE" IS HE STILL TRACKING NOW. CAN WE DO A

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(GARBLED),DO A. DO CODE 3321. SEE IF . IF WE CAN GET A HIT ANYWHERE ON HIM O TYPE AIRCRAFT SIR

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X "BOSTON TO OFFLINE" DO WE HAVE A TYPE ON HIM ALSO, ON

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UNITED 175. A 767 O ANOTHER SEVEN SIXTY SEVEN

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X TSD DOWN THERE SAYS IT'S ANOTHER 767

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O OKAY. AND . IF YOU WANT. YOU CAN GIVE US A CALL BACK IF YOU FIND OUT ANYTHING AS FAR AS A TAIL NUMBER <X ALLRIGHT

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"ID1" OH GOD A SECOND ONE

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"ID1" OKAY SIR. BOSTON HAS STOPPED ALL THEIR TRAFFIC

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AROUND. COMPLETELY "ID 1" GET THEM OUT OF THE WAY

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O OPEN LINE. HUNTRESS ID.-UNSECURE LINE

:09

X HI IT'S (GARBLED) EAST ID. MSGT NICHOLSON I GOT A QUICK QUESTION FOR YA. DID SOMETHING JUST HAPPENED AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER

: 17 O YES SIR JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP WE HAVE HAD TWO CONFIRMED . WELL NOT CONFIRMED. ONE HIJACKED AIRCRAFT AND POSSIBLY ANOTHER ONE. AND YES WE DO HAVE THAT INFORMATION. AND WE'RE WORKING IT NOW

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X THIS IS FOR LIVE WORLD AH

O "BACKGROUND VOICE" TELL HIM WE'RE BUSY AND WE CAN'T,

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O LIVE WORLD YES

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X AND POSSIBLY, POSSIBLY ONE HIJACKED (OVER THE TOP OF

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WE CAN'T, WE'LL CALL HIM LATER AND UPDATE HIM O UM. THESE ARE 2 AIRCRAFT OUT OF BOSTON HEADED FOR LAX,

:40

APPARENTLY HIJACKED. UH. WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING OTHER THAN THAT RIGHT NOW X OK. THANKS. I KNOW THAT YOUR BUSY GOOD BYE

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:43 "BACKGROUND VOICE" YOU GOT THAT. YOU GOT MODE 3'S, OKAY I NEED THAT, OR ELSE I CAN'T FIND HIM

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CONT. WHO ARE THEY OUT OF. WHERE ARE THEY OUT OF VARIOUS GARBLED VARJOUS GARBLED

VARJOUS GARBLED "BACKGROUND" WE DEFINITELY NEED A MODE 3 OR WE CAN'T FIND HIM STEVE

"BACKGROUND" DID THEY SAY LAST KNOWN FLIGHT LEVEL OF THE ^

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"ID!" OK. SO YOU GOT YOU UNITED 175 INFORMATION FROM NEW

"BACKGROUND VOICE" FROM NEW YORK MILITARY GUY "

X~BOSTON MILITARY DESK

O YES SIR. I HATE TO BOTHER YOU AGAIN. THIS IS HUNTRESS, ANY

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X UM. STAND BY ONE

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X UNITED AIRLINESDISPATCH SAYS THAT UNITED 175 IS NORDO,

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AND IS NOT IN RADIO CONTACT O IS NORDO. IS NORDO ACKGROUND VOICE. HUNTRESS SIDE" IS HE STILL AIRBORN HE STILL AIRBORN SIR, BECAUSE WE HAVE POSSIBLE CONFIRMATION THAT THIS IS ANOTHER HIJACKED AIRCRAFT THAT CRASHED INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, IF THAT IS NOT TRUE AH. WE DO NOT KNOW IF HE'S AIRBORNE AT THIS TIME J

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CONT. X WE'RE TRYING TO RESEARCH IT, IT'S IN NEW YORK

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CENTER'S AIRSPACE O OKAY DO YOU HAVE A TAIL NUMBER

:09

X, UH. NO, 1 DO NOT HAVE THAT INFORMATION

: 10

O OK THANK YOU BOSTON

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O GIANT KILLER. HUNTRESS ID. REFERENCE WHISKEY 792

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X GO AHEAD HUNTRESS

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O YES SIR HOW MANY AIRCRAFT DO YOU HAVE IN 7S/AT THIS TIME

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X I CURRENTLY HAVE 2 F 18'S AND A LEARJET

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O OKAY THANK YOU, SIERRA WHISKEY

A

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"ID 1" MARK WHENEVER YOU HAVE ANY AIRCRAFT IN ft82)HE'S GOT

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2 F 18'S AND 1 LEARJET. SO THAT YOU KNOW, JUST GO AHEAD AND GIVE GIANT KILLER A CALL. I REALIZE ALL THIS STUFF IS GOING

:27 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WE'VE GOT LANGLEY ON BATTLE STATIONS

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"ID1" LANGLEY'S ON BATTLE STATIONS, OKAY, THAT'S FINE O NEW YORK. HUNTRESS, REFERENCE UNITED 175 X (GARBLED) O NEW YORK HUNTRESS CHECKING ON UNITED 175 APPARENT CONFIRMATION ON UNITED 175 BEING THE SECOND AIRCRAFT TO HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER

:47 X I, I HAVE NO IDEA. 1 WOULD HAVE NO IDEA OF THAT

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O OKAY BOSTON SAID IT WAS IN YOUR AIRSPACE X IT'S ACTUALLYNEW YORK TRACON'S AIRSPACE, BUT I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE PLANE IS, I UH, SOMEONE TOLD ME ONE WAS AN AMERJCAN OUT OF BOSTON TO LA. <O YES AMERICAN 11> BUT THE OTHER ONE 1 HAVE NO IDEA, I HAVE NO IDEA CONT. O YOU DON'T. OKAY THANK YOU X (GARBLED)

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O HUNTRESS ID (GARBLED) CAN 1HELP v T

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X YEAH THIS IS NEW YORK MILITARY-CATLING SOMEONE ON THE

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FLOOR SAID THAT <O YES WE ARE> OKAY WHATS UP O UH NEW YORK MILITARY, HUNTRESS ID CHECKING ON UNITED

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175.1 HEARD HE WAS IN YOUR AIRSPACE DO YOU HAVE CONTACT WITH THAT AIRCRAFT, AIRBORN X NO . UNITED 175 IS THE SECOND AIRCRAFT TO CRASH INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER

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O OKAY, THAT IS WHAT 1NEEDED SIR. IS CONFIRMATION UH, ONLY ONE OTHER QUESTION SIR. THE SOB OF EITHER AIRCRAFT

 

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X YOU WOULD HAVE TO GET THAT FROM BOSTON CENTER THEY

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WERE BOTH OUT OF BOSTON. SO BOSTON CENTER WOULD HAVE THAT INFORMATION. WE DO NOT HAVE THAT INFORMATION YET O THANK YOU SIR <X OKAY>

:47

0 THANK YOU

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X ALLRIGHT

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75 PEOPLE ON THE

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:57 BOSTON, HUNTRESS. JUST CALLING ONE LAST TIME FOR THE SOB OF EITHER AIRCRAFT. NEW YORK TOLD ME TO CALL YOU :05 X THE ESTIMATE WE HAVE IS UNITED 175 IS ONLY AN ESTIMATE,

THEY WERE LOCKED OUT, SO I GUESS WHENEVER THEY HAVE AN ACCIDENT THEY LOCK IT OUT, HOWEVER THE GUY LOOKED AT IT

ONCE BEFORE AND HE BELIEVED THERE WAS UNITED 175 : 15 O OKAY AND NOTHING ON THE AMERICAN 11

<X NOTHING ON THE

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AMERICAN. AND THAT WAS AN EST1MATE> OKAY SIR X I DO HAVE A TAIL ON UNITED 175. HOLD ON ONE SECOND

:31 X STAND BY ONE

 

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O OKAY SIR

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XN612UA

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X WE SHUT ALL TRAFFIC OFF AT BOSTON CENTER, NO ONE DEPARTING. AND WE'RE REROUTING ALL JFK ARRIVALS AND NEWARK METRO AIRPORTS O COPY SIR

:01 X ID DO HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU. IN CASE WE HAVE ANY MORE AIRCRAFT THAT UH. START DEVIATING. UH WE NEED TO KNOW DO YOU HAVE ANYONE ON ALERT OR IS THAT SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN DO. JUST IN CASE THIS HAPPENS TO ANY MORE AIRCRAFT

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O STANDBY I'LL GIVE YOU THE MISSION CREW COMMANDER, STAND BY <X ALRIGHT>

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X YEAH. (GARBLED) SCOGGINS. BOSTON CENTER MILITARY

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O HEH HOW YOU DOING THIS THIS IS MAJ NASYPANY

:33

X HOW ARE YOU DOING. UM WE HAVE UH. ARE COULD SHUT EVERYTHING. NOBODY IS DEPARTING BOSTON AND. AND, THE WHOLE AIRSPACE. BOSTON CENTER. WE REROUTING NEW YORK METRO AIRCRAFT. MY ONLY CONCERN IS THAT THERE ARE AIRCRAFT IN THE SKY. AND IN CASE ANY MORE DIVERT

 

OR START TURNING OR

WHATEVER THEIR GOING TO DO WE WERE

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JUST WONDERING DO YOU HAVE PEOPLE ON ALERT THAT WE <O I'VE GOT FIGHTERS IN WHISKEY 105 RIGHT NOW. AND I'VE GOT A TANKER THERE AS WELL. I'VE GOT OTHER AIRCRAFT ON ALERT AT LANGLEY AS WELL. I'M GETTING READY TO. I'VE GOT TRACKERS OVER JFK OVER BOSTON AND THAT AREA. JUST LOOKING FOR ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS> X ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS.OKAY. AND UH. WE'LL LET YOU KNOW

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ABOUT THE INTERNATIONALS WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT WE'RE DOING WITH THEM YET O OKAY JFK AND BOSTON ARE SHUT DOWN CORRECT

:16 X BOSTON IS SHUT DOWN. THOUGH I'M NOT SURE ABOUT NEW YORK CENTER. WE'RE REROUTING ALL AIRCRAFT DESTINED NEW

^

YORK AND PUTTING THEM SOMEWHERE ELSE :21 O OK IF YOU GET ANYTHING. ANY OF YOUR CONTROLLERS SEE ANYTHING. LOOK KINDA SQUIRRELY, JUST GIVE US YELL, WE'LL GET THE FIGHTERS IN THAT KNOWN LOCATION

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X OKAY, ALRIGHTY

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O THANKS

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X GOODBYE

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:38 "BACKGROUND VOICE" OKAY WE HAVE 2 HELICOPTERS ATNEW YORK. ON STANDBY FOR SOMETHING

 

13:19

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"ID!" TELL ME WHO 1CAN CALL FOR SURE

 

^

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"1D1"

THIS WAS PREPLANNED I'LL BET YA. FOR

NINE O'CLOCK.

 

NINE O'CLOCK

 

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:04 "ID1" OK RAYMOND. TO THE RESCUE COME ON IN AND F;LL :58 "1D1" OH NO, NOPE. I'M NOT LEAVING

 

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"ID1" OH GOD THEY BETTER CALL THE PRESIDENT

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O NEW YORK. HUNTRESS ID. REFERENCE AMERICAN 11

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"ID r I'M CALLING AMERICAN RIGHT NOW. ER. NEW YORK

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X THIS IS NEW YORK GO AHEAD

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O YES SIR WE JUST HAD. AH. KNOWLEDGE THAT AMERICAN 11 IS STILL AIRBORNE HEADED TOWARDS WASHINGTON DID YOU GET THAT INFORMATION X STAND BY

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"BACKGROUND. NEW YORK SIDE" GIMME. GIMME, WHAT WERE THE

 
 

CALLS1GNS

 
 

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"IDP I'M ON WITH NEW YORK

 

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"IDP

I'M ON WITH NEW YOR. HOLD ON. THE TAIL NUMBER IS RIGHT

 
 

HERE.

N334AA

 

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X

AND . AHH. AIR DEFENSE

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O YES SIR. GO AHEAD

 

:24

X UMM. WHAT BEACON CODE ARE YOU LOOKING AT

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O SIR WE DON'T HAVE A BEACON CODE. WE ONLY HAVE A TAIL

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NUMBER. LAST KNOWN BEACON CODE WAS 1443 WE JUST X I'M GONNA GIVE YOU A PHONE NUMBER, AND YOU NEED TO CALL

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THEM BECAUSE AH <O IS THIS A 631-468 SIR 5959> IT'S 631-468-5959, AND IT'S THE WATCH DESK. AND THEY SHOULD HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU NEED ON THIS FLIGHT O OK IF YOU COUL D DO ME A FAVO R AND HAV E THEM CALL US, WE (":

 

CAN NOT CALL OUT FOR SOME REASON

 

X

ALL RIGHT LET ME HAVE YOUR NUMBER

 

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OUH. IT'S. UH. DO YOU HAVE DSN OR NO

 

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X I'M SORRY

 

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315-<X YES> 334 O <X YES> 6344 %

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X OKAY

 

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O THANK YOU SIR

CALL

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"ID P OH

SHOOT. 6348, 6344

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"ID 1" OK WHO NEEDS WHAT

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"IDP MAJ ANDERSON, MAJ ANDERSON, WHAT DID YOU NEED

:21 "ID P AMERICAN AIRLINES 11. NEW YORK'S GONNA CALL ME RIGHT

 

BACK. RIGHT NOW. WITH THE INFORMATION THEY HAVE, I'M JUST WAITING :29 "IDP THAT'S THE FIRST ONE WE HAD THAT WE THOUGHT WENT L )

 

INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. 767 TYPE AIRCRAFT, WE HAVE

"IDP

 

/

HIS TAIL NUMBER AND EVERYTHING

/

 

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" AAL11

 

1

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"IDP YEAH, NEW YORK GONNA CALL US BACK

 

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"IDP YOU KNOW WHAT. STEVEN'S GOT NEW YORK TRACONON

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" 1THOUGHT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE

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GETTING LAT. LON.S PASSED TO US

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"IDP

WASHINGTON LINE ONE (DIALING) STEVE'S GOT NEW YORK TRACON ON

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O WASHINGTON. HUNTRESS ID, HAVE YOU BEEN GIVEN HEADS UP,

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INFORMATION ON AMERJCAN 11. WE JUST GOT CONFIRMATION THAT <X WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING ON THAT ONE>

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TRYING TO FIND OUT

YOU DO NOT <X WE DO NOT>

OKAY. ARE YOU AWARE HE IS POSSIBLY HEADED TOWARDS

WASHINGTON

X WELL. AH. WE JUST GOT WORD FROM BOSTON OR. SOMEWHERE

BUT WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING ON HIM YET. AND UH. UH. YEAH

UH. THERES A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS GOING ON RJGHT NOW

O

JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP SIR

X

OKAY THANK YOU VERYMUCH

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"ID!" WE HAVE TO GET THIS NUMBER. THIS GUY ON THE LINE. HE KNOWS. HE KNOWS ABOUT THE AIRCRAFT: AMERJCAN ONE ONE. NEW YORK TRACON "BACKGROUND VOICE" HE'S GOT A LAT. LON. ON HIM "ID!" NEW YORK JUST TOLD ME TO CALL STEVE <"BACKGROUND VOICE" SEVEN SIXTY SEVEN WE'RE LOOKING FOR> YEAH "BACKGROUND VOICE" SEVEN SIXTY SEVEN. TAIL NUMBER N334AA

HEADED TOWARDS WASHINGTON ~ "

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" AMERICAN AIRLINES (GARBLED) IS'NT THE

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ONE THAT HIT THEIR AIRBORN STILL HIJACKEDHEADED TOWARDS WASHINGTON "BACKGROUND VOICE" IT WAS AMERJCANAIRLINES ONE ONE

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" THE FIRST ONE THEY THOUGHT HIT

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"BACKGROUND" HE'S STILL AIRBORN. HE'S STILL OUT THERE. BUT

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WE CAN'T GET A POSITION ON HIM. ALL THEY KNOW IS HE'S

"ID1" DO YOU COPY THAT. BOSTON'S MISSING ANOTHER AIRCRAFT

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"BACKGROUND" BOSTON IS NOW MISSING ANOTHER AIRCRAFT

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COPY "ID1" THERE IS 3 UNACCOUNTED FOR AIRCRAFT. MORE AIRCRAFT

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UNACCOUNTED FOR. BOSTON "IDI" "BACKGROUND" OKAY "ID1" WOW. NEVER MIND. I GUESS I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE

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"BACKGROUND" WOW

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"IDI" OH MY GOD

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"BACKGROUND" HOW MANY SOB AAL II . NO WE DON'T

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"ID!" WASHINGTON GONNA HAVE TO UH. THIS IS SCARY

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"IDI" HOW DO YOU DIAL LONG DISTANCE

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"BACKGROUND" DIAL THIS FOR HER. THIS NUMBER RIGHT HERE

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"IDI"

WHATS THE NUMBER. NO THAT'S

NOT WORKING

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"IDI" OKAY TRY IT AGAIN. WHATS THE NUMBER. 631-

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"BACKGROUND" REPLAY. THAT'S THE SECOND AIRCRAFT. JUST THEN

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O HI. THIS IS HUNTRESS CALLING.UMM. I WAS TOLD TO GIVE YOU A BUZZ. FOR OUR MISSION CREW COMMANDER. ANY INFORMATION. I GUESS 3 AIRCRAFT OUT OF BOSTON ARE MISSING AND. 2 OF THEM HAS HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER AND ONE IS ENROUTE TO

WASHINGTON. DID YOU GET THAT INFORMATION * X RECEIVER CAN NOT BE HEARD AT ALL

YEAH. AMERICAN 11. IS NOT THE AIRCRAFT THAT CRASHED IT IS STILL AIRBORN. DID YOU GET THAT INFORMATION

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THAT'S WHAT WE JUST FOUND OUT

 

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BUT WE DONT KNOW WHERE IT IS THOUGH. IT HEADED TOWARD

WASHINGTON. WAS. WAS THE LAST INFORMATION

 

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I DONT KNOW. BUT SOMEONE BETTER GET THE PRESIDENT THIS IS NOT GOOD "BACKGROUND" SOMEONE BETTER GET LOOKING FOR THIS GUY

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UH. YEAH. WE JUST WENT UP. BUT I NOT GONNA SAY TO MUCH

RIGHT NOW. I JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP. UM. BUT DO

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YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION WHERE AMERICAN ONE ONE IS RIGHT NOW. OR ANYTHING "BACKGROUND VOICE HUNTRESS SIDE" BOSTON IS THE ONLY ONE THAT IS GIVING ANY DESCENT INPUT RJGHTNOW

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i JUST WANT TO SAY ONE MORE THING. THANK YOU,

 

WASHINGTON. I DONT KNOW IF THEY DONT THINK THIS IS SERIOUS OR NOT. BUT THEY ARE NOT. UNLESS THEY HEAR FROM LIKE THE CENTERS IF YOU COULD GIVE THEM A HEADS UP AND LET THEM KNOW THAT THIS IS

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WASHINGTON CENTER. THERE NOT. REALLY NOT AT ALL

 

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OKAY SIR

CALL TERMINATED :28 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WE GOT TO GET A POINT OUT ON THAT

AMERICAN AIRLINES :30 "BACKGROUND" WE DO. WE GOT TO GET IT OUT OF LANGLEY, THEY

SCRAMBLED

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"BACKGROUND" THEY GOT HIM

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"IDI" BOSTON IS CALLING WASHINGTON RIGHT NOW

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"BACKGROUND" I DONT KNOW IF THEY GOT HIM YET, BUT

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LANGLEY SCRAMBLED "BACKGROUND" WHAT'S UP

:50 "1D1" UMM. BOSTON HAS NO CLUE WHERE THEY ARE. AND. HE'S GONNA LET WASHINGTON CENTER KNOW THAT THIS IS VERY SERIOUS AND THAT <"BACKGROUND" GOOD> SO

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"BACKGROUND" THE Z POINT THAT WAS THE AAL ONE

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"BACKGROUND" OUR FIRST. OUR FIRST Z POINT. THAT WAS THE

 

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X YEAH

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O HAVE YOU HAD ANY CONTACT AT ALL SINCE THE LAST KNOWN.

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CONVERSATION <X NO> OKAY <X NO. WE HVE NOT HAD ANY CONTACT WITH HIM AT ALL. UH. WE, WE DO BELIEVE THERE IS 3 AIRCRAFT MISSING. HOWEVER WE DO NOT HAVE A 3*° CALL SIGN> O YOU DO NOT. OKAY IF YOU DO PLEASE GIVE US A CALL

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NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. THEY DONT KNOW THE CALL SIGN OF THE 3RD MISSING. THEY JUST KNOW HE'S MISSING "BACKGROUND" OKAY THERE IS A 3*° ONE MISSING, OUT OF

 

BOSTON

 

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"IDP OUT OF BOSTON

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"BACKGROUND" THERE IS A. THERE IS A. WHO'S TALKING TO THEM UP THERE "ID1" OPEN LINE

:

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HUNTRESS ID. UNSECURE LINE

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HUNTRESS ID. THIS IS WASHINGTON CENTER. OPERATIONS

MANAGER. UH <0 GO AHEAD SIR> OKAY. 1 GUESS YOU HAD

CALLED HERE A COUPLE OF TIMES. YOU NEVER TALKED TO ME BUT UH. IF THERES ANYTHING YOU NEED OR UH, ANYTHING I CAN HELP YOU WITH LET ME KNOW RIGHT NOW PLEASE

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OKAY. UMM. DO YOU WANT ME TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT'S

GOING ON SIR

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X

1. 1 GOTTA PRETTY GOOD IDEA BUT. YES

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OKAY THERE ARE 3 AIRCRAFT MISSING OUT OF BOSTON, I JUST

SPOKE TO BOSTON. THEY SAID THEY ARE NOT SURE OF THE 3RD CALL SIGN. BUT THEY DO HAVE 2 ONE IS UNITED 175 AND THE OTHER IS AMERICAN ONE. ONE <X RJGHT> THEY THOUGHT THAT AMERICAN ONE ONE CRASHED INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. ALONG WITH UNITED 175 HOWEVER AMERICAN ONE ONE IS NOT THE AIRCRAFT THAT CRASHED. HE SAID THAT THE PILOT ON AMERJCAN 11. WAS TALKING TO HIM. HAVING A ROUGH TIME TELLING HIM WHAT WAS GOING ON. THERE WAS THREATS IN THE COCKPIT BEING MADE. THIS WAS THE INITIAL HIJACK INFORMATION THAT WE GOT. AMERJCAN 11. 767 FROM BOSTON TO LOS ANGELES PROPOSED ROUTE. HE WAS HEADED FOR JFK AT THE TIME THEY LOSTCONTACT, BUT THAT WAS NOT THE AIRCRAFT HEADED INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. THAT HIT IT <X OKAY> THAT BOSTON IS SAYING. THE LAST KNOWN, AND I'M NOT SURE WHERE THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE WE HEARD IT IS PEOPLE CALLING IS AMERJCANONE ONE WAS HEADED FOR WASHINGTON. THAT IS THE ONLY THING

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X OKAY

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X OKAY. SO. OKAY, GO AHEAD

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ONLY WAS 4038N 07403W ON AMERJCAN ONE.

ONE

 

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WHICH AIRCRAFT HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. BUT THE OTHER ONE. WE HAVE INFORMATION IS HEADING FOR WASHINGTON X OKAY. LET ME TELL YOU THIS. 1. WE BEEN LOOKING, WE HAVE

 

ALSO LOST AMERJCAN 77

 

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"BACKGROUND" (GARBLED)

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X I'M SORRY

:13

O WHERE WAS HE SUPPOSED TO HEAD SIR

 

:

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X OKAY, HE WAS SUPPOSED TO GO TO LA ALSO

 

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X UH. HE WAS FROM BOSTON ALSO

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X NOW. NOW LET ME TELL YOU THIS STORY. UH. INDIANAPOLIS

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X AMERJCAN 77

 

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OOKAY X AT FLIGHT LEVEL 350 HOWEVER THEY LOST RADAR WITH HIM,

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THEY LOST CONTACT WITH HIM. THEY LOST EVERYTHING. AND THEY DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA WHERE HE IS. OR WHAT HAPPEN, SO WHAT WE HAVE DONE. AT THE. AT THE SURROUNDING CENTERS IS

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X AND THAT WAS THE LAST TIME. THAT WAS ABOUT 15 MINUTES

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AGO. SINCE I TALKED TO THE INDIANAPOLIS CENTER OPERATIONS MANAGER O DO YOU HAVE A TYPE AIRCRAFT SIR

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X THAT WAS A 767 I BELIEVE

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"BACKGROUND VOICE. HUNTRESS SIDE" 767. 767

:05 O OKAY SO I DON'T'S CALL INDIANAPOLIS <X SOMEBODY ELSE IS TALKING. I'M SORRY SO I CAN'T HEAR YOU IN THE BACKGROUND>

UMM. ALL I NEED IS THE LAST KNOWN LAT. LON. OF THE 767

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O OK SIR. WELL I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND GIVE THEM A CALL

 

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XOKAY

 

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O THANK YOU SIR

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"BACKGROUND" WE HAVE AN AIRCRAFT 6 MILES EAST

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X INDIANOPOLIS CENTER <"BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS SIDE" 6

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MILES EAST OF THE WHITEHOUSE> X HELLO

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O INDIANOPOLIS CENTER. HUNTRESS ID CALLING. AMERICAN 77. WE

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HAVE HEARD INFORMATION. DO YOU HAVE LAST KNOWN POSITION

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X I'M SORRY SAY AGAIN O DO YOU HAVE LAST KNOWN POSITION OF AMERICAN 77

 

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X YES

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O COULD I HAVE THAT PLEASE <X YEAH>

 

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XUH . YANKEE ROMEO KJLO 080 AT 010

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OAND. IS THERE A LAT. LON. SIR

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X UH. I DON'T HAVE A LAT. LON. RJGHT HERE BUT UH <O WE'RE NOT

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SURE WHERE THAT IS> OKAY UMM DO YOU WANT AN APPROX. LOCATION WHERE <O YES> IT WOULD BE "BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS SIDE" SIX MILES EAST AND LOSING

 

ALTITUDE

 
 

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X HENDERSON. HNN

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1 DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT IS SIR. WE JUST GOT INFORMATION

 

<"BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS" WHAT. WHAT> UMM, I BETTER NOT SAY ANYTHING.ANY WAYS UH. ANY LAST KNOWN POSITION. IF IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE. THIS IS A VERY SERJOUS MATTER AS YOU KNOW

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X YEAH. HE WAS AT 35.000 FEET <"BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS THAT WAS A DVFR OR A DEVIATING AIRCRAFT>

 

X

I'M SORRY

O

OFF HENDERSON SIR

X

YEAH. HE WAS ABOUT 35 WEST OF HENDERSON HNN

 

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O OKAY. I DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT IS. CAN YOU. CAN YOU GET

 

ME A LAT. LON.

 
 

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X YEAH. JUST A MOMENT

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"BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS" WELL THEY BETTER KNOW NOW THEY

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GOT A TARGET 6 SW :24 "BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS" HEY (GARBLED) MAKE SURE YOU GET " A HEADING AND SPEED FROM INDY

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YORK. DOYOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS "ID1" THEY'RE TRYING TO GET A LAT. LON. SIR

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TO 13:39:20 LOTS OF BACKGROUND BOTH SIDES ALL GARBLED

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X OKAY. YOU READY,

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O GO AHEAD

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ALRIGHT IT'S 3841. 08252

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O AND WHEN WASTHAT LAST UPDATE SIR ^ %'W

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X THAT WAS AT APPROX. 1256Z

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"BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS" 1256 ZULU THAT WAS HIS LAST KNOWN

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POINT O THANK YOU SIR

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X YES

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"BACKGROUND" MUELLER. HEADING AND SPEED. HEADING AND

OKAY. IS THIS AIRCRAFT STILL AIRBORN IS WHAT l'M> WE DON'T

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SPEED O DO YOU HAVE A HEADING AND SPEED, THEY'RE ASKING FOR A

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HEADING AND SPEED OF THAT AIRCRAFT YOU HAD X OKAY HE WAS UH. HE WAS HEADING WESTBOUND APPROX. 270

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"BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS" HEADING WEST 270

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X AND I DON'T KNOW HIS SPEED AT THIS POINT

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"BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS" AND UNKNOWN SPEED

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O AND THE LAST KNOWN SPEED YOU HAD

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X UMM. WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN THAT INFORMATION OFF THE AHH <O

KNOW. WE'RE STILL CAN'T TO FIND IT

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O OKAY SIR THANK YOU

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O ALLRIGHT IF WE NEED ANYTHING ELSE WE'LL GIVE YOU A CALL

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X OKAY

CALL TERMINATED

 

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"BACKGROUND" BRAVO ONE ONE TWO. WAS THAT POINT OUT

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"IDl" OH HE ALREADY DID IT

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"BACKGROUND" LETS GO AHEAD AND BRING THAT UP I '

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"ID1" IT'S IN A. IT'S IN A ZERO EXTRAPOLATED AOR |

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"BACKGROUND" OKAY TELL THEM. THAT Z POINT WE HAVE ON THERE RIGHT NOW "ID1" IS AMERICAN 77 LAST KNOWN POSITION "BACKGROUND" 1257. WHAT IS THAT. 1CAN'T DO ZULU RJGHTNOW, OKAY

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"IDP TELL CLEVELAND WE HAVE A CODE ON HIM NOW

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"BACKGROUND" GOOD, PICK IT UP. FIND IT

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"BACKGROUND" (GARBLED) POSSIBLE HIJACK. DELTA

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"BACKGROUND" 89. BOEING 767 FROM BOSTON SUPPOSED TO GO TO VEGAS "BACKGROUND" (GARBLED) ANOTHER ONE "ID1" THERE IT IS, ROUTE

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"BACKGROUND" OKAY THAT WHATS IT'S SPECIAL NUMBER

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"BACKGROUND" BRAVO 089 IS OUR DELTA 89

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"BACKGROUND" THAT'S ANOTHER HIJACK. DELTA 89. IS BRAVO 089

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IS THE TRACK "BACKGROUND" LETS MAKE THAT A SPECIAL 15 AND P (GARBLED) THAT A REAL WORLD. PLEASE

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"BACKGROUND" YOUR NOT GOING OUT

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"ID!" DO THEY HAVE A POSSIBLE DESTINATION FOR THAT DELTA 89

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"BACKGROUND" (GARBLED)AIRCRAFT BY THE PENTAGON

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"BACKGROUND" JUST SETTLE DOWN YOUR DOING GOOD. YOUR OK

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XINDY CENTER

 

O

INDIANOPOLIS CENTER. UH. REFERENCE DELTA 89. DO YOU KNOW-

ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THAT AIRCRAFT. I WANTED TO GIVE

 

YOU

A HEADS UP. THIS IS ANOTHER HIJACK AIRCRAFT <X UH HUH>

 

THIS IS ANOTHER BOSTON TO LAS VEGAS HE'S ON A MODE 3 OF 1304. WE DO HAVE CONTACT VIA <X WHAT WAS THE CALL S1GN> DELTA 89 IT'S A 767 OUT OF BOSTON HEADING TO VEGAS. AND HE'S ON A MODE 3 OF 1304. I HAVE AN EXACT LAT. LON. IF YOU

 

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NEED IT <X GO AHEAD> LAT. LON. 41. 21 N 082 15W <X OKAY> AND TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP. HE IS CONFIRM HIJACK

 

X

OKAY WE'RE NOT SHOWING HIM IN OUR SYSTEM AT THIS POINT.

YOU ARE TRACKING HIM YOU SAY O SO WE HAVE HIM ON RADAR

 

SIR.

 

BUT HE IS HEADING YOUR WAY

X

HE IS HEADED OUR WAY

O

DELTA 89

X

OFF BOSTON TO LAS

 

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O

OFF BOSTON TO LAX <X LAX>

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O

I'VE GOT LAS VEGAS SIR. WHATEVER THAT IS

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OH LAS. OKAY. LAS VEGAS

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X

OK CAUSE WE'RE NOT SHOWING HIM IN THE SYSTEM ANYWHERE

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O

OKAY DO YOU HAVE A MODE ? CAPABILITY OR ANYTHING

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X

HE'S ON A 1304 CODE <O YES SIR>

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X

OKAY WE'LL BRING THAT UP

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O

ALL RIGHT SIR

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X OKAY THANKS <SIERRA WHISKEY>

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"ID!" WHERE'D IT GO. SOMEBODY DROPPED THE AIRCRAFT

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"BACKGROUND" YEAH

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"ID1" WHO DROPPED THEAIRCRAFT

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"BACKGROUND" 1 DON'T KNOW

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"ID1" OK HE'S MADE A SPECIAL AGAIN

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"ID!" ONE. TWO. THREE. FOUR. POSSIBLY FIVE

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"ID1" WHAT OTHER CENTER IS THERE. CLEVELAND CENTER A 323

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X

CLEVELANDMILITARY <GARBLED)

0

CLEVELAND CENTER. HUNTRESS ID. UH. WE ARE. UH OBVIOUSLY

HAVING A PRETTY BAD SITUATION GOING ON WITH AIRCRAFT. I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP

X DID THEY GET INTO. DID THEY GET INTO THE. HOLD ON PLEASE. IF THEY'RE ON FREQUENCY GO BACK. CANCEL IT. OK GO AHEAD

O UH. YES SIR. DELTA AIRLINES EIGHT NINER IS A HIJACK AIRCRAFT HEADED. ENTER IN YOUR SECTOR CURRENTLY RIGHT NOW. MODE 3 OF A 1304. WE'RE NOT SURE OF HIS INTENTIONS <X HOLD ON.

HOLD ON>

X UH. I WANT YOU TO TALK TO UH <O GO AHEAD. TRANSFER ME

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OUT>

X

HELLO

O

HELLO. THIS IS HUNTRESS ID. I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A HEADS

UP. IN YOUR CENTER. CURRENTLY WE HAVE. DELTA EIGHT NINER. A 767 OUT OF BOSTON TO LAS VEGAS. NOW A CONFIRMEDHIJACK ON A MODE 3 OF 1304 <X OKAY> AND HE IS IN YOUR CENTER. AS YOU KNOW WE HAVE ABOUT FIVE AIRCRAFT CURRENTLY, UH, THAT ARE MISSING OUT OF BOSTON <X YES> 2 OF THEM INTO

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THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. AND NOW WASHINGTON HAS CONFIRMED. NEAR THE WHITEHOUSE SO APPARENTLY THIS IS PRETTY SERIOUS CONT. THIS DELTA 89 WE'RE NOT SURE OF HIS INTENTIONS. OH 1989. I'M SORRY I JUST GOT ACKNOWLEDGED

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X

SO 1989 IS THE CONFIRMED HIJACK. OKAY

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O

OKAY MA'AM <X THANK YOU>

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O

OKAY AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN TELL US.

 

PLEASE CALL MA'AM. DO YOU HAVE OUR NUMBER

 

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X

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M GONNA HAVE YOU GIVE IT TO SOMEONE

 

ELSE. I'M GONNA GO TAKE CARE OF THIS <O ALL RJGHT>

 

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X

OK DELTA 1989. CONFIRMED HIJACK. CODE 1304 CORRECT <O

 

YEAH> OKAY

 

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O

YEAH. HE IS A 767. BOSTON TO LAS VEGAS

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O

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU A

NUMBER TO CALL

 

X

OKAY GO AHEAD

O

315-334-6311 THAT'S THE MISSION CREW COMMANDER

X

OKAY AND WHO WOULD THAT BE

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O

MAJNASYPANY

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X

MAJNASYPANY

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ONASYPANY

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O

OKAY SIR. AND IF THERES ANY DEVIATION <X HOLD ON. AND

YOU SAID YOUR TRACKING HIM RIGHT NOW WELL. WELL AND WE ARE T0> WE HAVE HIM ON RADAR SIR UH. BUT THAT'S ABOUT ALL RJGHT NOW WE HAVE ALL OF OUR FIGHTERS UP OVER THE OTHER

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X ALL RIGHT. YOU UH. UMM. SENT FIGHTERS OUT

X OKAY

O I CERTAINLY WILL. WATCH FOR ANY DEVIATIONS AND CALL IT IF

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O UH. NEGATIVE ON THE DELTA 1989. LET ME JUST CHECK WITH THE

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MISSION CREW COMMANDER

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"IDl" CLEVELAND CENTER IS WONDERING IF THERE IS ANY

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FIGHTERS OUT AFTER THE DELTA 1989 O WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO GET AIRCRAFT UP RIGHT _

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NOW SIR X OKAY COULD YOU PLEASE GET BACK TO ME, IF YOU

13:48

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CONT.

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DO LAUNCH THE AIRCRAFT OUT THERE PLEASE

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YOU SEE IT SIR X 1UNDERSTAND <O SIERRA WH!SKEY>

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"IDl" PENTAGON GOT IT. DID YOU JUST HEAR THAT, THE PENTAGON JUST GOT IT "BACKGROUND VOICE" WE'RE TRYING TO GET TOLEDO UP AFTER THAT DELTA FLIGHT "IDl"COPY, OPEN LINE

 
 

O

HUNTRESS ID. UNSECURE LINE

X

HEY. UH. HUNTRESS ID. WASHINGTON CENTER, HEY I GOT A

TRIPLE, I MEAN A 7777 CODE JUST WEST, COME OUT OF PATUXAT RESTRICTED AREA AT 23.000 FEET. UH, HE'S ABOUT 15 MILES EAST

 

OF UH. NOTTINGHAM I NEED TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT AIRCRAFT HE'S AT 23.000 FEET PLEASE STANDBY. SIR. THAT MIGHT BE OUR FIGHTERS, STANDBY.

I'LL CONFIRM THAT

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"IDrjQEjCAN YOUCONFIRM THE TRIPLE SEVEN CODE, THIS IS- Nt^" WASHINGTON CENTER

U

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"IDl" THE TRIPLE SEVEN CODE

 

O THOSE ARE OUR FIGHTERS SIR. UH. I BELIEVE OUT OF ATLANTIC

CITY, OTIS. I'M SORRY SIR

X OKAY. SO, AH. APPROX. 10 MILES DUE EAST OF NOTTINGHAM,

THAT'S YOUR FIGHTERS

O AH. STANDBY. STANDBY.THEY'RE OUT OF LANGLEY AND THEIR

OUR BIRDS, YES. THERE'S 3 BIRDS. YES HEADED YOUR WAY

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X OKAY, GREAT. THANKS A LOT

CALL TERMINATED

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"IDl" OH MY. DID YOU COPY. THREATCON CHARLIE

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"IDl" JOE, YOU SAID OUT OF TOLEDO "BACKGROUND" YEAH. WE'RE TRYING TO SCRAMBLE OUT OF TOLEDO. WE DON'T IF WE CAN GET THEM OUT OR NOT

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X CLEVELANDMILITARY

0 THIS IS HUNTRESS ID CALLING. REFERENCE. THE TRACK THAT'S HEADED YOUR WAY. B089. UH. THE SPECIAL 15

X THE WHAT NOW

O THE HIJACKED AIRCRAFT. I'M SORRY I'M TALKING MILITARY <X YES. YES>

O LISTEN. WE'RE TRYING TO GET TOLEDO AIRBORN. AFTER THIS

AIRCRAFT

<X OKAY> UH. JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE WANTED ME TO TELL

THEM IF WE WERE <XYES THAT WAS ME> OKAY GOOD

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X AH. DO YOU KNOW WHEN THEY'RE GONNA LAUNCH THEM DO YA

THINK

O

LET ME JUST CHECK

O

UH. THAT PLANE JUST TOOK A HARD RJGHT TURN SIR. OFF IT'S

TRACK. JUST TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP

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X

OKAY. UH HUH. WE ARE TRACKING THAT

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O

ALLRIGHT SIR. ALL I KNOW IS. I WAS TOLD OUT OF TOLEDO. LET

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ME JUST CHECK "BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS" THEY'RE LAUNCHING OFF TOLEDO" RIGHT NOW, THEY'RE COMING

0

THEY'RE TRYING SIR. THEY DONT HAVE ANYBODY YET, THEY'RE

TRYING OUT OF TOLEDO. AND SIR HE'S HEADED. A HARD, A HARD

 

RIGHT

 

X

THEY'RE TRYING TO LAUNCH THEM. THEY HAVEN'T CONFIRMED

THAT YET <O NO CONF1RM> IT IS NOT CONFIRMED YET

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X

OKAY. I GOT THAT END THEN

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X

ALLRIGHT,ALLRJGHT. PLEASE GET BACK WITH ME

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O

OKAY SIR. I'LL CALL YOU IF I KNOW

X

ALLRIGHT

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"IDl" RAYMOND IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A SEAT. AND WRITE ALL

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THIS INFORMATION DOWN. THAT I HAVE. I'LL SHOW YOU, AND THEN WE'LL GO FROM THERE. THAT WAY WE HAVE IT ON PAPER "IDl" (GARBLED) IF. WE HEAR ANYTHING. CLEVLEAND CENTER

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OBVIOUSLY, LIKE US TO CALL THEM. TO LET THEM KNOW "IDl" I DID. YEAH. I DID. TOLEDO

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"BACKGROUND" ARE THEY WATCHING HIM

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"IDl" YES THEY ARE. THEY SAW THE HARD RJGHT JUST AS YOU

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SAID IT "IDl" HE'S TURNING BACK OUR WAY. HE'S ORBITING BACK

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"IDl" THERE IS GONNA BE A POINT, LIKE THE WORLD TRADE

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CENTER THAT <"BACKGROUND" THERE USED TO BE A BOOK> YEAH OF IMPORTANT PLACES "IDl" ALLRJGHT. I'M GONNA HAVE RAYMOND WRITE ALL THIS

STUFF DOWN,

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:41 "IDl" WHATEVER PERTAINS TO AMERICAN IS HERE. WHATEVER

:48

PERTAINS TO UNITED IS HERE "IDl" SELFRIDGE IS THAT THE CLEVELAND CENTER ONE

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"BACKGROUND" THEY ARE IN CLEVELAND CENTER AREA YEAH

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"IDl" BUT THEY'RE HEADED TOWARDS THIS AIRCRAFT

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"ID!" SELFRIDGE AND TOLEDO. TOLEDO

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"IDl" I'M GOING TO CALL CLEVELAND

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"IDl" (DIALING). BUSY SIGNAL

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"IDl" (DIALING)

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X CLEVELAND MILITARY. (GARBLED)

:02 0 HI. THIS IS HUNTRESS ID. REFERENCING DELTA 1989"

 

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X YES

"~

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O YES SIR. WANTED TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP. WE HAVE

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SCRAMBLED SELFRIDGE AND TOLEDO. WHICH EVER AIRCRAFT GET THERE FIRST. IS THE ONE THAT WILL BE HANDLING IT X SELFRIDGE AND TOLEDO HAVE BEEN SCRAMBLED. OK

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O AND. I DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS ANY IMPORTANT POINTS NEAR

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THAT. DO YOU KNOW X WELL WE'RE TALKING TO THAT DELTA

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O YOUR TALKING TO THEM <X YES>

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"IDl" THEY'RE TALKING TO DELTA 1989

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O CAN YOU GIVE ME ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU HAVE

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X OK. THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE ON THE DELTA IS HE'S

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LANDING CLEVELAND O OKAY GO AHEAD

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X HE'S LANDING CLEVELAND IS THE INFORMATION I HAVE

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O YOU HAVE TALKED TO THE PILOT

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X YES. WE'RE SPEAKING WITH THE PILOT

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O IS HE STILL HIJACKED SIR

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X AS FAR AS WE, YOU SEE I'M. I' M UP HERE. I. I'M NOT ACTUALLY <O IS THERE A PHONE NUMBER OR SOMEBODY THAT CAN CALL US QUICK BACK THAT CAN GIVE US THE INFORMATION. WE HAVE GOT AIRCRAFT LAUNCHED ON THIS PARTICULAR AIRCRAFT>

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"BACKGROUND". 4 AIRCRAFT

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O FOUR AIRCRAFT

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X OH. 1.1. GOT 2 PEOPLE TALKING HERE AH

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0 OKAY. IS THERE ANYBODY WHO CAN CALL US BACK AND LET THE MCC KNOW WHATS GOING ON WITH THIS GUY

 

X

OKAY. I . UH. ED. "DIFFERENT VOICE" GO AHEAD

O

YES. SIR. TRYING TO FIND OUT WHATS GOING ON WE HAVE 4

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AIRCRAFT LAUNCHED ON THAT PARTICULAR AIRLINER. IS HE STILL IN DISTRESS X DELTA

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X THAT. DELTA NINETEEN EIGHTY NINE IS NOT BEING HIJACKED,

ACCORDING TO HIM. IS THAT CORRECT

X DELTA 1989 IS NOT BEING HIJACKED. ACCORDING TO HIM HE IS

LANDING CLEVELAND AS A PRECAUTION BECAUSE HE TOOK OFF

FROM <O OK> YEAH

O OKAY I DONT KNOW WHERE WE FOUND OUT HE WAS BEING

HIJACKED. BUT EVERYTHING SO FAR SO GOOD THEN, EVERYTHING

IS OKAY

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X RIGHT. NOW. THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT THE AIRCRAFT IS

BEING HIJACKED

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O

OKAY SIR, I DON'T KNOW WHERE WE GOT THE INFORMATION

 

:02

X

WELL, WELL THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF CONFUSHON AND SOME OF

IT MIGHTHAVE COME FROM HIS COMPANY

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O

OKAY SIR. FINE. SO FAR SO GOOD

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X

WELL. AS FAR AS THAT ONE. I DONT KNOW AS FOR THE REST OF

THEM

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O OKAY. SIERRA WHISKEY

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"ID 1" WHAT DO WE HAVE GOING ON RIGHT NOW NOTHING, AH

:

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"BACKGROUND" THE ONLY THING IS WITH THE PENTAGON, WE

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NEED TO<3ET INFORMATION ON AMERICAN ONE, ONE "IDT I NEED TO GIVE INDIANAPOLIS A CALL BACK

 

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"ID!" (DIALING)"LINE BUSY"

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"ID!" (DIALING)"LINE BUSY"

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"1D1" (DIALING) "LINE BUSY"

 

:

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"BACKGROUND" I WANT TO GET IN TOUCH WITH WASHINGTON C

 

WY AND SEE IF THEY CAN. SOME WAY. FIND AMERICAN ONE ONE,' LAST KNOWN FLIGHT LEVEL 290. NOW WE HAD THAT AIRCRAFT HIT THE PENTAGON, WE'RE TRYING TO GET CONFIRMATION THAT IT'S

NOT AAL 11 OR IT IS. AND IF IT'S NOT. IS IT HEADED

SOMEWHERE

 

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ELSE "ID 1" (DIALING)

XOKA Y

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X INDY CENTER

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0 HI. HUNTRESS ID CALLING. I WANT TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP, ON

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THE DAL 1989 THAT WAS IN CLEVELAND CENTERS AOR O HE WAS GIVING YOU INFORMATION THAT HE WAS A HIJACK

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AIRCRAFT. HE IS NOT A HIJACK AIRCRAFT, HE IS TAKING PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AND HE IS LANDING CLEVELAND CENTER. ALTHOUGH WE DO HAVE 4 AIRCRAFT LAUNCHED ON HIM, JUST TO BE SURE X OKAY, IT'S DAL 1989. THE 1304 CODE <O CORRECT>

14:03

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O HE WAS GOING TO LAS VEGAS AND WOULD HAVE BEEN COMING

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O SIERRAWHISKEY

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TOCANADA "IDl" I' M CALLING RIGHT NOW. BUT IT'S BUSY "BACKGROUND" CALL (GARBLED) SEE IF THEY HAVE ANYTHING. ANY INFORMATION ON HIJACKS COMING FROM CANADA. ANY INFORMATION AT ALL. 1 DON'T CARE WHAT IT IS. HEADED THIS WAY TO WASHINGTON "ID!" (DIALING) X (GARBLED) SGT (GARBLED). UNSECURE LINE O HUNTRESS ID CALLING. LISTEN. UH. I JUST GOT A HEADS UP. THAT THERE IS A POSSIBLE HIJACK THAT TOOK OUT OF CANADA. SOMEWHERE. HEADED TO WASHINGTON. DO THEY KNOW ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU CAN TO GIVE US. ON THAT X STAND BY. PLEASE X YES HUNTRESS. THIS IS MASCORPEROL NICHOLSON O HI. THIS IS HUNTRESS. APPARENTLY WE GOT CONFIRMATION THAT THERE IS AN AIRCRAFT THAT CAME OUT OF CANADA HEADED FOR WASHINGTON. DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THAT AIRCRAFT THAT THEIR TALKING ABOUT. AS FAR AS IT COMING ACROSS INTO OUR AOR X I SAW SOMETHING ON THE (CHAT) THAT' S ALL I GOT SO FAR. YOU.

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YOU COULDN'T GIVE ME A POSITION COULD YOU (GARBLED) ONO, I DON'T KNOW WHERE HE IS. I'M TRYING TO GET THAT INFORMATION FROM YOU. WHAT DID YOU SEE ON THE CHAT

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X AH. JUST THAT THERE WAS A POSSIBLE. OUR INT. JUST ASSESSED

THAT

THERE WAS A POSSIBLE. I'LL FOLLOW THAT UP AND GET

BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

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O OKAY.

WE'LL THANK YOU VERY MUCH

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X OKAY. GOOD LUCK

CALL TERMINATED :39 "IDl" CANADA IS GONNA FIND OUT AND GET BACK TO US AS SOON

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AS POSSIBLE. THAT'S ALL THEY SAID O HUNTRESS. UNSECURE LINE

 
 

X

HI UH. 1 THINK I WAS THE ONE TALKING TO YOU ABOUT

DELTA

 

1989

 

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O GO AHEAD

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X WELL. UH. DISREGARD THAT. UH. DID YOU

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O WHAT WE FOUND OUT IS THAT HE IS NOT A CONFIRMED HIJACK

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X NO WE LOST HIS TRANSPONDER

14:07

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X WHAT WE WANT TO KNOW. IS. DID YOU SCRAMBLE AIRPLANES

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FOR THAT DELTA1989 O WE DID. OUT OF SELFRIDGE AND TOLEDO SIR

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X DID YOU. DID YOU. ARE THEY IN THE AIR NOW

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O YES THEY ARE <X IS THERE ANYWAY WE CAN GET THEM TO

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WHERE THIS UNITED IS> OKAY. UMM. WHAT I 'M GOING TO HAVE YOU DO IS GIVE ME A LAT.

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O WHERE ABOUTS IS THAT LOCATED <X WHICH IS LIMA, BRAVO,

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ECHO> 0 WHAT IS LIMA. BRAVO. ECHO

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X WEST MORELAND

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"BACKGROUND. CENTER SIDE" WEST MORELAND IS LBH. RJGHT

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X THAT'S WEST MORELAND AIRPORT. YEAH

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X IT'S IN THE PITTSBURGH AREA <O PITTSBURGH AREA> YEAH, YES

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O DO YOU HAVE A LAT. LON.

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O WE DO NOT HAVE A POINT FOR LBE SIR. DO YOU HAVE A LAT.

 

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X AH. NO I DON'T GOT THAT AVAILABLE RJGHT NOW

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X OKAY. ALL I KNOW IS

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O ALLR1GHT SIR. NO OTHER INFORMATION W I*

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X OKAY. HE HEARD IT ON THE FREQUENCY. YES

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"BACKGROUND, HUNTRESS" (GARBLED)

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X OKAY I GOT 2 DIFFERENT PEOPLE TALKING

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X HELLO

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O HI. THEIR JUST CHECKING.DO YOU HAVE A MODE 3 CODE OR

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X WAIT. WAIT. WE GOT A LAT. LON. IF YOU WANT

 

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O YES LAT. LON.S PLEASE. LAT. LON.S

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O OKAY. 3951N 07846W <X YEAH> AND DO YOU HAVE ANY

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CONFIRMATION OF HIJACKERSON BOARD X ALL WE KNOW IS WE HEARD HIM SAY HE HAD A BOMB ON BOARD

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O THANK YOU SIR

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X GET THOSE AIRCRAFTSCRAMBLED TOWARD HIM

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O SIR. WE'RE WORKING IT RJGHT NOW. WE HAVE PROBABLY SIX

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AIRCRAFT RJGHT NOW. BUT WE'RE WORKING IT <X OKAY> O WHICH CENTER IS THIS. WHICH CENTER IS THIS . if-

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O CHECKING WITH WEAPONS SIR. STANDBY <X THANK YOU>

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O SIR WE HAVE 4 AIRCRAFT. 2 OUT OF SELFRJDGE, 2 OUT OF

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TOLEDO. LET ME SEE WHERE THEY'RE CURJ^ENTLY HEADED, AT THIS POSITION O OKAY. THEY WERE FOLLOWING DELTA 1989, RJGHT NOW THEIR

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PROBABLY GOING TO COMMIT TOWARDS THE BOMB AIRCRAFT, I'M

X WHATS THAT

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O WE'RE WORKING ON IT SIR <X WHATS THAT>

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O THEIR WORKING ON THE COMMITMENT FOR DELTA 93 RJGHT NOW

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X OKAY

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O I'LL CALL YOU BACK WITH ANYTHINGTHAT I HAVE

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X ALLRJGHT. THANK YOU

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O (GARBLED) ID. JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP, THE Z POINT. BRAVO 424. IS THE LAST KNOWN POSITION OF UNITED 93.

 

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X HEY. YEAH THIS IS WASHINGTON CENTER. WE GOT FIGHTERS HOLDING OVER THE NOTTINGHAM AREA AND THEY NEED THE

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FREQ. FOR REFUELINGWITH THE TANKER. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA OYES

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X THE. THE TANKER NEEDS A FREQUENCY

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STAND BY SIR. WE'LL GET IT FOR YOU, STANDBY

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O SIR NO CONFIRMATION OF A BLOWUP OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT

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X WELL THEY SAID THEY SENT A C-130 OVER THERE AND HE SAID YES. HE WAS IN THE GROUND

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X NOPE. BLEW UP. HEY I NEED THE TANKER FREQUENCY

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O SIR WE'RE TRYING TO GET THAT RIGHT NOW

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"AST" MCC BE ADVISED 53 IS DOWN. WE'RE RECALLING IT NOW. ABOUT 15 MIN. TO GET IT BACK WE HOPE

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"AST" WHAT BASE. 1241Z BATTLE STATIONS OTIS

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O OPEN LINE. SURV. SGT RICHMOND

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X UH. STEVE <O YES> UH. 1CANT HEAR YOU <O YES> X UH,

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THIS IS PATTY. 1 JUST CALLED THE SITE JAY 53. THEY SAID IT WAS TOTALLY. UTTERLY IMPOSSIBLE. <X IMPOSSIBLE> YUP

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O THEY CAN'T START PUTTING IT BACK TOGETHER 42 X NOPE O OKAY, THANK YOU

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X OKAY

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"AST" MCC. I'VE JUST BEEN TOLD IT'S TOTALLY. UTTERLY

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"AST" WHAT DOES 56 LOOK LIKE. DO YOU HAVE THE SETTINGS FOR

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"AST" WHAT WAS THE CODE 1443 OR. WAS THAT THE TIME

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"AST" I'LL JUST SHIFT ONE OF THESE GUYS DOWN. THE EXERCISE

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WILL JUST HAVE TO BE KINDA ON A HOLD "AST" IS IT THAT REFERENCE POINT

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"AST" OK 11. PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT I'M SENDING YOU

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"BACKGROUND" OK STANDBY. SEND IT

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"AST" OK SEE THAT ARROW. 1 BELIVE THAT'S HIS LAST KNOWN

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