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O HUNTRESS WEAPONS, SGT POWELL X ALRIGHT. BOSTON CENTER TMU, WE HAVE A P| 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 X NO, THIS IS REAL WORLD, THIS IS NOT AN EXERCISE, NOT A TEST O HEH, AH, HOLD ON A SECOND, OKAY X YUP X (OFFLINE) HEY, HEY , HEY, SERIOUSLY DUDE BIGTIME O SIR, SIR, SIR X YES SIR O YEAH, I GOT AN MCC COMING IN RIGHT NOW TO TALK TO YOU SO YOU CAN HANDLE ALL THAT X THANK YOU
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O HI, THIS IS MAJ DESKINS \JW>n[j Vir)llN& X HI, JOE COOPER. BOSTON CENTER <O YES JOE> WE HAVE A HIJACKED AIRCRAFT HEADED TOWARDS THE NEW YORK METRO AREA, WONDERING IF YOU COULD, UMM, SEND 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 HAVE A MODE 3 CODE X NOPE, IT IS JUST A PRIMARY TARGET ONLY, WE LOST, UMM, WE 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 X WE HAVE TO. YES, UNTIL YOU GUYS CAN PICK HIM UP ON PRIMARY RADAR O OK, SO YOU HAVE A GENERAL LOCATION TO WHERE HE IS X WE'RE STILL TRACKING HIM RIGHT NOW O YOUR STILL TRACKING HIM RIGHT NOW, CAN YOU, CAN YOU GIVE US A LAT. LON. WHERE YOU THINK HE IS FOR OUR S A. X YEAH, HOLD ON A SECOND (MAJ DESKINS OFF CHANNEL 14, PICKS UP LINE WITH BOSTON TMU FROM POSITION ON CHANNEL 13) X YOU READY O GO AHEAD

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY MEMO FOR RECORD: 21 SEP 01. Due to an equipment malfunction, the rest of the 'u information recorded on DRM 2. DAT 2. was lost. The incident tape was in the data recorder for playback purposes by SSgt James D To!lack, 305 OSS, McGuire AFB, who was performing the transcription, when the computer equipment failure occurred. DRM 1. Dat 2 Channel 4 ID1 - OP Position 12:38:23 :34 12:38:38 :45 :46 :51 :53 :54 :56 :58 12:39:02 :04 "ID1" WHAT. YOUR KIDDING. REAL WORLD "IDT WHO BOSTON <"BACKGROUND" CALL BOSTON> O OPEN LINE X BOSTON CENTER MILITARY O UH YEAH. HUNTRESS CALLING IN REFERENCE TO THE HIJACKED AIRCRAFT<X YES> WE'RE CHECKING TO GET SOME INFORMATION IF WE COULD X OKAY. OKAY. WHAT DO YA NEED O CALL SIGN. TYPE AIRCRAFT X IT'S AMERICAN ONE ONE O AMERICAN ONE ONE X UH, HUH. TYPE AIRCRAFT. IS A UH, SEVEN SIXTY SEVEN O AND NUMBER OF SOLES ON BOARD, DO YOU KNOW THAT 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 X NO WE DON'T HAVE THAT INFORMATION O YOU DONT HAVE NAY OF THAT<X NO> X RIGHT NOW HIS POSITION IS ABOUT FORTY MILES NORTH OF KENNEDY <O FORTY MILES NORTH OF KENNED Y> X RIGHT O YOU HAVE A MODE THREE X NO WE DON'T. HE'S A PRIMARY TARGET ONLY O A PRIMARY TARGET ONLY <X YUP> O OKAY, AN YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE HE'S COMING FROM OR DES1 INAT1ON X NO IDI-A. HE TOOK OFF OUT OF BOSTON ORIGINALLY HEADING FOR. UH, LOS ANGELOS O BOS1 < >N TO LOS ANGELOS X THAI WAS HIS ORIGINAL DESTINATION YEAH O AND V HERE ARE THEY GOING NOW, DO YOU KNOW X NO ID: A. HE'S HEADING TOWARDS KENNEDY, IT LOOKS LIKE Hi SPEED IS DECREASING. UMM, I'M NOT EXACTLY SURE, NOBODY

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY REALLY :47 O ARE YOU THE CONTROLLING AGENCY <X BOSTON CENTER> OR IS NEW YORK :51 X NO, NO. RIGHT NOW WE ARE BUT HE'S HEADING RIGHT FOR NEW YORK CENTER, UMM, (GARBLED) :53 O AND IS THERE ANY MILITARY ASSISTANCE REQUESTED :55 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 12:40:00 O BUT YOU DO HAVE UH, YOU DON'T HAVE ANY MODES OR CODES ON HIM :06 X UMM, NOPE. RIGHT NOW, RIGHT NOW WE DON'T HAVE, JUST UH, ANY MODE C : 15 O IS HE INBOUND TO JFK :16 X WE, WE DON'T KNOW AT ALL : 19 O YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE HE IS AT ALL :20 X HE'S BEING HIJACKED, THE PILOTS HAVING A HARD TIME TALKING TO THE, I MEAN, WE DON'T KNOW, WE DON'T KNOW WHERE HE'S GOING :25 X HE'S HEADING TOWARD KENNEDY, HE'S UH, LIKE I SAID, HE'S LIKE THIRTY FIVE MILES NORTH OF KENNEDY NOW AT 367 KNOTS <O OKAY> I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE HE'S GOING WHATSOEVER :30 O IF YOU COULD PLEASE GIVE US A CALL, LET US KNOW UH, ANY INFORMATION THAT WOULD BE GREAT :34 X OKAY, 1 GUESS RIGHT NOW WE'RE TRYING TO WORK ON, I 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 BACK AS SOON AS WE KNOW SOME MORE INFORMATION :48 O THANK YOU :48 X ALRIGHT CALL TERMINATED 12:41:52 12:42:00 :01 :04 :09 :14 : 15 O OPEN MIKE X BOSTON CENTER O YEAH, HUNTRESS ID AGAIN, REAL QUICK, DID YOU GUYS HAVE MODE 3 ON AMERICAN ONE ONE X LAST UH, LAST UH ALTITUDE WE HAD HIM AT WAS DESCENDING TO FLIGHT LEVEL TWO NINE ZERO O DO YOU HAVE UH, I'M SORRY DO YOU HAVE A PRIOR MODE THREE FOR AMERICAN ONE ONE X UMM O FILE ANYTHING, UH, ANY INFORMATION FOR MODE THREE, BECAUS! WE CAN LOCATE HIM ON THE SCOPE IF SO

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY X WELL UH. LAST KNOWN ALTITUDE WAS UH. TWO NINE ZERO. THE LAST THING HE REQUESTED WAS THREE FIVE ZERO O OKAY. ALL WE'RE ASKING IS YOUR MODE THREE, YOUR MODE THREE. DID YOU ASSIGN ANY^SBfiJO THAT AIRCRAFT X UH. THE ORIGINAL WAS UH. THE ORIGINAL, HOLD ON, UMM. WE DON'T HAVEANY MODE THREE. HE'S PRIMARY ONLY. THAT'S ALL WE HAVE X UMM. 1 DON'T EVEN HAVE HIS ORIGINAL. UMM, I COULD TRY TO FIND OUT WHAT HIS ORIGINAL WAS O YEAH, THAT'S WHAT WE NEED X UMM. OKAY. HOLD ON X HELLO O YES GO AHEAD X HIS ORIGINAL CODE WAS ONE FOUR FOUR THREE <O ONE FOUR FOUR THREE> O COPY THAT. THANK YOU SIR, AN, ONE MORE QUESTION <X YUP> UH. ANYAIRCRAFT CLOSE BY HIM THAT UH, COULD

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY 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 w-^P INFORMATION WHATSOEVER 12:46:06 WP X UMM, I, UMM AM NOT, HOLD ON ONE SECOND :17 " ^ ^ "ID!" KEEP TRJNG TO LOCATE THAT MODE THREE :32 "ID1" NEW YORK TOLD ME TO HOLD ON. YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT :46 "ID1" HMM, COME ON NEW YORK :59 "ID1" YOU KNOW WHAT. LET'S GET A TAIL NUMBER OFF OF IT, CALL BOSTON CENTER, LETS GET A TAIL NUMBER 12:47:00 X RIGHT NOW HE'S PRIMARY ONLY :02 O YOU HAVE NO MODE THREE <X UMM> :10 X UMM :14 O YOU HAVE A LAT. LON. :15 X UMM, I CAN GET A LAT. LON. <O GOOD> :25 "ID1" WE'RE GONNA GET AN UPDATED LAT. LON., A UPDATED 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 :35 X OKAY SHOWING FOUR ZERO THREE NINE NORTH <O FOUR ZERO THREE NINE NORTH> :36 O SEVEN FOUR ZERO THREE WEST <O SEVEN FOUR ZERO THREE W OKAY THANK YOU MA'AM> :37 X WHAT, OH, WHAT. WHAT, (BACKGROUND GARBLED) :45 X OH, OKAY. THANK YOU CALL TERMINATED :58 12:48:33 :35 :46 12:49:00 :04 :04 :05 "ID!" OKAY THERE IT IS. THAT'S WHERE SHE SAID IT WAS, I 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 "1D1" WHILE WE'RE LOOKING TO SEE FOR A SEARCH TARGET, AFTER ALL THEY HAVE HIS PRIMARY, I DON'T SEE "ID 1" WELL IF SHE KNOWS THAT O NEW YORK CENTER, HUNTRESS ID O NEW YORK CENTER. HUNTRESS ID X NEW YORK O 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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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY COAST RIGHT NOW SO I> TRACKING COAST, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN. IS HE NORTHBOUND NOW :17 X IT, IT MEANS. I, AS FAR AS I'M SHOWING HERE IT MEANS IT'S LOST TRACK ON IT. LET ME SEE IF I CAN FIND OUT <O YEAH> :22 X HUNTRESS (GARBLED), GOOD MORNING, THIS IS NEW YORK MILITARYCALLING AT NEW YORK CENTER :27 O YEAH HOW ARE YOU DOING :28 X 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, UH, FIGHTER JETS :30 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 <0 "BACKGROUND VOICE, HUNTRESS SIDE" JUST GIVE THEM HERE. I'M SORRY. JUST GIVE THEM HERE> :46 O NO THEY WANT THE COMMERCIAL NUMBER :50 "BACKGROUND VOICE. HUNTRESS SIDE" IT DOES'NT MATTER.JUST GIVE THEM THIS ONE, THEIR MONITORING US ANYWAYS 12:50:02 X HUNTRESS ID, NEW YORK TWENTY-SIX nUjJ, t/LI :03 O GO AHEAD r v /I' 12:50:05 X UMM, YOU CAN CONTACT , UH, SIX THREE ONE, FOUR SIX EIGHT, FIVE NINE FIVE NINE, AND THEY CAN KEEP YA A LITTLE MORE UPDATED :14 O AND THAT'S A LOCAL NUMBER MAAM <X PARDON ME> :17 O IS THAT NEW YORK MILITARY : 18 X NO, UH, THAT'S UH. NEW YORK CENTER :21 O GREAT :22 X ALRIGHT CALL TERMINATED "BACKGROUND VOICE" NEW YORK CENTER, THAT'S NEW YORK MILITARY I THINK. GO AHEAD DIAL THAT NUMBER :30 "1D1, (WHILE DIALING)" CAN WE DIAL OUT FROM HERE, LONG DISTANCE :40 "1D1" SHE SAID, THEY SAID THEY SHOWED HIM HEADING COASTAL NOW, I DID'NT UNDERSTAND, I ASKED THEM TO EXPLAIN THAT :50 X YOUR NUMBER CANNOT BE DIALED CALL TERMINATED :54 :56 "1D1" WE CAN'T DIAL THIS NUMBER FROM HERE "BACKGROUND VOICE" THEIR GONNA GIVE US THREE AND 12:50:28

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY FIVE MINUTE UPDATES ON LAT. LON.S "ID1" HEY DO YOU WANT TO DIAL THIS NUMBER "BACKGROUND VOICE" SHE'S WATCHING HIM, THAT LAST 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

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"BACKGOUND" (GARBLED) "ID1" OH GOD "BACKGOUND VOICE" GOD SAVE NEY YORK O NEW YORK AMIS, HUNTRESS ID /; "BACKGROUND VOICE" SEE IF THEY LOST ALTITUDE ON THAT PLANE ALL TOGETHER :10 X NEW YORK :11 O YES MAAM, DID YOU JUST HEAR THE INFORMATION REGARDING THE WORLD TRADE CENTER <X NO> BEING HIT BY AN AIRCRAFT <X I'M SORRY> BEING HIT BY A AIRCRAFT :19 X YOUR KIDDING : 19 O NO, IT'S ON WORLD NEWS. UMM, DO YOU STILL HAVE ALTITUDE ON THAT AIRCRAFT YOU HAVE :23 X NO, LIKE 1, NO, LIKE I SAID 1 DON'T WORK A RADAR HERE :29 \A / t . \T °ft" O _ YEAH YOU SAID YOU LOST fe^£>ARCTHlOUGH~" ^ SA-f f YEAH YOU SAID YOU LOST KAgAK THROUGH \9 \ (\V> (A _ '•*/ \ T iV^ <"BACKGROUND VOICE, HUNTRESS SIDE" CALL THIS ^ V WP NUMBER, CALL THIS NUMBER AGAIN>NO IT WON'T GO WT THROUGH :35 X SIX THREE ONE, FOUR SIX EIGHT, FIVE NINE FIVE NINE :37 O IT WON'T GO THROUGH MAAM. IS THERE ANY OTHER NUMBER <X NO> IS THAT NEW YORK MILITARY :43 X UMM. NO IT'S NOT. UH. THAT'S THE ONLY NUMBER 1 HAVE FOR OPERATIONS THERE :49 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> ^' , ?. :57 O NOT AS. OKAY, WE'RE JUST TRYING TO FIND OUT ALL THAT (/" WE CAN MAAM, WE'RE TRYING TO SORT IT OUT TOO <"BACKGROUND VOICE, HUNTRESS SIDE" YEAH, YOU GUYS DON'T, WE NEED TO FIND OUT WHO'S TRACKING 12:52:57 CONT. THIS GUY ON THEIR SCOPE AND FIND OUT IF THEY GOT ALTITUDE ON THIS GUY> BUT THAT NUMBER YOU GAVE ME DOES'NT WORK 1 CANT REACH ANYBODY, IS THERE

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY ANYBODY TRACKING HIM IN NEW YORK CENTER 12:53:15 "BACKGROUND VOICE. HUNTRESS SIDE" IF HE DOES'NT HAVE AN ALTITUDE. DID WE GET A TAIL NUMBER YET :15 X HELLO :18 O NEW YORK CENTER. HUNTRESS ID. IS ANYONE TRACKING HIJACK AIRCRAFT AMERICAN ONE ONE :22 X I'M SORRY START OVER AGAIN. WHAT ABOUT AMERICAN ONE ONE :24 O THE HIJACK AIRCRAFT. AMERICAN ONE ONE, IS ANYONE TRACKING FROM NEW YORK CENTER. THAT AIRCRAFT :30 X UH. WE HAD A PRIMARY TARGET ON HIM UH, WE'RE TRYING TO FOLLOW HIM THE BEST WE CAN, UH, HE'S NOT SQUAWKING A BEACON CODE WHAT SO EVER :37 "BACKGROUND VOICE. HUNTRESS SIDE" DO YOU STILL SEE PRIMARY «W :37 O DO YOU STILL SEE PRIMARY ^ ^ \£>M :40 X UH. NO 1 DONT SEE A PRIMARY TARGET AT THIS MOMENT. HOWEVER HE IS NOT IN MY AIRSPACE SO :44 O OKAY. I JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP, NEW YORK. THAT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER HAS JUST BEEN HIT BY AN AIRCRAFT REALWORLD :47 <"BACKGROUND VOICE. HUNTRESS SIDE" WHO HAS PRIMARY WITH THIS GUY> REAL WORLD :52 X UH DO YOU HAVE. DO YOU HAVE THAT CONFIRMED :54 O THAT IS ON THE NEWS SIR. RIGHT NOW :58 X HMM. OKAY :59 O WE HAVE NO CONFIRMATION. IT'S ON THE NEWS 12:53:03 X I'M SORRY. I'M SORRY. THERES TO MANY PEOPLE TALKING AT ONCE :07 O I KNOW I HEAR THAT TOO. THANK YOU. IF THERES ANY (GARBLED) I'LL GIVE YOU A CALL :10 X OKAY THANK YOU CALL TERMINATED 12:53:10 "ID1" SOUNDS LIKE THEIR GOING THROUGH<"BACKGROUND VOICE" IF THEY DON'T HAVE HIM THAT'S IT> :22 "BACKGOUND VOICE" ARE WE STILL TRYING TO WORK A TAIL NUMBER ON THIS GUY :30 "BACKGOUND VOICE" YOU HAVE A HOTLINE TO NEW YORK MILITARY :34 "ID1" OR NO, BOSTON MILITARY :44 "BACKGOUND" WHERE IS IT IN COMPARISON TO OUR z TRACK :51 "BACKGOUND" AND THEY LOST PRIMARY 1255 :29 "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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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY :39 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHO'S GIVING YOU THAT CONFIRMATION :44 "BACKGROUND VOICE" BOSTON. BOSTON CENTER IS GIVING YOU THAT CONFIRMATION :50 "BACKGROUND VOICE" BOSTON IS CONFIRMING, BOSTON IS CONFIRMING THAT WAS THE AIRCRFAT THAT CRASHED INTO THE TRADE CENTER. AMERICAN ELEVEN \ 12:56:08 "IDl" BOSTON IS CONFIRMING IT IS THAT AIRCRAFT \ :20 "IDl" THAT THAT'S THE AIRCRAFT, OH GOD :45 "IDl"SOB YET :52 "BACKGROUND VOICE" TAIL NUMBER IS NOVEMBER 334AA ON AMERICAN ELEVEN. SO FOR YOUR PILOT :56 "IDl"3,3, 4 ALPHA ALPHA 1257 :18 "BACKGROUND" THEY SAID IT DROPPED DOWN TO 280 KTS AND THAT'S WHEN THEY LOST ALTITUDE :23 "IDl "OH MY GOD 12:58 :26 "ID 1" WHERE DID YOU GET THAT PHONE NUMBER, STATE OF (, EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER, IS THAT WHAT YOU NEED :52 O (GARBLED) 5. HUNTRESS, GO :58 X (GARBLED) 5 REQUESTING APPROACH (GARBLED AND BROKEN) 12:59 :00 O MANE 85, HUNTRESS, YOUR COMING IN BROKEN SAY MODE 3 :07 X IT'S 5362 O MANE 85. HUNTRESS COPIES IT'S 5362. STANDBY :56 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 13:00 :36 "BACKGROUND" WHAT TIME DID WE GET THE CONFIRM CRASH :38 "IDl" I DON'T HAVE THE CONFIRM CRASH TIME, SHE WAS ON THE PHONE WITH IT 13:01 :13 "IDl" SIXTEEN THIRTY FIVE : 14 "BACKGROUND" (GARBLED) :35 "IDl" MAJOR FOX. DID YOU GET THAT MANE 85, THE DELTA, THE DELTA :40 "IDl "IT HASN'T SMOOTHED YET 13:02 :18 O HUNTRESS ID, UNSECURE LINE :22 O YES SIR, GO AHEAD :38 O l DON'T KNOW SIR :46 O COPY ALL SIR. THANK YOU, (GARBLED) END CALL :57 "IDl" MODE 4 OUT OF 53 IS NOT ACTIVE. I'M SORRY CALL TERMINATED :59 MANE 85, HUNTRESS 13:03 :02 X GO AHEAD MA'AM :05 O YES SIR. I'M OPEN FOR THIS SWEET HOWEVER MODE 4 UNABLE DUE TO HUNTRESS

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY TAIL NUMBERS ON THESE AIRCRAFT. ACTUALLY I DON'T NEED AAL 11. THEIR ASKING FOR UNITED 175 :12 X OKAY WE'RE ON THE PHONE WITH UNITED RIGHT NOW : 16 O YOUR ON THE PHONE WITH UNITED ONE SEVEN FIVE : 18 X NO. WE'RE ON THE PHONE WITH UNITED, THE AIRLINES :21 X UM. STAND BY ONE :43 X UNITED AIRLINES DISPATCH SAYS THAT UNITED 175 IS NORDO, 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 :59 AH. WE DO NOT KNOW IF HE'S AIRBORNE AT THIS TIME J :50 CONT. X WE'RE TRYING TO RESEARCH IT, IT'S IN NEW YORK CENTER'S AIRSPACE :08 O OKAY DO YOU HAVE A TAIL NUMBER :09 X, UH. NO, 1 DO NOT HAVE THAT INFORMATION : 10 O OK THANK YOU BOSTON TERMINATED :50 O GIANT KILLER. HUNTRESS ID. REFERENCE WHISKEY 792 :54 X GO AHEAD HUNTRESS Vfr :57 O YES SIR HOW MANY AIRCRAFT DO YOU HAVE IN 7S/AT THIS TIME :59 X I CURRENTLY HAVE 2 F 18'S AND A LEARJET :01 O OKAY THANK YOU, SIERRA WHISKEY :03 "ID 1" MARK WHENEVER YOU HAVE ANY AIRCRAFT IN ft82)HE'S GOT 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
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"BACKGROUND VOICE" WE'VE GOT LANGLEY ON BATTLE STATIONS 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 X I, I HAVE NO IDEA. 1 WOULD HAVE NO IDEA OF THAT O OKAY BOSTON SAID IT WAS IN YOUR AIRSPACE X IT'S ACTUALLY NEW 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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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY CALL TERMINATED ^. fl 13:15 :15 O HUNTRESS ID (GARBLED) CAN 1 HELP v ™ T - r<**^ :16 X YEAH THIS IS NEW YORK MILITARY-CATLING SOMEONE ON THE FLOOR SAID THAT <O YES WE ARE> OKAY WHATS UP :23 O UH NEW YORK MILITARY, HUNTRESS ID CHECKING ON UNITED 175.1 HEARD HE WAS IN YOUR AIRSPACE DO YOU HAVE CONTACT WITH THAT AIRCRAFT, AIRBORN :28 X NO . UNITED 175 IS THE SECOND AIRCRAFT TO CRASH INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER .L V \\:34 O OKAY, THAT IS WHAT 1 NEEDED SIR. IS CONFIRMATION UH, ONLY V V\ ^ ONE OTHER QUESTION SIR. THE SOB OF EITHER AIRCRAFT :40 X YOU WOULD HAVE TO GET THAT FROM BOSTON CENTER THEY WERE BOTH OUT OF BOSTON. SO BOSTON CENTER WOULD HAVE THAT INFORMATION. WE DO NOT HAVE THAT INFORMATION YET :46 O THANK YOU SIR <X OKAY> :47 0 THANK YOU :48 X ALLRIGHT CALL TERMINATED 13:15 :57 X SCOGGINS MILITARY :57 BOSTON, HUNTRESS. JUST CALLING ONE LAST TIME FOR THE SOB OF EITHER AIRCRAFT. NEW YORK TOLD ME TO CALL YOU 13:16 :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 75 PEOPLE ON THE UNITED 175 : 15 O OKAY AND NOTHING ON THE AMERICAN 11 <X NOTHING ON THE AMERICAN. AND THAT WAS AN EST1MATE> OKAY SIR 13:16 :22 X I DO HAVE A TAIL ON UNITED 175. HOLD ON ONE SECOND :31 X STAND BY ONE :31 O OKAY SIR :47 XN612UA :50 ON612UACOPY X WE SHUT ALL TRAFFIC OFF AT BOSTON CENTER, NO ONE DEPARTING. AND WE'RE REROUTING ALL JFK ARRIVALS AND NEWARK METRO AIRPORTS 13:17 :01 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 :05 O STANDBY I'LL GIVE YOU THE MISSION CREW COMMANDER, STAND BY <X ALRIGHT>

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY :28 O GO AHEAD :28 X YEAH. (GARBLED) SCOGGINS. BOSTON CENTER MILITARY :32 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 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> 13:18 :09 X ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS. OKAY. AND UH. WE'LL LET YOU KNOW ABOUT THE INTERNATIONALS WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT WE'RE DOING WITH THEM YET : 14 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 :36 X OKAY, ALRIGHTY :36 O THANKS ' :37 X GOODBYE CALL TERMINATED 13:18 :38 "BACKGROUND VOICE" OKAY WE HAVE 2 HELICOPTERS ATNEW YORK. ON STANDBY FOR SOMETHING 13:19 :03 "ID!" TELL ME WHO 1 CAN CALL FOR SURE ^ 13:20 :11 "1D1" THIS WAS PREPLANNED I'LL BET YA. FOR NINE O'CLOCK. • NINE O'CLOCK 13:21 :04 "ID1" OK RAYMOND. TO THE RESCUE COME ON IN AND F;LL :58 "1D1" OH NO, NOPE. I'M NOT LEAVING 13:22 :15 "ID1" OH GOD THEY BETTER CALL THE PRESIDENT :17 "BACKGROUND VOICE" BELIEVE ME HE KNOWS -*» :38 O NEW YORK. HUNTRESS ID. REFERENCE AMERICAN 11 :44 "IDr I'M CALLING AMERICAN RIGHT NOW. ER. NEW YORK :49 X THIS IS NEW YORK GO AHEAD O YES SIR WE JUST HAD. AH. KNOWLEDGE THAT AMERICAN 11 IS STILL AIRBORNE HEADED TOWARDS WASHINGTON DID YOU GET THAT INFORMATION :57 X STAND BY

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY :04 "BACKGROUND. NEW YORK SIDE" GIMME. GIMME, WHAT WERE THE CALLS1GNS :06 "IDP I'M ON WITH NEW YORK v :11 "IDP I'M ON WITH NEW YOR. HOLD ON. THE TAIL NUMBER IS RIGHT HERE. N334AA :21 X AND . AHH. AIR DEFENSE • :22 O YES SIR. GO AHEAD :24 X UMM. WHAT BEACON CODE ARE YOU LOOKING AT :26 O SIR WE DON'T HAVE A BEACON CODE. WE ONLY HAVE A TAIL NUMBER. LAST KNOWN BEACON CODE WAS 1443 WE JUST :31 X I'M GONNA GIVE YOU A PHONE NUMBER, AND YOU NEED TO CALL 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 :48 O OK IF YOU COULD DO ME A FAVOR AND HAVE THEM CALL US, WE (": CAN NOT CALL OUT FOR SOME REASON X ALL RIGHT LET ME HAVE YOUR NUMBER :54 OUH. IT'S. UH. DO YOU HAVE DSN OR NO :57 X I'M SORRY O 315-<X YES> 334 O <X YES> 6344 % :04 X OKAY :04 O THANK YOU SIR TERMINATED :08 "IDP OH SHOOT. 6348, 6344 :12 "ID 1" OK WHO NEEDS WHAT : 17 "IDP MAJ ANDERSON, MAJ ANDERSON, WHAT DID YOU NEED :21 "IDP 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 / HIS TAIL NUMBER AND EVERYTHING / :37 "BACKGROUND VOICE" AAL11 „ 1 :39 "IDP YEAH, NEW YORK GONNA CALL US BACK :43 "IDP YOU KNOW WHAT. STEVEN'S GOT NEW YORK TRACONON :02 "BACKGROUND VOICE" 1 THOUGHT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE GETTING LAT. LON.S PASSED TO US :08 "IDP WASHINGTON LINE ONE (DIALING) :25 "IDP STEVE'S GOT NEW YORK TRACON ON :26 X WASHINGTON :28 O WASHINGTON. HUNTRESS ID, HAVE YOU BEEN GIVEN HEADS UP, REFERENCE THE AIRCRAFT THAT HAVE CRASHED INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER :33 X YEAH. WE'RE AWARE OF IT. YES

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder I ! September 2001 I 2 2 7 Z - 1 4 1 7 Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY :35 O WELL SIR. WE JUST FOUND. WE'RE TRYING TO FIND OUT INFORMATION ON AMERJCAN 11. WE JUST GOT CONFIRMATION THAT <X WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING ON THAT ONE> O YOU DO NOT <X WE DO NOT> :44 O OKAY. ARE YOU AWARE HE IS POSSIBLY HEADED TOWARDS WASHINGTON :47 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 VERY MUCH TERMINATED "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 :20 "BACKGROUND VOICE" SEVEN SIXTY SEVEN. TAIL NUMBER N334AA :26 "BACKGROUND VOICE" AMERICAN AIRLINES (GARBLED) IS'NT THE ONE THAT HIT THEIR AIRBORN STILL HIJACKED HEADED TOWARDS WASHINGTON :34 "BACKGROUND VOICE" IT WAS AMERJCAN AIRLINES ONE ONE :37 "BACKGROUND VOICE" THE FIRST ONE THEY THOUGHT HIT :38 "BACKGROUND" HE'S STILL AIRBORN. HE'S STILL OUT THERE. BUT WE CAN'T GET A POSITION ON HIM. ALL THEY KNOW IS HE'S HEADED TOWARDS WASHINGTON ~ " :46 "ID1" DO YOU COPY THAT. BOSTON'S MISSING ANOTHER AIRCRAFT :47 "BACKGROUND" BOSTON IS NOW MISSING ANOTHER AIRCRAFT COPY :57 "ID1" THERE IS 3 UNACCOUNTED FOR AIRCRAFT. MORE AIRCRAFT UNACCOUNTED FOR. BOSTON "IDI" "BACKGROUND" OKAY :07 "ID1" WOW. NEVER MIND. I GUESS I ' M NOT GOING ANYWHERE "BACKGROUND" WOW :13 :24 "IDI" OH MY GOD :37 "BACKGROUND" HOW MANY SOB AAL I I . NO WE DON'T "ID!" WASHINGTON GONNA HAVE TO UH. THIS IS SCARY :45 :23 "IDI" HOW DO YOU DIAL LONG DISTANCE :24 "BACKGROUND" DIAL THIS FOR HER. THIS NUMBER RIGHT HERE :37 "IDI" WHATS THE NUMBER. NO THAT'S NOT WORKING :40 "IDI" OKAY TRY IT AGAIN. WHATS THE NUMBER. 631"BACKGROUND" 468-5959 :43 :54 "BACKGROUND" REPLAY. THAT'S THE SECOND AIRCRAFT. JUST THEN

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder I I September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY 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 O THAT'S WHAT WE JUST FOUND OUT O BUT WE DONT KNOW WHERE IT IS THOUGH. IT HEADED TOWARD WASHINGTON. WAS. WAS THE LAST INFORMATION 0 I DONT KNOW. BUT SOMEONE BETTER GET THE PRESIDENT THIS IS NOT GOOD "BACKGROUND" SOMEONE BETTER GET LOOKING FOR THIS GUY O 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 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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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome. NY X YEAH O HAVE YOU HAD ANY CONTACT AT ALL SINCE THE LAST KNOWN. 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> :48 O YOU DO NOT. OKAY IF YOU DO PLEASE GIVE US A CALL :51 O OKAY (GARBLED) :52 X YUP CALL TERMINATED :54 "ID 1" OKA Y.BOSTON CONFIRMED THE 3RD AIRCRAFT BUT THEY DO NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. THEY DONT KNOW THE CALL SIGN OF THE 3RD MISSING. THEY JUST KNOW HE'S MISSING 13:32 :03 "BACKGROUND" OKAY THERE IS A 3*° ONE MISSING, OUT OF BOSTON :04 "IDP OUT OF BOSTON :09 "BACKGROUND" THERE IS A. THERE IS A. WHO'S TALKING TO THEM UP THERE "ID1" OPEN LINE : O HUNTRESS ID. UNSECURE LINE :27 X 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 :36 O OKAY. UMM. DO YOU WANT ME TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON SIR :4 1 X 1. 1 GOTTA PRETTY GOOD IDEA BUT. YES :44 O OKAY THERE ARE 3 AIRCRAFT MISSING OUT OF BOSTON, I JUST SPOKE TO BOSTON. THEY SAID THEY ARE NOT SURE OF THE 3 RD 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 1 75 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 1 1. 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 AMERJCAN ONE ONE WAS HEADED FOR WASHINGTON. THAT IS THE ONLY THING :35 :36

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY 13:33 :34 X WAS HEADED FOR WHERE :34 WASHINGTON :35 X OKAY :37 O SO. YOUR AOR. SO 1 JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP :39 X OKAY. SO. OKAY, GO AHEAD :41 O THE LAST KNOWN LAT. LON. THAT WE HAD. PRJMARY TARGET ONLY WAS 4038N 07403W ON AMERJCAN ONE. ONE :53 X OKAY :53 O BUT REMEMBER NOTHING HAS BEEN CONFIRMED AS FAR AS WHICH AIRCRAFT HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. BUT THE OTHER ONE. WE HAVE INFORMATION IS HEADING FOR WASHINGTON 13:34 :02 X OKAY. LET ME TELL YOU THIS. 1. WE BEEN LOOKING, WE HAVE fr ALSO LOST AMERJCAN 77 — :07 O AMERJCAN 77 :09 "BACKGROUND" (GARBLED) :13 X I'M SORRY :13 O WHERE WAS HE SUPPOSED TO HEAD SIR : 14 X OKAY, HE WAS SUPPOSED TO GO TO LA ALSO :18 O FROM WHERE :20 X UH. HE WAS FROM BOSTON ALSO :23 X NOW. NOW LET ME TELL YOU THIS STORY. UH. INDIANAPOLIS CENTER WAS WORKING THIS GUY :29 O WHAT GUY :29 X AMERJCAN 77 OOKAY 4) X AT FLIGHT LEVEL 350 HOWEVER THEY LOST RADAR WITH HIM, UA THEY LOST CONTACT WITH HIM. THEY LOST EVERYTHING. AND •IT . THEY DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA WHERE HE IS. OR WHAT HAPPEN, SO , ift " \ H WHAT WE HAVE DONE. AT THE. AT THE SURROUNDING CENTERS IS $ \ TO KEEP A LOOK OUT FOR. LIMITED CODES. PRJMARY TARGETS, OR j1 WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE *• :50 O OKAY :51 X AND THAT WAS THE LAST TIME. THAT WAS ABOUT 15 MINUTES AGO. SINCE I TALKED TO THE INDIANAPOLIS CENTER OPERATIONS MANAGER :58 O DO YOU HAVE A TYPE AIRCRAFT SIR :59 X THAT WAS A 767 I BELIEVE 13:35 :01 "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 : 15 X WELL I DON'T KNOW. THAT WAS INDY CENTER, THEY SAID SOMEWHERE. THE LAST TIME I TALKED TO THEM THEY SAID IT WAS EAST OF YORK. AND 1 DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT STATE THAT IS FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder I I September 2001 1227Z- 14172 Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY O OK SIR. WELL I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND GIVE THEM A CALL :24 XOKAY •2*1 O THANK YOU SIR TERMINATED :40 "IDPIS THIS DSN :40 "BACKGROUND" READY <D1ALING> :49 "ID1" I'M CALLING THEM f . fa$ :01 "ID1" IS DSN 94 OR 96 If /^''" ^ : 19 "BACKGROUND" WE HAVE AN AIRCRAFT 6 MILES EAST :20 X INDIANOPOLIS CENTER <"BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS SIDE" 6 MILES EAST OF THE WHITEHOUSE> :22 X HELLO :22 O INDIANOPOLIS CENTER. HUNTRESS ID CALLING. AMERICAN 77. WE HAVE HEARD INFORMATION. DO YOU HAVE LAST KNOWN POSITION :32 X I'M SORRY SAY AGAIN :36 O DO YOU HAVE LAST KNOWN POSITION OF AMERICAN 77 :38 X YES :38 O COULD I HAVE THAT PLEASE <X YEAH> :43 X U H . YANKEE ROMEO KJLO 080 AT 010 :51 OAND. IS THERE A LAT. LON. SIR :53 X UH. I DON'T HAVE A LAT. LON. RJGHT HERE BUT UH <O WE'RE NOT SURE WHERE THAT IS> OKAY UMM DO YOU WANT AN APPROX. LOCATION WHERE <O YES> IT WOULD BE :06 "BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS SIDE" SIX MILES EAST AND LOSING ALTITUDE :09 X HENDERSON. HNN :10 O 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 :25 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 :36 O OKAY. I DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT IS. CAN YOU. CAN YOU GET ME A LAT. LON. :42 X YEAH. JUST A MOMENT :21 "BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS" WELL THEY BETTER KNOW NOW THEY GOT A TARGET 6 SW :24 "BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS" HEY (GARBLED) MAKE SURE YOU GET " A HEADING AND SPEED FROM INDY :36 "BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS" HEADING AND SPEED ON THE ALPHA SEVEN SEVEN

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY :45 "IDI" DID YOU HEAR WHAT HE SAID, HE'S ON THE 080 FOR 10 FROM YORK. DOYOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS :49 "ID1" THEY'RE TRYING TO GET A LAT. LON. SIR :50 TO 13:39:20 LOTS OF BACKGROUND BOTH SIDES ALL GARBLED :20 X OKAY. YOU READY, :22 O GO AHEAD :24 X ALRIGHT IT'S 3841. 08252 i-,U, I :39 O AND WHEN WAS THAT LAST UPDATE SIR ^ %'W :40 X THAT WAS AT APPROX. 1256Z :47 "BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS" 1256 ZULU THAT WAS HIS LAST KNOWN POINT :47 O THANK YOU SIR :48 X YES :50 "BACKGROUND" MUELLER. HEADING AND SPEED. HEADING AND SPEED :53 O DO YOU HAVE A HEADING AND SPEED, THEY'RE ASKING FOR A HEADING AND SPEED OF THAT AIRCRAFT YOU HAD :57 X OKAY HE WAS UH. HE WAS HEADING WESTBOUND APPROX. 270 :03 "BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS" HEADING WEST 270 :06 X AND I DON'T KNOW HIS SPEED AT THIS POINT :08 "BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS" AND UNKNOWN SPEED :08 O AND THE LAST KNOWN SPEED YOU HAD :11 X UMM. WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN THAT INFORMATION OFF THE AHH <O OKAY. IS THIS AIRCRAFT STILL AIRBORN IS WHAT l'M> WE DON'T KNOW. WE'RE STILL CAN'T TO FIND IT :19 O OKAY SIR THANK YOU :22 O ALLRIGHT IF WE NEED ANYTHING ELSE WE'LL GIVE YOU A CALL :23 X OKAY TERMINATED :37 "BACKGROUND" BRAVO ONE ONE TWO. WAS THAT POINT OUT :41 "IDl" OH HE ALREADY DID IT 7 :41 "BACKGROUND" LETS GO AHEAD AND BRING THAT UP I ' :43 "ID1" IT'S IN A. IT'S IN A ZERO EXTRAPOLATED AOR | :48 "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. 1 CAN'T DO ZULU RJGHTNOW, OKAY :05 "IDP TELL CLEVELAND WE HAVE A CODE ON HIM NOW :06 "BACKGROUND" GOOD, PICK IT UP. FIND IT :08 "BACKGROUND" (GARBLED) POSSIBLE HIJACK. DELTA "BACKGROUND" 89. BOEING 767 FROM BOSTON SUPPOSED TO GO TO VEGAS "BACKGROUND" (GARBLED) ANOTHER ONE "ID1" THERE IT IS, ROUTE

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SIR. BUT HE IS HEADING YOUR WAY X HE IS HEADED OUR WAY O DELTA 89 X OFF BOSTON TO LAS :34 O OFF BOSTON TO LAX <X LAX> :36 O I'VE GOT LAS VEGAS SIR. WHATEVER THAT IS :38 X OH LAS. OKAY. LAS VEGAS :41 X OK CAUSE WE'RE NOT SHOWING HIM IN THE SYSTEM ANYWHERE :46 O OKAY DO YOU HAVE A MODE ? CAPABILITY OR ANYTHING :47 X HE'S ON A 1304 CODE <O YES SIR> :48 X OKAY WE'LL BRING THAT UP :50 O ALL RIGHT SIR :5I X OKAY THANKS <SIERRA WHISKEY> TERMINATED :05 "ID!" WHERE'D IT GO. SOMEBODY DROPPED THE AIRCRAFT :06 "BACKGROUND" YEAH :07 "ID1" WHO DROPPED THE AIRCRAFT :IO "BACKGROUND" 1 DON'T KNOW :20 "ID1" OK HE'S MADE A SPECIAL AGAIN :55 "ID!" ONE. TWO. THREE. FOUR. POSSIBLY FIVE :00 "ID1" WHAT OTHER CENTER IS THERE. CLEVELAND CENTER A 323

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 I227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome. NY X CLEVELAND MILITARY <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 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 CONFIRMED HIJACK 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 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 X SO 1989 IS THE CONFIRMED HIJACK. OKAY O OKAY MA'AM <X THANK YOU> O OKAY AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN TELL US. PLEASE CALL MA'AM. DO YOU HAVE OUR NUMBER 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> X OK DELTA 1989. CONFIRMED HIJACK. CODE 1304 CORRECT <O YEAH> OKAY O YEAH. HE IS A 767. BOSTON TO LAS VEGAS 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 O MAJ NASYPANY X MAJ NASYPANY O NASYPANY 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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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-14I7Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY AIRCRAFT X ALL RIGHT. YOU UH. UMM. SENT FIGHTERS OUT O UH. NEGATIVE ON THE DELTA 1989. LET ME JUST CHECK WITH THE MISSION CREW COMMANDER :58 X OKAY 13:48 :05 "IDl" CLEVELAND CENTER IS WONDERING IF THERE IS ANY FIGHTERS OUT AFTER THE DELTA 1989 :15 O WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO GET AIRCRAFT UP RIGHT _ NOW SIR : 19 X OKAY COULD YOU PLEASE GET BACK TO ME, IF YOU 13:48 :19 CONT. DO LAUNCH THE AIRCRAFT OUT THERE PLEASE :22 O I CERTAINLY WILL. WATCH FOR ANY DEVIATIONS AND CALL IT IF YOU SEE IT SIR :24 X 1 UNDERSTAND <O SIERRA WH!SKEY> CALL TERMINATED 13:49 :27 "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 (s „ < > :55 "IDrjQEjCAN YOU CONFIRM THE TRIPLE SEVEN CODE, THIS IS- Nt^" WASHINGTON CENTER U 13:50 "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 :26 X OKAY, GREAT. THANKS A LOT CALL TERMINATED 13:50 "IDl" OH MY. DID YOU COPY. THREATCON CHARLIE "IDl" JOE, YOU SAID OUT OF TOLEDO 13:51 "BACKGROUND" YEAH. WE'RE TRYING TO SCRAMBLE OUT OF TOLEDO. WE DON'T IF WE CAN GET THEM OUT OR NOT 13:51 :20 "IDl" (DIALING) :48 :53

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY X CLEVELAND MILITARY 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 :49 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 :03 X OKAY. UH HUH. WE ARE TRACKING THAT O ALLRIGHT SIR. ALL I KNOW IS. I WAS TOLD OUT OF TOLEDO. LET :05 ME JUST CHECK :20 "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 :45 X OKAY. I GOT THAT END THEN :52 X ALLRIGHT, ALLRJGHT. PLEASE GET BACK WITH ME :53 O OKAY SIR. I'LL CALL YOU IF I KNOW X ALLRIGHT CALL TERMINATED 13:53 :10 "IDl" RAYMOND IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A SEAT. AND WRITE ALL THIS INFORMATION DOWN. THAT I HAVE. I'LL SHOW YOU, AND THEN WE'LL GO FROM THERE. THAT WAY WE HAVE IT ON PAPER 13:54 :04 "IDl" (GARBLED) IF. WE HEAR ANYTHING. CLEVLEAND CENTER OBVIOUSLY, LIKE US TO CALL THEM. TO LET THEM KNOW :09 "IDl" I DID. YEAH. I DID. TOLEDO : 18 "BACKGROUND" ARE THEY WATCHING HIM : 19 "IDl" YES THEY ARE. THEY SAW THE HARD RJGHT JUST AS YOU SAID IT :24 "IDl" HE'S TURNING BACK OUR WAY. HE'S ORBITING BACK :29 "IDl" THERE IS GONNA BE A POINT, LIKE THE WORLD TRADE CENTER THAT <"BACKGROUND" THERE USED TO BE A BOOK> YEAH OF IMPORTANT PLACES :55 "IDl" ALLRJGHT. I'M GONNA HAVE RAYMOND WRITE ALL THIS STUFF DOWN, READY

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY "BACKGROUND" THEY'RE. THEY'RE LOGGING EVERYTHING "IDl" WHATEVER PERTAINS TO AMERICAN IS HERE. WHATEVER PERTAINS TO UNITED IS HERE "IDl" SELFRIDGE IS THAT THE CLEVELAND CENTER ONE "BACKGROUND" THEY ARE IN CLEVELAND CENTER AREA YEAH "IDl" BUT THEY'RE HEADED TOWARDS THIS AIRCRAFT "ID!" SELFRIDGE AND TOLEDO. TOLEDO "IDl" I'M GOING TO CALL CLEVELAND "IDl" (DIALING). BUSY SIGNAL "IDl" (DIALING) X CLEVELAND MILITARY. (GARBLED) 0 HI. THIS IS HUNTRESS ID. REFERENCING DELTA 1989" X YES "~ O YES SIR. WANTED TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP. WE HAVE 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 O AND. I DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS ANY IMPORTANT POINTS NEAR THAT. DO YOU KNOW X WELL WE'RE TALKING TO THAT DELTA O YOUR TALKING TO THEM <X YES> "IDl" THEY'RE TALKING TO DELTA 1989 O CAN YOU GIVE ME ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU HAVE X OK. THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE ON THE DELTA IS HE'S LANDING CLEVELAND O OKAY GO AHEAD X HE'S LANDING CLEVELAND IS THE INFORMATION I HAVE O YOU HAVE TALKED TO THE PILOT X YES. WE'RE SPEAKING WITH THE PILOT O IS HE STILL HIJACKED SIR 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> "BACKGROUND". 4 AIRCRAFT O FOUR AIRCRAFT X OH. 1.1. GOT 2 PEOPLE TALKING HERE AH 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 AIRCRAFT LAUNCHED ON THAT PARTICULAR AIRLINER. IS HE STILL IN DISTRESS X DELTA O DELTA 1989

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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 :28 X AH. JUST THAT THERE WAS A POSSIBLE. OUR INT. JUST ASSESSED THAT THERE WAS A POSSIBLE. I ' L L FOLLOW THAT UP AND GET BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE :30 O OKAY. WE'LL THANK YOU VERY MUCH :32 X OKAY. GOOD LUCK CALL TERMINATED :39 "IDl" CANADA IS GONNA FIND OUT AND GET BACK TO US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THAT'S ALL THEY SAID 14:06 :28 O HUNTRESS. UNSECURE LINE X HI UH. 1 THINK I WAS THE ONE TALKING TO YOU ABOUT DELTA 1989 :32 O GO AHEAD :34 X WELL. UH. DISREGARD THAT. UH. DID YOU :38 O WHAT WE FOUND OUT IS THAT HE IS NOT A CONFIRMED HIJACK

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-I417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY AND THAT <X OKAY. I DONT EVEN WANT TO WORRY ABOUT THAT NOW. UH WE GOT A UNITED 93 OUT HERE AND UH, ARE YOU AWARE OF THAT <O UNITED 93> THAT UH. HAS A BOMB ON BOARD <O A BOMB ON BOARD> O AND HE'S CONFIRMED. DOES HE HAVE A MODE 3 SIR X NO WE LOST HIS TRANSPONDER X WHAT WE WANT TO KNOW. IS. DID YOU SCRAMBLE AIRPLANES FOR THAT DELTA 1989 O WE DID. OUT OF SELFRIDGE AND TOLEDO SIR X DID YOU. DID YOU. ARE THEY IN THE AIR NOW O YES THEY ARE <X IS THERE ANYWAY WE CAN GET THEM TO WHERE THIS UNITED IS> OKAY. UMM. WHAT I 'M GOING TO HAVE YOU DO IS GIVE ME A LAT. LON. OF WHERE HE IS "BACKGROUND. ? SIDE" WHAT WAS THE LAST KNOWN POSITION OF THAT UNITED X WESTMORELAND O WHERE ABOUTS IS THAT LOCATED <X WHICH IS LIMA, BRAVO, ECHO> 0 WHAT IS LIMA. BRAVO. ECHO X WEST MORELAND "BACKGROUND. CENTER SIDE" WEST MORELAND IS LBH. RJGHT X THAT'S WEST MORELAND AIRPORT. YEAH X IT'S IN THE PITTSBURGH AREA <O PITTSBURGH AREA> YEAH, YES O DO YOU HAVE A LAT. LON. O WE DO NOT HAVE A POINT FOR LBE SIR. DO YOU HAVE A LAT. LON.. OR DO YOU KNOW WHERE HE WAS GOING OR COMING FROM X AH. NO I DON'T GOT THAT AVAILABLE RJGHT NOW X OKAY. ALL I KNOW IS O WHATEVER YOU HAVE SIR GO AHEAD X ALL I KNOIW IS HE'S UNITED 93. HE'S GOT A CONFIRMED BOMB ON BOARD. AND RIGHT NOW HIS LAST KNOWN POSITION IS IN THE WEST MORELAND AREA IA 0 WHICH IS PITTSBURGH PENN ,1 Mk^ ° X YEAH IT'S IN THE PITTSBURGH PENN AREA M"fl L / -f O ALLR1GHT SIR. NO OTHER INFORMATION W I* 0 IS THIS CONFIRMATION VIA TALKING TO THE PILOT "BACKGROUND. CENTER". HOW DID WE CONFIRM THAT UNITED HAS A BOMB ON BOARD "BACKGROUND. CENTER" I HEARD IT ON THE FREQUENCY X OKAY. HE HEARD IT ON THE FREQUENCY. YES "BACKGROUND, HUNTRESS" (GARBLED) X OKAY I GOT 2 DIFFERENT PEOPLE TALKING X HELLO O HI. THEIR JUST CHECKING. DO YOU HAVE A MODE 3 CODE OR FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY ANYTHING. OR A LAST KNOWN MODE 3 SQUAWK 14:09 :02 X HIS LAST KNOWN MODE 3. HOLD ON :11 X HIS LAST KNOWN MODE 3 WAS. 1527 :19 O COPY 1527 : 19 X WAIT. WAIT. WE GOT A LAT. LON. IF YOU WANT :22 O YES LAT. LON.S PLEASE. LAT. LON.S 14:09 :23 X 395IN. 07846 W :35 O OKAY. 3951N 07846W <X YEAH> AND DO YOU HAVE ANY CONFIRMATION OF HIJACKERS ON BOARD :45 X ALL WE KNOW IS WE HEARD HIM SAY HE HAD A BOMB ON BOARD :47 O THANK YOU SIR :49 X GET THOSE AIRCRAFT SCRAMBLED TOWARD HIM :51 O SIR. WE'RE WORKING IT RJGHT NOW. WE HAVE PROBABLY SIX AIRCRAFT RJGHT NOW. BUT WE'RE WORKING IT <X OKAY> :59 O WHICH CENTER IS THIS. WHICH CENTER IS THIS . if14:10 :00 X THIS IS CLEVELAND CENTER & ^' L :05 O LET ME JUST CHECK. STAND BY ONE ^ :09 O CHECKING WITH WEAPONS SIR. STANDBY <X THANK YOU> :28 O SIR WE HAVE 4 AIRCRAFT. 2 OUT OF SELFRJDGE, 2 OUT OF TOLEDO. LET ME SEE WHERE THEY'RE CURJ^ENTLY HEADED, AT THIS POSITION :40 O OKAY. THEY WERE FOLLOWING DELTA 1989, RJGHT NOW THEIR PROBABLY GOING TO COMMIT TOWARDS THE BOMB AIRCRAFT, I'M BEING PASSED :45 X WHATS THAT :46 O WE'RE WORKING ON IT SIR <X WHATS THAT> :50 O THEIR WORKING ON THE COMMITMENT FOR DELTA 93 RJGHT NOW :52 X OKAY :52 O I'LL CALL YOU BACK WITH ANYTHING THAT I HAVE :53 X ALLRJGHT. THANK YOU CALL TERMINATED 14:11 :22 X SURVEILLANCE. SGT RICHMOND :25 O (GARBLED) ID. JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP, THE Z POINT. BRAVO 424. IS THE LAST KNOWN POSITION OF UNITED 93. THE BOMB ON BOARD. AND WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THAT A ZERO EXTRAPOLATED SPECIAL <X YOU GOT IT> :35 0 OKAY THANK YOU f / I /* (.. 7 14:14 :09 O HUNTRESS ID. GO AHEAD W"* "<("* (J»ni-' :10 X HEY. YEAH THIS IS WASHINGTON CENTER. WE GOT FIGHTERS HOLDING OVER THE NOTTINGHAM AREA AND THEY NEED THE FREQ. FOR REFUELING WITH THE TANKER. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA :12 OYES : 13 X THE. THE TANKER NEEDS A FREQUENCY :14 0 STAND BY SIR. WE'LL GET IT FOR YOU, STANDBY :20 0 ALSO SIR. I WANT TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP. UNITED 93, DO YOU

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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 "AST" WHAT DID HE SAY "AST" WHAT BASE. 1241Z BATTLE STATIONS OTIS O OPEN LINE. SURV. SGT RICHMOND X UH. STEVE <O YES> UH. 1 CANT HEAR YOU <O YES> X UH, THIS IS PATTY. 1 JUST CALLED THE SITE JAY 53. THEY SAID IT WAS TOTALLY. UTTERLY IMPOSSIBLE. <X IMPOSSIBLE> YUP O THEY CAN'T START PUTTING IT BACK TOGETHER 42 X NOPE O OKAY, THANK YOU X OKAY "AST" MCC. I'VE JUST BEEN TOLD IT'S TOTALLY. UTTERLY IMPOSSIBLE TO RECALL 53 "BACKGROUND" 52 IS GOOD 55 IS GOOD "AST" WHAT DOES 56 LOOK LIKE. DO YOU HAVE THE SETTINGS FOR

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY 12:44:15 :44 12:45:10 :48 :49 :52 56 "AST" WHAT WAS THE CODE 1443 OR. WAS THAT THE TIME "AST" I'LL JUST SHIFT ONE OF THESE GUYS DOWN. THE EXERCISE WILL JUST HAVE TO BE KINDA ON A HOLD "AST" IS IT THAT REFERENCE POINT "AST" OK 11. PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT I'M SENDING YOU "BACKGROUND" OK STANDBY. SEND IT "AST" OK SEE THAT ARROW. 1 BELIVE THAT'S HIS LAST KNOWN POSITION. 1 WANT YOU TO TAG UP ANYTHING AROUND THAT POSITION <"BACKGROUND" OKAY> IN A STANDARD 25 MILE. THING. AND YOU GOT THAT AREA TILL WE FIND HIM "BACKGROUND" COPY. ROGER THAT I'M ON IT "AST" OKAY. MCC. MCC. IS THAT KKKK HIS POSITION "AST" OKAY. WE'RE WORKING ON A 25 MILE BOX AROUND THAT. HITTING EVERYTHING UP. ALSO I NEED SCRAMBLE TIME "AST" 1 NEED SCRAMBLE TIME. THAT IS AST "BACKGROUND" AST. ELEVEN "AST" GO AHEAD. ELEVEN "BACKGROUND" DO WE KNOW LAST KNOWN HEADING "AST NO. WE DON'T KNOW. ALL WE KNOW IS THATS HIS LAST KNOWN POSITION. FROM WHAT THEY'RE TELLING ME. WE'RE LOOKING FOR A PRIMARY TARGET <"BACKGROUND" COPY> "AST' WE'RE GETTING AN UPDATE NOW. STANDBY "AST" UMM. AST IS OFF FOR A SECOND "AST" I JUST HEARD A TWELVE FOUR SIX SCRAMBLE. SCRAMBLE OTIS "AST" ICC. OTIS HAS BEEN SCRAMBLED. 46 "AST" OKAY GUYS KEEP AN EYE ON THE TRACK COUNT AND ELEVEN. WE'RE LOOKING FOR A SEARCH TARG. OKAY "AST" I GOTTA GET WITH ID AN SEE IF I CAN GET THAT LAST POSITION "AST" WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO CALL <"BACKGROUND" NEW YORK> CENTER. WHY DON'T YOU USE JUST HIT FA "AST" YOU DON'T HAVE THE N I N E NUMBERS BACK THERE, 8706 "BACKGROUND" NONE OF THOSE WORK < ""BACKGROUND" NOPE> "AST" THAT'S THE ARTS C. THATS NOT SC. WHY DO WE HAVE THE ARTS C PHONE NUMBERS. NOW THAT MAKES NO SENSE "AST" DO YOU GOT THE SC'S BACK THERE "AST" WHAT DO YOU NEED NEW YORK CENTER FOR "AST" AIRBORN. 52 "AST" JFK (GARBLED) 20 SOUTH (GARBLED) JFK "ASTJ^O&LWFRE DECIDING. THEIR SAYJNG THAJ_A_C1V1L1AN AIRCRAFT HAS HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. BUT THEY

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"AST" I DONT KNOW IF IT'S BEEN CONFIRMED IF IT WAS HIM WHO HIT THE TRADE CENTER <"BACKGROUND" HOPE NOT> "BACKGROUND" DO WE GOT CNN ON "AST' THAT'S A GOOD POINT N V" "AST" CNN IS ON THE FLOOR IN THE SE "AST" WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS "AST" OKAY GUYS LISTEN UP. POSSIBLY WE HAVE A SECOND TjlJACKING "BACKGROUND" COPY "BACKGROUND" OUT OF THE SAME AIRPORT "AST" HAVE THEY CONFIRMED IT'S AMERICAN ELEVEN YET "AST" HAVE WE CONFIRMED IT'S A HUGE AIRCRAFT THAT HIT THE TRADE CENTER "AST" THEIR BUSY OVER THERE. I'M NOT GONNA ACT IN THE MIDDLE OF THEM OVER THERE RJGHT NOW "AST" OKAY. 1 1. 6. 12 <"BACKGROUND" GARBLED> YEAH STANDBY UH. WE HAVE A POSSIBLE SECOND HIJACK, UH, TALKING ABOUT A UNITED FLIGHT. WE'RE GOING FOR MORE INFORMATION

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 1 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY "AST' UNITED 175. DID YO1 i THAT DOM "BACKGROUND" LOOKING FOR A SQUAWfe AND I DON'T SEE IT ''BACKGROUND" WF HAVE SMART TERRORiSTS TODAY. THEIR NOT GIVING THEM A CHANCE TO SQUAWK "AST" LOOKS LIKE THEIR DIVERTING AWAY FROM BOSTON AND JFK RIGHT NOW "AST' 1 DON'T CARE IF IT TAKES THEM 45 MINUTES TO GET IT UP. ESPECIALLY AFTER TALKING TO BOSTON "AST" MCC. WE TALKED TO NORTH (GARBLED) DIRECTLY THEY SAID AT LEAST A HALF HOUR. WE SAID WE DON'T CARE. HOWLONG IT TAKES. GET IT BACK UP "AST' YOU GOT IT KEVIN. 1 GOTTA FIND SOME MORE INFORMATION O NORTHEAST AIR DEFENSE SGT FOSTER X UH. KEVIN <O GO> X 53 UH COME BACK. UH. 1 GUESS THEY GOT A CALL FROM FAA. BUT HE SAID HE'S NOT. HE'S NOT GUARANTEEING ANYTHING. LET HIM KNOW WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE <O COPY> X OKAY. OYUP .

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"AST" NOTHING YET. I TURNED IT ON BUT "AST" SHE SHOULD BE CHECKING WITH THE CENTER "AST' YOUR TAKING BOSTON. GET RIGHT INTO WITHIN 50 MILES OF BOSTON. YOUR GONNA HAVE THAT AREA ONLY "AST' YOU'VE GOT THE WHOLE AREA. WE'RE PUTTING SOMEONE ~ ON BOSTON AND SOMEBODY ON NEW YORK "AST" JUST SET UP THAT ODC RIGHT THERE. JUST FOR A SEC.. JUST GET IT READY FOR THEM "AST" NEW YORK AREA. YOU DO THE NEW YORK AREA "AST" SIX YOU GOT BOSTON "AST' 1 WANT EVERYTHING HIT UP "ASHYEAH 50 MILES. HIT UP"EVERYTHTNJ3

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome. NY "BACKGROUND" OH OKAY <v<" "AST" OKAY LISTEN UP 6. 8 WHOEVER'S ON MY LOOP, AMERJCAN ] IS STILL UP THERE. HE'S STILL A HIJACK AND HE'S HEADED FOR WASHINGTON " "BACKGROUND" WHAT'S HIS TRACK NUMBER "AST" OKAY WHERE'S NCA. OKAY THERE THEY ARE. ALRJGHT "AST" BETTFR GFT 1 ANG1 FY GOING GUYS. WHAT DID I JUST SAY "AST" SCRAMBLING LANGLEY "AST" I'LL GFT YQl' SCRAMBLE TIME FOR LANGLEY AS SOON AS 1 KNOW IT "AST" SCRAMBLE TIME 24. 24 LF1. 1324. DID YOU GET THAT "AST" TURN 1 HE iiYlb'I tM OH-. RESTART IT. OR FIND SOMEONE ELSE. WHATEVER O SURVEILLANCE SGT RJCHMONI X YES THIS IS NEW YORK CENTgJJJjRUCE BAR&ETT. I'M THE OPERATIONS MANAGER. IN CHARGE, I WAS GIVEN THIS NUMBER TO

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THAT HE MIGHT BE STILL FLYING O ALRJGHT <X ALRJGHT. I'M ASKING> O OH. ALRJGHT. IS HE STILL FLYING, HOLD ON I GOT MY <X WHO ARE YOU ASKING. ME. OR SOMEONE ELSE^; 13:26:11 O STANDBY 13:26:11 "AST' (GARBLED). 1 GOT NEW YORK CENTER 13:26:16 O NEW YORK CENTER. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW 13:26:21 X WELL. WE GOT TOLD TO CALL THIS NUMBER. AND THERE WAS AN UNCONFIRMED REPORT THAT AMERJCAN 11 WAS STILL IN THE AIR 1326:25 O OKAY. HOLD ON 13:26:39 "AST" I NEED SOMEBODY NOW. 1 GOT NEW YORK CENTER ON THE LINE. TELLING ME THEY WERE TOLD TO CALL THIS NUMBER, TO CONFIRM THAT AMERJCAN 11 WAS STILL FLYING 13:26:52 0 SIR. RIGHT NOW WE'RE NOT SURE. WE CANT CONFIRM IT'S STILL FLYING OR NOT X OKAY. IF YOU GET ANY INFORMATION YOU WILL BE IN CONTACT WITH THE ATC FACILITIES TO ENSURE THEY GET THAT INFORMATION 13:27:04 0 YES 13:27:04 X THANK YOi VERY MUCH CALLTERMINAT 13:27:34 "AST'MCC 13:27:57 "AST MCC 13:28:04 "AST" I JUST \ ^NTED TO SEE IF THEY GAVE A POSITION, NO, ALRJGHT 13:28:10 "BACKGROUND" WHAT DO YA GOT STEVE 13:28:12 "AST'. OH. I G ( T EVERYBODY. EVERYWHERE 13:26:05 13:26:07

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY 1 GOT, HE'S GOT BOSTON "BACKGROUND" YOU GUYS ALL UP ON THE LOOK <"AST" YEAH> HE'S GOT BOSTON. HE'S GOT. WELL. THERE WAS A GUY THERE THAT HAD NEW YORK CENTER, NEW YORK. AND NOW I'M WATCHING THE WASHINGTON AREA "BACKGROUND" AST. ICC "AST" GO AHEAD "ICC" I'M GOING TO NEED SOMEONE OUT HERE ON THE GCCS, I -GOT THE TMD NOT RESPONDING "AST" ROGER. WORK WHATEVER YOU CAN WITH IT. I'LL SEND SOMEONE. I'LL CALL SOMEONE "AST" I GOT HIM ON THE AIR PICTURE TOTAL "AST" MARK, YOU GOT THE NEW YORK AREA "BACKGROUND" I GOT THE NEW YORK YEAH, "AST" OKAY HE'S COT-MEW YORK. HE'S GOT BOSTON. AND 1 COT WASHINGTON AREA "BACKGROUND" ARE YOU WATCHING FOR RADAR ONLY "AST" WE'RE LOOKING BUT WE'RE NOT SEEING ANY RADAR ONLY "BACKGROUND" OH MY GOD IS THAT A 3**° EXPLOSION "AST" I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING ON OUR FORCE CON, OUR FORCE PROTECTION INCREASING "AST" MOVE 12 FORWARD 1 GUESS "AST" ARE YOU USING 10 <"BACKGROUND" 12 IS SURVE1LLANCE> "AST" OKAY YOU MOVE TO TEN. YOU SLIDE THERE. PICTURE DOWN, MARK TAKE THE AIR PICTURE, TILL HE GETS TO MOVE "AST" YOU GOT YOUR SIM SWITCHES DOWN "AST" OKAY 1 GOT 6 AND 10 WITH ME, DO YOU NEED A SECOND TRACKER "AST' YOU GONNA TAKE THOSE TWO. TEN AND ELEVEN "AST" ONCE HE'S DONE I WANT ONE OF YOU DOWN HERE ON THIS SCOPE "AST" 1 GOT WASHINGTON "ASF' WE WILL, ONCE I GET ANOTHER TRACKER. I NEED ANOTHER TRACKER "AST" ID GET JENNINGS. 1 NEED JENNINGS FN HERE "AST" 1 NEED YOU. ONCE HE'S DONE. ON 8 TO SIT OVER WASHINGTON "AST" WE GOT EVERYTHING "AST" MCC, OKAY "AST" BACK HERE 1 HAVE BALTIMORE, WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK CENTER AND NEW YORK AREA "AST" THEY HAVE THE AIR PICTURE AND BOSTON UP FRONT "AST" 6 AND 8. WE'RE LOTikJNG FOR SEARCH TARGETS "AST" CHECK EVERYTHING. BUT WE'RE DEFINITELY LOOKING FOR

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Yoke Recorder 1 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Nonheast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY SEARCH 13:33:28 / "BACKGROUND" 1 GOT A SEARCH TRACK NE OF BOSTON 13:33:30 / "AST" YOU NEED TO BE ON THE 12 LOOP <"BACKGROUND" 12 V LOOP> YEAH 13:33:35 ^'BACKGROUND" ALL 1 KNOW IS UNITED AIRLINES IS ONE OF THEM. THE OTHER IS AMERJCAN AIRLINES 11 WHICH THEY SHOWED IT AS CRASHED. BUT THEIR STILL SHOWING IT IN THE AIR. AND THE 1™ ONE WE DONT KNOW. ID IS WORKING ON THE 1™ ONE NOW 13:33:48 "AST" OKAY LISTEN UP. LISTEN UP.6 AND EIGHT. I WANT YOU TO SING ME OUT SEARCH TARGETS TO ME. OKAY YOU GOT SEARCH TARGETS. I WANT TO KNOW WHERE THERE AT 13:34:00 "AST" THAT'S BECAUSE THE HIJACKERS PROBABLY KNOW WHAT THEIR DOING IN THE COCKPIT "AST" OKAY WE GOT THE THIRD A/C AMERJCAN 77. BOSTON TO LAX "BACKGROUND" 1 GOT AN A/C THAT JUST WENT STRAIGHT SEARCH <"AST WHERE> 13:34:45 "AST" WHERE 13:34:45 "BACKGROUND" UH. JUST DIRECTLY NORTH OF 52, WE'RE TALKIN LIKE 6 MILES NORTH OF 52. AH BRAVO 030 13:34:59 "AST" OKAY GIVE ME AN ARROW 13:35:03 O SURVEILLANCE SGT RICHMOND 13:35:06 X UH. WRONG NUMBER CALL TERMINATED 13:35:10 "AST" OPT IT SFF HIM 13:35:29 "AST' NO HE'S COMING BACK 13:35:30 "BACKGROUND" DO YOU HAVE SOMEBODY ON THE WASHINGTON AREA <"AST" YES. I GOT HIM ON IT> 13:35:40 "AST' MCC. 13:35:57 "AST' MCC. 1 HAD A TRACK THAT WENT SEARCH OVfiffLONG ISLAND. AND HE FADED OVER THE ISLAND "AST' WHAT DID HE TRACK. INTO HIS FADE POINT, SIX 13:36:11 13:36:18 "AST' I'M AT SEVEN. SEVEN 13:36:29 13:36:31 13:36:36 13:36:39 13:36:41 13:36:52 13:37:03 13:37:12 13:37:16 13:37:28 13:37:42 "BACKGROUND" WE GOT SOMETHING SEARCH ONLY OVER "AST' WHER1.. LET ME GET TO IT. I'M NOT DOWN THERE "BACKGROUNi)" I GOT NINE MILES SOUTH OF BALTIMORE..-^'^ WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL "AST' OKAY 1 i.)LD ON. I'M LOOKING. I'M LOOKING "AST' GIVE Mi THE ARROW AGAIN. I LOST IT "AST' MCC "AST' MCC. GOT IT "AST" ABOU'l /-•. 032. RIGHT NEXT TO THE NCA, HE'S SEARCH ONLY "AST'SEE H I N .

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY "AST" BRAVO 032, 089. 31 MILES SEARCH ONLY, GET RJD OF THAT MAP "BACKGROUND" I ALREADY DID "AST" HE'S FADING "AST' HE FADING. LET'S GET A Z POINT ON IT, 8 "ASrX)FK THE LOOP ' O SURVEILLANCE. SGT RJCHMOND X HEY SGT RICHMOND. THIS IS SGT SILMORE, SE AIR DEFENSE SECTOR. AST <O YES> HEY, UH. I WAS JUST TRYING TO GIVE YA A CALL. I WAS WONDERING IF, I WAS WONDERING IF YA MIGHT POSSIBLY LAT. TELL THE HIJACK AIRCRAFT TO US O WE. UH. WE HAVEN'T FOUND HIM YET, ONCE WE FIND, KNOW FOR SURE. THEN WE'LL TELL HIM X HEY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH <O YUP>GOODBY

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"AST" THE GUY HAS FADED "AST" DID YOU GET THAT GUY EXTRAPOLATED "AST' HE'S BOUNCIN, WHOEVER HAS THAT GUY OFF OF WASHINGTON, EXTRAPOLATE THAT GUY 13:39:03 "AST'I GOT IT 13:39:10 "AST" I GOT IT, HE'S GONE 13:39:17 "BACKGROUND" MCC, WE GOT ALL THE RADAR SITES ON THE WHOLE COAST (GARBLED) 13:39:22 "AST' I DON'T KNOW, IT WAS A SEARCH TARGET, THEN IT FADED 13:39:31 "AST" THIS GUY A SEARCH TARGET COMING IN, 1 SEE IT GOT IT I SEE _^_____ HIM _ 13:39:48 "AST' OKAY HP'S FADFT) HP'S OONF J> '13:39:48 "BACKGROUND" FADED OUT, A Z POINT. NO 13:39:50 "AST' NO DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT 13:39:56 "BACKGROUND" WHAT DID YOU SAY ABOUT A Z POINT 13:39:56 "AST'NO 13:40:54 "BACKGROUND" WHAT DO YA WANT ME TO DO WITH EVERYONE ELSE. SEND THEM TO THE BREAK ROOM 13:40:56 "AST' WHOEVER IS HERE, IS WHOEVER IS HERE, I HAVEN'T SEEN ANYONE ELSE. BESIDES WHAT 1 GOT S1TTIN HERE 13:41:04 "BACKGROUND" I TOLD THEM TO GET OUTTA HERE, NOISE 13:41:20 "AST' JESUS WE GOT ANOTHER ONE 13:41:22 "AST' OKAY. LISTEN UP. WE GOT ANOTHER ONE POSSIBLY 13:41:27 "BACKGROUND" IS LANGLEY AIRBORNE 13:41:27 "AST' YES LANGELY IS, WELL HOLD ON 13:41:35 "AST' MCC. MCC. .. ,40 ——-XSTDELTA 89 IS ANOTHER HIJACK 13:41:56 "ASP'BRAVO WHAT 13:41:56 "BACKGROUND" BRAVO 089 13:42:09 "AST" THEY MADE HIM A SPECIAL GOOD I CAN FIND HIM EASiER

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY THAT WAY "AST' THERE HE IS OKAY "AST' MCC IS LANGLEY AIRBORNE "AST" YES LANGLEY IS AIRBORNE "AST- 6. 8 <"BACKGROUND" 6 ON > ROGER HE HAVE A REPORTED AIRCRAFT NEAR THE PENTAGON "AST" 1 GOT NO MORE SCOPES -GUYS. WE'RE DONE "AST" WE NEED MORE SCOPES. WE'RE TAKING THE SIM CELL SCOPE "BACKGROUND" WE YOU KNOW HE'S SQUAWKING "AST" MCC. ANY FORCE CON CHANGE "AST" FIGHTER I THINK. OR NO. IT WAS PROABLY THAT TARGET THAT FADED INTO WASHINGTON. BRAVO 32 I THINK DON'T KNOW WHERE THE FIGHTERS ARE "AST" OKAY. 1 GOT THE FIGHTERS OUT OF LANGLEY. THERE COMING OUT TO YA NOW 'rAST MCC. AST. MCC. TRACK NORTH OF NEW YORK SEARCH ONLY, ARROW SENT TO YOU. BRAVO 204 "AST" HE'S OUT WEST. SPECIAL 15 HEADED TOWARDS CHICAGO. OVER DETROIT "BACKGROUND" I NEED A UTILITIES GUY. TO COME LOOK ATOUR LONG ARM RADIO COMPUTER. RJGHT NOW IT JUST HUNG AND I NEED <"AST" CALL THEM NOW. TELL THEM WE NEED IT IMMEDIATELY> "AST' MCC. MCC. DID YOU GET THE WORD. THAT NOW THE PENTAGON HAS BEEN. HIT "BACKGROUND" SGT ANTHONY. 1 NEED A UTILITIES PERSON ON THE OPS FLOOR. WEAPONS SECTION. ASAP. IMMEDIATELY "AST' HEY. JUST DONT DROP NO Z POINTS "AST' WE HAVE NY. AND WASHINGTON BACK HERE, SO WE'RE WATCHING NY AND WASHINGTON. UP THERE THEY HAVE BOSTON THE HIJACK HEADED WEST. AND THE AIR PICTURE "BACKGROUND" OKAY. JUST ONE HIJACK RJGHT NOW "AST' OK KILL THAT 1 Z POINT YOU JUST PUT IN "AST' GO, I SEE THAT GUY HEADED NORTH. LET HIM RUN NORTH. I WANT ANYTHING. YOU TELL ME. SING OUT ANYTHING HEADED NY CITY. OKAY "AST' THAT'S NOT HIM. WE HAVE FIGHTERS ON CAP OVER NEW YORK CITY. AND WE GOT FIGHTERS RIGHT NOW HEADED FOR WASHINGTON. TO GO ON CAP. TO RF IN POSITION "AST' THEY'Ri TRYING TO FIND SOMEONE TO GET ON WESTERN GUY "AST' THERIi TRYING TO GET SOMEONE FROM SELFRIDGE UP, TO GET SOMEONE : ROM SELFRIDGE AFTER. I GUESS DULUTH HAS NO AIRCRAFT • "BACKGROUND TOLEDO

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Nonheast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY "AST'I GUESS SOMEONE FROM TOLEDO UP U ° M t) "AST' I NEED GTE OUT HERE NOT UTILITIES WE MADE A MISTAKE "AST" LONG ARM RADIOS ARE DOWN &" O SURVEILLANCE. SGT RICHMOND, HELLO. HELLO X HELLO THIS IS SGT DEMARS AT THE 103*° O YES X YEAH I GOT A CALL EARLIER THAT YOU GUYS MK3HTNEED US UP O UMM, LET ME GIVE YOU TO MY MCC <X OKAY> O I'M SENDING YOU TO 6311 X OKAY THANK YOU "AST" ALL WE GOT RIGHT NOW. ALL WE GOT HARD IS THE GUY GOING INTO CLEVELAND "BACKGROUND" OKAY "AST" ALL THE TARGETS ARE BEING TRACKED IS SEARCH ONLY HEADED. THAT'S WHAT I'M ASKING "AST' JUST. LET ME OFF FOR A SECOND "BACKGROUND" DO YOU WANT ANOTHER CREW RECALLED "AST' I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WILL DO SURVEILLANCE WISE, WE DON'T' HAVE ANY SCOPES "AST 1" KILL THE LIVE LINK WITH THE SE. I WANT THE MANNING "BACKGROUND" CALL UP CHARLIE CREW SWING, THERE'S 5 PEOPLE ON CHARLIE CREW SWING "AST' MCC, CHARLIE CREW SWING, SURVEILLANCE, UH YES, YES "AST" OKAY LONG ARM RADIOS. COMPUTER UP FRONT IS LOCKED UP O SURVEILLANCE SGT RICHMOND X THIS IS PATTY <O YES> I JUST GOT A CALL FROM UM, UMM, ONE OF YOUR GUYS SAYING THEY NEEDED HAVE QUICK ONE, OUT OF JAY ZERO ONE. THAT IF WASN'T WORKING O HOLD ON, WHICH HAVE QUICK ISN'T WORKING, 3 RIGHT O UH. HAVE QUICK 3 OUT OF 01 X HUH, 3 OKAY. BIG DIFFERENCE O OKAY, SORRY "AST' DON'T TELL OUT ANY SEARCH TARGETS TILL YOU SHOW ME "AST' "AST' MCC. THi: 103RD HAS IT'S RADAR UP AND TURNING. WE'RE GIVEN A LINK BRIEF NOW. UMM CONNECTICUT RHODE ISLAND "BACKGROUND" CONNECTICUT "AST" MCC. im K ; i . CONNECTICUT "BACKGROUND' ANY AWACS AIRBORNE "AST" I DON'T KNOW. THEY WERE LOOKING FOR TINKERS NUMBER,

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY 1 DONT KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THAT "AST- MCC, ANY E 3'S. NO. OKAY "BACKGROUND" SO WHAT DO YOU HAVE FOR SUSPECT TARGETS RIGHT NOW

DRM 2, Dat 2 Channel 24 - AICC 13:04:22 13:04:24 13:04:34 13:04:46 0 MAINE 85. MAINE 85. HUNTRESS ON AICC X GO AHEAD SIR O MAINE 85 STANDBY O MAINE 85. HUNTRESS WONDERING. IF YOU COULD SUPPORT A COUPLE OF F-l 5'S CURRENTLY ON AN ACTIVE AIR, I'D LIKE TO PARK YA IN WHISKEY 105 FOR A WHILE X WE'RE SCHEDULED FOR W105. SIR, UH, WITH SOME F15'S, MADDOG FLIGHT A DRAGON FLIGHT, AND A JEEP FLIGHT O THIS WOULD BE A PANTA FLIGHT, CURRENTLY ON A ACTIVE EMERGENCY FOR US O PANTA 45 COULD YOU, UH, ASK CENTER FOR VECTORS INTO 105 AND THEN HOLD IN 105 O MAINE 85, HUNTRESS. COPY X MAINE 85, WE COPY. THAT WILL BE NO PROBLEM, WE'RE UH, WE'RE GONNA BE DESCENDING SHORTLY TO 240 AND HEADING TO THE WESTERN PORTION OF 105 FOR OUR UH, STANDARD REFUELING. WE'LL BE STANDING BY FROM THERE O COPY THANKS A LOT. WE HAVE PANTA 45 CURRENTLY IN THE WESTERN PORTION OF 105. WE'RE CURRENTLY WORKING A POSSIBLE HIJACK AND AIRCRAFT EMERGENCY DOWNTOWN NEW YORK X YES SIR ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP O MAINE 85, HUNTRESS SAY MODE 3 X (GARBLED) 0 MAINE 85, HUNTRESS. SAY AGAIN MODE 3 X MODE 3 IS UH. 5362 O COPY 5362

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY 13:11:10 13:11:22 13:12:51 13:13:03 13:13:30 O PANTO 45, WE'RE SHOWING MAINE 45 040 FOR 83 O PANTO 45 REMAIN CURRENT POSITION UNTIL FAA REQUESTS ASSISTANCE O MAINE 85. HUNTRESS O MAINE 85. HUNTRESS O MAINE 85. HUNTRESS, CAN YOU COME UP ON 22.89 PLEASE

DRM 1. Dat 2 Channel 3 - SD2-TK 13:28:36 THIS "BACKGROUND" OK, THE ORIGINAL HIJACK THAT STARTED ALL OFF. IS AAL TWENTY-ONE. 767. N334AA, HE HAS NEVER BEEN FOUND, HE IS NOT ONE OF THE AIRCRAFT THAT DID THAT, THEY EXPECT THAT HE IS ON HIS WAY TO WASHINGTON, RJGHT HERE, YOUR GONNA TAKE YOUR FIGHTERS UP, YOUR GONNA <CAP ON THIS AREA, WE'RE GONNA HIT UP SOME TRACKS. SEE IF WE CAN FIND A LIKELY QUE, 13:28:53 "BACKGROUND" IF WE CAN FIND ONE. RE GONNA INTERCEPT IT AND GET A VISUAL ID <"BACKGROUND VOICE" OKAY (GARBLED)> NO, BUT WHAT WE MIGHT DO IS WE GOT ANOTHER (GARBLED) COMING UP, WE MAY BRING A SECOND GUY UP AND (GARBLED) "BACKGROUND" HEY STEVE, 43K FOR TEAM 21, OFFLOAD "BACKGROUND" I GOTTA TEAM 21, I'M GETTING A TEAM 23 SHORTLY. I DON'T KNOW IF TEAM 21 IS A FLIGHT OF 2 OR NOT O GIANT KILLER HUNTRESS (GARBLED) REFERENCE 386 O YES, UH. WE'RE GONNA BRING TEAM 24 INTO 386 CAN 1 GET THE AIRSPACE AT THIS TIME O ALPHA THROUGH FOXTROT WOULD BE FINE FOR NOW, 6 TO 50 CONCURRENT OR <GARBLED), THANKS "BACKGROUND" I WANT YOU GUYS TO TAKE THESE GUYS. RIGHT ABOUT THERE<"BACKGROUND" OKAY> AND LOCATE YOUR Z TRACK ABOUT HALFWAY BETWEEN BWFAND MCF "BACKGROUND" W T t K O > " ' '

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voke Recor<kr 11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome, NY 13:33:42 "SD2" CALL GIANT KJLLER. TELL THEM REFERENCE QUIT 25 WORK WITH ATC. 1 WANT THEM DIRECT HALT, DIRECT BWI FOR NOW. AND HAVE THEM COME UP ON, AH, 22. 23.46 IN HIS AUX FREQUENCY TO TALK TO HUNTRESS "PRESUMED BACKGROUND" O GIANT KJLLER. HUNTRESS NINE TWO FOUR. REFERENCE W386 "PRESUMED BACKGROUND" O GIANT KILLER. HUNTRESS 9 24 REFERENCE W386 13:34:19 X HUNTRESS. GIANT KJLLER GO AHEAD O YES SIR. IN REGARDS TO QUIT 25 <X YES S1R> I WOULD LIKE YOU TO. AH. WORK WITH CENTER, WE NEED THEM TOGO DIRECT BALTIMORE. WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL. AND HAVE THEM. UH. BRING UP HUNTRESS ON THE AUX1LLARY FREQUENCY 234 DECIMAL 6 X WELL YOU GOT QUIT 25 MOVING EAST OF THE AIRSPACE, NOW YA WANT TOCO TO BALTIMORE <O YES SIR, WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE HIM IN W386> OKAY ONCE HE GOES TO BALTIMORE. WHAT DO YOU WANT US TO DO O JUST HAVE HIM CONTACT US ON AUXILLARY FREQ. 234 DECIMAL 6 WE JUST NEED, INSTEAD OF TAKING HANDOFFS TO US, AND US HANDING THEM BACK. JUST TELL CENTER, THEY GOTTA GO TO BALTIMORE X ROGER THAT STANDBY. WE'LL GET BACK TO YOU O ROGER. PAPPA TANGO "SD2" WHAT DO YA MEAN WE'LL GET BACK TO YOU, JUST DO IT "SD2" ALRIGHT HAWK WHAT DO WE GOT "BACKGROUND" WE GOT QUIT 25. THAT WE'RE NOT CONTROLLING, BUT HE'LL COME UP ON OUT. AUX <"SD2" THAT'S OKAY> WE GOT TEAM 23 GOING TO W386 WE GOT TEAM 21 IN Wl 07 <"SD2" OKAY> "SD2" ALRIGHT TEAM 21 IS HERE. 23 IS THERE "BACKGROUND" WE DONT HAVE AN OFFLOAD ON 23 YET RIGHT ' O TEAM 21, HUNTRESS O TEAM 21. HUNTRESS

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X HUNTRESS. TEAM 21 GO AHEAD O TEAM : I. HUNTRESS. CURRENTLY I'VE GOT TEAM 23 BRA, ONE ZliRl) ZERO FOR FORTY MILES. ANGELS 26, TRACKING

NCT0000092

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 1 1 September 2001 1227Z - 141 7Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY SOUTH. GOING INTO 386. NOW COPY X TEAM 21 COPIES. WE'LL STAY AT 230 AND LOOK FOR TRAFFIC O COPY ALL, AND REMAIN IN WHISKEY 107 "BACKGROUND" WE WANT CENTER TO MAINTAIN PRIMARY CONTR01 .. WF .n 1ST WANT TO RE ABLE TO TALK TO THEM ON AUX1LLARY 234 DECIMAL 6 "SD2" GOOD JOB HAWK "BACKGROUND" UH. YES MA'AM, FOR NOW YES, WE NEED THAT EXPEDITED IF WE CAN GET THAT, PAPPA TANGO "PRESUMED BACKGROUND" WE'RE GOING DIRECT DC WITH MY GUYS. OKAY. OKAY. OKAY O QUIT 25, HUNTRESS X HUNTRESS QUIT 25. UH. LOOKING FOR CONFIRMATION OF HOLDING. AH. 090 AT 6 HMF :no nrr r.p T ^xirn cv O QUIT 25 SQUAWK {GARBLED) SEVEN, SEVEN, SEVEN, SEVEN DIRECT 330, STANDBY X QUIT 25. TEAM 21. COPY SQUAWK "SD2" SNAP HIM 330, I'M TRY TO FIND THOSE X THAT'S AH, THE CODE WE GOT FOR TEAM 21 O NEGATIVE NOT FOR TEAM 21, QUIT 25 HUNTRESS X TEAM 21 WE ARE RELAYING TO QUIT 25, THEY CAN'T HEAR YA HUNTRESS COPIES ALL RELAY HEADING 330, SQUAWK QUAD SEVEN, STANDBY "SD2" THERE IT IS. QUICK GIVE ME A BRA "SD2" DIDN'T WORK, EXTRAPOLATED "SD2" 1 GAVE HIM THE RIGHT HEADING, EVERYTHING COOL "SD2" HE'S RELAYING SO WE'RE OKAY "BACKGROUND" X TEAM 23 HEAVY 2346 BACKGROUND" X TWO> "BACKGROUND" X TEAM 23 HEAVY. FLIGHT OF 2, IN THE BLOCK TWENY FIVE TO TWENTY SEVEN, CURRENTLY HEADING 230 (GARBLED) O QUIT 25 HUNTRESS X QUIT 25 GO AHEAD O QUIT 25 RADAR CONTACT. CONFIRM SQUAWKING QUAD SEVENS X WE'RE ON QUAD SEVENSJNOW-FO1TQUT1 O QUIT 25 VECTORS >50^AX SUBSONJ£jrHElv<lSSION IS TO UH, STANDBY ^-—_ = ---"SD2" I NEED A GOOD ALTITUDE FROM CENTER, OKAY "BACKGROUND" O ALL PLAYERS 235 POINT 9. 235 POINT 9 ALL TEAMS X HUNTRESS QUIT 25 ON 235 DECIMAL 9. HOW DO YOU HEAR O QUIT 25, HUNTRESS. I HAVE YOU LOUD AND CLEAR, PUSH 234

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 I227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY DECIMAL SIX X QUIT 25 GO 234 DECIMAL 6 "SD2" (DIFFERENT VOICE)" YOU SHOULD HAVE TEAM 21 AND TEAM 23. AND I CANT EVEN GET A IN SHIP MISSION ID ^'BACKGROUND" DON'T WORRY TO MUCH ABOUT IT> O TEAM 23 HUNTRESS ON 2359 HOW COPY "SD2" THIS IS RIDICULOUS. CAN 1 MASTER CLEAR "SD2" WHATS ATLANTIC CITY. ECHO LIMA'S <"BACKGROUND" UH YEAH> ARE THEY SET ON THE LIVE SIDE "SD2" NEVER MIND I'LL USE LANGELY'S FLIGHT (GARBLED) "BACKGROUND" O QUIT 25 SNAP POINT. 3825 N 07702 WEST. HOW COPY O TEAM 23 HUNTRESS COPY ALL RECOMMEND LEFT HAND TURN, YOUR ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF 386 "SD2" 1 CANT DO ANYTHING ON THIS SCOPE. HANG ON "BACKGROUND" DO WE HAVE ANOTHER STICK PERSON THAT CAN SET UP SCOPES "SD2" I CAN DO IT. HERE YOU CAN SIT. I CANT EVEN COMMIT "BACKGROUND" O TEAM 21 AND 23 STANDBY CHANGING CONSOLES "SD2" O TEAM 21 TEAM 23 IN ORDER HOW COPY X LOUD AND CLEAR O QUIT 25 THE CAP POINT IS BRA. 290. 35 MILES "BACKGROUND" QUIT 25 GOING TO NCA X HUNTRESS QUIT 25. UH. DO YOU WANT US TO. UH. SET UP IN THE CAP, LEFT LEGS O QUIT 25 THE MISSION IS TO CAP, BRA. 290. 31 STANDBY FURTHER, I WE LOSE COMM.S CONTACT BALTIMORE. CORRECTION, UH. CENTER X OKAY YOU JUST WANT US TO PROCEED DIRECT THE CAP POINT. IF WE LOSE COMM. WE'LL CONTACT BALTIMORE CENTER. WE'RE TALKIN TO THEM NOW "BALTIMORE" OKAY THEY'RE TALKIN TO CENTER TOO.GOOD O COPY THAT "BACKGROUND" FAA IS KEEPING ALL THE TRAFFIC OUT OF HERE, OKAY "BACKGROUND" OKAY. YUP. WE'RE GOING NCA "BACKGROUND" CAN I HAVE A BRA AGAIN. THEY'RE TALKIN TO US AND TO THEM. THEY'RE PROBABLY GETTING REROUTED AROUND AIR TRAFFIC. I'M GONNA CALL AND FIND OUT

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 I227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY O QUIT 25 CAP POINT. BRA 312, 18 MILES X OKAY WE'RE SHOWING THE CAP POINT 250. 20 MILES 0 QUIT 25 THAT'S INCORRECT, THE CAP IS 312, 20 MILES X ALRIGHT THEN WE'RE GONNA COME RIGHT TO 312 0 QUIT 25 CONTINUE YOUR RIGHT TURN TO 330 X HUNTRESS QUIT 25 0 QUIT 25 HUNTRESS. I'M JUST GONNA REITERATE YOU WERE ON THE (GARBLED) CONTROL, YOU ARE TO TAKE ALL DIRECTION FROM HUNTRESS X OKAY HUNTRESS WE COPY THAT, BUT THE CAP POINT YOU-GAVE US, WE'RE ALL SHOWING 230 FOR 12 O HUNTRESS COPIES. YOUR CAP POINT IS CURRENTLY BRA 350, 18 MILES X OKAY DO YOU HAVE A LAT. LON. FOR THAT O AFFIRMATIVE LAT LON. 3852N 07702 W X 8 52, 702 O READ BACK CORRECT "BACKGROUND" WHERE ARE THEY GOING "SD2" THEIR TURNING. THEIR TURNING, EVERYTHINGS COOL "BACKGROUND" IT'S SO NOISY, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT "SD2" I WANNA HAVE POSITIVE CONTROL ON WHO IS WHO "BACKGROUND" ASK THE FIGHTERS IF THEY SEE ANY SMOKE COMING FROM THE AREA "SD1"OKAY 0 QUIT 25 HUNTRESS X HUNTRESS, QUIT 25 GO AHEAD O QUIT 25 HUNTRESS. DO YOU SEE ANY SMOKE FROM THE AREA OF PENTAGON X UH. STAND BY "SD2" I DON'T THINK THEIR MODE 2'S ARE RK3HT BUT THEY'RE ALL SQUAWKING QUAD SEVENS THOUGH "BACKGROUND" WAIT. WAIT. WAIT, THEIR MODE 2'S ARE ALL SQUAWKING, 1525. HERE COMES ONE OF OUR BIRDS "SD2" THAT'S PROBABLY 25 THEN "BACKGROUND" 1525 COME UP OVER HERE THOUGH "SD2" OKAY HERE'S WHAT I'M GONNA DO THEN. OKAY,QUIT 25 IS THE LEADER, WE GOT 26 AND WE GOT 27, 5426 AND 5427 O QUIT 25 HUNTRESS 0 QUIT 25 HUNTRESS X HUNTRESS,QUIT 25 THAT'S. THAT'S AFFIRMATIVE THERE'S SMOKE COMING FROM THE PENTAGON

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY O HUNTRESS COPIES ALL, QUIT 25 CONTINUE SQUAWKING QUAD SEVENS. 1 WANT 26 TO SQUAWK 5426 AND 27 TO SQUAWK 5427 X SAY THOSE SQUAWKS AGAIN O QUIT 26 SQUAWK 5426 AND QUIT 27 TO SQUAWK 5427 X QUIT 26. 5426. 27. 5427 O READ BACK CORRECT. AND QUIT 25 WILL REMAIN WITH THE QUAD SEVENS X COPY "SD2" WE GOT 2 Vi HOURS OF PLAY TIME X HUNTRESS CONTROL. QUIT 25 O QUIT 25 HUNTRESS GO AHEAD X BALTIMORE IS SAYING SOMETHING ABOUT AN AIRCRAFT OVER THE WHITE HOUSE, ANY WORRIES O NEGATIVE. STANDBY "SD2" DID YOU COPY THAT SD, CENTER SAID THERE IS AN AIRCRAFT OVER THE WHITE HOUSE, ANY WORDS "SD2" BY CENTER O QUIT 25 HUNTRESS O QUIT 25, MISSION IS INTERCEPT AIRCRAFT OVER WHITE HOUSE, USE FAA FOR GUIDANCE "BACKGROUND" DIVERT AIRCRAFT AWAY FROM WHITE HOUSE, INTERCEPT AND DIVERT 0 QUIT 25 HOW COPY X COPY O QUIT 25 DIVERT THE AIRCRAFT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE X QUIT 25 DIVERT THE AIRCRAFT O QUIT 25 WHEN ABLE I NEED TYPE OF AIRCRAFT "SD2" I NEED A Z POINT FOR THE WHITE HOUSE "SD2" <CAN 1 GET A Z POINT FOR THE WHITE HOUSE X HUNTRESS, QUIT 25 O 25, HUNTRESS X DO YOU HAVE A FREQ. FOR BALTIMORE, WE'RE TALKING TO WASHINGTON O UNDERSTAND YOUR TALKING TO WASHINGTON I DO NOT HAVE A FREQ. FOR BALTIMORE CAN YOU KEEP US IN THE AUX. X YOU GUYS ARE ACTUALLY TALKING TO QUIT 26, QUIT 25 IS TALKING TO WASHINGTON 0 HUNTRESS COPIES ALL. WE'RE STANDING BY A TYPE, IF YOU CAN GET IT FOR USE O QUICK 26 HOW FAR IS THE SUSPECT AIRCRAFT X STANDBY X ABOUT 15 MILES HUNTRESS O HUNTRESS COPIES 22 MILES X FIFTEEN MILES HUNTRESS

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome, NY O 15 MILES. ONE FIVE "SD2" NOISE LEVEL PLEASE O QUIT 26 WHEN ABLE SAY ALTITUDE OF AIRCRAFT "SD2" DID WE GET A Z TRACK FOR THE WHITE HOUSE ACKGROUND" THEY'RE WORKING ON IT "SD2" WHAT'S THIS BRAVO 005 "SD2" WHATEVER IT IS IT'S PROBABLY VERY VERY LOW. IT'S PROBABLY A HELICOPTER O QUIT 26 STATUS "SD2" SD THERE TO LOW. I CANT TALK TO HIM "SD2" THERE TO LOW I CAN'T TALK TO THEM <"BACKGROUND" NEGATIVE CLEARANCE TO FIRE> OKAY, I TOLD THEM MISSION WAS ID. AND THAT WAS IT "BACKGROUND" THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THEY NEED TO DIVERT BUT. THEY ARE NOT CLEAR TO FIRE "SD2" I UNDERSTAND. 1 HAVE NO COMMS, THERE VERY LOW O QUIT 26, HUNTRESS, I NEED ONE AIRCRAFT TO STAY HIGH SO 1 CAN RADIO RELAY O QUIT 26. 2 AIRCRAFT ARE UP. 25 IS DOWN LOOKIN O HUNTRESS COPIES. REITERATE MISSION IS ID TYPE AND (GARBLED) DIVERT IF NECESSARY X QUIT 26 COPIES "SD2" CAN WE GET THE NOISE LEVEL DOWN, WE CAN'T HEAR THOSE GUYS X HUNTRESS CONTROL, QUIT 26 O QUIT 26 GO AHEAD X BALTIMORE, ER, WASHINGTON IS CALLING THE AIRCRAFT AT 240 "BACKGROUND" 240,1 DON'T EVEN HAVE ANYTHING AT 240 0 OKAY WELL WE'RE LOOKING CLEAN AT 240, WE SHOW QUIT 26 AT 25 THOUSAND AND 27 AT 23 THOUSAND X ALRIGHT. RIGHT NOW QUIT 26 IS AT 240, SQUAWKJN 5426 O HUNTRESS COPIES, HUNTRESS IS CLEAN FOR AN UNKNOWN AIRCRAFT AT 240 XQUIT25 "SD2" YOU KNOW WHAT THE PROBABLY SAW, THEY PROBABLY SAW ONE OF OUR GUYS <"BACKGROUND" THEY PROBABLY SAW A HELICOPTER> X HUNTRESS QUIT 26 O 26, HUNTRESS X OKAY, WE GOT THE PROBLEM FIGURED OUT, WASHINGTON DIDNT HAVE 25. ER. 26 OR 27'S SQUAWK

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Nonheast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY 0 OKAY UNDERSTAND. WASHINGTON KNOWS ABOUT YOUR SQUAWKS X THEY DO NOW. THEY DIDN'T EARLIER O HUNTRESS COPIES ALL. RESUME CAP "SD2" IT WAS ARE GUYS THAT THEY SAW. IT WAS OURS THAT CENTER SAW "BACKGROUND" YEAH NEW YORK DID THAT EARLIER TOO X HUNTRESS QUIT 26 O QUIT 26 HUNTRESS X YOU SAW A TARGET. IN OUR VICINITY AT 25 THOUS. SQUAWKING 7701 O STANDBY. SEARCHING X SHOULD BE OVER. QUIT 26 "SD2" QUIT 26. QUIT 26. THERE'S NOTHING OVER QUIT 26, WHOA, WAIT A MINUTE. THERE'S A DOT THERE O QUIT 25. I'M SEARCHING OVER QUIT 26, STAND BY X AND UH. HUNTRESS. THAT MIGHT BE QUIT 27, UH, HE'S RIGHT ABOVE. MIGHT BE GETTING INTERMITTANT, MIXING SQUAWK NUMBERS O QUIT 25. HUNTRESS SHOWS QUIT 26 AND 27 JUST NW OF YOU ABOUT 4 MILES X QUIT 25 THAT CHECKS

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DRM 2. Dat 2 Channel 2 MCC-OP "MCC" MAJOR NASYPANY YOUR NEEDED IN OPS ROOM, MAJ NASYPANY YOUR NEEDED PRONTO. TO OPS ROOM O NORTHEAST AIR DEFENSE. (GARBLED) CAN 1 HELP YOU X YES SGT KELLY FROM OTIS. HOW ARE YOU DOING TODAY O YEAH. GOOD AHEAD X I'M GETTING REPORTS FROM MY TP ATOM THPPF UIP.HT BE A HIJACK <O UH. HUH. I'M HEARING THF SAME THING, WF.'RF. WORKING IT RIGHT NOW> r>K AY <n THANKs>

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CALL TERMINATED 12:38:43 "MCC" DO 1 HAVE AN MCC COMING IN 12:38:52 12:40:27 (MONITORING CHANN. 4) "MCC" OKAY WHERE *S HE. NO GIVE ME A TRACK NUMBER, HIT HIM UP ON SOMETHING

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome. "MCC" FIND OUT WHERE HE'SAT^GEJx^HEADING (GARBLED) MONITORING MAJORfDESKJNJTROM CH. 13 "BACKGROUND" 190 AND 38 7-KNO IS, LAS I KNO'iVN BACKGROUND" 387 KNOTS> ALTITUDE IS 290 BUT WE CANNOT CONFIRM THAT <"BACKGROUND" 290, OKAY, DO YOU HAVE TIME FOR. TO GIVE ME ANY MORE AMPLE INFORMATION ON IT "BACKGROUND" UH DO YOU WANT THE TYPE AN STUFF, OR WHAT "BACKGROUND" YEAH, LIKE, LIKE PASSENGERS ON BOARD, WHERE IT CAME FROM "BACKGROUND" UH. OKAY. 767, 200 SERIES. NO IDEA HOW MANY ON BOARD RJGHT NOW. IT CAME FROM BOSTON, IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE GOING TO L.A. AND THERE HEADED SOUTH, THERE GOING THE WRONG WAY, OBVIOUSLY "BACKGROUND" OKAY, OKAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH "BACKGROUND" AND UMM. WHERE ARE THEY COMING, WHO ARE YOU GONNA SEND, DO YOU KNOW "BACKGROUND" AHH. THAT DETERMINATION HASN'T BEEN MADE YET UMM, LET ME, IF YOU COULD JUST HOLD ON JUST A MOMENT. I'M GONNA GET, UH, WE'VE GOT SOME COORDINATION GOING r>Nj_Tvq>nf THAT TUFVRF nniNf;

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ANTICIPATE GOING ESPECIALLY IF THEY rONTTNl IF, TO HF.AD TOWARDS JFK THFV WQULD BE ARF. CI .OSF.ST ASSFT "BACKGROUND" LET ME GIVE YOU MY COMM. NUMBER IN CASE WE GET DISCONNECTED <"BACKGROUND" OKAY> 603 O <"BACKGROUND" 603> 879 <"BACKGROUND" 879> 6666 <"OH THAT'S A SCAR NUMBp^6666rAND-6QULD I HAVE YOUR NUMBER AGAIN, SIR, JOEfYEAH JOE COPPED, AND YOU CAN TALK TO ANYBODY HERE, TOEY ALL KNOW WHAT'S GOINON 'BACKGROUND" OKAY 'BACKGROUND" SO, SO, I'LL STAY ON HOLD, SO YOU CAN ME CALL SIGN, AND GIVE THEM PRIORITY AND GET THEM GOING BACKGROUND" OKAY-J'LL SEE 'BACKGROUNDfDAWN WE GOT OTIS ON BATTLE STATIONS "BACKGROUND" OKAY CAN YOU GET ME CALL SIGNS, I'VE GOT AMPLIFYING DATA, AND THERE GONNA GIVE THEM PRIORITY. I'VE GOT AMPLIFYING DATA, I GOT TO WRITE IT ALL DOWN. I GOTTA GET OFF THIS POSITION SINCE "WHAT TIME DID WE GO BATTLE STATIONS" "MCC" TWELVE FORTY -ONE RATP F ST ATI QMS. C ?;M\^ "MCC" (GARBLED) (GARBLED) 1241 BATTLE STATIONS OTIS "MCC" WE GOTTA GET A MODE 3, THAT'S GONNA HELP US OUT BIGTIME

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome. NY 12:43:00 "MCC" OKAY WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT RJGHT NOW IS, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE OF IS INLAND 55. 56 AND UH. 62. STAY UP AND ARE GOOD TO GO 12:43:18 "BACKGROUND" I'VE NEVER SEEN SO MUCH REAL WORLD STUFF DURING AN EXERCISE 12:43:33 "MCC" STEVE. LAT. LON. 41. RJGHT "GARBLED" 290 IS (GARBLED) COULD BE ANY (GARBLED) <"MCC" OKAY> 12:43:47 "MCC" LET'S FIND THIS GUY 12:43:59 "MCC" 1443 OKAY LET'S LOOK FOR IT 12:44:01 "BACKGROUND" A Z POINT. 1 JUST PUT OUT A Z POINT 12:44:17 "MCC" OKAY. RJGHT THERE. 1443 LASTKNOWN 12:44:22 "MCC" NO. THIS IS REAL WORLD 12:44:36 "MCC" SIR. LAST KNOWN POSITION WE GOT OUT TO THIS GUY IS RIGHT THERE. AT THE Z POINT 12:44:40 "MCC" HE'S HEADING 190 AT 29 THOUSAND FEET, HE'S HEADING DOWN SOUTH. SO WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY 12:44:49 "MCC" JUST START HITTING UP TRACKS AROUND THAT Z POINT, _ _ _ _ _ A R O U N D THAT AREA "BACKGROUND" MCC. SD. SCRAMBLE OTlSj 12:45:04 "MCC" COPY. SAME MISSION 12:45:10 "BACKGROUND" MCC. I DON'T KNOW WHERE I'M SCRAMBLING THESE GUYS TO. I NEED A DIRECTION. AH. DESTINATION 12:45:15 "MCC" OKAY I'M GONNA GIVE YOU THE Z POINT. IT'S UH, JUST NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY 12:45:22 "BACKGROUND" I GOT THIS LAT. LON. 41, 15. 74. 46 12:45:28 "MCC" HEAD THEM IN THAT DIRECTION 12:45:32 "BACKGROUND" OKAY. COPY THAT 12:45:52 "MCC" AHH, WE'RE GONNA NEED A^J 12:45:56 "BACKGROUND" THEY'RE NOT TALKTN. NEW YORKS NOT TALKJN 12:45:57 "MCC" HOLD OFF. HOLD OFF. HANG ON 12:46:05 12:46:15 12:46:22 1246:22 "BACKGROUND" THEY'LL CORRECT IT. WE'RE GONNA GET PRIORITY SO <"MCC" ALRK3HT> "BACKGROUND" HE'S NOT SQUAWKING. YEAH NOTHING, DO IT AGAIN, YEAH 1443 "HAVE YOU GUYS GOTTEN ANY OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS THING YET "BACKGROUND" TIME 12:46. AUTHENTICATE. DELTA, X-RAY SCRAMBLE IMMEDIATELY. PANTO 45, 46 HEADING 290, FLIGHT LEVEL 290. CONTACT HUNTRESS. 228 POINT NTNER <GARBLED) 'MCC" YEAH, WHO'S GOT IT. HI SIR. WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO iS, '|W WE CAN'T LOCATE THIS GUY. WE CAN'T FIND HIM VIA IFF 1 WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO IS HIT UP EVERY TRACK WITHIN A

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 1 1 September 200 1 1 227Z - 1 4 1 7Z . Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY 25 MILE RADIUS OF THIS Z POINT WE PUT ON THIS SCOPE, 29 THOUSAND. HEADING 190, AND WE'RE JUST GONNA DO, THEY CAN'T FIND HIM. AND SUPPOSEDLY THERE'S BEEN THREATS IN THE COCKPIT SO WE'RE JUST UNH, WE'RE DOIN THE THINO 12:47:17 "MCC" TRUE. AND PROBABLY RJGHTNOW. AND WITH WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE COCKPIT, IS PROBABLY CRAZY SO "MCC" THAT WILL SIMMER DOWN, AND WE'LL PROBABLY GET SOME BETTER INFORMATION. 1 HAVE SCRAMBLED OTIS, AND ALREADY. AS PER YOUR DIRECTION, WE'RE SENDING THEM IN THAT GENERAL DIRECTION, WE'RE SEND THEM RK3HT TO THAT Z POINT. AND THEN WE CAN MANEUVER THEM, UH, AS DEEMED UH. RIGHT WE'LL WORK WITH. MAKE SURE WEAPONS WORKS WITH THEM THOUGH "MCC" WE'RE HITTIN UP A 25 MILE. JUST GETTING WHAT WE CAN GET OUT OF HER "BACKGROUND" ID 46 SCRAMBLE "MCC' O (GARBLED) GO X OKAY SIR THIS IS SGTfGARRl.FTtt ATTONR <O YF.AH> UH. THE GENERAL WOULD LIKE UH. DO YOU HAVE RADAR COVERAGE TJN THIS GUY O WE'RE PICKING HIM UP. WE THINK WE'VE PICKED HIM UPRJGHT NOW, IT'S SEARCH ONLY TRACK, HE'S APPROX. 20 <X CAN YOU PUT A POINT IN. A POINT OR SOMETHING FOR US> WE'RE GETTING READY TO DO THAT RIGHT NOW <X <3REAT> WELL IT'S JUST <X YEAH I UNDERSTAND> WHAT WE DID IS A 25 MILE TRACK PRODUCTION AREA, AND WE'RE JUST BEATEN THAT WHOLE AREA UP X OKAY SO 1 CAN BE LOOKING FOR IT ON OUR JAY<GARBLED) MOMENTARILY O YEAH BUT IT'S IN AND OUT. IN AND OUT CONSTANTLY SO WE CAN'T GIVE A GOOD. A GOOD WARM FEELY ON THAT, OKAY X COPY THAT SIR. I APPRECIATE IT SIR. GOOD BY O GOOD BY "MCC" THAT WAS CONR "MCC" BUT IT'S, I DON'T THINK IT'S ANYTHING. WHAT ABOUT THAT GUY. RJGHT THERE "BACKGROUND" ARE THEY AIRBORNE "MCC" YEAH AT 46 "BACKGROUND" DID SOMEBODY TELL CENTER

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z - 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome, NY "MCC" SCRAMBLE AT 46 EXCUSE ME 12 :50:05 12::50:06 "BACKGROUND" SCRAMBLE AT 46 OR AIRBORNE 46 rr a "MCC" SD. MCC ' '' 12 :50:08 12 :50:12 "MCC" THAT WAS 46 SCRAMBLE TIME, SCRAMBLE TIME THANKS 12 :50:14 "BACKGROUND" THEY SAID AMERICAN ELEVEN 12 :50:27 "MCC" YES SIR. HOPE NOT YET. WE'RE STILL TRYING TO SEARCH. WE THINK WE MIGHT HAVE HIM. UH. JUST EAST OF NEW YORK. BUT ITS 12 50:34 "MCC" NOPE 12 50:41 "MCC" WE GOT A AMERICAN AIRLINES, IT'S A 767 AAL 11 12 50:49 "MCC" YEA AMERICAN AIRLINES ELEVEN 12 50:51 "MCC" AND WE JUST GOT A CALL FROM CONR, CAN YOU PUT IT IN, WELL WE HAVEN'T FOUND HIM YET, AND I ALREADY TOLD HIM THAT 12:51 :1 1 "BACKGROUND" THE LAST I GOT FROM BOSTON WAS 15 EAST OF JFK 12:51 :13 "BACKGROUND" THAT LAST LAT. LON. WAS 4039, 7403 WEST AND THEY'RE GONNA -GIVE US 3 AND 5 MINUTE UPDATES :51:25 "BACKGROUND"COPY 1 2 :51 :40 "MCC" YOU KNOW WHAT, TELL THEM NOT TO TALK TO THEM, TO TALK TO ME. NO JUST THEM TO CALL ME ATJH£_MCC POSITION. 6311 1 2:51 :57 "BACKGROUND" 1 DON'T HAVE ANYMORE INFORMATION FOR YOU SIR. WE SCRAMBLED AT 46. NO, UH, OTIS 12::52:05 "' SO, IF WE CAN FIND IT. WE'LL INTERCEPT IT. OKAY 12 .52:1 5 "MCC" NO. DID YOU SAY SOMEHING JUST HIT THE WORLD TRADE g * CENTER. OR SOMEONE REPORTS, OKAY, OKAY 12 52:250^"°MCC"NO KEEP ON GOING WITH IT 1 2 52:26 "BACKGROUND" TALKJN WITH I&AND WE HAD A PHONE CALL THAT CAME DOWN TO US, AN SAYING, THEY HAD A POSSIBLE HIJACK OUT OF BOSTON. AN <"BACKGROUND"OKAY> UH. I JUST FLIPPED AROUND AND UH, WE ARE ALWAYS WIND UPON THE NEW. AND UH A 737 JUST HIT THE WTC AND I WAS JUST CURJOUS, AT THE SAME TIME WAS THAT THE AIRCRAFT THE LAST 1 KNEW THEY HAD A PRIMARY ON IT AND THE TRACK WAS NOT SQUAWKING 7500 BUT IF WAS, IT WAS UNDER DURESS '" SEND THEM TO NEW YORK CITY, STILL CONSIDER GO "BACKGROUND" SIR HOLD ON "MCC" OKAY WHO'S PLUGGED IN UP THERE, PLUG IN "MCC" OKAY THIS IS WHAT 1 GOT SO FAR. POSSIBLE NEWS THAT A J37 HIT THE WTC THIS IS REAL WORLD, AN WE'RE TRYING TO CONFIRM THIS 12:5>34 "BACKGROUND" OKAY CONTINUE TAKING THE FIGHTERS DOWN TO

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THE NEW YORK CITY AREAS. JFK AREA, BEST THAT WE CAN, MAKE SURE THE F AA CLEARS YOUR ROUTE ALL THE WAY ITHROUGH, JUST DO WHAT WE GOTTA DO, OKAY, JUST PRESS WITH IT "BACKGROUND OR MCC" IT LOOKS LIKE THIS GUY COULD HAVE HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER "MCC" UNTIL IT'S CONFIRMED IT'S GONNA BE A LOT EASIER TO GET DOWN TO THIS AREA. IF I BRING THEM OUT LIKE THIS, I RATHER THAN THROUGH ALL THE CRAP, UNTIL IT'S CONFIRMED. DO YOU WANT ME TO BRING DOWN THIS WAY AT LEAST <"BACKGROUND" WORK WITH FAA, JUSJ_IELL THEM TO CLEAR YA A ROUTE. CLEAR YA A ROUTE> "BACKGROUND" YES SIR, THANK YOU, MCC IS MAJOR NASYPANY "BACKGROUND" HE'S JUST CALLING WITH THE AIRBORNE TIMES "MCC" ALRIGHT THIS IS WHAT I WANT, THAT'S WHAT WAS SUPPOSEDLY ON IT OKAY, ALRIGHT "MCC" ALRIGHT OUR LAST ACTUAL REPORTED POSITION, IF HE DIDN'T CRASH INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER IS 20 MILES SOUTH OF JFK. SO I WANT YOU TO TAKE THEM DOWN INTO THIS AREA. HOLD AS NEEDED, WHATEVER ALTITUDE THEY NEED TO GO TO. FOR CENTER TO MAKE THAT WORK, IS FINE BY ME. BUT UH. THAT'S THE AREA 1 WANT THEM TO GO AND HOLD, RIGHT IN THAT LITTLE GAP RIGHT THERE "MCC" ALRJGHT THIS IS WHAT WE'RE DOING, WE'RE TAKING THEM DOWN HERE TO HOLD FOR NOW <"BACKGROUND" R1GHT> WHATEVER ALTITUDE THEY NEED FOR CENTER TO DO THAT IS FINE <"SO YOU WANT ME TO HAVE CENTER TO HAVE THEM HOLD> WEAPONS SHOULD PASS THAT, THE FIGHTERS HOULD BE TALKING TO CENTER. THERE GONNA PASS THAT THROUGH THE FIGHTERS. EXACTLY WHAT WE WANT THEM TO DO, NOW "BACKGROUND" IF YOU CAN. HAND THE FIGHTER OVER DIRECTLY TO FAA SO THEY CAN <"MCC" THEY'RE STILL UNDER FAA CONTROL. WE'RE NEVER GONNA TAKE THEM> JUST WORK WITH THEM, COORDINATE WITH THEM THE BEST THAT YOU CAN WITH THAT. TAKE THEM TO THE AREA AND LET THEM, LET THEM HANDLE THE AIRSPACE "BACKGROUND" CONFIRMED "BACKGROUND" I NEVER HEARD. AMERICAN AIRLINES ELEVEN, I HEARD A CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT "MCC" OKAY WHAT DID THEY SAY EXACTLY, ABOUT THAT AIRCRAFT THAT HIT THE BUILDING, THE WORLD TRADE
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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY WANT TO CONFIRM. BUT THEY'RE PRETTY SURE THAT IS. THAT WAS THE AIRCRAFT "MCC" UNCONFIRMED FROM BOSTON, YEAH, THEY'RE PRETTY DOGONE SURE IT IS HIM, YUP "BACKGROUND" WHAT WAS THE AIRBORNE TlME 52. DID YOU GET THE TAIL NUMBER OF THE, OKAY GOOD "BACKGROUND" THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE MISSION IS. I TOLD THEM THE MISSION li> HOLDING. THAT'S WHAT I PASSED "BACKGROUND" RIGHT NOW. THIS IS WHAT WAS COORDINATED I WITH CENTER. WE GOT THEM BASICALLY JUST COMING \H OF LONG ISLAND. AND HOLDING. AT WHATEVER ALTITUDE CENTER WANTS TO PUT THEM AT "MCC" RIGHT. OKAY "MCC" UH. DO WE HAVE A MISSION, THAT WE CAN PASS TO THESE GUYS "MCC" NO. WHAT THEY WANT TO KNOW IS, WHAT KTND OF MISSION DO WE PASS TO THEM, HOLD, YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN, YEAH "MCC" YEA FAA. AS NEEDED. ALSO WE ARE GOING TO BE, WE ARE HOLDING THEM SOUTH OF JFK FOR APPROX. TEN MILES, AT WHATEVER ALTITUDE THEY NEED, SO THAT'S ALL WE CAN DO "MCC" WE ALSO. WF ALSO HAVE MANE 85 IN W105 HE CAN BE USED FOR THIS. WE CAN SCRAMBLE, WE GOT THIS GUY <"BACK" YEAH> "MCC" OKAY BYE "MCC" TAG HIM UP. TAG HIM UP "BACKGROUND" MANE 85. IN WHISKEY 105, CALL GIANT KILLER GIVE HIM A CODE. WE'RE GONNA GO OUT ON GUARD AND GRAB HIM "MCC" CALL AMERICAN AIRLINES TO GET SOB OF AMERICAN "BACKGROUND" THREATCON . \4 "MCC" WE'LL. GET TO THAT "MCC" SD, MCC "BACKGROUND" THEM TOO. AND CALL MCGU1RE SEE IF THEY GOT AMYBQDY A1RBONE BACKGROUND" KC3S RIGHT <"BACKGROUND" ALL OF THEM^S£ETF"AEr-OF THEM, THEY GOT LIKE 4 SQUADRONSAT MCGUIRE, JU£TGO DOWN SQUADRON BY SQUADROhI> -^ "MCC" OKAY SO THXI^ YOUR MISSION, IS, OKAY GO, PRESS, GO WITH IT "BACKGROUND" MANE 85 IS ALMOST UNUSABLE, HE CALLED ME

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z - 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome. NY LATE, HE'S ALMOST IN 102 "BACKGROUND" I GOT THE GUYS CALLING MCGU1RE, SQUADRON BY SQUADRON. WE'RE GONNA FIND A MCGUIRE TANKER <"MCC"OKAY> THAT'S AIRBORNE IN THIS AREA AND TAKE IT "MCC" IS HE ON HIS WAY HOME, MANE 85, HE LOOKS LIKE HE'S WAY "MCC" DIALING X 76™ (GARBLED) OFFICE. THIS IS HOLLY CAN I HELP YOU O YEAH, HI THIS IS HUNTRESS CALLING X I'M SORRY 4 O HUNTRESS. NORTHEAST AIR DEFENSE. X HOW CAN I HELP YOU O IS THIS KC135'S <X NO. THIS IS KC 10'S> O KC 10'S <X UH HUH> OKAY, ALRIGHT X WRONG NUMBER. RIGHT O UH HUH> O BYE "BACKGROUND'- AH. NOBODY HOME AT ROCKO AND NOBODY IS AIRBORNE AT (GARBLED) THE REST ARE KC 10'S (DIALING) X (GARBLED) PILOT SHOP. THIS IS HOLLY MAY I HELP YOU O OH NO, NOT KCIO'S. THIS IS NORTHEAST AGAIN HEY UH, DO YOU GUYS HAVE ANYBODY UP FLYING IN THE UH, JFK AREA X UH. I DON'T KNOW. LET ME CHECK O THANK YOU "BACKGROUND" UNITED. ANOTHER HIJACK, REAL WORLD "MCC" SIR, THANK YOU. SIR. WEGOT A . WE GOT A UNCONFIRMED SECOND HIT. FROM ANOTHER AIRCRAFT X MAJ RICE.HELLO O HI YA DOING SIR. THIS IS SX3T BELLUSCIO AT UNTRESS, HUNTRESS CONTROL <X YEAH> WE GOT A HIJACK, UH I DON'T KNOW IF YOU GUYS ARE AWARE OF THAT. WE HAD A COUPLE OF FIGHTERS SCRAMBLE OUT TO ASSIST FAA. AND WE WERE WONDERING IF YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE ANY OUT IN THE W107. W105 AREA X UMM. WE GOT A CREW AIRBORNE RiGHT NOW, AH I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY WENT THOUGH, I THINK 204 OR 212. YOU CAN FIND THEM. UH. THEY GOT TEAM 23, WE GOT 2 CREWS AIRBORNE RIGHT NOW, TEAM 23 AND TEAM 24, NEW YORK CENTER WILL BE WORKING THEM, THERE UP UH. NORTHEAST OF NEW YORK O NORTHEAST OF NEW YORK X 1 GUESS, I CAN LOOK IT UP ON MY COMPUTER REAL QUICK OOKAY SIR> THE1RA1RBORNE, 2 DCIO'S AND THEY GOT A LOT OF FUEL. THEIR HEAVY WEIGHT. SO THEY SHOULD

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY HAVE ENOUGH TO STAY AIRBORNE JUST ABOUT ALL DAY 13:06:15 O 2 DCIO'S <X YEAH> OKAY 13:06:17 O AND IT'S TEAM 23, TEAM 24 <X YEAH> 13:06:20 O OKAY SIR YOU WOULDN'T HAPPEN TO HAVE UH 13:06:21 X IS THIS EXPLOSION THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT, PART OF THAT. THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT ON TV 13:06:23 O YES <X JESUS> 13:06:24 O AND THERE IS A SECOND POSSIBLE HIJACK. A UNITED AIRLINES 13:06:28 X OKAY. YOU NEED TO GET A HOLD OF NEW YORK CENTER 13:06:34 O OKAY SIR. I'LL DO THAT. BYE CALL TERMINATED 13:06:37 "BACKGROUND" 1 GOT TFAM ^ AND TFAM 74 AIRBORNE JN UH. NEW YORK CENTER AIRSPACE. THEIR AIRBORNE NE OF NY.

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z - 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY BOSTON COULD BE (GARBLED) : 10 :36 :39 13:10:09 :41 :49 :56 13:11:02 :03 :35 "MCC" YOU MISS THREE OR TWO, THERE COULD BE MORE "MCC" YES. WE'RE WORKING TANKERS, WE'RE WORKING TANKERS, MANE 85 IS GOING HOME "BACKGROUND VOICE" QUIT TWO FIVE. TWO SIX, ON BATTLE STATIONS, TIME IS ONE ONE, ONE ZERO, AUTHENTICATE (GARBLED) VICTOR "MCC" YOU KNOW WHAT, I DON'T LIKE THEM THERE \4 THEM SOUTH OF JFK ^ "BACKGROUND VOICE" 1 GOT A ODC RIGHT HERE, DSN FIVE SEVEN FOUR. FIVE FOUR ONE ONE, THAT'S THE ODC "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHAT'S THE NUMBER TO NEW YORK CENTER, EIGHT SEVEN OH EIGHT "BACKGROUND VOICE" 1 WAS GONNA JUST CALL BOSTON, ] THINK THEY'RE IN BOSTON'S AIRSPACE <"MCC" WHO THE F1GHTERS> NO, THE TANKER WE'RE LOOKING FOR "MCC" NO, THE TEAMS ARE DONE, NEVER MIND ABOUT THE TEAMS "BACKGROUND VOICE" ALRIGHT FORGET ABOUT THE TEAMS "MCC" OKAY GUYS, 1 NEED (GARBLED) ONE TRACKER COMING OUT OF BOSTON, THAT WHOLE AREA, AND THEN 1 NEED ANOTHER TRACKER JUST AROUND, AROUND THIS WHOLE AREA AROUND MANHATTAN "MCCV OKAY THE NEW YORK GUY ISN'T ANSWERING "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHAT, WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO GET HIM FOR MAYBE I CAN HELP YOU "BACKGROUND VOICE" WE DON'T NEED THEM, WEGOT MANE, TELL THEM THANKS, WE'LL CALL THEM IF WE NEED SOMETHING "BACKGROUND VOICE" OKAY WHAT I'VE DONE, IS WEGOT TRACKERS OVER NEW YORK AND OVER BOSTON, AND THEIR LOOKING TO PICK UP ANYTHING, ESPECIALLY IN BETWEEN THERE, WHAT THESE GUYS HAVE DONE SO FAR IS TAKE OFF BOSTON, GO LOW, TURN THEIR SQUAWKS OFF, THEN MAKE THEIR RUNS, THAT'S ALL WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ASCERTAIN. BECAUSE WE'RE NOT SEEING THESE GUYS UNTIL (GARBLED) THE TWO HITS FROM THOSE GUYS, UH, THE INITIAL ONE.FROM THE AMERICAN AIRLINES, AFTER THAT, WE DIDN'T SEE THEM, THAT'S ALL WE CAN DO

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(MONITORED POSITION UNKEYED) 13:13:29 X THIS IS MAJOR MC CARTHY WHO AM I SPEAKING TO 13:13:32 O THIS IS MAJOR NASYPANY, GO AHEAD :33 X HEY NASTY. ARE YOU GUYS WATCHING CNN :35 O YUP, UH WE'RE IN THE SITUATION NOW. I'M KJNDA BUSY :37 X OKAY JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU WERE. GOOD BYE :41 O WHERE ARE YOU NOW. HERE * CALL TERMINATED IU; (Af,6\HU 13:14:19 "MCC" OKAY WHERE ARE WE NOW ' "~" .20 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WE GOT MANE IN THE AIRSPACE. WE GOT (GARBLED) OFFLOAD. WE GOT MCGUIRE OFFERING TWO TANKERS IF WE NEED THEM. <"MCC" OKAY> WE CAN CALL THEM ANDGET TWO MORE. SO <"MCC" OKAY. CALL THEM. GIVE ME THAT KC10, AND STICK HIM IN ONE OH SEVEN> :35 :35 :37 :48 "BACKGROUND VOICE" BOTH. ONE. TWO "MCC" ONE. GIVE ME ONE <"BACKGROUND VOICE" ONE> "MCC" A KC 10 SHOULD DO IT FINE. PUT HIM IN ONE OH SEVEN "MCC" YES SIR. UH, WE GOT MANE 85 GOING TO WHISKEY ONE OH FIVE RIGHT NOW. WE ALSO HAVE THE FIGHTERS HOLDING THERE. WE'RE TRYING TO MOVE THEM DOWN SOUTH OF JFK, OKAY, WE GOT SOME BAD POOP FROM FAA. WE GOT MANE 85 THAT'S GOING TO WHISKEY ONE OH FIVE. SO THAT'S NOT A PROBLEM "MCC" HE'S GOT LOTS OF FUEL. FOXY'S ALREADY TAL1ONG TO HIM, 1 GOT TWO OFFERS UP FROM MCGUIRE. TWO KCIO'S, I'M TAKING ONE KC10 AND PUTTING HIM IN ONE OH SEVEN, I'M GONNA HOLD HIM THERE FOR LANGLEY'S GUYS. AND WE'RE PROBABLY GONNA PUT THE LANGLEY GUYS. IF WE GET THEM. IF YOU WANT TO SCRAMBLE LANGLEY'S GUYS. WE CAN STICK THEM JUST SOUTH, SO WE CAN DO A BACKUP AS WELL. OKAY "MCC" UH. WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN THAT YET. WE'LLGET IT , "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHERE'S THE KC 10 COMING FROM KOb \^"^ "MCC" MCGUIRE "BACKGROUND VOICE" (GARBLED) GOT THAT. OR <"MCC" YEAH> "BACKGROUND VOICE" NO. THEY'VE LOCKED OUT ALL THEIR LINES. 1 COULDN'T GET THROUGH "MCC" TUESDAY MORNING FULL. YES. WE'RE TALKING TWO HUNDRED "MCC" WE'RE TALING BETWEEN ONE FIFTY AND ONE FIFTY, WE'RE TALKING TWO HUNDRED. TWO HUNDRED PER AIRCRAFT "MCC" HEY. ICEMAN. <"BACKGROUND VOICE" YEAH> I'VE GOT A KC10, I'M STICKING HIM IN WHISKEY ONE OH SEVEN, JUST IN CASE "BACKGROUND VOICE" OH YOU DO

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY "MCC" I'M GONNA STICK HIM IN THERE "BACKGROUND VOICE" HOW MUCH TIME DO WE GET "MCC" A KC10. HE'S FRESH, HE'S FRESH "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHAT'S ON THE CHAT "MCC" WHERE'S MANE85 FROM "MCC" SAY AGAIN. YEAH THEIR AIRBORNE, THEIR PA "BACKGROUND VOICE" HOW ABOUT THE OTHER AIRCRAFT "MCC" WHAT OTHER AIRCRAFT. OH. WE HAVEN'T LAUNCHED THEM YET "BACKGROUND VOICE" MANE85 IS SIXTY THOUSAND POUNDS OFFLOAD "MCC" OKAY "BACKGROUND VOICE" TEAM TWO THREE. TWO FOUR OUT OF MCGU1RE ENROUTE TO ONE OH SEVEN. BOTH OF THEM ARE LOADED "MCC" OKAY COOL (MCC POSITION BEGINS MONITORING ANOTHER POSITION/RADIO TO GARBLED TO IDENTIFY WHICH ONE)

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" OTIS SOF HAS RECALLED ALL THEIR PLANES FOR POSSIBLE USE "MCC"OKAY "BACKGROUND VOICE" HE HAD GUYS GOING OUT TO ONE OH FIVE, 1 HAVE THE LIST

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 -September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome. NY "BACKGROUND VOICE" COPY THAT "BACKGROUND VOICE" HOLD ON A SECOND <"BACK<5ROUND VOICE" WE'RE STILL TRYING TOGET A CODE ON THIS GUY. WE DO HAVE A TAIL NUMBER "MCC" WHAT WAS THE TAIL NUMBER "BACKGROUND VOICE" NOVEMBER THREE THREE FOUR, ALPHA ALPHA "MCC" NOVEMBER THREE THREE FOUR, ALPHA ALPHA "MCC" IF WE CAN, WE'RE TRYING TO GET THE MODE. TRYING TOGET A POSITION ON THIS GUY "MCC" OKAY, TILL THEN, WE'LL RUN IN ON THEM, OKAY, GOODBYE "MCC" THESE GUYS ARE SMART "BACKGROUND VOICE" YEAH THEY KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANTED "BACKGROUND VOICE" WELL WHAT THE HELL WAS THE PLANE THAT CRASHED "BACKGROUND VOICE" PROBABLY A THIRD HIJACK. IS THAT IT "MCC" NO, THIS IS AMERICAN. AMERICAN AIRLINES, THE FIRST ONE 0 NEADS, MCC, GO O NEADS, MCC, GO O OKAY, LANGLEY CALL SIGNS. BIRDS ARE, QUIT25. 26 O QUIT, QUEBEC, UNIFORM. INDIA, TANGO, 25.26 O AFFIRMATIVE O OKAY. WHAT WE'RE RUNNING OUT THERE RIGHT NOW IS TWO BY ZERO BY TWO BY GUNS FOR LANGLEY, AND TWO TANKS, YEAH O ALSO WE HAVE THE PANT A 45. 46, ZERO BY TWO BY TWO BY GUN, THREE TANKS O AFFIRMATIVE, PLUS 1 HAVE MORE AIRCRAFT AVAILABLE TO ME IF I NEED IT, FROM THE SOF THERE, ALSO I HAVE A TANKER, MANE 85 O OKAY, YOU GOT THE TANKER O ADDITIONALLY I HAVE TANKERS OUT OF MCGU1RE. TWO KCIO'S, CALL SIGNS TEAM. I'M NOT SURE OF THE NUMBERS "BACKGROUND VOICE" 22 AND 23 O 22 AND 23, TWO KCIO'S. I'M STICKING THEM IN WHISKEY ONE OH SEVEN O YEAH, DID YOU GET THE WORD THAT LANGLEY GOT SCRAMBLED, YES ABOUT TWO MINUTES AGO

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 I227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome, NY 13:26:02 "BACKGROUND. MONITORING UNKNOWN POSITION" AH, YES. TEAM 23. WE JUST GOT A RADAR HANDOFF ON THEM FROM NEW YORK CENTER THEY'RE SQUAWKING ONE SIX FOUR ONE, THEIR TURNING DIRECT ONE OH SEVEN IN APPROXIMATELY ONE MINUTE "BACKGROUND VOICE" COPY THAT. HAVE THEM CONTACT HUNTRESS ON TWO. THREE. FOUR < "BACKGROUND VOICE" TWO THREE FOUR POINT SIX> OKAY YEAH "BACKGROUND VOICE" ALRIGHT THAT'S AFFIRMATIVE, AND YOU HAVE ALTITUDE ECHO, ALTITUDE 6 THROUGH 500 EXCLUSIVELY "BACKGROUND VOICE" COPY THAT. EXCLUSIVE THANKS, PAPA TANGO "BACKGROUND VOICE"<GARBLED) BRAVO "BACKGROUND VOICE" NO YOU GOT THAT CHANNEL BACK THERE "BACKGROUND VOICE" HE'S NOT EVEN IN OUR AIRSPACE YET. WE'LL HAVE HIM X HUNTRESS. HUNTRESS, TEAM24 UP ON TWO THREE FOUR DECIMAL SIX "BACKGROUND VOICE" ALRIGHT RON. SCRAMBLE ME A PIECE OF SYMBOLOGY OUT OF LANGLEY. FOR QUIT25 PLEASE O TEAM21 HUNTRESS. RADAR CONTACT. SHOW YOU AT ANGELS 23 IN WHISKEY ONE OH SEVEN. HOW COPY "MCC"OKAY FOXY. I WANT THOSE FIGHTERS FROM OTIS (GARBLED) O TEAM21 MAINTAIN ANGELS 230. WHISKEY ONE OH SEVEN 6000 TO FL 500 CONCURRENT. YOUR MISSION IS TO ORBIT WITHIN WHISKEY ONE OH SEVEN "MCC" I WANT THEM UP CLOSER TO NEW YORK. THEIR, OVER NEW YORK GREAT X TEAM21 COPIES. UH. WE'LL JUST WAIT HERE TILL YOU TELL US OTHERWISE O THAT'S AFFIRMATIVE TEAM21. ALSO THERE WILL BE TEAM23 ENTERING THE AIRSPACE IN A FEW MINUTES "MCC" (GARBLED) UNITED ONE SEVEN FIVE. AMERICAN ONE ONE. WE'RE GETTING INFORMATION NOW THAT. AMERICAN. THE FIRST ONE WE. THAT HIT. MAY BE STILL AIRBORNE O TEAM21, THE QUESTION IS. WHAT IS YOUR OFFLOAD RIGHT NOW X HANG ON SIR. IT'LL PROBABLY BE A COUPLE OF MINUTES O COPY ALL SIR "BACKGROUND VOICE" DID YOU FIND A ONE SIX FOUR ONE "BACKGROUND VOICE" (GARBLED) WE'RE WORKJNGON IT

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z - 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY X HUNTRESS, TEAM21, UNDERSTAND YOU NEED, UH, THIS A FUEL EMERGENCY O NEGATIVE. FOR NOW, WE JUST NEED WHAT YOUR OFFLOAD IS, POTENTIAL PROBLEMS "BACKGROUND VOICE" OH. THERE'S THREE PLANES UNACCOUNTED FOR, THERE'S THREE PLANES "BACKGROUND VOICE" THERE'S AAL11NOT ACCOUNTED FOR, MAY STILL BE AIRBORNE HEADED TOWARDS WASHINGTON. UNITED HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, AND THE THIRD THAT HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER WE'RE NOT SURE ABOUT X HUNTRESS, TEAM21 "BACKGROUND VOICE" TEAM'S CALLING FOR YA X HUNTRESS TEAM21 O TEAM21 HUNTRESS, GO AHEAD X TEAM, WE CAN OFFLOAD FORTY THREE THOUSAND POUNDS O FORTY THREE THOUSAND, THANKS "BACKGROUND VOICE" HOW MANY FROM THEM "MCC" WE'VE LAUNCHED ONE FLIGHT OF TWO, THAT'S ALL WE'VE SCRAMBLED SO FAR "BACKGROUND VOICE" IF YOU'VE GOT AN EXTRA PILOT, AN EXTRA BIRD. WE'D LIKE TO LAUNCH THAT TOO. "BACKGROUND VOICE" CAN 1 HAVE OTIS BIRDS SQUAWK "BACKGROUND VOICE" THIS IS TEAM 23 <'MCC" YEAH> "BACKGROUND VOICE" TURN YOUR DAM SIM SWITCHES OFF, LET'S GET RID OF THAT CRAP "BACKGROUND VOICE" DO YOU WANT HIM ON THE AR TRACK OR JUST ORBITING IN THREE EIGHTY SIX "BACKGROUND VOICE" WE NEED HIM TO GET DOWN INTO THREE EIGHTY SIX "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHERE, JUST IN WHISKEY THREE EIGHTY SIX "BACKGROUND VOICE" JUST CLEAR HIM INTO THREE EIGHTY SIX AND THEN KICK HIM OVER TO OUR FREQUENCY, AND WE'LL TAKE CARE OF THAT "BACKGROUND VOICE" I'M SORRY YOU WERE STEPPED ON, SAY AGAIN "BACKGROUND VOICE" UH, WE WANT HIM IN THE THREE EIGHTY SIX AREA "BACKGROUND VOICE" ALRIGHT "BACKGROUND VOICE" ALRIGHT, (GARBLED) BRAVO "MCC" I'M GONNA HAVE THREE FIGHTERS OUT OF LANGLEY J

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:56 "MCC" 1 THREW THEM IN THERE, FOR A PIVOTAL POINT. GOOD MOVE. BRING THEM DOWN THERE

13:31:05 "BACKGROUND VOICE" O WEAPONS CONTROL SGT (GARBLED) :05 X HEY<OHEY> :06 X WHAT'S GOING ON :08 O NOTHIN. I'M BUSY. I CAN'T TALK :10 O I'LL CALL YA WHEN I'M DONE :11 X ALRIGHT O ALRIGHT BYE> * CALL TERMINATED
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"BACKGROUND VOICE" WHAT TIME WILL THEY RENDEZVOUS WITH THE RECEIVERS "BACKGROUND VOICE" RIGHT NOW M A ' A M WE ARE NOT HAVING THEM RENDEZVOUS WITH ANYBODY, WE ARE STAGING THEM "BACKGROUND VOICE ' STAGING THEM. ROGER THAT. I'LL RELAY THAT INFORMATION "BACKGROUND VOICE" THANK YOU, PAPA TANGO "BACKGROUND VOICE" YOU GONNA TAKE TWO OR THREE OF THEM TO THREE EIGHTY SIX

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" YES. 1 HAVE TO TALK TO GIANT KJLLER "BACKGROUND VOICE" O GIANT KILLER, HUNTRESS NINETY TWO, FOUR X THIS IS GIANT KILLER O YES. THIS IS HUNTRESS. WE'RE GONNA BRING TEAM23 INTO THREE EIGHTY SIX. CAN I GET THE AIRSPACE AT THIS TIME "BACKGROUND VOICE" UH HUH, I ALREADY DID X UH, SURE. YOU CAN HAVE ALPHA THROUGH FOXTROT, IS THAT ENOUGH, IS THAT WHERE YOU WANT TO PUT HIM O ALPHA THROUGH FOXTROT WILL BE GOOD FOR NOW. IS THAT CONCURRENT OR INCLUSIVE

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:53 X SIX TO FIFTY CONCURRENT :55 O COPY THAT :56 X WHISKEY KILO * CALL TERMINATED :57 "BACKGROUND VOICE" OKAY THIS IS WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. GIANT KJLLER'S GOT TEAM23. THEY ALREADY HAVE CONTROL OF HIM THEY'RE GONNA DIRECT HIM INTO THREE EIGHTY SIX, AS SOON AS HE CROSSES INTO THE AIRSPACE, THEY'RE GOING TO KICK HIM ON FREQ. AND WE'LL TELL HIM WHERE TOGO FROM THERE "BACKGROUND VOICE" ROGER, I'M NOT TELLING THEM ANYTHING, I JUST

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY WANT AIRSPACE. AND THIS IS WHAT WE WANT AND <"BACKGROUND VOICE" I KNOW> "BACKGROUND VOICE" OKAY, ONE SIX FOUR ONE CODE OKAY, 1 GOTTA GET THE SYMBOLOGY TO THEM
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"BACKGROUND VOICE" WELL HE SHOULD HAVE IT. SHOULDN'T HE, NO I GUESS HE DOESN'T. I. YOU COULD DO THAT, THAT WOULD BE GREAT "BACKGROUND VOICE" RIGHT NOW QUIT 25 IS HEADED INTO 386 <BACK T1ME> I HAVE NO IDEA "BACKGROUND VOICE" LANGLEYS AIRBORN. WE HAVEN'T TAKEN A HAND OFF YET. BUT THEIR A1RBORN "BACKGROUND VOICE" JEREMY. JERRY, IS IAN (SANDERSON) ON THE OPS ROOM FLOOR

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"BACKGROUND VOICE" YEAH HE'S STANDING RIGHT HERE "BACKGROUND VOICE" TELL HIM STEVE (CULVERSON) WANTS TO KNOW. DOES HE HAVE A STU-III IN HJS OFFICE "BACKGROUND VOICE" YES "BACKGROUND VOICE" CAN HE USE YOUR OFFICE "BACKGROUND VOICE" YEAH, NO PROBLEM "BACKGROUND VOICE" O GIANT KILLER. HUNTRESS 92.4 REFERENCE W386 X GIANT KILLER GO AHEAD HUNTRESS O YES SIR IN REGARDS TO QUIT 25 <X YES S1R> "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHAT WAS THAT AMERJCAN WHAT "BACKGROUND VOICE" AMERICAN 77 BACKGROUND VOICE" WRITE THAT DOWN, AMERICAN 77>

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O I WOULD LIKE YOU TO WORK WITH CENTER. WE NEED THEM TO GO DIRECT BALTIMORE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AND HAVE THEM BRJNG UP HUNTRESS ON THE AUXILLARY FREQUENCY 234 DECIMAL 6 X WELL YOU GOT QUIT 25 GOING EAST TO THE AIRSPACE NOW YOU WANT HIM TO GO DIRECT BALTIMORE ,

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.44 :47 :50 O YES SIR. WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE HIM IN 386 X OKAY ONCE HE GOES TO BALTIMORE WHAT DO YOU WANT HIM TO DO O JUST HAVE HIM CONTACT US ON 234 DECIMAL SIX, WE JUST NEED, INSTEAD OF US TAKING HANDOFFS AND THEN HANDING HIM BACK. JUST TELL CENTER WE NEED HIM OVER BALTIMORE X STANDBY WE'LL GET BACK TO YOU O THANKS. PAPPA TANGO "BACKGROUND VOICE" NOW WE GOT QUIT 25, WHICH WE'RE NOT CONTROLLING. HE'LL COME UP ON OUR AUX, WE GOT TEAM 23 IS GOING TO <"BACKGROUND VOICE" YEAH, YEAH, WE GOTIT> O "BACKGROUND VOICE" HUNTRESS, WEAPONS, SGT (POWELL) X BOSTON CENTER TMU, 1 GOT A QUESTION FOR YA O YES SIR X THE MILITARY AIRCRAFT THAT ARE IN THE AIR RIGHT NOW, WE WERE WONDERING IF WE SHOULD JUST TELL THEM TO RTB IF THEY'RE JUST ON TRAINING MISSIONS, OR WHAT YOU GUYS SUGGEST O NO, NO, THEY'RE ACTUALLY ON THE ACTIVE AIR, PER THE DO OUT THERE WE. WE. WE X SO EVERYBODY THAT'S UP, YOU WANT THEM UP JKL'^'I

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O YES. WE DID SEND THE ONES HOME THAT WERE IN IO5 THAT WERE ON THE TRAINING MISSION. WE DID SEND THEM HOME. WE GOT PANTAS' THAT ARE OUT THERE FROM OTIS <X YEAH, YEAH, 1 UNDERSTAND THAT> X I'M TALKING ABOUT UMM. THERES SOMEBODY TRAINING UP IN FALCON AXE AREA O OH. UH. FALCON. UH. STANDBY LET ME ASK O YEAH. YEAH, SEND THEM HOME X ALRIGHT (GARBLED) "MCC" WE JUST WANT CENTER TO KEEP PRIMARY CONTROL WE JUST WANT TO TALK TO THEM ON AUX1LLARY FREQ. "MCC" OKAY FOXY. 1 GOT A AIRCRAFT 6 MILES EAST OF THE WHITE

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HOUSE. GET YOUR FIGHTERS THERE :47 13:37 :04 "BACKGROUND VOICE" DID THAT COME FROM BOSTON" "BACKGROUND VOICE" HE'S DEVIATING FOR FAA

:06 "BACKGROUND VOICE" DO YOU WANT TO AUTHORIZE THE AFK), DO YOU TO AUTHORIZE IT RIGHT NOW :21 :23 :26 "BACKGROUND VOICE" O GIANT KILLER. HUNTRESS 924, WEAPONS, 386 X GO AHEAD O MA'AM WE ARE GOING AF1O RIGHT NOW WITH QUIT 25, THEY ARE GOING DIRECT WASHINGTON

:29 X QUIT 25 IS AH, IS AH. WE'RE HANDING HIM OFF TO CENTER, RJGHTNOW :34 :38 13:37 :46 O MA'AM WE NEED THAT EXPEDITED RIGHT NOW, WE GOT TO CONTACT THEM ON 2346. WE NEED THEM X ROGER THAT, KILO BRAVO "BACKGROUND VOICE" THAT'S THE RADAR ONLY GUY, RIGHT THERE

:47 "BACKGROUND VOICE" RADAR ONLY :50 "BACKGROUND VOICE" THIS GUY RIGHT HERE, BRAVO 013 BACKGROUND VOICE" NO> :52 "MCC" BRAVO 032 :59 ""THIS DUDE RIGHT HERE BACKGROUND INPUTS FROM WEAPONS ARE ALREADY TRANSCRIBED AT ANOTHER POSITION FROM HERE JUST AFTER INPUTS NOT PREVIOUSLY TRANSCRIBED 13:41 :45 "BACKGROUND VOICE" SGT(GARBLED) DID YOU KNO1W THAT BRAVO 033 YOUR GONNA <"BACKGROUND VOICE" NO 1 D1DN'T> OKAY BRAVO 032 IF YOU LOOK OVER WASHINGTON <"BACK<3ROUND VOICE" BRAVO 33> NO. BRAVO 032 <"BACKGROUND VOICE" COPY> IS A TRACK OF INTEREST THAT THEY WORRIED ABOUT, THAT WAS SIX MILES OUT OF WASHINGTON. OKAY :10 "BACKGROUND VOICE" THEY GOT THE WHITEHOUSE OR PENTAGON THAT WHAT YOU NEED TO GUESS, RIGHT :16 "BACKGROUND VOICE" TOLEDO'S APPROX. 79 MILES

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: 17 "BACKGROUND VOICE" SYRACUSE CANCELLED ALL THEIR FLYING FOR THIS MORNING 13:43 :56 "BACKGROUND VOICE" OKAY ANOTHER AIRCRAFT SPOTTED NEAR THE PENTAGON. ALSO DID YOU GET THE WORD. WE GOT A DELTA 89 SOUTH. SOUTHEAST OF TOLEDO (GARBLED) :49 "BACKGROUND VOICE" ARE YOU GENERATING MANY AIRPLANES :50 "MCC" 1 GOT THREE UP NOW. I GOT OTIS IN THE TURN. AND I'M TRYING TO CONTACT SELFRIDGE, FOR A POSSIBLE HIJACK IN THE GREAT LAKES AREA 13:45 : 15 "MCC" TALK TO ME ABOUT SELFRIDGE. ANYBODY GET IN CONTACT WITH THEM YET :24 "MCC" GOOD THEIR MINE :45 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WE'RE TALKING TO TOLEDO NOW. THEY SAID THEY MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET SOMEBODY AIRBORNE :49 'MCC" OKAY 13:46 :01 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHAT ABOUT DULUTH <"BACKGROUND VOICE" DULUTH'S GOT NO FIGHTERS> :08 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WE'RE CALLING ANY UNIT IN THAT AREA THAT MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP US WITH THAT HIJACK : 15 "MCC" OKAY WE'RE TALKING TO THE GREAT LAKE AREAS, SEE IF WE CAN GET SOMEBODY UP THERE. TALKJNG TO TOLEDO 13:46 : 18 SELFRIDGE. AND DULUTH HAS NIGHT FLYING SO THERES NOBODY THERE. RIGHT NOW AVAILABLE :27 "MCC" WE'RE PUSHING. YEAH. YEAH :47 "MCC" YEAH. WE MAY HAVE TO TALK TO THE COMMANDER THERE :49 "MCC" YEAH. COLONEL MARR MAY HAVE TO TALK TO THE TOLEDO GUY
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:36 "MCC" I MIGHT HAVE COL MARR COME DOWN AND TALK TO THISOUY 55 "BACKGROUND VOICE" CLEVELAND WANTS TO KNOW IF WE'RE GONNA HAVE SOMEBODY TO TRACK THIS GUY 57 "MCC" WE'RE TRYING, TOLEDO GONNA CALL HE DIRECTLY. AND ASK ON WHO'S AUTHORITY. I'LL HAVE COL MARK COME DOWN. AND

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY WE'LL DO THIS WHOLE HOMELAND DEFENSE THING 13:48 :I3 O MCC, MAJOR NASYPANY .20 0 1,1, APPRECIATE IT, I GOT BUCO FOLKS HERE, OKAY, OKAY THANKS :25 O OKAY BYE CALL TERMINATED 13:49 :24 "BACKGROUND VOICE" DO YOU GOT ANYONE TO GO AFTER THAT DELTA FLIGHT "MCC" WE'RE TRYING, TOLEDO :38 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WE'RE GONNA RUN OUT OF RADIOS OVER WASHINGTON 1 TRIED TO (GARBLED) WITH LONG ARM, BUT THE COMPUTER LOCKED UP ON ME AS SOON AS 1 TRIED TO DO IT, WE CALLED SOMEBODY IS COMING OUT :46 "MCC" OKAY, JUST DO THE BEST YOU CAN :49 "MCC" WHAT'S THE WORD ON TOLEDO "MCC" DAMMIT 1 CANT EVEN PROTECT MY NCA

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: 10 "MCC" JAMIE, JAMIE, FIND OUT WHATS GOING ON WITH MY TOLEDOGUYS :21 "MCC" HOT TURN THEM, I'LL PAY FOR IT I GOT A CREDIT CARD :44 "MCC" WELL THAT WAS IT, GIANT KJLLER SENT THEM OUT TO 386, YEAH :59 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WELL IT'S ON THERE, THE PENTAGON HAS BEEN

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1 DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT INFORMATION CAME FROM, I PUT UNCONFIRMED :37 "MCC" TALK TO ME ABOUT MY LANGLEY GUYS, I WANT THEM OVER NCA NOW :55 "MCC" OKAY I NEED A LANGLEY GUY OVER NCA NOW :59 "BACKGROUND VOICE" BRAVO 089 IS MAKING A HARD RIGHT TURN, WHOEVER THAT WAS :24 "BACKGROUND VOICE" CLEVELAND'S ASKING HOW LONG FOR THEM OUT OF TOLEDO :26 "MCC" TELL THEM A FEW MINUTES

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:4I "MCC" YES. THEIR A I R TO MUD. BUT THEIR ALSO AIR TO AIR THEIR F16'S STANDARD. CHARLIES

:47 "MCC" TELL THEM WE'RE ALSO TALKING TO SELFRJDGE. I'LL GET SOMETHING OUT OF THAT AREA 13:54 :00 "MCC" SD. SD. PICK UP YOUR LINE :05 "MCC" BRAVO CAB WANTS SD TO PICKUP THE LINE. HE WANTS EVERYONE ON THE LINE :28 "MCC" DULUTH IS UNAVAILABLE RIGHT NOW. WE MAY NEED FARGO THOUGH :44 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WE NEED TO MAKE A COMMAND DECISION. HE SAYS HE NEEDS MORE SURVEILLANCE PEOPLE. WE'RE RECOMMENDING WE BRING CHARLIE SWING IN HERE :48 "MCC" I'D SAY YEAH. GET THEM IN HERE 13:55 :25 "BACKGROUND VOICE" THEIR AIRBORN, THEIR GOING AIRBORN RIGHT NOW :11 "BACKGROUND VOICE" THERES BEEN A REPORT OF A SEARCH TRACK BY NEW YORK CITY. THAT WEAPONS TEAM HAS BEEN DIRECTED TO CHECK IT OUT :16 "MCC" OKAY :53 "BACKGROUND VOICE" RECALL CHARLIE CREW SWING. 1 WANT ALL THEIR SURVEILLANCE PEOPLE IN HERE PRONTO 13:57 : l l "MCC" SELFRJDGE AND TOLEDO. BOTH :12 "BACKGROUND VOICE" HOW MANY AIRCRAFT :14 "MCC" TWO EACH 13:58 :00 "BACKGROUND VOICE" SIR. 1 RECALLED ALL OF CHARLIE CREW SURVEILLANCE. AND TWO ID TECHS :02 "MCC" FINE. MAKE THAT WADS AS WELL :24 X WESTERN SECTOR. SGT (GALBUR) :25 O HEY HI YA DOING THIS IS MAJ NASYPANY, LET ME TALK TO YOUR MCC :27 X JUST A SECOND

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FOR OFFiClAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome. NY :30 X WESTERN SECTOR (GARBLED) MAY I HELP YOU :32 O YEAH WHO IS THIS. HELLO :35 X YES, THIS IS MAJ (CHAINEY) WHO IS THIS :39 O HEY CHAINEY THIS IS NASTY HOW ARE YOU DOING :41 X HEY WE'RE DOING ALRIGHT :43 O WELL WE'RE NOT DOING SO GOOD RIGHT NOW :44 X YEAH I KNOW :46 O HEY I NEED YOU GUYS TO UH, MAKE SURE YOUR READY, UH, THJS COULD BE LIKE A WORLDWIDE, OR CONUS THING :53 X YES I KNOW :56 O WHAT DO YOU GUYS HAVE UP FOR FIGHTERS. HAVE YOU BEEN TALKING TO FARGO AT ALL :58 X UH, YES WE'VE BEEN TALKING TO A BUNCH OF FOLKS RJGHT NOW ALL WE HAVE IS OUR STANDARD 4 AIRCRAFT
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:03 O OKAY, WHAT 1 WOULD LIKE TO DO IF 1 COULD, IS POSSIBLY STEAL SOME AIRCRAFT OUT OF FARGO, IF NEED BE : 11 X OKAY YOU WANT US TO BRING TWO UP AT FARGO :14 O IF YOU COULD PLEASE. BRING UP WITH WEAPONS TOO, IF POSSIBLE :16 X Y U P , OKAY WE WILL DO THAT :26 OOKAY :28 X OKAY COPY. GOODBYE

CALL TERMINATED :41 "MCC" YEAH, WHAT I JUST DID IS I I CALLED UP THE WATCH, AND HAD THEM BRING UP FARGO, UH, BRING UP 2 BIRDS FROM FAR<3O, LOADED, OKAY :48 "MCC" WELL HERE'S THE DEAL, ONE OUT OF SELFRJDGE, TWO OUT OF (GARBLED) THEY. THEY DID A QUICK TURN. THEY GOT NO WEAPONS, THEY JUST DID A STRAFING RUN UP TO THE RANGE, THEY BLEW ALL THEIR LOAD

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY :03 "MCC" I KNOW. BUT WE GOT TWO THOUGH, THEY'RE JUST LOITERING, AND WE'RE GOING TO SEND THEM DOWN TO DO SOME INVESTIGATION : 10 "MCC" TWO FROM SELFRIDGE ARE AIRBORN ALREADY, I GOT TWO MORE FROM TOLEDO : ] 3 "MCC" THAT SPECIAL TRACKS OVER THE, WHAT DO YOU CALL IT, THE LAKE RIGHT NOW, SO WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO WITH IT, IF IT IS IT •12 "MCC" WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO. I GOT TO GIVE MY GUYS DIRECTION :26 "MCC" 1 DON'T KNOW IF THEY GOT BULLETS
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:36 "BACKGROUND VOICE" ALPINA'S, GOT IT (GARBLED) :38 "MCC" ALPINA :40 "BACKGROUND VOICE" THEIR GETTING ALPINA, SHOULD HAVE TWO IN ABOUT 2 MINUTES. BATTLE COMMANDER KNOWS, YOUR FC KNOWS, DO YOU NEED ANOTHER (GARBLED) :50 "MCC" I GOT HIM, I NEED ONE MORE MAYBE, NO I GOT JAMIE, I'VE GO A SET 14:01 :16 "BACKGROUND VOICE" JUST TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP, WE'RE GONNA HAVE NO RADIOS OVER CHICAGO, NOT EVEN CLOSE : 18 "MCC" THEN GIVE THEM TO FAA. AND HAVE THEM PASS INSTRUCTJONS :20 "MCC" OKAY, WE'RE GETTING TWO FROM ALPINA, WITH GUNS :27 "MCC" AFFIRM :30 "MCC" WE'RE WORKING THAT. RIGHT NOW, WE' R£, WE'RE GETTING IT RIGHT NOW :37 "MCC" IN ABOl T FIFTEEN MINUTES :43 "MCC" WE GOT A DEPLOYED. THE SPRINGFIELD FI6'S ARE DEPLOYED UP TO ALPINA. THEY'RE DOING LIKE A LITTLE EXERCISE UPTHERi; :51 "MCC" THERE IS. I DIDN'T GET THAT YET, GREAT

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:53 "MCC" WHERE UP IN CANADA, DID THEY SAY :58 "MCC" NO CALL SIGN, NO MODES AND CODES 14:02 :00 "MCC" 1 NEED TO KNOW, BECAUSE I CAN UTILIZE MY ALPINA GUYS UP THERE :09 "MCC" 1 COULD USE THEM OVER THERE,GIVE THEM CHICAGO AREA :12 "MCC" HEY ANY POSSIBILITY OF ME GETTING AN E-3 :16 "MCC" SURVEILLANCE. YOU KNOW WHERE I WANT HIM. I WANT HIM UP CHICAGO AREA. CAUSE 1 GOT NO RADIOS UP THERE :22 "BACKGROUND" UNKNOWN AIRPORT, COULD BE MONTREAL, HEADING TOWARDS WASHINGTON. WE DON'T HAVE ANY MODES AND CODES :34 "BACKGROUND" UNCONFIRMED REPORTS THAT THIS AIRCRAFT COMING FROM CANADA. UNKNOWN LOCATION, DON'T KNOW IF IT'S SQUAWKING, DON'T KNOW MUCH, JUST ASK SURVEILLANCE TO KEEP AN EYE UP THERE FOR ANYTHING COMING FROM CANADA, DESTINATION IS SUPPOSED TO BE CANADA :46 "MCC" OKAY, GET MORE UP HERE THEN, DO THE NORTHERN BORDER THING :50 "MCC" I'M RUNNING OUT OF SCOPES :51 "BACKGROUND" I GOT THE RECALL GOING :53 "MCC" OKAY, GREAT :58 "MCC" UH, JAMIE ':58 "BACKGROUND" UNCONFIRMED. OF A FIFTH AIRPLANE (GARBLED) 14:03 :I3 "BACKGROUND" WE'RE ALREADY ESTABLISHED OVER WASHINGTON, WE'RE RUNNING INTERCEPTS ON ANYTHING THAT LOOKS SUSPICIOUS :15 "MCC" OKAY. BUT DID THE PENTAGON GET WHACKED, DID THEY GET HIT :17 "MCC" 1 DON'T KNOW 1 HEARD. UNCONFIRMED :23 "BACKGROUND" I DON'T KNOW. I CHATTED UNCONFIRMED

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AND THE TOLEDO BIRDS :14 "BACKGROUND" I GOT CALL SIGNS FOR THE ATLANTIC CITY BIRDS :15 "MCC" I NEED ALL THOSE OTHER CALL SIGNS OKAY. :33 "BACKGROUND" WE DONT HAVE A SHOUT LINE WITH CHICAGO. WE'RE GONNA HAVE A REALLY HARD TIME CONTROLLING THESE GUYS. I ' M JUST GIVING YOU GUYS A <"MCC" 1 KNOW> :59 "MCC" WE MIGHT GET AN E-3 OVER CHICAGO. WE MIGHT GET AN E-3. FOR YOUR ICC'S I'M GOING TO TRY TO GET AN E-3 OVER CHICAGO. CAUSE I GOT NO RADAR AND NO RADIOS OVER THERE. OVER THAT AIRSPACE. SO. WORK EM 14:05 :11 "MCC" YOU KNOW WHAT. CALL THEM. CALL TINKER RIGHT NOW. CALL COMMAND POST. IF NEED BE I'LL TALK TO THE GUYS, AN E-3 :26 "BACKGROUND" SIR. THIS COMES FROM THE BATTLE CAB, THEIR GONNA FUNNEL ALL INFORMATION TO YOU, THROUGH ME :28 "MCC" OKAY COOL :28 "BACKGROUND" SO YOU GET THE INFORMATION 14:05 :32 "BACKGROUND" THIS IS WHAT YOU GOT, YOUR GETTING STING 11, AND JAMIE ALREADY KNOW THIS <"MCC" YEA> THAT'S TOLEDO, YOUR TWO FROM ALPINA, THEY DO HAVE TIMES, THEY EXPECT TO BE AIRBORNE AT 14I5Z :43 "MCC" RIGHT :43 "BACKGROUND" SYRACUSE, THERE'S POTENTIALLY ANOTHER AIRCRAFT COMING OUT OF CANADA <"MCC' RIGHT I GOT. I ALREADY TALKED TO> HE WANT SYRACUSE TO BACK THAT UP < r 'MCC GO 1T> TRY TO

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MISTY/THUNDER AIRSPACE. TO HOLD THEM <"MCC" OKAY> :56 "BACKGROUND" AND HE WANTS TO KEEP THE TANKER WITH THEM :57 "MCC" OKAY GOT IT. THANK YOU 14:06 :10 "MCC" I GOT TWO TO COME UPON STATUS AT FARGO, AND TWO AT SIOUX CITY : 13 "MCC" THAT CAME THROUGH WADS : I 4 "BACKGROUND TWO AT FARGO AND TWO AT SIOUX CITY

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY :16 "MCC" 1 CONTACT WADS, I WENT ABOVE :17 "BACKGROUND" IMMEDIATE, IMMEDIATE :19 "MCC" YEAH :23 "BACKGROUND" FLIGHT OF TWO, STING 11 :30 "MCC" SD COME UP ON THE HOT LINE :35 "MCC" JAMIE ARE YOU CONTROLLING ON THERE RIGHT NOW, :36 "BACKGROUND" I'M WAITING FOR STING TO COME AIRBORNE :39 "MCC" CAN YOU COME UP ON THE HOT LINE
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:05 "MCC" GIVE ME THE CALL SIGN, GIVE ME THE WHOLE NINE YARDS :08 "BACKGROUND" HOLD ON :21 "BACKGROUND" UNITED 93. HE'S GOT A BOMB, HE'S GOING WHERE TO WHERE :34 "MCC" UNITED 93. BOMB ON BOARD. OUT OF WHERE, BOSTON :47 "BACKGROUND" DO WE WANT (GARBLED) INTERCEPT (GARBLED) :48 "MCC" INTERCEPT AND DIVERT THAT AIRCRAFT AWAY FROM THERE :50 "MCC" OKAY WE GOT. DID YOU HEAR THAT. THAT AIRCRAFT OVER THE WHITE HOUSE, WHATS THE WORD, INTERCEPT

14:08

:01 "BACKGROUND" GOING TO PITTSBURGH :02 "BACKGROUND" NO THE ONE WITH THE BOMB IS NEAR PITTSBURGH :03 "MCC" THE. AIRCRAFT. OVER THE, WHITE HOUSE,
:05 "MCC" NO NOT YET

: 10 "MCC" HOW CLOSE ARE YOU TO INTERCEPT ME :16 "MCC" WHAT IS IT :20 "MCC" WHAT I SIT, TYPE :23 "MCC" THEIR GOING IN RIGHT NOW

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:47 ' MCC" DO YOU HAVE ANY SQUAWKS :51 '"BACKGROUND VOICE" ANY SQUAWKS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT
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:05 '•BACKGROUND VOICE" THAT MIGHT BE THAT FIFTH AIRPLANE
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VOICE" FIFTEEN TWENTY SEVEN. DO WE HAVE A TRACK

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OKAY WE GOT A MODE 3 ON THIS UNITED 93 3915 NORTH

:40'"BACKGROUND VOICE" :41 -•BACKGROUND :41 '•BACKGROUND :50 :51 :54 :56

VOICE" 3915 NORTH VOICE" 07846 WEST

"BACKGROUND VOICE" THAT WAS THE GUY WITH THE BOMB ON BOARD
"MCC" GOT IT

"MCC" GET ME A TRACK ON IT. A TRACK "BACKGROUND VOICE" DO WE HAVE SOMEONE TO PUT ON DELTA. WITH THE BOMB

:58 "MCC" WE'RE GETTING TO IT. WE DON'T KNOW WHERE HE IS YET
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:39 "MCC' YEAH, OKAY. GOT IT :50 "MCC" NEGATIVE CLEARANCE TO SHOOT :56 "MCC" JAMIE. GOD DAMMIT

14:11

:06 "MCC" NEGATIVE CLEARANCE TO FIRE :10 "MCC" ID, TYPE. TAIL :40 "MCC" OKAY, WHERES MY BOMB. WHERES MY BOMBER AT :43 "BACKGROUND VOICE" DID YOU FIND MY TRACK :47 "BACKGROUND VOICE" NO :53 "BACKGROUND VOICE" OKAY OVER CLEVELAND

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:03 O HOW ARE YOU DOING MAJOR NASYPANY :05 X I'M DOING, WELL AS GOOD AS CAN BE EXPECTED. UH, 1<3OT GUYS THAT WILL BE LAUNCHING IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES :10 O APPRECIATE IT. UH. ARE THEY LOADED : 12 X WE GOT HOT GUNS THAT ALL I GOT : 15 O HOT GUNS, WELL THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME. FOR THE TIME BEING.

UH.

THE ONLY WORDS I GOT. WE GOT ANOTHER AIRCRAFT WITH A BOMB ON BOARD. IT'S IN PENN, YORK •32 X YEAH THAT'S SOUTH. SOUTH OF US :34 O AND THERE'S A POSSIBILITY OF, WHERE'S THAT GUY, THE OTHER SPECIAL, HE TURN OVER THE LAKE. NO THE OTHER LAKE, ERIE, LAKE ERIE. YEAH RIGHT THERE :51 O ANOTHER ONE THAT'S POSSIBLY THE CLEVELAND AREA :53 XOKAY :55 O DO YOU HAVE VECTORS ON THOSE :56 X UH, NOT YET, IT LOOKS LIKE THE ONE OVER CLEVELAND HAS TURNED AROUND, AND IS HEADING BACK TO THE EAST
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:05 O THE GUY DOWN AT YORK PENN., HE'S HEADING NORTH, NORTH WEST :12 X OKAY WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET THOSE TWO :I3 O YEAH, AND THE CALL SIGN. UH. FOR THE GUY IN YORK IS, UH, UNITED NINETY THREE :22 X MODE 3 :23 O MODE 3 OF FIFTEEN TWENTY SEVEN •21 XOKAY. YEAH, DOESN'T HELP US. WE CANT 1NTEROGATE
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:30 O YEAH UH, SORRY, OKAY AND IOOT THIS OTHER GUY OUT WEST, HE JUST FADED OVER CLEVELAND, DELTA 89, MODE 3,1 KNOW IT'S NOT GONNA HELP YA. BUT IF HE'S TALKING TO CENTER, THEY MIGHT HELP YOU. THIRTEEN OH FOUR <X OKAY>

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder I I September 2001 1227Z-1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY :5I X OKAY WHEN WE GOT OUR GUYS AIRBORNE, THEY'RE GONNA CONTACT YOU ON 260 POINT 9. UH, I GOT TWO JETS RIGHT NOW, DO YOU NEED MOR£ THAN TWO :59 O CAN YOU GET TWO MORE UP
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:00 X YUP. YEAH :03 O OKAY. THANK YOU SIR. AND IF YOU WANT TO TALK TO COLONEL MARR, HE'S UP AT 6403 SIR :11 X OKAY I :11 OOKAY OUT

*CALL TERMINATED 14:14 :21 "MCC" OKAY I GOT FOUR COMING UP FROM SYRACUSE :29 "MCC" SURVEILLANCE DID YOU FIND THAT TRACK :52 "BACKGROUND" N I N E THREE IS DOWN'. NORTHEAST OF CAMP DAVID, THAT'S HE ONE WITH BOMB ON BOARD :46 "MCC" HE'S DOWN. DID HE CRASH OR :58 "BACKGROUND" I THINK SO 14:15 :06 "BACKGROUND" WE LOST THE MODE 3 ON IT <"MCC" OKAY> :27 "MCC" OKAY I NEED THIS POINT, HEY. SAM, I NEED THIS POINT PLOTTED :45 "BACKGROUND" WE SAID BOMB. HE SAID NORTHEAST OF CAMP DAVID, BOMBED :50 "BACKGROUND" EXPLODED, HE EXPLODED :59 "BACKGROUND" (GARBLED) THE E-3.1 ASKED IF HE COULD ANCHOR UP IN CHICAGO 14:16 :00 "MCC" OKAY GOT IT :02 "BACKGROUND" ALSO THEY SAID THEY HAVE TWO MORE ON IMMEDIATE, THEIR WAITING FOR CINC NORAD TO REQUEST LAUNCHES : 10 "MCC" OKAY. AND I ALSO GOT THOSE GUYS TO, YEAH

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FOR QFFiCIAL USE ONLY Transcripts from Voice Recorder 11 September 20011227Z - 1417Z Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome. NY :22 "BACKGROUND" YOU GOT THAT. THE OTHER ONE EXPLODED :23 "MCC" YEAH 1 GOT THAT :38 OMAJORNASYPANYOH.GO :46 O Y E A H :48 O WAIT A MINUTE. NOW YOUR REQUESTING, WE HAVE :49 O QUIT 25. 26 IN THE NCA AREA :55 0 QUIT. QUIT. QUEBEC, UNIFORM. INDIA. TANGO :59 O FORWARD TELL. QUIT, FORWARD TELL 25, 26 "MCC" COME ON. LETS, WE'RE FALLING BEHIND ON THE FORWARD TELL STUFF 14:17 :ll "MCC" QUIT, HE'S RIGHT OVER THE NCA AREA, LETS PICK IT UP

:21 "BACKGROUND" WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS GUY :23 "MCC" HE FADED OVER CLEVELAND :33 "MCC"LANGLEY :35 "MCC" I GOT THREE OF THEM, 25, 26, 27 :45 O WE JUST FORWARDED THEM, NO THERE OVER NCA, I GOT THEM FLYING OVER THE NCA. PROTECTING THE NCA THE BEST 1 CAN, YOU KNOW :47 O OKAY BYE * CALL TERMINATED

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