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12:37:24 O HUNTRESS WEAPONS, SGT POWELL


:37 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
•40 O IS THIS REAL WORLD OR AN EXERCISE
:41 X NO, THIS IS REAL WORLD, THIS IS NOT AN EXERCISE, NOT A
TEST
:43 O HEH, AH, HOLD ON A SECOND, OKAY
:44 X YUP
:46 X (OFFLINE) HEY, HEY , HEY, SERIOUSLY DUDE BIGTIME
12:38:32 O SIR, SIR, SIR
:35 X YES SIR
:35 O YEAH, I GOT AN MCC COMING IN RIGHT NOW TO TALK TO YOU
SO YOU CAN HANDLE ALL THAT
:39 X THANK YOU
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12-39:00 O HI, THIS IS MAJ DESKINS \JW>n[j Vir)llN&
:01 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
:13 O OKAY, DO YOU HAVE A MODE 3 ON IT <X NOPE> DO YOU
HAVE A MODE 3 CODE
: 17 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
:24 O OK, OK, SO YOU WOULD WANT TO CONTROL THE
INTERCEPT BECAUSE <X WE HAVE TO> BECAUSE YOU
:27 X WE HAVE TO. YES, UNTIL YOU GUYS CAN PICK HIM UP ON
PRIMARY RADAR
:33 O OK, SO YOU HAVE A GENERAL LOCATION TO WHERE HE IS
:34 X WE'RE STILL TRACKING HIM RIGHT NOW
:35 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.
:37 X YEAH, HOLD ON A SECOND
12:39:38 (MAJ DESKINS OFF CHANNEL 14, PICKS UP LINE WITH BOSTON
TMU FROM POSITION ON CHANNEL 13)
:45 X YOU READY
:45 O GO AHEAD

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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 "ID1" WHAT. YOUR KIDDING. REAL WORLD


:34 "IDT WHO BOSTON <"BACKGROUND" CALL BOSTON>
12:38:38 O OPEN LINE
:45 X BOSTON CENTER MILITARY
:46 O UH YEAH. HUNTRESS CALLING IN REFERENCE TO THE
HIJACKED AIRCRAFT<X YES> WE'RE CHECKING TO GET
SOME INFORMATION IF WE COULD
:51 X OKAY. OKAY. WHAT DO YA NEED
:53 O CALL SIGN. TYPE AIRCRAFT
:54 X IT'S AMERICAN ONE ONE
:56 O AMERICAN ONE ONE
:58 X UH, HUH. TYPE AIRCRAFT. IS A UH, SEVEN SIXTY SEVEN
12:39:02 O AND NUMBER OF SOLES ON BOARD, DO YOU KNOW THAT
:04 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
:12 O YOU DONT HAVE NAY OF THAT<X NO>
..n tit) :15 X RIGHT NOW HIS POSITION IS ABOUT FORTY MILES NORTH
• iT ^ 1 OF KENNEDY
: 17 <O FORTY MILES NORTH OF KENNED Y>
:17 X RIGHT
&V :ig O YOU HAVE A MODE THREE
:19 X NO WE DON'T. HE'S A PRIMARY TARGET ONLY
:21 O A PRIMARY TARGET ONLY <X YUP>
:23 O OKAY, AN YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE HE'S COMING FROM
OR DES1 INAT1ON
:27 X NO IDI-A. HE TOOK OFF OUT OF BOSTON ORIGINALLY
HEADING FOR. UH, LOS ANGELOS
:32 O BOS1 < >N TO LOS ANGELOS
:35 X THAI WAS HIS ORIGINAL DESTINATION YEAH
:37 O AND V HERE ARE THEY GOING NOW, DO YOU KNOW
:39 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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O :47
REALLY
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 O OPEN MIKE


12:42:00 X BOSTON CENTER
:01 O YEAH, HUNTRESS ID AGAIN, REAL QUICK, DID YOU GUYS
HAVE MODE 3 ON AMERICAN ONE ONE
:04 X LAST UH, LAST UH ALTITUDE WE HAD HIM AT WAS
DESCENDING TO FLIGHT LEVEL TWO NINE ZERO
:09 O DO YOU HAVE UH, I'M SORRY DO YOU HAVE A PRIOR MODE
THREE FOR AMERICAN ONE ONE
:14 X UMM
: 15 O FILE ANYTHING, UH, ANY INFORMATION FOR MODE THREE,
BECAUS! WE CAN LOCATE HIM ON THE SCOPE IF SO

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:22 X WELL UH. LAST KNOWN ALTITUDE WAS UH. TWO NINE
ZERO. THE LAST THING HE REQUESTED WAS THREE FIVE
ZERO
:34 O OKAY. ALL WE'RE ASKING IS YOUR MODE THREE, YOUR
MODE THREE. DID YOU ASSIGN ANY^SBfiJO THAT
AIRCRAFT
:38 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
12:43:03 X UMM. 1 DON'T EVEN HAVE HIS ORIGINAL. UMM, I COULD
TRY TO FIND OUT WHAT HIS ORIGINAL WAS
:09 O YEAH, THAT'S WHAT WE NEED
:10 X UMM. OKAY. HOLD ON
:56 X HELLO
:57 O YES GO AHEAD
:58 X HIS ORIGINAL CODE WAS ONE FOUR FOUR THREE <O ONE
FOUR FOUR THREE>
12:44:00 O COPY THAT. THANK YOU SIR, AN, ONE MORE QUESTION <X
YUP> UH. ANYAIRCRAFT CLOSE BY HIM THAT UH, COULD
GIVE us A MPDJEJEHREE
:07 X UH, 1 THINK WE'RE WORKING ON THAT. I, I DON'T HAVE
ANYONE NEXT TO HIM RIGHT NOW, BUT, UMM, HIS SPEED IS
SLOWING DOWN. NOW HE'S TURNING SOUTH WEST BOUND
SO, WE DON'T HAVE ANYBODY CLOSE TO HIM
:22 <O OKAY THANK YOU SIR>
:23 X OKAY

CALL TERMINATED

12:45:11 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHO'S CALLING NEW YORK, GIVING


THEM A HEADS UP
:13 O NEW YORK (GARBLED). HUNTRESS ID
:19 O NEW YORK AMIS. HUNTRESS ID
:24 X NEW YORK
:25 O YES MAAM. ARE YOU AWARE OF THE UH. POSSIBLE HIJACK
OF AMERICAN ONE ONE
:27 X NO I'M NOT
:28 O THROUGH BOSTON CENTER WE JUST GOT INFORMATION
THERE IS A REALWORLD HIJACK OF AMERICAN ONE ONE, HE
IS HEADED, HE WAS FORTY MILES NORTH OF JFK HEADED
TOWARDS JFK < X"BACKGROUND VOICE.NEW YORK SIDE"
HE'S GONNA BE TALKING TO ME> WE'RE TRYING TO FIND
OUT ANY INFORMATION THAT WE POSSIBLY CAN,
APPARENTLY THE PILOT WAS HAVING A ROUGH TIME
BECAUSi: THERE HAS BEEN THREATS IN THE COCKPIT, HE

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WAS UH. STARTED OUT OF BOSTON FOR LA, NOW HEADED
FOR JFK, WE DO HAVE MILITARY ASSISTANCE AFTER
HIMTHAT AFTER HIM. THAT IS TWO FIS'S UH, WANTED TO
GIVE YOU A HEADS UP TO LET YOU KNOW AMERICAN ONE
ONE <X OKAY> AN WE'RE TRYING TO LOCATE ANY
INFORMATION AS FAR AS A LOCATION WHERE HE IS,
^CURRENTLY A MODE THREE , DO YOU HAVE ANY
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 "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)
12:48:33 "ID1" LETS BRING IT UP AND FIND A, A PRIMARY
:35 "1D1" WHILE WE'RE LOOKING TO SEE FOR A SEARCH TARGET,
AFTER ALL THEY HAVE HIS PRIMARY, I DON'T SEE
:46 "ID 1" WELL IF SHE KNOWS THAT
12:49:00 O NEW YORK CENTER, HUNTRESS ID
:04 O NEW YORK CENTER. HUNTRESS ID
:04 X NEW YORK
:05 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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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

12:50:28 "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 "1D1" WE CAN'T DIAL THIS NUMBER FROM HERE


:56 "BACKGROUND VOICE" THEIR GONNA GIVE US THREE AND

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FIVE MINUTE UPDATES ON LAT. LON.S
"ID1" HEY DO YOU WANT TO DIAL THIS NUMBER
:18 "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
:22 "ID1" IS THERE ANY <"BACKGROUND VOICE" WHAT> A
SEVEN THIRTY SEVEN. A SEVEN THIRTY SEVEN
<"BACKGROUND VOICE" WHO ARE YOU TALKING TO> A
PLANE JUST HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER U\8 "BAC

:40 "BACKGOUND" (GARBLED)


:47 "ID1" OH GOD
12:52:01 "BACKGOUND VOICE" GOD SAVE NEY YORK
:05 O NEW YORK AMIS, HUNTRESS ID /;
:09 "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 . ft O
\9 \ \ (\V> \T(A ° "YEAH
/ t f YEAH YOU SAID
_ _ YOU SAID YOU
YOU LOST fe^£>ARCTHlOUGH~" ^ SA-f
'•*/ LOST KAgAK THROUGH
\ 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
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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
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: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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X COPY THAT. UH. DO YOU HAVE A CONTROLLER OPEN WORKING
WHISKEY 105 THIS MORNING MANE 85 PLEASE STAY ON THE LINE
I'M GOING TO HAVE HUNTRESS COME UP ON 364 DECIMAL 2 ,,,,., „..-,
\D V O I C E " T H E Y H A V E A POSSIBLE SECOND HIJAC
13:04 :10 ^"BACKGROUND VOICE 2" THIS 3320 IS WAY THE HELL OVER BY n
LAKE ERIE • u--
:25 "ID1" OH GOD. WHAT PHONE WERE YOU ON — V CA0^
:32 "ID!" UNITED ONE SEVEN FIVE
:40 "ID1" ONE SEVEN FIVE. WHAT IS IT
:46 "ID!" UNITED 175. IS THE OTHER AIRCRAFT. MODE 3 IS 3321 -
13:05 :04 "ID1" I'D SAY IT'S PRETTY SERIOUS
:23 X SCROGGINS. BOSTON'S (GARBLED) MILITARY
:24 O BOSTON. HUNTRESS ID. CALLING YOU BACK. DO YOU HAVE ANY
INFORMATION ON UNITED 175 AT ALL
:26 X STAND BY. UH. IS THAT THE CALL SIGN YOU HAVE
O UH WE HAVE A UNITED 175. POSSIBLE HIJACK ALSO. WE HAVE A
MODE 3 OF 3321 <X3321> WE ARE LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION
AT ALL, DO YOU HAVE A TAIL NUMBER OR ANYTHING THAT YOU
MIGHT HAVE
:55 X UH. OKAY 1 WILL CHECK ON THAT. A MODE 3 OF 3321. UNITED 175.
DO YOU. AH, HAVE A DEPARTURE POINT OR DESTINATION, WE'RE
LOOKING INTO IT NOW
13:06 :05 O UH. NEGATIVE WE JUST FROM NEW YORK CENTER. POSSIBLE
CRASH ALSO. UH. YOU HEARD ABOUT THE FIRST <XYES> OKAY
POSSIBLY A SECOND
: 11 X WE'RE CHECKJNG ON A FLIGHT PLAN NOW IF YOU WANT TO HOLD
ONTO THE LINE "TO A VOICE OFFLINE. BOSTON SIDE" WE WANT A
TAIL NUMBER TO. IF WE CAN
:21 X UH WE SHUTDOWN OUR TRAFFIC HERE AT BOSTON CENTER
:23 O COPY SIR
:34 X "BOSTON TO OFFLINE VOICE" WHAT. BOSTON TO LAX
:36 X BOSTON TO LAX <WHAT. BOSTON TO LAX>
:37 UH. HOLD ON A SECOND
:40 "IDP TO OFFLINE" SAME THING. BOSTON TO LAX
SAME TIME OVER EACH OTHER
:40 X "BOSTON TO OFFLINE" IS HE STILL TRACKING NOW. CAN WE DO A
(GARBLED),DO A. DO CODE 3321. SEE IF . IF WE CAN GET A HIT
ANYWHERE ON HIM
:53 O TYPE AIRCRAFT SIR
:53 X "BOSTON TO OFFLINE" DO WE HAVE A TYPE ON HIM ALSO, ON
UNITED 175. A 767
:59 O ANOTHER SEVEN SIXTY SEVEN
13:07 :02 X TSD DOWN THERE SAYS IT'S ANOTHER 767
:06 O OKAY. AND . IF YOU WANT. YOU CAN GIVE US A CALL BACK IF
YOU FIND OUT ANYTHING AS FAR AS A TAIL NUMBER <X ALLRIGHT

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MA'AM> OR SOB OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. WE KNOW YOUR BUSY
SIR. THANK YOU
:15 XALLRIGHTY
CALL TERMINATED
13:07 :21 "ID1" OH GOD A SECOND ONE
:24 "ID1" OKAY SIR. BOSTON HAS STOPPED ALL THEIR TRAFFIC
AROUND. COMPLETELY
:58 "ID 1" GET THEM OUT OF THE WAY
13:08 :05 O OPEN LINE. HUNTRESS ID.-UNSECURE LINE
:09 X HI IT'S (GARBLED) EAST ID. MSGT NICHOLSON I GOT A QUICK
QUESTION FOR YA. DID SOMETHING JUST HAPPENED AT THE
WORLD TRADE CENTER
: 17 O YES SIR JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP WE HAVE HAD
TWO CONFIRMED . WELL NOT CONFIRMED. ONE HIJACKED
AIRCRAFT AND POSSIBLY ANOTHER ONE. AND YES WE DO HAVE
THAT INFORMATION. AND WE'RE WORKING IT NOW
:23 X THIS IS FOR LIVE WORLD AH
:24 O LIVE WORLD YES
:25 X AND POSSIBLY, POSSIBLY ONE HIJACKED (OVER THE TOP OF
CONVERSATION)
:27 O "BACKGROUND VOICE" TELL HIM WE'RE BUSY AND WE CAN'T,
WE CAN'T, WE'LL CALL HIM LATER AND UPDATE HIM
:29 O UM. THESE ARE 2 AIRCRAFT OUT OF BOSTON HEADED FOR LAX,
APPARENTLY HIJACKED. UH. WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING OTHER
THAN THAT RIGHT NOW
:40 X OK. THANKS. I KNOW THAT YOUR BUSY GOOD BYE
CALL TERMINATED
:43 "BACKGROUND VOICE" YOU GOT THAT. YOU GOT MODE 3'S, OKAY I
NEED THAT, OR ELSE I CAN'T FIND HIM
13:08 :43 CONT. WHO ARE THEY OUT OF. WHERE ARE THEY OUT OF
:46 VARIOUS GARBLED
:47 VARJOUS GARBLED
:48 VARJOUS GARBLED 1
:50 "BACKGROUND" WE DEFINITELY NEED A MODE 3 OR WE CAN'T FIND
HIM STEVE
:09 "BACKGROUND" DID THEY SAY LAST KNOWN FLIGHT LEVEL OF THE ^
SECOND AIRCRAFT rf-u ALU,^ (J,
"BACKGROUND 2" 09. WE WENT BATTLESTATIONS AT 09 W ^ Im
"1D1" 1 KNOW, I HOPE THEY CANCEL THE EXERCISE BECAUSE THIS IS
RJD1CULOUS
"ID!" OK. SO YOU GOT YOU UNITED 175 INFORMATION FROM NEW

"BACKGROUND VOICE" FROM NEW YORK MILITARY GUY


X~BOSTON MILITARY DESK ~ "
O YES SIR. I HATE TO BOTHER YOU AGAIN. THIS IS HUNTRESS, ANY

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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
13:10 :50 CONT. X WE'RE TRYING TO RESEARCH IT, IT'S IN NEW YORK
CENTER'S AIRSPACE
13:11 :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
CALL TERMINATED
13:11 :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
13:12 :01 O OKAY THANK YOU, SIERRA WHISKEY
A :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

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


^ :29 ON
"ID1" LANGLEY'S ON BATTLE STATIONS, OKAY, THAT'S FINE
13:14 :26 O NEW YORK. HUNTRESS, REFERENCE UNITED 175
:38 X (GARBLED)
:39 O NEW YORK HUNTRESS CHECKING ON UNITED 175 APPARENT
CONFIRMATION ON UNITED 175 BEING THE SECOND AIRCRAFT TO
HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER
:47 X I, I HAVE NO IDEA. 1 WOULD HAVE NO IDEA OF THAT
:50 O OKAY BOSTON SAID IT WAS IN YOUR AIRSPACE
13:14 :57 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
13:14 :57 CONT.
13:15 :01 O YOU DON'T. OKAY THANK YOU
:02 X (GARBLED)

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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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: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 i \; I
: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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13:23 :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 %
13:24 :04 X OKAY
:04 O THANK YOU SIR
CALL 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
13:25 :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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: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
:13 "BACKGROUND" WOW
:24 "IDI" OH MY GOD
:37 "BACKGROUND" HOW MANY SOB AAL I I . NO WE DON'T
:45 "ID!" WASHINGTON GONNA HAVE TO UH. THIS IS SCARY
: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-
:43 "BACKGROUND" 468-5959
:54 "BACKGROUND" REPLAY. THAT'S THE SECOND AIRCRAFT. JUST
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O HI. THIS IS HUNTRESS CALLING. UMM. I WAS TOLD TO GIVE YOU A
BUZZ. FOR OUR MISSION CREW COMMANDER. ANY INFORMATION. I
GUESS 3 AIRCRAFT OUT OF BOSTON ARE MISSING AND. 2 OF THEM
HAS HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER AND ONE IS ENROUTE TO
WASHINGTON. DID YOU GET THAT INFORMATION
* X RECEIVER CAN NOT BE HEARD AT ALL
YEAH. AMERICAN 11. IS NOT THE AIRCRAFT THAT CRASHED IT IS
STILL AIRBORN. DID YOU GET THAT INFORMATION
13:29 :28 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
:46 "BACKGROUND" SOMEONE BETTER GET LOOKING FOR THIS GUY
:50 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
13:30 :06 "BACKGROUND VOICE HUNTRESS SIDE" BOSTON IS THE ONLY ONE
THAT IS GIVING ANY DESCENT INPUT RJGHTNOW
13:30 :08 o i JUST WANT TO SAY ONE MORE THING. THANK YOU,
WASHINGTON. I DONT KNOW IF THEY DONT THINK THIS IS
SERIOUS OR NOT. BUT THEY ARE NOT. UNLESS THEY HEAR FROM
LIKE THE CENTERS IF YOU COULD GIVE THEM A HEADS UP AND LET
THEM KNOW THAT THIS IS
O WASHINGTON CENTER. THERE NOT. REALLY NOT AT ALL
:28 O OKAY SIR
CALL TERMINATED
:28 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WE GOT TO GET A POINT OUT ON THAT
AMERICAN AIRLINES
:30 "BACKGROUND" WE DO. WE GOT TO GET IT OUT OF LANGLEY, THEY
SCRAMBLED
:33 "BACKGROUND" THEY GOT HIM
:34 "IDI" BOSTON IS CALLING WASHINGTON RIGHT NOW
:35 "BACKGROUND" I DONT KNOW IF THEY GOT HIM YET, BUT
LANGLEY SCRAMBLED
:49 "BACKGROUND" WHAT'S UP
:50 "1D1" UMM. BOSTON HAS NO CLUE WHERE THEY ARE. AND. HE'S
GONNA LET WASHINGTON CENTER KNOW THAT THIS IS VERY
SERIOUS AND THAT <"BACKGROUND" GOOD> SO
13:31 :10 "BACKGROUND" THE Z POINT THAT WAS THE AAL ONE
:22 "BACKGROUND" OUR FIRST. OUR FIRST Z POINT. THAT WAS THE
LAT. LON. ON HIM
13:31 :33 X BOSTON. SCOGGINS. MILITARY
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:35 X YEAH
:36 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
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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
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I I September 2001 1227Z- 14172
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O OK SIR. WELL I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND GIVE THEM A CALL
:24 XOKAY
•2*1 O THANK YOU SIR
CALL TERMINATED
:40 "IDPIS THIS DSN
:40 "BACKGROUND" READY <D1ALING>
:49 "ID1" I'M CALLING THEM f . fa$
13:36 :01 "ID1" IS DSN 94 OR 96 If /^''" ^
1336 : 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
13:37 :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
13:38 :21 "BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS" WELL THEY BETTER KNOW NOW THEY
GOT A TARGET 6 SW
13:38 :24 "BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS" HEY (GARBLED) MAKE SURE YOU GET "
A HEADING AND SPEED FROM INDY
:36 "BACKGROUND. HUNTRESS" HEADING AND SPEED ON THE ALPHA
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13:38 :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
13:38 :50 TO 13:39:20 LOTS OF BACKGROUND BOTH SIDES ALL GARBLED
13:39 :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
13:40 :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
13:40 :19 O OKAY SIR THANK YOU
:22 O ALLRIGHT IF WE NEED ANYTHING ELSE WE'LL GIVE YOU A CALL
13:40 :23 X OKAY
CALL 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
13:41 :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
13:41 "BACKGROUND" 89. BOEING 767 FROM BOSTON SUPPOSED TO GO TO
VEGAS
"BACKGROUND" (GARBLED) ANOTHER ONE
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:23 "BACKGROUND" OKAY THAT WHATS IT'S SPECIAL NUMBER
:29 "BACKGROUND" BRAVO 089 IS OUR DELTA 89
:42 "BACKGROUND" THAT'S ANOTHER HIJACK. DELTA 89. IS BRAVO 089
IS THE TRACK
:50 "BACKGROUND" LETS MAKE THAT A SPECIAL 1 5 AND P (GARBLED)
THAT A REAL WORLD. PLEASE
13:42 :07 "BACKGROUND" YOUR NOT GOING OUT
: 17 "ID!" DO THEY HAVE A POSSIBLE DESTINATION FOR THAT DELTA 89
13:42 :26 "BACKGROUND" (GARBLED) AIRCRAFT BY THE PENTAGON
:30 "BACKGROUND" JUST SETTLE DOWN YOUR DOING GOOD. YOUR OK
:41 X I N D Y CENTER
O INDIANOPOLIS CENTER. UH. REFERENCE DELTA 89. DO YOU KNOW-
ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THAT AIRCRAFT. I WANTED TO GIVE
YOU A HEADS UP. THIS IS ANOTHER HIJACK AIRCRAFT <X UH HUH>
THIS IS ANOTHER BOSTON TO LAS VEGAS HE'S ON A MODE 3 OF
1304. WE DO HAVE CONTACT VIA <X WHAT WAS THE CALL S1GN>
DELTA 89 IT'S A 767 OUT OF BOSTON HEADING TO VEGAS. AND
HE'S ON A MODE 3 OF 1304. I HAVE AN EXACT LAT. LON. IF YOU
NEED IT <X GO AHEAD>
:08 LAT. LON. 41. 21 N 082 15W <X OKAY> AND TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP.
HE IS CONFIRM HIJACK
X OKAY WE'RE NOT SHOWING HIM IN OUR SYSTEM AT THIS POINT.
YOU ARE TRACKING HIM YOU SAY O SO WE HAVE HIM ON RADAR
SIR.
BUT HE IS HEADING YOUR WAY
X HE IS HEADED OUR WAY
O DELTA 89
X OFF BOSTON TO LAS
: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
13:43 :5I X OKAY THANKS <SIERRA WHISKEY>
CALL TERMINATED
13:44 :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
13:45 :00 "ID1" WHAT OTHER CENTER IS THERE. CLEVELAND CENTER A 323
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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>
:56 X HELLO
:57 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
13:45 :53 CONT. THIS DELTA 89 WE'RE NOT SURE OF HIS INTENTIONS. OH 1989.
I'M SORRY I JUST GOT ACKNOWLEDGED
13:46 :31 X SO 1989 IS THE CONFIRMED HIJACK. OKAY
:40 O OKAY MA'AM <X THANK YOU>
:44 O OKAY AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN TELL US.
PLEASE CALL MA'AM. DO YOU HAVE OUR NUMBER
:47 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>
:53 X OK DELTA 1989. CONFIRMED HIJACK. CODE 1304 CORRECT <O
YEAH> OKAY
:59 O YEAH. HE IS A 767. BOSTON TO LAS VEGAS
13:47 :15 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
:23 O MAJ NASYPANY
:29 X MAJ NASYPANY
:30 O NASYPANY
:39 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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AIRCRAFT
:48 X ALL RIGHT. YOU UH. UMM. SENT FIGHTERS OUT
:53 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
13:51 "IDl" JOE, YOU SAID OUT OF TOLEDO
"BACKGROUND" YEAH. WE'RE TRYING TO SCRAMBLE OUT OF
TOLEDO. WE DON'T IF WE CAN GET THEM OUT OR NOT
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X 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
:05 O ALLRIGHT SIR. ALL I KNOW IS. I WAS TOLD OUT OF TOLEDO. LET
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
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13:55 :02 "BACKGROUND" THEY'RE. THEY'RE LOGGING EVERYTHING
:41 "IDl" WHATEVER PERTAINS TO AMERICAN IS HERE. WHATEVER
PERTAINS TO UNITED IS HERE
:48 "IDl" SELFRIDGE IS THAT THE CLEVELAND CENTER ONE
:53 "BACKGROUND" THEY ARE IN CLEVELAND CENTER AREA YEAH
:55 "IDl" BUT THEY'RE HEADED TOWARDS THIS AIRCRAFT
13:57 :30 "ID!" SELFRIDGE AND TOLEDO. TOLEDO
:33 "IDl" I'M GOING TO CALL CLEVELAND
:40 "IDl" (DIALING). BUSY SIGNAL
:42 "IDl" (DIALING)
13:58 :01 X CLEVELAND MILITARY. (GARBLED)
:02 0 HI. THIS IS HUNTRESS ID. REFERENCING DELTA 1989"
:04 X YES "~
:06 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
:16 X SELFRIDGE AND TOLEDO HAVE BEEN SCRAMBLED. OK
13:58 :16 O AND. I DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS ANY IMPORTANT POINTS NEAR
THAT. DO YOU KNOW
:21 X WELL WE'RE TALKING TO THAT DELTA
:23 O YOUR TALKING TO THEM <X YES>
:25 "IDl" THEY'RE TALKING TO DELTA 1989
:27 O CAN YOU GIVE ME ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU HAVE
:29 X OK. THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE ON THE DELTA IS HE'S
LANDING CLEVELAND
:36 O OKAY GO AHEAD
:37 X HE'S LANDING CLEVELAND IS THE INFORMATION I HAVE
:42 O YOU HAVE TALKED TO THE PILOT
:43 X YES. WE'RE SPEAKING WITH THE PILOT
:47 O IS HE STILL HIJACKED SIR
:52 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>
13:59 :00 "BACKGROUND". 4 AIRCRAFT
:00 O FOUR AIRCRAFT
:03 X OH. 1.1. GOT 2 PEOPLE TALKING HERE AH
:04 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
13:59 :24 X DELTA
:26 O DELTA 1989

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X THAT. DELTA NINETEEN EIGHTY NINE IS NOT BEING HIJACKED,
ACCORDING TO HIM. IS THAT CORRECT
:39 X DELTA 1989 IS NOT BEING HIJACKED. ACCORDING TO HIM HE IS
LANDING CLEVELAND AS A PRECAUTION BECAUSE HE TOOK OFF
FROM <O OK> YEAH
O OKAY I DONT KNOW WHERE WE FOUND OUT HE WAS BEING
HIJACKED. BUT EVERYTHING SO FAR SO GOOD THEN, EVERYTHING
IS OKAY
:55 X RIGHT. NOW. THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT THE AIRCRAFT IS
BEING HIJACKED
14:00 O OKAY SIR, I DON'T KNOW WHERE WE GOT THE INFORMATION
:02 X WELL, WELL THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF CONFUSHON AND SOME OF
IT MIGHT HAVE COME FROM HIS COMPANY
:07 O OKAY SIR. FINE. SO FAR SO GOOD
:08 X WELL. AS FAR AS THAT ONE. I DONT KNOW AS FOR THE REST OF
THEM
:09 O OKAY. SIERRA WHISKEY
CALL TERMINATED
14:01 :12 "ID 1" WHAT DO WE HAVE GOING ON RIGHT NOW NOTHING, AH
: 16 "BACKGROUND" THE ONLY THING IS WITH THE PENTAGON, WE
NEED TO<3ET INFORMATION ON AMERICAN ONE, ONE
:23 "IDT I NEED TO GIVE INDIANAPOLIS A CALL BACK
:45 "ID!" (DIALING) "LINE BUSY"
:50 "ID!" (DIALING) "LINE BUSY"
14:02 :03 "1D1" (DIALING) "LINE BUSY"
: 13 "BACKGROUND" I WANT TO GET IN TOUCH WITH WASHINGTON C
WY AND SEE IF THEY CAN. SOME WAY. FIND AMERICAN ONE ONE,'
LAST KNOWN FLIGHT LEVEL 290. NOW WE HAD THAT AIRCRAFT HIT
THE PENTAGON, WE'RE TRYING TO GET CONFIRMATION THAT IT'S
NOT AAL 11 OR IT IS. AND IF IT'S NOT. IS IT HEADED SOMEWHERE
ELSE
:30 "ID 1" (DIALING)
:37 X INDY CENTER
:37 0 HI. HUNTRESS ID CALLING. I WANT TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP, ON
THE DAL 1989 THAT WAS IN CLEVELAND CENTERS AOR
:47 O HE WAS GIVING YOU INFORMATION THAT HE WAS A HIJACK
AIRCRAFT. HE IS NOT A HIJACK AIRCRAFT, HE IS TAKING
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AND HE IS LANDING CLEVELAND
CENTER. ALTHOUGH WE DO HAVE 4 AIRCRAFT LAUNCHED ON HIM,
JUST TO BE SURE
:58 X OKAY, IT'S DAL 1989. THE 1304 CODE <O CORRECT>
14:03 :07 O HE WAS GOING TO LAS VEGAS AND WOULD HAVE BEEN COMING
THROUGH YOUR AREA. JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW HE'S
TURNING AROUND. HE'S LANDING CLEVELAND CENTER TO LAND
:11 XOKAY

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:16 X THANK YOU
:17 O SIERRA WHISKEY
CALL TERMINATED
:41 "BACKGROUND" DEPARTURE FROM CANADA. UNKNOWN DEPT.
AIRPORT. HEADED FOR WASHINGTON
:43 "BACKGROUND" WHO'D YOU GET THAT FROM. NO MODES NO
ANYTHING
:54 "BACKGROUND" THAT'S ALL THEY KNOW. HAS ANYONE TALKED
TO CANADA
:55 "IDl" I'M CALLING RIGHT NOW. BUT IT'S BUSY
14:04 :19 "BACKGROUND" CALL (GARBLED) SEE IF THEY HAVE ANYTHING.
ANY INFORMATION ON HIJACKS COMING FROM CANADA. ANY
INFORMATION AT ALL. 1 DON'T CARE WHAT IT IS. HEADED THIS
WAY TO WASHINGTON
:30 "ID!" (DIALING)
:39 X (GARBLED) SGT (GARBLED). UNSECURE LINE
:39 O HUNTRESS ID CALLING. LISTEN. UH. I JUST GOT A HEADS UP. THAT
THERE IS A POSSIBLE HIJACK THAT TOOK OUT OF CANADA.
SOMEWHERE. HEADED TO WASHINGTON. DO THEY KNOW ANY
INFORMATION THAT YOU CAN TO GIVE US. ON THAT
:52 X STAND BY. PLEASE
:59 X YES HUNTRESS. THIS IS MASCORPEROL NICHOLSON
14:05 :01 O HI. THIS IS HUNTRESS. APPARENTLY WE GOT CONFIRMATION
THAT THERE IS AN AIRCRAFT THAT CAME OUT OF CANADA HEADED
FOR WASHINGTON. DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THAT
AIRCRAFT THAT THEIR TALKING ABOUT. AS FAR AS IT COMING
ACROSS INTO OUR AOR
:13 X I SAW SOMETHING ON THE (CHAT) THAT'S ALL I GOT SO FAR. YOU.
YOU COULDN'T GIVE ME A POSITION COULD YOU (GARBLED)
:I8
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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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>
:56 O AND HE'S CONFIRMED. DOES HE HAVE A MODE 3 SIR
:58 X NO WE LOST HIS TRANSPONDER
14:07 :01 X WHAT WE WANT TO KNOW. IS. DID YOU SCRAMBLE AIRPLANES
FOR THAT DELTA 1989
:06 O WE DID. OUT OF SELFRIDGE AND TOLEDO SIR
:08 X DID YOU. DID YOU. ARE THEY IN THE AIR NOW
:09 O YES THEY ARE <X IS THERE ANYWAY WE CAN GET THEM TO
WHERE THIS UNITED IS>
: 16 OKAY. UMM. WHAT I 'M GOING TO HAVE YOU DO IS GIVE ME A LAT.
LON. OF WHERE HE IS
:21 "BACKGROUND. ? SIDE" WHAT WAS THE LAST KNOWN POSITION OF
THAT UNITED
:24 X WESTMORELAND
:28 O WHERE ABOUTS IS THAT LOCATED <X WHICH IS LIMA, BRAVO,
ECHO>
:35 0 WHAT IS LIMA. BRAVO. ECHO
:36 X WEST MORELAND
:39 "BACKGROUND. CENTER SIDE" WEST MORELAND IS LBH. RJGHT
:41 X THAT'S WEST MORELAND AIRPORT. YEAH
:45 X IT'S IN THE PITTSBURGH AREA <O PITTSBURGH AREA> YEAH, YES
:47 O DO YOU HAVE A LAT. LON.
:56 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
14:08 :00 X AH. NO I DON'T GOT THAT AVAILABLE RJGHT NOW
:07 X OKAY. ALL I KNOW IS
: 10 O WHATEVER YOU HAVE SIR GO AHEAD
:15 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
:28 0 WHICH IS PITTSBURGH PENN ,1 Mk^ °
:29 X YEAH IT'S IN THE PITTSBURGH PENN AREA M"fl L / -f
:32 O ALLR1GHT SIR. NO OTHER INFORMATION W I*
:34 0 IS THIS CONFIRMATION VIA TALKING TO THE PILOT
:39 "BACKGROUND. CENTER". HOW DID WE CONFIRM THAT UNITED
HAS A BOMB ON BOARD
:40 "BACKGROUND. CENTER" I HEARD IT ON THE FREQUENCY
:40 X OKAY. HE HEARD IT ON THE FREQUENCY. YES
:44 "BACKGROUND, HUNTRESS" (GARBLED)
:49 X OKAY I GOT 2 DIFFERENT PEOPLE TALKING
:52 X HELLO
:54 O HI. THEIR JUST CHECKING. DO YOU HAVE A MODE 3 CODE OR

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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 . if-
14:10 :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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HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THAT . f i • \i\2 X YEAH. HE'S DOWN <HE'SDOWN> \ ^' v~

:25 X YES
27 O WHEN DID HE LAND. WE DIDN'T GET <X HE DID NOT LAND> OH.
HE'S DOWN <X YEAH SOMEWHERE UP NORTHEAST OF CAMP
DAVID>
O NORTHEAST OF CAMP DAVID
X YEAH. THAT'S THE LAST REPORT, THEY. THEY. DON'T KNOW
EXACTLY WHERE
40 "ID!" NORTHEAST OF CAMP DAVID
•50 O SIR NO CONFIRMATION OF A BLOWUP OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT
:52 X WELL THEY SAID THEY SENT A C-130 OVER THERE AND HE SAID
YES. HE WAS IN THE GROUND
14-15 -01 O ON THE GROUND. SAFE
:03 X NOPE. BLEW UP. HEY I NEED THE TANKER FREQUENCY
:04 O SIR WE'RE TRYING TO GET THAT RIGHT NOW
rQ5 X OKAY
:12 O I'VE GOT MY MISSION CREW COMMANDER LISTENING RIGHT NOW
SIR. SAY IT AGAIN
• 14 X OKAY I HAVE A TANKER OVER PETUXANT. NOTTINGHAM AREA. A
DC 10. JUST FLYING AROUND AND HE NEEDS A TANKER FREQUENCY
FOR REFUEL NEVERMIND WE GOT IT, DISREGARD
:23 O DISREGARD. OKAY. SIERRA WHISKEY
CALL TERMINATED

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P 41 -28 "AST" MCC BE ADVISED 53 IS DOWN. WE'RE RECALLING IT


NOW. ABOUT 15 MIN. TO GET IT BACK WE HOPE

12:42:09 "AST" WHAT DID HE SAY


: 10 "AST" WHAT BASE. 1241Z BATTLE STATIONS OTIS
•23 O OPEN LINE. SURV. SGT RICHMOND
•27 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

:39 O THEY CAN'T START PUTTING IT BACK TOGETHER 42 X NOPE


:42 O OKAY, THANK YOU
:43 X OKAY
CALL TERMINATED
:47 "AST" MCC. I'VE JUST BEEN TOLD IT'S TOTALLY. UTTERLY
IMPOSSIBLE TO RECALL 53
12-43-09 "BACKGROUND" 52 IS GOOD 55 IS GOOD
19 "AST" WHAT DOES 56 LOOK LIKE. DO YOU HAVE THE SETTINGS FOR

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56
12:44:15 "AST" WHAT WAS THE CODE 1443 OR. WAS THAT THE TIME
:44 "AST" I'LL JUST SHIFT ONE OF THESE GUYS DOWN. THE EXERCISE
WILL JUST HAVE TO BE KINDA ON A HOLD
12:45:10 "AST" IS IT THAT REFERENCE POINT
:48 "AST" OK 11. PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT I'M SENDING YOU
:49 "BACKGROUND" OK STANDBY. SEND IT
:52 "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
12:46:02 "BACKGROUND" COPY. ROGER THAT I'M ON IT
:40 "AST" OKAY. MCC. MCC. IS THAT KKKK HIS POSITION
12:46:45 "AST" OKAY. WE'RE WORKING ON A 25 MILE BOX AROUND THAT.
HITTING EVERYTHING UP. ALSO I NEED SCRAMBLE TIME

12:46:52 "AST" 1 NEED SCRAMBLE TIME. THAT IS AST

12:47:03 "BACKGROUND" AST. ELEVEN


12:47:03 "AST" GO AHEAD. ELEVEN
12:47:05 "BACKGROUND" DO WE KNOW LAST KNOWN HEADING
12:47:07 "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>
12:47:25 "AST' WE'RE GETTING AN UPDATE NOW. STANDBY
12:47:33 "AST" UMM. AST IS OFF FOR A SECOND
12:48:15 "AST" I JUST HEARD A TWELVE FOUR SIX SCRAMBLE. SCRAMBLE
OTIS
12:48:23 "AST" ICC. OTIS HAS BEEN SCRAMBLED. 46
12:49:15 "AST" OKAY GUYS KEEP AN EYE ON THE TRACK COUNT AND
ELEVEN. WE'RE LOOKING FOR A SEARCH TARG. OKAY
12:49:37 "AST" I GOTTA GET WITH ID AN SEE IF I CAN GET THAT LAST
POSITION
1249:53 "AST" WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO CALL <"BACKGROUND" NEW
YORK> CENTER. WHY DON'T YOU USE JUST HIT FA
12:49:55 "AST" YOU DON'T HAVE THE N I N E NUMBERS BACK THERE, 8706
12:49:58 "BACKGROUND" NONE OF THOSE WORK < ""BACKGROUND" NOPE>
12:49:00 "AST" THAT'S THE ARTS C. THATS NOT SC. WHY DO WE HAVE THE
ARTS C PHONE NUMBERS. NOW THAT MAKES NO SENSE
12:49:23 "AST" DO YOU GOT THE SC'S BACK THERE
12:50:40 "AST" WHAT DO YOU NEED NEW YORK CENTER FOR
12:57:55 "AST" AIRBORN. 52
12:58:04 "AST" JFK (GARBLED) 20 SOUTH (GARBLED) JFK
12:58:09 "ASTJ^O&LWFRE DECIDING. THEIR SAYJNG THAJ_A_C1V1L1AN
AIRCRAFT HAS HIT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. BUT THEY

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HAVEN'T CONFIRMED 1T;S AMERICAN F.1.F.VFN yF.T
12:58:16 "BACKGROUND"COPY
12:58:17 "AST" BUT WE'RE PUTTING 2 AND 2 TOGETHER BACK HERE
12:58:27 "AST. 1CS.
12:58:27 T" GO AHEAD
12:58:28 HEARD SOMEBODY YELL OUT A1RBORN. BUT I'M NOT SEEING
TH1NG TOLD OUT TO US YET
12:58:37 "AST' UMM. THERE THEY ARE. PAPPA ALPHA 45
12:58:40 "1CS" PAPPA ALPHA 45. GOT IT, THANK YOU
12:58:44 "AST" THEIR HEADED SOUTH. DOWN THE COAST
12:58:49 "BACKGROUND" THEIR HEADED TO (GARBLED)
12:58:50 "AST" OKAY. THEIR OUT NOW. SHOULD BE COMING
12:58:54 "AST" UMM. AS LONG AS THEIR NOT TO A Z POINT*
12:58:59 "AST" UMM. YOU GOT IT
12:59:16 "AST"AS
13:00:00 ONFIRM YET, THAT'S THE ONE TO HIT

13:00:05 PRFPARFHi 011R THRFATCONS. OUR FORPF PROTECTS TO


START nniNn
13:00:08 "BACKGROUND" THEY SHOULD HAVE ALREADY, SHOULDN'T THEY'
13:00:10 "AST" UMM. JUST BE READY, BE PREPARED
13:00:38 "AST" ALRJGHT GUYS. WHO WANTED TO KNOW AIRCRAFT TYPE
13:00:40 "BACKGROUND" YOU DON'T KNOW
13:00:41 "AST" 1 THOUGHT SOMEONE ASKED ME THAT
13:00:43 "AST" IT'S A 767. THF GUY WHO'S BEING HIJACKED

13:00:54 "AST" I DONT KNOW IF IT'S BEEN CONFIRMED IF IT WAS HIM WHO
HIT THE TRADE CENTER <"BACKGROUND" HOPE NOT>
13:00:56 "BACKGROUND" DO WE GOT CNN ON
13:00:56 "AST' THAT'S A GOOD POINT N
13:01:22 "AST" CNN IS ON THE FLOOR IN THE SE V"
3:03:05 "AST" WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS
3^03^07 "AST" OKAY GUYS LISTEN UP. POSSIBLY WE HAVE A SECOND
TjlJACKING
13:03:20 "BACKGROUND" COPY
13:03:36 "BACKGROUND" OUT OF THE SAME AIRPORT
13:04:16 "AST" HAVE THEY CONFIRMED IT'S AMERICAN ELEVEN YET
13:04:21 "AST" HAVE WE CONFIRMED IT'S A HUGE AIRCRAFT THAT HIT THE
TRADE CENTER
13:04:27 "AST" THEIR BUSY OVER THERE. I'M NOT GONNA ACT IN THE
MIDDLE OF THEM OVER THERE RJGHT NOW
13:04:30 "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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13:04:46 "AST' UNITED 175. DID YO1 i THAT DOM
13:04:53 "BACKGROUND" LOOKING FOR A SQUAWfe AND I DON'T SEE IT
13:04:58 ''BACKGROUND" WF HAVE SMART TERRORiSTS TODAY. THEIR NOT
GIVING THEM A CHANCE TO SQUAWK
13:05:09 "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
13:05:59 "AST" MCC. WE TALKED TO NORTH (GARBLED) DIRECTLY THEY
SAID AT LEAST A HALF HOUR. WE SAID WE DON'T CARE. HOW-
LONG IT TAKES. GET IT BACK UP
13:07:32 "AST' YOU GOT IT KEVIN. 1 GOTTA FIND SOME MORE INFORMATION
13:09:19 O NORTHEAST AIR DEFENSE SGT FOSTER
13:09:22 X UH. KEVIN <O GO>
13:09:24 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>
13:09:29 X OKAY.
13:09:29 OYUP .
CALL TERMINATED
13:09:52 "AST" WHAT THE HECK MODE IS THIS
13:10:07 "AST DK /J)Y WF nnT -1AV_S3-BACK_ATJH1S T1MF
13:10:09 "BACKGROUND" LET'S CHECK IT ON HERE. FIRST
13:10:11 "AST" GO AHEAD<"BACKGROUND" GOT IT>
13:10:13 "AST' NOTHING
13:10:21 "AST' PATTY JUST CALLED AND SAID IT WAS BACK
13:10:35 "AST" I'LL PLUG IN OVER HERE AN CALL
13:10:38 X MAINTENANCE CONTROL SGT CRANE
13:10:40 O OH I'M SORRY. WE'VE GOT SOMETHING GOING ON. WE'RE
TALKING IN HERE. STANDBY JUST ONE SECOND PLEASE.
(GARBLED). WE'RE NOT GETTING DATA ON 53 IN HERE
X OKAY. LET ME CHECK <O OKAY>
CALL TERMINATED
13:11:03 "AST" NOTHING YET. I TURNED IT ON BUT
13:11:17 "AST" SHE SHOULD BE CHECKING WITH THE CENTER
13:11:44 "AST' YOUR TAKING BOSTON. GET RIGHT INTO WITHIN 50 MILES
OF BOSTON. YOUR GONNA HAVE THAT AREA ONLY
13:11:57 "AST' YOU'VE GOT THE WHOLE AREA. WE'RE PUTTING SOMEONE ~
ON BOSTON AND SOMEBODY ON NEW YORK
13:12:04 "AST" JUST SET UP THAT ODC RIGHT THERE. JUST FOR A SEC.. JUST
GET IT READY FOR THEM
13:12:09 "AST" NEW YORK AREA. YOU DO THE NEW YORK AREA
13:12:14 "AST" SIX YOU GOT BOSTON
13:12:16 "AST' 1 WANT EVERYTHING HIT UP
•3:12:25 "ASHYEAH 50 MILES. HIT UP"EVERYTHTNJ3

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> 13:12:44 'VIST" TELL THEM TO TURN TO CNN
13:13:26 "AST" COULD BE I TURNED IT ON. 53 IS COMING BACK
13:14:22 "AST" AS THE TRACKS LOSE DATA. DROP THEM OUT
13:14:41 "AST" LET'S KEEP AN EYE ON THAT TRACK COUNT
13:15:23 O SURVEILLANCE. SGT RICHMOND
13:15:24 X YOU SHOULD SEE DATA OUT OF 53
13:15:27 O UMM, YES IT DO
13:15:28 X THE MDS IS GOING TO BE REALLY LOW. BUT THAT'S THE BEST
THEY CAN DO RIGHT NOW
13:15:31 O THAT'S ALRJGHT. SO LONG AS I GOT SOMETHING
13:15:33 X OKAY
13:15:33 O THANKS
CALL TERMINATED
13:15:37 J^"AST" MCC. 51.1 GOT SEARCH AND BECON BACK AT 53. IT'S GONNA
W HAVE LOW MDS. BUT THAT'S THE BEST THEY CAN DO FOR ME
13:16:10 \" T H A T ' S Y O U R F I G H T E R S RIGHT THERE. AND THEY GO
A TANKERS GOING OUT THERE NOW. 1 THINK AND MANE AND MANE
V5 85 IS A TANKER
13:16:27 ^ I'M BEING TOLD THAT THEY HAVE THE 2 ND AIRCRAFT ACTUALLY
I ON TAPE. FLYING INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER
13:16:51 / "AST" MCC. OTIS. IS EVERYONE ON BATTLE STATIONS^OTiS
13:16:58 V'BACKCROUND" YEAH THEY'RE AIRBONE <"AST" YEAH. HOW BOUT

13:17:02 ."BACKGRO' TNH" U/F H AVFNTT i THEM YET


13:17:30 "AST" THEY GOT KCIO'S AND 135'S nnwr. ni IT A1,SD ^" I
13:17:32 "AST" LET'S CALL. NO. I'M GONNA LEAVE CENTER ALONE RJGHT
NOW
13:18:22 "AST" IT LOOKS LIKE THEY'RE PUSHING THE FIGHTERS INTO NEW
YORK
13:18:46 "BACKGROUND" THAT KKKK IS THAT THE
13:18:47 "AST" THAT IS THE ORIGINAL POINT THAT THEY GAVE US
13:18:52 "BACKGROUND" OKAY. I'M HITTING UP ALL AROUND THAT
13:18:53 "AST" NO. NO. I WANT NEW YORK. AND LONG ISLAND. AND
ALL THAT GOOD STUFF. OKAY
13:18:57 "BACKGROUND" GOT IT
13:18:57 "AST" KEEP AN EYE ON THE TRACK COUNTS
13:19:21 "AST" ALSO GUYS. AS THE TRACKS FADE. TRY TO DROP THEM
13:19:23 COPY.THAT
13:19:50 "AST" OKAY. ICC. MY TANKER WILL BE GOING INTO 107, AS SOON AS
WE KNOW WHO HE IS. I'LL LET YOU KNOW
13:20:08 "AST" I'M HEARING NOW THAT THE FIGHTERS IN 105 WILL BE J
HEADED HOME
13:20:28 "BACKGROUND" THEIR ALREADY OVER NEW YORK
'.3:20:30 "AST" NO. NO. NO. THFRF IS ft 1 S'S IN 105 OUT OF OTIS, PLAYING IN
105. THERE GOING TO BE HEADEt

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"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 "
13:22:08 "BACKGROUND" WHAT'S HIS TRACK NUMBER
13:22:22 "AST" OKAY WHERE'S NCA. OKAY THERE THEY ARE. ALRJGHT
13:22:47 "AST" BETTFR GFT 1 ANG1 FY GOING GUYS. WHAT DID I JUST SAY
13:22:52 "AST" SCRAMBLING LANGLEY
13:23:46 "AST" I'LL GFT YQl' SCRAMBLE TIME FOR LANGLEY AS SOON AS
1 KNOW IT
13:24:33 "AST" SCRAMBLE TIME 24. 24 LF1. 1324. DID YOU GET THAT
13:25:28 "AST" TURN 1 HE iiYlb'I tM OH-. RESTART IT. OR FIND SOMEONE ELSE.
WHATEVER
13:25:52 O SURVEILLANCE SGT RJCHMONI
13:25:53 X YES THIS IS NEW YORK CENTgJJJjRUCE BAR&ETT. I'M THE
OPERATIONS MANAGER. IN CHARGE, I WAS GIVEN THIS NUMBER TO
CALL <o OKAY> REFERENCE AMERICAN <o OKAY. GO AHEAD>
THAT HE MIGHT BE STILL FLYING
13:26:05 O ALRJGHT <X ALRJGHT. I'M ASKING>
13:26:07 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

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1 GOT, HE'S GOT BOSTON
13:28:14 "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
13:28:27 "BACKGROUND" AST. ICC
13:28:27 "AST" GO AHEAD
13:28:28 "ICC" I'M GOING TO NEED SOMEONE OUT HERE ON THE GCCS, I -GOT
THE TMD NOT RESPONDING
13:28:34 "AST" ROGER. WORK WHATEVER YOU CAN WITH IT. I'LL SEND
SOMEONE. I'LL CALL SOMEONE
13:28:35 "AST" I GOT HIM ON THE AIR PICTURE TOTAL
13:28:40 "AST" MARK, YOU GOT THE NEW YORK AREA
13:28:41 "BACKGROUND" I GOT THE NEW YORK YEAH,
13:28:43 "AST" OKAY HE'S COT-MEW YORK. HE'S GOT BOSTON. AND 1 COT
WASHINGTON AREA
13:28:50 "BACKGROUND" ARE YOU WATCHING FOR RADAR ONLY
13:28:56 "AST" WE'RE LOOKING BUT WE'RE NOT SEEING ANY RADAR ONLY
(lT:29l22^ "BACKGROUND" OH MY GOD IS THAT A 3**° EXPLOSION
T3:29:2T "AST" I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING ON OUR FORCE CON, OUR
FORCE PROTECTION INCREASING
13:29:38 "AST" MOVE 12 FORWARD 1 GUESS
13:30:08 "AST" ARE YOU USING 10 <"BACKGROUND" 12 IS SURVE1LLANCE>
13:30:13 "AST" OKAY YOU MOVE TO TEN. YOU SLIDE THERE. PICTURE DOWN,
MARK TAKE THE AIR PICTURE, TILL HE GETS TO MOVE
13:30:30 "AST" YOU GOT YOUR SIM SWITCHES DOWN
13:30:45 "AST" OKAY 1 GOT 6 AND 10 WITH ME, DO YOU NEED A SECOND
TRACKER
13:30:52 "AST' YOU GONNA TAKE THOSE TWO. TEN AND ELEVEN
13:31:02 "AST" ONCE HE'S DONE I WANT ONE OF YOU DOWN HERE ON THIS
SCOPE
13:31:13 "AST" 1 GOT WASHINGTON
13:31:15 "ASF' WE WILL, ONCE I GET ANOTHER TRACKER. I NEED ANOTHER
TRACKER
13:31:18 "AST" ID GET JENNINGS. 1 NEED JENNINGS FN HERE
13:31:32 "AST" 1 NEED YOU. ONCE HE'S DONE. ON 8 TO SIT OVER
WASHINGTON
13:31:40 "AST" WE GOT EVERYTHING

13:32:45 "AST" MCC, OKAY


13:32:47 "AST" BACK HERE 1 HAVE BALTIMORE, WASHINGTON AND NEW
YORK CENTER AND NEW YORK AREA
13:32:52 "AST" THEY HAVE THE AIR PICTURE AND BOSTON UP FRONT
13:33:08 "AST" 6 AND 8. WE'RE LOTikJNG FOR SEARCH TARGETS
13:33:15 "AST" CHECK EVERYTHING. BUT WE'RE DEFINITELY LOOKING FOR

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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
13:36:11 "AST' WHAT DID HE TRACK. INTO HIS FADE POINT, SIX
13:36:18 "AST' I'M AT SEVEN. SEVEN

13:36:29 "BACKGROUND" WE GOT SOMETHING SEARCH ONLY OVER


13:36:31 "AST' WHER1.. LET ME GET TO IT. I'M NOT DOWN THERE
13:36:36 "BACKGROUNi)" I GOT NINE MILES SOUTH OF BALTIMORE..-^'^
WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL
13:36:39 "AST' OKAY 1 i.)LD ON. I'M LOOKING. I'M LOOKING
13:36:41 "AST' GIVE Mi THE ARROW AGAIN. I LOST IT
13:36:52 "AST' MCC
13:37:03 "AST' MCC. GOT IT
13:37:12 "AST" ABOU'l /-•. 032. RIGHT NEXT TO THE NCA, HE'S SEARCH ONLY
13:37:16 "AST'SEE H I N .
13:37:28 "AST" YES Wl- GOT A RADAR SEARCH ONLY THERE
13:37:42 "AST' OKAY BkAVO 032. (GARBLED) OFF OF 50

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"AST" BRAVO 032, 089. 31 MILES SEARCH ONLY, GET RJD OF THAT
MAP
13:38:05 "BACKGROUND" I ALREADY DID
)3:38:-06 "AST" HE'S FADING
13:38:Q8_ "AST' HE FADING. LET'S GET A Z POINT ON IT, 8
13:38:11 "ASrX)FK THE LOOP '
13:38:14 O SURVEILLANCE. SGT RJCHMOND
13:38:15 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
13:38:25 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
CALL TERMINATED
13:38:35 "AST" THE GUY HAS FADED
13:38:49 "AST" DID YOU GET THAT GUY EXTRAPOLATED
13:38:54 "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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THAT WAY
13:42:15 "AST' THERE HE IS OKAY
13:42:31 "AST' MCC IS LANGLEY AIRBORNE
13:42:39 "AST" YES LANGLEY IS AIRBORNE
13:43:52 "AST- 6. 8 <"BACKGROUND" 6 ON > ROGER HE HAVE A REPORTED
AIRCRAFT NEAR THE PENTAGON
13:44:11 "AST" 1 GOT NO MORE SCOPES -GUYS. WE'RE DONE
13:44:18 "AST" WE NEED MORE SCOPES. WE'RE TAKING THE SIM CELL SCOPE
13:44:22 "BACKGROUND" WE YOU KNOW HE'S SQUAWKING
13:45:58 "AST" MCC. ANY FORCE CON CHANGE
13:46:21 "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
13:46:50 "AST" OKAY. 1 GOT THE FIGHTERS OUT OF LANGLEY. THERE
COMING OUT TO YA NOW
13:47:56 'rAST MCC. AST. MCC. TRACK NORTH OF NEW YORK SEARCH ONLY,
ARROW SENT TO YOU. BRAVO 204
13:48:46 "AST" HE'S OUT WEST. SPECIAL 15 HEADED TOWARDS CHICAGO.
OVER DETROIT
1348:49 "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>
13:49:11 "AST' MCC. MCC. DID YOU GET THE WORD. THAT NOW THE
PENTAGON HAS BEEN. HIT
13:49:19 "BACKGROUND" SGT ANTHONY. 1 NEED A UTILITIES PERSON ON THE
OPS FLOOR. WEAPONS SECTION. ASAP. IMMEDIATELY
13:49:59 "AST' HEY. JUST DONT DROP NO Z POINTS
13:50:09 "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
13:50:23 "BACKGROUND" OKAY. JUST ONE HIJACK RJGHT NOW
13:50:27 "AST' OK KILL THAT 1 Z POINT YOU JUST PUT IN
13:50:32 "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
13:50:56 "AST' THEY'Ri TRYING TO FIND SOMEONE TO GET ON WESTERN
GUY
13:51:09 "AST' THERIi TRYING TO GET SOMEONE FROM SELFRIDGE UP, TO
GET SOMEONE : ROM SELFRIDGE AFTER. I GUESS DULUTH HAS NO
AIRCRAFT •
13:51:14 "BACKGROUND TOLEDO

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I 13:51:14 "AST'I GUESS SOMEONE FROM TOLEDO UP U ° M t)
13:52:20 "AST' I NEED GTE OUT HERE NOT UTILITIES WE MADE A MISTAKE
13:52:33 "AST" LONG ARM RADIOS ARE DOWN &"
13:53:17 O SURVEILLANCE. SGT RICHMOND, HELLO. HELLO
13:53:19 X HELLO THIS IS SGT DEMARS AT THE 103*°
13:53:20 O YES
13:53:20 X YEAH I GOT A CALL EARLIER THAT YOU GUYS MK3HTNEED US UP
13:53:22 O UMM, LET ME GIVE YOU TO MY MCC <X OKAY>
13:53:29 O I'M SENDING YOU TO 6311
13:53:30 X OKAY THANK YOU
14:02:04 "AST" ALL WE GOT RIGHT NOW. ALL WE GOT HARD IS THE GUY
GOING INTO CLEVELAND
14:02:09 "BACKGROUND" OKAY
14:02:10 "AST" ALL THE TARGETS ARE BEING TRACKED IS SEARCH ONLY
HEADED. THAT'S WHAT I'M ASKING
14:03:03 "AST' JUST. LET ME OFF FOR A SECOND
14:03:46 "BACKGROUND" DO YOU WANT ANOTHER CREW RECALLED
14:03:48 "AST' I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WILL DO SURVEILLANCE WISE, WE
DON'T' HAVE ANY SCOPES
14:04:03 "AST 1" KILL THE LIVE LINK WITH THE SE. I WANT THE MANNING
14:04:16 "BACKGROUND" CALL UP CHARLIE CREW SWING, THERE'S 5 PEOPLE
ON CHARLIE CREW SWING
14:04:21 "AST' MCC, CHARLIE CREW SWING, SURVEILLANCE, UH YES, YES
14:04:29 "AST" OKAY LONG ARM RADIOS. COMPUTER UP FRONT IS LOCKED
UP
14:04:40 O SURVEILLANCE SGT RICHMOND
14:04:41 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
14:04:48 O HOLD ON, WHICH HAVE QUICK ISN'T WORKING, 3 RIGHT
14:04:54 O UH. HAVE QUICK 3 OUT OF 01
14:04:56 X HUH, 3 OKAY. BIG DIFFERENCE
14:04:58 O OKAY, SORRY
CALL TERMINATED
14:05:15 "AST' DON'T TELL OUT ANY SEARCH TARGETS TILL YOU SHOW ME
14:05:25 "AST'

14:11:22 "AST' MCC. THi: 103RD HAS IT'S RADAR UP AND TURNING. WE'RE
GIVEN A LINK BRIEF NOW. UMM CONNECTICUT RHODE
ISLAND
14:11:25 "BACKGROUND" CONNECTICUT
14:11:26 "AST" MCC. im K ; i . CONNECTICUT
14:11:46 "BACKGROUND' ANY AWACS AIRBORNE

14:11:56 "AST" I DON'T KNOW. THEY WERE LOOKING FOR TINKERS NUMBER,

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1 DONT KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THAT
14:12:00 "AST- MCC, ANY E 3'S. NO. OKAY
14:12:03 "BACKGROUND" SO WHAT DO YOU HAVE FOR SUSPECT TARGETS
RIGHT NOW

DRM 2, Dat 2 Channel 24 - AICC

13:04:22 0 MAINE 85. MAINE 85. HUNTRESS ON AICC

13:04:24 X GO AHEAD SIR


13:04:34 O MAINE 85 STANDBY
13:04:46 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

13:04:53 X WE'RE SCHEDULED FOR W105. SIR, UH, WITH SOME F15'S,
MADDOG FLIGHT A DRAGON FLIGHT, AND A JEEP FLIGHT

13:04:57 O THIS WOULD BE A PANTA FLIGHT, CURRENTLY ON A ACTIVE


EMERGENCY FOR US

13:05:15 O PANTA 45 COULD YOU, UH, ASK CENTER FOR VECTORS INTO
105 AND THEN HOLD IN 105
13:05:34 O MAINE 85, HUNTRESS. COPY

13:05:37 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

13:05:48 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

13:06:03 X YES SIR ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP

13:07:23 O MAINE 85, HUNTRESS SAY MODE 3


13K)7:27 X (GARBLED)
13:07:35 0 MAINE 85, HUNTRESS. SAY AGAIN MODE 3
13:07:40 X MODE 3 IS UH. 5362

13:07:43 O COPY 5362

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13:11:10 O PANTO 45, WE'RE SHOWING MAINE 45 040 FOR 83

13:11:22 O PANTO 45 REMAIN CURRENT POSITION UNTIL FAA REQUESTS


ASSISTANCE
13:12:51 O MAINE 85. HUNTRESS

13:13:03 O MAINE 85. HUNTRESS


13:13:30 O MAINE 85. HUNTRESS, CAN YOU COME UP ON 22.89 PLEASE

DRM 1. Dat 2 Channel 3 - SD2-TK

13:28:36 "BACKGROUND" OK, THE ORIGINAL HIJACK THAT STARTED ALL


THIS
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)

13:29:29 "BACKGROUND" HEY STEVE, 43K FOR TEAM 21, OFFLOAD


13:29:54 "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

13:31:33 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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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

13:34:01 "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

13:34:46 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

13:34:58 X ROGER THAT STANDBY. WE'LL GET BACK TO YOU


13:34:01 O ROGER. PAPPA TANGO
13:34:02 "SD2" WHAT DO YA MEAN WE'LL GET BACK TO YOU, JUST DO IT
13:34:12 "SD2" ALRIGHT HAWK WHAT DO WE GOT
13:34:13 "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>
13:35:27 "SD2" ALRIGHT TEAM 21 IS HERE. 23 IS THERE
13:35:29 "BACKGROUND" WE DONT HAVE AN OFFLOAD ON 23 YET RIGHT '

13:35:38 O TEAM 21, HUNTRESS


13:35:50 O TEAM 21. HUNTRESS

13:35:54 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

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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
13:36:23 "BACKGROUND" WE WANT CENTER TO MAINTAIN PRIMARY
CONTR01 .. WF .n 1ST WANT TO RE ABLE TO TALK TO THEM ON
AUX1LLARY 234 DECIMAL 6
13:36:30 "SD2" GOOD JOB HAWK
13:36:35 "BACKGROUND" UH. YES MA'AM, FOR NOW YES, WE NEED THAT
EXPEDITED IF WE CAN GET THAT, PAPPA TANGO
1 3:37:12 "PRESUMED BACKGROUND" WE'RE GOING DIRECT DC WITH MY
GUYS. OKAY. OKAY. OKAY
13:37:15 O QUIT 25, HUNTRESS
13:37:25 X HUNTRESS QUIT 25. UH. LOOKING FOR CONFIRMATION OF
HOLDING. AH. 090 AT 6 HMF :no nrr r.p T ^xirn cv
13:37:36 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
1 3:37:58 O NEGATIVE NOT FOR TEAM 21, QUIT 25 HUNTRESS
1 3:37:02 X TEAM 21 WE ARE RELAYING TO QUIT 25, THEY CAN'T HEAR YA
1 3:37:08 HUNTRESS COPIES ALL RELAY HEADING 330, SQUAWK QUAD SEVEN,
STANDBY
13:38:13 "SD2" THERE IT IS. QUICK GIVE ME A BRA
1 3:38:22 "SD2" DIDN'T WORK, EXTRAPOLATED
1 3:38:28 "SD2" 1 GAVE HIM THE RIGHT HEADING, EVERYTHING COOL
13:38:51 "SD2" HE'S RELAYING SO WE'RE OKAY
1 3:38:52 "BACKGROUND" X TEAM 23 HEAVY 2346 BACKGROUND" X TWO>
1 3:38:58 "BACKGROUND" X TEAM 23 HEAVY. FLIGHT OF 2, IN THE BLOCK
TWENY FIVE TO TWENTY SEVEN, CURRENTLY HEADING
230 (GARBLED)
13:39:09 O QUIT 25 HUNTRESS
1 3:39:09 X QUIT 25 GO AHEAD
13:39:12 O QUIT 25 RADAR CONTACT. CONFIRM SQUAWKING QUAD SEVENS
13:39:17 X WE'RE ON QUAD SEVENSJNOW-FO1TQUT1
1 3:39: 1 9 O QUIT 25 VECTORS >50^AX SUBSONJ£jrHElv<lSSION IS TO UH,
STANDBY ^-—_ = ----
13:39:45 "SD2" I NEED A GOOD ALTITUDE FROM CENTER, OKAY

1 3:42:54 "BACKGROUND" O ALL PLAYERS 235 POINT 9. 235 POINT 9 ALL


TEAMS
13:43:59 X HUNTRESS QUIT 25 ON 235 DECIMAL 9. HOW DO YOU HEAR

13:44:08 O QUIT 25, HUNTRESS. I HAVE YOU LOUD AND CLEAR, PUSH 234

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DECIMAL SIX
13:44:14 X QUIT 25 GO 234 DECIMAL 6

13:44:18 "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>

13:44:28 O TEAM 23 HUNTRESS ON 2359 HOW COPY


13:44:41 "SD2" THIS IS RIDICULOUS. CAN 1 MASTER CLEAR

13:45:37 "SD2" WHATS ATLANTIC CITY. ECHO LIMA'S <"BACKGROUND" UH


YEAH> ARE THEY SET ON THE LIVE SIDE
13:45:43 "SD2" NEVER MIND I'LL USE LANGELY'S FLIGHT (GARBLED)
13:45:46 "BACKGROUND" O QUIT 25 SNAP POINT. 3825 N 07702 WEST. HOW
COPY

13:46:08 O TEAM 23 HUNTRESS COPY ALL RECOMMEND LEFT HAND TURN,


YOUR ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF 386
13:46:27 "SD2" 1 CANT DO ANYTHING ON THIS SCOPE. HANG ON
13:46:30 "BACKGROUND" DO WE HAVE ANOTHER STICK PERSON THAT CAN
SET UP SCOPES
13:46:31 "SD2" I CAN DO IT. HERE YOU CAN SIT. I CANT EVEN COMMIT

13:50:03 "BACKGROUND" O TEAM 21 AND 23 STANDBY CHANGING CONSOLES


13:50:09 "SD2" O TEAM 21 TEAM 23 IN ORDER HOW COPY
13:50:11 X LOUD AND CLEAR
13:50:24 O QUIT 25 THE CAP POINT IS BRA. 290. 35 MILES
13:50:29 "BACKGROUND" QUIT 25 GOING TO NCA
13:50:46 X HUNTRESS QUIT 25. UH. DO YOU WANT US TO. UH. SET UP IN THE
CAP, LEFT LEGS
13:50:55 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
13:51:15 "BALTIMORE" OKAY THEY'RE TALKIN TO CENTER TOO.GOOD
13:51:16 O COPY THAT

13:52:08 "BACKGROUND" FAA IS KEEPING ALL THE TRAFFIC OUT OF HERE,


OKAY
13:52:26 "BACKGROUND" OKAY. YUP. WE'RE GOING NCA
13:52:42 "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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Fl3:52:51 O QUIT 25 CAP POINT. BRA 312, 18 MILES
13:53:00 X OKAY WE'RE SHOWING THE CAP POINT 250. 20 MILES
13:53:03 0 QUIT 25 THAT'S INCORRECT, THE CAP IS 312, 20 MILES
13:53:12 X ALRIGHT THEN WE'RE GONNA COME RIGHT TO 312
13:53:16 0 QUIT 25 CONTINUE YOUR RIGHT TURN TO 330
13:53:23 X HUNTRESS QUIT 25
13:53:41 0 QUIT 25 HUNTRESS. I'M JUST GONNA REITERATE YOU WERE
ON THE (GARBLED) CONTROL, YOU ARE TO TAKE ALL
DIRECTION FROM HUNTRESS
13:53:50 X OKAY HUNTRESS WE COPY THAT, BUT THE CAP POINT YOU-GAVE
US, WE'RE ALL SHOWING 230 FOR 12

13:54:02 O HUNTRESS COPIES. YOUR CAP POINT IS CURRENTLY BRA 350,


18 MILES
13:54:07 X OKAY DO YOU HAVE A LAT. LON. FOR THAT
13:54:15 O AFFIRMATIVE LAT LON. 3852N 07702 W
13:54:24 X 8 52, 702
13:54:30 O READ BACK CORRECT
13:54:53 "BACKGROUND" WHERE ARE THEY GOING
13:54:54 "SD2" THEIR TURNING. THEIR TURNING, EVERYTHINGS COOL
13:54:04 "BACKGROUND" IT'S SO NOISY, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT

14:03:18 "SD2" I WANNA HAVE POSITIVE CONTROL ON WHO IS WHO


14:03:22 "BACKGROUND" ASK THE FIGHTERS IF THEY SEE ANY SMOKE
COMING FROM THE AREA
14:03:24 "SD1"OKAY
14:03:29 0 QUIT 25 HUNTRESS
14:03:40 X HUNTRESS, QUIT 25 GO AHEAD
14:03:43 O QUIT 25 HUNTRESS. DO YOU SEE ANY SMOKE FROM THE AREA OF
THE
PENTAGON
14:03:50 X UH. STAND BY
14:03:53 "SD2" I DON'T THINK THEIR MODE 2'S ARE RK3HT BUT THEY'RE ALL
SQUAWKING QUAD SEVENS THOUGH
14:04:05 "BACKGROUND" WAIT. WAIT. WAIT, THEIR MODE 2'S ARE ALL
SQUAWKING, 1525. HERE COMES ONE OF OUR BIRDS
14:04:10 "SD2" THAT'S PROBABLY 25 THEN
14:04:12 "BACKGROUND" 1525 COME UP OVER HERE THOUGH
14:04:14 "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

14:04:33 O QUIT 25 HUNTRESS


14:04:43 0 QUIT 25 HUNTRESS
14:04:44 X HUNTRESS,QUIT 25 THAT'S. THAT'S AFFIRMATIVE THERE'S
SMOKE COMING FROM THE PENTAGON

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14:04:52 O HUNTRESS COPIES ALL, QUIT 25 CONTINUE SQUAWKING QUAD
SEVENS. 1 WANT 26 TO SQUAWK 5426 AND 27 TO SQUAWK 5427
14:04:12 X SAY THOSE SQUAWKS AGAIN
14:04:14 O QUIT 26 SQUAWK 5426 AND QUIT 27 TO SQUAWK 5427
14:04:25 X QUIT 26. 5426. 27. 5427
14:04:27 O READ BACK CORRECT. AND QUIT 25 WILL REMAIN WITH THE
QUAD SEVENS
14:04:30 X COPY
14:06:28 "SD2" WE GOT 2 Vi HOURS OF PLAY TIME

14:07:16 X HUNTRESS CONTROL. QUIT 25


14:07:17 O QUIT 25 HUNTRESS GO AHEAD
14:07:23 X BALTIMORE IS SAYING SOMETHING ABOUT AN AIRCRAFT OVER
THE WHITE HOUSE, ANY WORRIES
14:07:27 O NEGATIVE. STANDBY
14:07:29 "SD2" DID YOU COPY THAT SD, CENTER SAID THERE IS AN AIRCRAFT
OVER THE WHITE HOUSE, ANY WORDS "SD2" BY CENTER
14:07:45 O QUIT 25 HUNTRESS
14:07:49 O QUIT 25, MISSION IS INTERCEPT AIRCRAFT OVER WHITE HOUSE,
USE FAA FOR GUIDANCE
14:07:59 "BACKGROUND" DIVERT AIRCRAFT AWAY FROM WHITE HOUSE,
INTERCEPT AND DIVERT
14:08:02 0 QUIT 25 HOW COPY
14:08:05 X COPY
14:08:11 O QUIT 25 DIVERT THE AIRCRAFT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE
14:08:12 X QUIT 25 DIVERT THE AIRCRAFT
14:08:22 O QUIT 25 WHEN ABLE I NEED TYPE OF AIRCRAFT
14:08:34 "SD2" I NEED A Z POINT FOR THE WHITE HOUSE
14:08:43 "SD2" <CAN 1 GET A Z POINT FOR THE WHITE HOUSE

14:09:06 X HUNTRESS, QUIT 25


14:09:08 O 25, HUNTRESS
14:09:10 X DO YOU HAVE A FREQ. FOR BALTIMORE, WE'RE TALKING TO
WASHINGTON
14:09:18 O UNDERSTAND YOUR TALKING TO WASHINGTON I DO NOT HAVE A
FREQ. FOR BALTIMORE CAN YOU KEEP US IN THE AUX.
14:09:22 X YOU GUYS ARE ACTUALLY TALKING TO QUIT 26, QUIT 25 IS
TALKING TO WASHINGTON
!4:09:29 0 HUNTRESS COPIES ALL. WE'RE STANDING BY A TYPE, IF YOU CAN
GET IT FOR USE
14:09:39 O QUICK 26 HOW FAR IS THE SUSPECT AIRCRAFT
14:09:42 X STANDBY
14:09:47 X ABOUT 15 MILES HUNTRESS
14:09:49 O HUNTRESS COPIES 22 MILES
14:09:53 X FIFTEEN MILES HUNTRESS

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11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z
Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome, NY
I 14:09:56 O 15 MILES. ONE FIVE
14:10:03 "SD2" NOISE LEVEL PLEASE
14:10:09 O QUIT 26 WHEN ABLE SAY ALTITUDE OF AIRCRAFT

14:10:18 "SD2" DID WE GET A Z TRACK FOR THE WHITE HOUSE ACKGROUND"
THEY'RE WORKING ON IT
14:10:23 "SD2" WHAT'S THIS BRAVO 005
14:10:36 "SD2" WHATEVER IT IS IT'S PROBABLY VERY VERY LOW. IT'S
PROBABLY A HELICOPTER
14:10:54 O QUIT 26 STATUS
"SD2" SD THERE TO LOW. I CANT TALK TO HIM
14:10:08 "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
14:10:22 "BACKGROUND" THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THEY NEED TO DIVERT
BUT. THEY ARE NOT CLEAR TO FIRE
14:10:23 "SD2" I UNDERSTAND. 1 HAVE NO COMMS, THERE VERY LOW

14:11:30 O QUIT 26, HUNTRESS, I NEED ONE AIRCRAFT TO STAY HIGH SO 1


CAN RADIO RELAY
14:11:35 O QUIT 26. 2 AIRCRAFT ARE UP. 25 IS DOWN LOOKIN
14:11:40 O HUNTRESS COPIES. REITERATE MISSION IS ID TYPE AND
(GARBLED) DIVERT IF NECESSARY
14:11:47 X QUIT 26 COPIES
14:11:57 "SD2" CAN WE GET THE NOISE LEVEL DOWN, WE CAN'T HEAR THOSE
GUYS

14:12:26 X HUNTRESS CONTROL, QUIT 26


14:12:27 O QUIT 26 GO AHEAD
14:12:29 X BALTIMORE, ER, WASHINGTON IS CALLING THE AIRCRAFT AT 240
14:12:39 "BACKGROUND" 240,1 DON'T EVEN HAVE ANYTHING AT 240
14:12:46 0 OKAY WELL WE'RE LOOKING CLEAN AT 240, WE SHOW QUIT 26 AT
25 THOUSAND AND 27 AT 23 THOUSAND
14:12:54 X ALRIGHT. RIGHT NOW QUIT 26 IS AT 240, SQUAWKJN 5426

14:13:08 O HUNTRESS COPIES, HUNTRESS IS CLEAN FOR AN UNKNOWN


AIRCRAFT AT 240
14:13:14 XQUIT25
14:13:21 "SD2" YOU KNOW WHAT THE PROBABLY SAW, THEY PROBABLY
SAW ONE OF OUR GUYS <"BACKGROUND" THEY PROBABLY
SAW A HELICOPTER>
14:13:31 X HUNTRESS QUIT 26
14:13:33 O 26, HUNTRESS
14:13:36 X OKAY, WE GOT THE PROBLEM FIGURED OUT, WASHINGTON
DIDNT HAVE 25. ER. 26 OR 27'S SQUAWK

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Nonheast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY
14:13:46 0 OKAY UNDERSTAND. WASHINGTON KNOWS ABOUT YOUR
SQUAWKS
14:13:49 X THEY DO NOW. THEY DIDN'T EARLIER
14:13:53 O HUNTRESS COPIES ALL. RESUME CAP

14:13:56 "SD2" IT WAS ARE GUYS THAT THEY SAW. IT WAS OURS THAT
CENTER SAW
14:13:59 "BACKGROUND" YEAH NEW YORK DID THAT EARLIER TOO

14:15:05 X HUNTRESS QUIT 26


14:15:07 O QUIT 26 HUNTRESS
14:15:08 X YOU SAW A TARGET. IN OUR VICINITY AT 25 THOUS. SQUAWKING
7701
14:15:10 O STANDBY. SEARCHING
14:15:11 X SHOULD BE OVER. QUIT 26
14:15:29 "SD2" QUIT 26. QUIT 26. THERE'S NOTHING OVER QUIT 26, WHOA,
WAIT A MINUTE. THERE'S A DOT THERE
14:15:41 O QUIT 25. I'M SEARCHING OVER QUIT 26, STAND BY
14:15:46 X AND UH. HUNTRESS. THAT MIGHT BE QUIT 27, UH, HE'S RIGHT
ABOVE. MIGHT BE GETTING INTERMITTANT, MIXING
SQUAWK NUMBERS
14:16:48 O QUIT 25. HUNTRESS SHOWS QUIT 26 AND 27 JUST NW OF YOU
ABOUT 4 MILES
14:16:50 X QUIT 25 THAT CHECKS

DRM 2. Dat 2 Channel 2 MCC-OP

"MCC" MAJOR NASYPANY YOUR NEEDED IN OPS ROOM, MAJ


NASYPANY YOUR NEEDED PRONTO. TO OPS ROOM
12:38:15 O NORTHEAST AIR DEFENSE. (GARBLED) CAN 1 HELP YOU
12:38:17 X YES SGT KELLY FROM OTIS. HOW ARE YOU DOING TODAY
12:38:18 O YEAH. GOOD AHEAD
12:38:20 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>

CALL TERMINATED
12:38:43 "MCC" DO 1 HAVE AN MCC COMING IN

12:38:52 (MONITORING CHANN. 4)


12:40:27 "MCC" OKAY WHERE *S HE. NO GIVE ME A TRACK NUMBER, HIT HIM
UP ON SOMETHING

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11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z
Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome.
112:40:22 "MCC" FIND OUT WHERE HE'SAT^GEJx^HEADING (GARBLED)
MONITORING MAJORfDESKJNJTROM CH. 13
12:40:24 "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
1 2:40:36 "BACKGROUND" UH DO YOU WANT THE TYPE AN STUFF, OR WHAT
12:40:39 "BACKGROUND" YEAH, LIKE, LIKE PASSENGERS ON BOARD, WHERE
IT CAME FROM
12:40:52 "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
12:40:59 "BACKGROUND" OKAY, OKAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH
1 2 :4 1 :03 "BACKGROUND" AND UMM. WHERE ARE THEY COMING, WHO ARE
YOU GONNA SEND, DO YOU KNOW
12:41 :06 "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;
TOPJLJTOTIS ON RATH F STATK^NS, THAT'S WHO i WOULD
ANTICIPATE GOING ESPECIALLY IF THEY rONTTNl IF, TO HF.AD
TOWARDS JFK THFV WQULD BE ARF. CI .OSF.ST ASSFT
12:41 :25 "BACKGROUND" LET ME GIVE YOU MY COMM. NUMBER IN CASE WE
GET DISCONNECTED <"BACKGROUND" OKAY> 603
O <"BACKGROUND" 603> 879 <"BACKGROUND" 879>
0o 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
12:41:42 'BACKGROUND" OKAY
12:41 :42 'BACKGROUND" SO, SO, I'LL STAY ON HOLD, SO YOU CAN ME CALL
SIGN, AND GIVE THEM PRIORITY AND GET THEM GOING
12:41:45 BACKGROUND" OKAY-J'LL SEE
12:41:51 'BACKGROUNDfDAWN WE GOT OTIS ON BATTLE STATIONS

12:41 :53 "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
12:42:04 "WHAT TIME DID WE GO BATTLE STATIONS"
12:42:05 "MCC" TWELVE FORTY -ONE RATP F ST ATI QMS. C ?;M\^
12:42:10 "MCC" (GARBLED) (GARBLED) 1241 BATTLE STATIONS OTIS
1 2:42:28 "MCC" WE GOTTA GET A MODE 3, THAT'S GONNA HELP US OUT
BIGTIME

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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 "BACKGROUND" THEY'LL CORRECT IT. WE'RE GONNA GET


PRIORITY SO <"MCC" ALRK3HT>
12:46:15 "BACKGROUND" HE'S NOT SQUAWKING. YEAH NOTHING, DO IT
AGAIN, YEAH 1443
12:46:22 "HAVE YOU GUYS GOTTEN ANY OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS
THING YET
1246:22 "BACKGROUND" TIME 12:46. AUTHENTICATE. DELTA, X-RAY
SCRAMBLE IMMEDIATELY. PANTO 45, 46 HEADING 290,
FLIGHT LEVEL 290. CONTACT HUNTRESS. 228 POINT NTNER
<GARBLED)
12:46:46 '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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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

12:47:23 "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
12:47:45 WE'LL WORK WITH. MAKE SURE WEAPONS WORKS WITH THEM
THOUGH
12:47:55 "MCC" WE'RE HITTIN UP A 25 MILE. JUST GETTING WHAT WE CAN
GET OUT OF HER
12:48:10 "BACKGROUND" ID 46 SCRAMBLE
12:48:29 "MCC' O (GARBLED) GO
12:48:29 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
12:48:38 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
12:49:01 X OKAY SO 1 CAN BE LOOKING FOR IT ON OUR JAY<GARBLED)
MOMENTARILY
12:49:03 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
12:49:08 X COPY THAT SIR. I APPRECIATE IT SIR. GOOD BY
12:49:09 O GOOD BY

CALL TERMINATED
12:49:14 "MCC" THAT WAS CONR
12:49:27 "MCC" BUT IT'S, I DON'T THINK IT'S ANYTHING. WHAT ABOUT THAT
GUY. RJGHT THERE
1 2:49:46 "BACKGROUND" ARE THEY AIRBORNE
1 2:49:46 "MCC" YEAH AT 46
12:49:47 "BACKGROUND" DID SOMEBODY TELL CENTER

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11 September 2001 1227Z - 1417Z
Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome, NY
12 :50:05 "MCC" SCRAMBLE AT 46 EXCUSE ME
12::50:06 "BACKGROUND" SCRAMBLE AT 46 OR AIRBORNE 46 rr a
12 :50:08 "MCC" SD. MCC ' ''
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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11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z
Nonheast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY
• A <i /j THE NEW YORK CITY AREAS. JFK AREA, BEST THAT WE CAN,
m ft S] i MAKE SURE THE F AA CLEARS YOUR ROUTE ALL THE WAY
ITHROUGH, JUST DO WHAT WE GOTTA DO, OKAY, JUST PRESS
WITH IT
1 2:^:52 "BACKGROUND OR MCC" IT LOOKS LIKE THIS GUY COULD HAVE HIT
THE WORLD TRADE CENTER
12:54:04 "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>
1 2:54:28 "BACKGROUND" YES SIR, THANK YOU, MCC IS MAJOR NASYPANY
1 2:54:32 "BACKGROUND" HE'S JUST CALLING WITH THE AIRBORNE TIMES
12:54:48 "MCC" ALRIGHT THIS IS WHAT I WANT, THAT'S WHAT WAS
SUPPOSEDLY ON IT OKAY, ALRIGHT
1 2:54:57 "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
1 2:55:26 "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
12:55:58 "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
12:56:32 "BACKGROUND" CONFIRMED
1 2:56:33 "BACKGROUND" CONFIRMED. BOSTON HAS CONFIRMED, THAT WAS
THE AIRCRAFT THAT
12:56:45 "BACKGROUND" I NEVER HEARD. AMERICAN AIRLINES ELEVEN, I
HEARD A CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT
12:57:04 "MCC" OKAY WHAT DID THEY SAY EXACTLY, ABOUT THAT
AIRCRAFT THAT HIT THE BUILDING, THE WORLD TRADE
CENTER
12:57:16 "MCC" OKAY BOSTON JUST TALKED TO US, HE SAID HE DIDN'T

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Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY
WANT TO CONFIRM. BUT THEY'RE PRETTY SURE THAT IS.
THAT WAS THE AIRCRAFT
12:57:26 "MCC" UNCONFIRMED FROM BOSTON, YEAH, THEY'RE PRETTY
DOGONE SURE IT IS HIM, YUP
12:57:51 "BACKGROUND" WHAT WAS THE AIRBORNE TlME
12:57:53 52. DID YOU GET THE TAIL NUMBER OF THE, OKAY GOOD
^ 12:57:09 "BACKGROUND" THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE MISSION IS. I
TOLD THEM THE MISSION li> HOLDING. THAT'S WHAT I
PASSED
12:57:11 "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


12:58:16 "MCC" RIGHT. OKAY
12:58:44 "MCC" UH. DO WE HAVE A MISSION, THAT WE CAN PASS TO THESE
GUYS
12:58:50 "MCC" NO. WHAT THEY WANT TO KNOW IS, WHAT KTND OF MISSION
DO WE PASS TO THEM, HOLD, YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN, YEAH
12:59:03 "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
12:59:17 "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>

12:59:25 "MCC" OKAY BYE


12:59:34 "MCC" TAG HIM UP. TAG HIM UP
12:59:35 "BACKGROUND" MANE 85. IN WHISKEY 105, CALL GIANT KILLER
GIVE HIM A CODE. WE'RE GONNA GO OUT ON GUARD AND
GRAB HIM
12:59:43 "MCC" CALL AMERICAN AIRLINES TO GET SOB OF AMERICAN
13:00:44 "BACKGROUND" THREATCON . \4 "MCC" NO. NO NOT YET

13:00:49 "MCC" WE'LL. GET TO THAT


13:00:50 "MCC" SD, MCC
13:00:55 "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> -^
13:01:15 "MCC" OKAY SO THXI^ YOUR MISSION, IS, OKAY GO, PRESS, GO
WITH IT
13:01:22 "BACKGROUND" MANE 85 IS ALMOST UNUSABLE, HE CALLED ME

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11 September 2001 1227Z - 1417Z
Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome. NY
LATE, HE'S ALMOST IN 102
13:01:26 "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
13:01:34 "MCC" IS HE ON HIS WAY HOME, MANE 85, HE LOOKS LIKE HE'S WAY
13:01:03 "MCC" DIALING
13:01:28 X 76™ (GARBLED) OFFICE. THIS IS HOLLY CAN I HELP YOU
13:01:29 O YEAH, HI THIS IS HUNTRESS CALLING
13:01:31 X I'M SORRY 4
13:01:32 O HUNTRESS. NORTHEAST AIR DEFENSE.
13:01:34 X HOW CAN I HELP YOU
13:01:39 O IS THIS KC135'S <X NO. THIS IS KC 10'S>
13:01:41 O KC 10'S <X UH HUH> OKAY, ALRIGHT
13:01:44 X WRONG NUMBER. RIGHT O UH HUH>
13:01:45 O BYE

CALL TERMINATED
13:02:52 "BACKGROUND'- AH. NOBODY HOME AT ROCKO AND NOBODY IS
AIRBORNE AT (GARBLED) THE REST ARE KC 10'S
13:03:15 (DIALING)
13:03:23 X (GARBLED) PILOT SHOP. THIS IS HOLLY MAY I HELP YOU
13:03:29 O OH NO, NOT KCIO'S. THIS IS NORTHEAST AGAIN HEY UH, DO YOU
GUYS HAVE ANYBODY UP FLYING IN THE UH, JFK AREA
13:03:38 X UH. I DON'T KNOW. LET ME CHECK
13:03:39 O THANK YOU
Ygffyjfr "BACKGROUND" UNITED. ANOTHER HIJACK, REAL WORLD
17:04:04 "MCC" SIR, THANK YOU. SIR. WEGOT A . WE GOT A UNCONFIRMED
SECOND HIT. FROM ANOTHER AIRCRAFT

13:04:15 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
13:05:05 O NORTHEAST OF NEW YORK
13:06:06 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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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.
TWO DClO'S AND THEY < ;m A i OT rn^GAS
13:06:53 "BACKGROUND" OKAY WE'LL PASS THAT ONE ALONG
13:06:54 (DIALING)
13:07:13 (RTNGING)
13:07:17 "BACKGROUND" YOU WANT TO DO ME A FAVOR, SEE IF (GARBLED)
CAN FIND ME FLIGHT PLANS ON THESE GUYS. TEAM 23. 24
2 DC 10'S. THEIR ON 204. OR 212. UH. AIR REFUEL ROUTES
13:07:47 (DISCONNECT)

1307:47 "MCC" OKAY FOXY THIS WHAT. THIS IS WHAT I FORSEE WE NEED
TO DO. WE NEED TO TALK TO FAA. WE NEED TO TELL THEM,
IF
THIS STUFF KEEPS ON GOING. WE NEED TO TAKE THOSE
FIGHTERS. PUT THEM OVER MANHATTAN, OKAY, THAT'S THE
BEST THING. THAT'S THE BEST PLACE RIGHT NOW
13:07:59 "MCC COORDINATE WITH FAA. TELL THEM, IF THERE'S MORE OUT
THERE RIGHT NOW. WHICH WE DON'T KNOW. LET'S GET
THEM OVER MANHATTAN. AT LEAST WE HAVE SOME KIND OF
PLAY
13:08:31 "BACKGROUND" HAVE UH. ID CALL TOGET IT. COURSE I CAN'T GET
THROUGH TO NY
13:08:42 "BACKGROUND" THE SECOND SUSPECTED AIRCRAFT IS UNITED 175.

13:08:49 "MCC" OKAY. THIS IS WHAT 1 GOT GOING. TELL FOXY TO SCRAMBLE
LANGLEY, SEND THEM IN THE SAME LOCATION
13:08:54 "BACKGROUND" BATTLE. BATTLE STATIONS OR SCRAMBLE
13:08:58 "MCC" BATTLF STATIONS ONI Y AT LANGLEY

DRM 2, Dal 2 Channel 69- MCC-OP

13:09:00 "MCC" OKAY ARE YOU LISTENING. WHAT 1 TOLD THE FD SO FAR
IS. WE NEED TOGET THOSE FIGHTERS OVER MANHATTAN.
BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW HOW MANY GUYS OUT OF

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BOSTON COULD BE (GARBLED)

: 10 "MCC" YOU MISS THREE OR TWO, THERE COULD BE MORE


:36 "MCC" YES. WE'RE WORKING TANKERS, WE'RE WORKING TANKERS,
MANE 85 IS GOING HOME
:39 "BACKGROUND VOICE" QUIT TWO FIVE. TWO SIX, ON BATTLE
STATIONS, TIME IS ONE ONE, ONE ZERO, AUTHENTICATE
(GARBLED) VICTOR
13:10:09 "MCC" YOU KNOW WHAT, I DON'T LIKE THEM THERE \4 "MCC" OKAY. OKAY, I WANT THOSE FIGHTERS CLOSER IN

THEM SOUTH OF JFK ^


:41 "BACKGROUND VOICE" 1 GOT A ODC RIGHT HERE, DSN FIVE SEVEN
FOUR. FIVE FOUR ONE ONE, THAT'S THE ODC
:49 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHAT'S THE NUMBER TO NEW YORK CENTER,
EIGHT SEVEN OH EIGHT
:56 "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
13:11:02 "MCC" NO, THE TEAMS ARE DONE, NEVER MIND ABOUT THE TEAMS
:03 "BACKGROUND VOICE" ALRIGHT FORGET ABOUT THE TEAMS
:35 "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

:51 "MCCV OKAY THE NEW YORK GUY ISN'T ANSWERING


:54 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHAT, WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO GET HIM FOR
MAYBE I CAN HELP YOU
13:12:02 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WE DON'T NEED THEM, WEGOT MANE, TELL THEM
THANKS, WE'LL CALL THEM IF WE NEED SOMETHING
:02 "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

DRM. Dat 2 Channel 12 - MCC-OP

:53 "BACKGROUND VOICE" O (GARBLED), HUNTRESS ON THE SHOUT LINE


:54 X TH1SISMANTA
:57 O HOW ARE YOU DOING SIR, THIS IS IN REFERENCE TO THE ACTIVE AIR,
WE'RE TRYING TO REACH THE MILITARY COORDINATOR <X YEAH>
WE'RE HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME, UMM, NORAD IS REQUESTING
THAT THE FIGHTERS HOLD OVER NEW YORK, AND <X STANDBY
ONE>

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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
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IU;
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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 "BACKGROUND VOICE" BOTH. ONE. TWO


:35 "MCC" ONE. GIVE ME ONE <"BACKGROUND VOICE" ONE>
:37 "MCC" A KC 10 SHOULD DO IT FINE. PUT HIM IN ONE OH SEVEN
:48 "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

13:15:04 "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

:31 "MCC" UH. WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN THAT YET. WE'LLGET IT ,


:33 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHERE'S THE KC 10 COMING FROM KOb \^"^
:34 "MCC" MCGUIRE
:35 "BACKGROUND VOICE" (GARBLED) GOT THAT. OR <"MCC" YEAH>
:59 "BACKGROUND VOICE" NO. THEY'VE LOCKED OUT ALL THEIR LINES. 1
COULDN'T GET THROUGH

13:16:07 "MCC" TUESDAY MORNING FULL. YES. WE'RE TALKING TWO HUNDRED
: 11 "MCC" WE'RE TALING BETWEEN ONE FIFTY AND ONE FIFTY, WE'RE
TALKING TWO HUNDRED. TWO HUNDRED PER AIRCRAFT

:29 "MCC" HEY. ICEMAN. <"BACKGROUND VOICE" YEAH> I'VE GOT A KC10,
I'M STICKING HIM IN WHISKEY ONE OH SEVEN, JUST IN CASE

:32 "BACKGROUND VOICE" OH YOU DO

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:36 "MCC" I'M GONNA STICK HIM IN THERE
:38 "BACKGROUND VOICE" HOW MUCH TIME DO WE GET
:39 "MCC" A KC10. HE'S FRESH, HE'S FRESH
:43 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHAT'S ON THE CHAT
:55 "MCC" WHERE'S MANE85 FROM
13:16:59 "MCC" SAY AGAIN. YEAH THEIR AIRBORNE, THEIR PA
13:17:01 "BACKGROUND VOICE" HOW ABOUT THE OTHER AIRCRAFT
:03 "MCC" WHAT OTHER AIRCRAFT. OH. WE HAVEN'T LAUNCHED THEM
YET ^

:12 "BACKGROUND VOICE" MANE85 IS SIXTY THOUSAND POUNDS OFFLOAD


:14 "MCC" OKAY
:15 "BACKGROUND VOICE" TEAM TWO THREE. TWO FOUR OUT OF MCGU1RE
ENROUTE TO ONE OH SEVEN. BOTH OF THEM ARE LOADED
:19 "MCC" OKAY COOL
13:17:23 (MCC POSITION BEGINS MONITORING ANOTHER POSITION/RADIO TO
GARBLED TO IDENTIFY WHICH ONE)

13:17:51 "BACKGROUND VOICE" THE ONE OH SIXTH, THEY GOT TWO HELICOPTERS
ON STANDBY. FOR STAR (GARBLED) FOR THE FAA
13:18:57 "MCC" TALK TO THE GUYS FROM SUFFOLK (GARBLED) DOWN THERE
13:19:04 "MCC" YEAH UH. BOSTON CENTER. ER. BOSTON HAS THIS SHUT DOWN
BOSTON AIRPORT. AND ANYTHING THAT'S IN THE AIR, THEY'RE
DIVERTING OUT, AND FROM TALKING WITH MR. -SCOGGINS THERE
FROM BOSTON CENTER, AH, HE JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF WE HAD
ANY AIRCRAFT. AND I TOLD HIM ABOUT THE AIRCRAFT rN THE "
AREA. OUR AIRCRAFT THAT WE HAD. OUR FIGHTERS AND OUR
TANKERS

:23 "MCC" OKAY, ALSO, UH, WE'RE IN CLOSE CONTACT, SO IF HE SEES


ANYTHING SQU1RRELLY, HE'S GONNA GIVE US A Y£LL, AND WE'RE
GONNA PRESS

:34 "MCC" YEAH, THEIR SITTING AT BATTLE STATIONS RIGHT NOW


:36 "MCC" TWO TANKERS FROM MCGUIRE. KC 10'S FULL. AND 1 GOT SIXTY
THOUSAND POUNDS OFFLOAD FROM MANE85

:49 "MCC" OKAY. WE PROBABLY WON'T NEED THEM BUT, JUST STATUS THEM
ANYWAY, THE MORE THE MERRIER

:55 "MCC" YES SIR. UH. THE FIFTEENS ARE, ZERO BY TWO BY TWO BY GUN

13:20jOO - "MCC" MY RECOMMENDATION, IF WE HAVE TO TAKE ANYBODY OUT, ^1


LARGE AIRCRAFT. WE USE AIM NINES IN THE FACE

:06 "MCC" IF NEED BE


: 19 "MCC" NO, HE JUST ASKED WHAT ASSETS 1 HAVE, AND MY
RECOMMENDATIONS FROM EARLIER TESTS

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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

:34 "MCC" OTIS SOF HAS RECALLED ALL HIS PILOTS, UH. FOR POSSIBLE USE
SO WE HAVE MOR£ AIRCRAFT IF WE NEED THEM

13:20:42 "MCC" UH. YEAH. WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR IS, PILOTS I GUESS
:43 "MCC" SO THEY RECALLED ALL THEIR PILOTS. IS THAT RJGHT
:48 "BACKGROUND VOICE" UH. NO. THEY HAD SIX AIRCRAFT THAT WERE
GOING OUT ON TRAINING MISSIONS

"MCC" OKAY, SO THEY HAD SIX AIRCRAFT GOING OUT ON TRAINING


MISSIONS. SO THEY RECALLED THEM

13:21:03 "MCC" DO WE NEED TO UPLOAD THEM


:05 "MCC" YEAH, ASK THE QUESTION. PROBABLY PUT UH, YOU KNOW WHAT,
PUT SLAMMERS, IF NEED BE PUT SLAMMERS AND HEATERS

"MCC" OKAY BYE


"MCC" WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE GET ME A CUP OF COFFEE
"BACKGROUND VOICE" PANTA45 AND 46, IS THAT WHAT THEIR USING,
GUYS ARE AIRBORNE NOW (GARBLED) SAY AGAIN (GARBLED)

:56 "MCC" GIVE ME A LOCATION


"BACKGROUND VOICE" THIRD AIRCRAFT HEADING TOWARDS
WASHINGTON

13:22:05 "MCC" OKAY, AMERICAN ELEVEN, THAT'S THE FIRST GUY, HE'S STILL
AIRBORNE, AND HE'S HEADING TOWARDS WASHINGTON, OKAY,
I THINK WE NEED TO SCRAMBLE LANGLEY RJGHT NOW, AND I'M
GONNA TAKE THE FIGHTERS FROM OTIS AND CHASE TH1SGUY
DOWN IF I CAN FIND HIM

"MCC" YEAH, YOU SURE


"MCC" OKAY, HE'S HEADING TOWARDS LANGLEY, ER, I SHOULD SAY
WASHINGTON

:27 "MCC" AMERICAN ELEVEN. THE ORIGINAL GUY, HE'S STILL AIRBORNE,
WE'RE STILL GETTING A

:35 "MCC" WE'RE STILL GETTING A POSITION


:36 "BACKGROUND VOICE" DO WE STILL HAVE A POSITION
:47 "MCC" FOXY, SCRAMBLE LANGLEY. HEAD THEM TOWARDS THE
WASHINGTON AREA
f

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:49 "BACKGROUND VOICE" COPY THAT
:50 "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

13:23:10 "MCC" WHAT WAS THE TAIL NUMBER


:17 "BACKGROUND VOICE" NOVEMBER THREE THREE FOUR, ALPHA ALPHA
:18 "MCC" NOVEMBER THREE THREE FOUR, ALPHA ALPHA
:27 "MCC" IF WE CAN, WE'RE TRYING TO GET THE MODE. TRYING TOGET
A POSITION ON THIS GUY

:32 "MCC" OKAY, TILL THEN, WE'LL RUN IN ON THEM, OKAY, GOODBYE
•39 "MCC" THESE GUYS ARE SMART
:40 "BACKGROUND VOICE" YEAH THEY KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY
WANTED
:46 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WELL WHAT THE HELL WAS THE PLANE THAT
CRASHED

:48 "BACKGROUND VOICE" PROBABLY A THIRD HIJACK. IS THAT IT


:50 "MCC" NO, THIS IS AMERICAN. AMERICAN AIRLINES, THE FIRST ONE
1 3 :24 :09 0 NEADS, MCC, GO
:15 O NEADS, MCC, GO
:20 O OKAY, LANGLEY CALL SIGNS. BIRDS ARE, QUIT25. 26
:23 O QUIT, QUEBEC, UNIFORM. INDIA, TANGO, 25.26
:38 O AFFIRMATIVE
:46 O OKAY. WHAT WE'RE RUNNING OUT THERE RIGHT NOW IS TWO BY ZERO
BY TWO BY GUNS FOR LANGLEY, AND TWO TANKS, YEAH

:54 O ALSO WE HAVE THE PANT A 45. 46, ZERO BY TWO BY TWO BY GUN,
THREE TANKS

13:25:12 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

:I7 O OKAY, YOU GOT THE TANKER


:18 O ADDITIONALLY I HAVE TANKERS OUT OF MCGU1RE. TWO KCIO'S, CALL
SIGNS TEAM. I'M NOT SURE OF THE NUMBERS

:26 "BACKGROUND VOICE" 22 AND 23


:26 O 22 AND 23, TWO KCIO'S. I'M STICKING THEM IN WHISKEY ONE OH SEVEN
:33 O YEAH, DID YOU GET THE WORD THAT LANGLEY GOT SCRAMBLED, YES
ABOUT TWO MINUTES AGO

:40 O NO THAT'S, OKAY


:46 O GOODBYE
* CALL TERMINATED

:47 "BACKGROUND VOICE" FO, FO SAYS FORGET THE TAIL CHASE, EVEN
THOUGH WE COULDN'T FIND EM

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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

: 10 "BACKGROUND VOICE" COPY THAT. HAVE THEM CONTACT HUNTRESS ON


TWO. THREE. FOUR < "BACKGROUND VOICE" TWO THREE FOUR
POINT SIX> OKAY YEAH

:17 "BACKGROUND VOICE" ALRIGHT THAT'S AFFIRMATIVE, AND YOU HAVE


ALTITUDE ECHO, ALTITUDE 6 THROUGH 500 EXCLUSIVELY

:24 "BACKGROUND VOICE" COPY THAT. EXCLUSIVE THANKS, PAPA TANGO


:25 "BACKGROUND VOICE"<GARBLED) BRAVO
:33 "BACKGROUND VOICE" NO YOU GOT THAT CHANNEL BACK THERE
:34 "BACKGROUND VOICE" HE'S NOT EVEN IN OUR AIRSPACE YET. WE'LL
HAVE HIM

13:26:47 X HUNTRESS. HUNTRESS, TEAM24 UP ON TWO THREE FOUR DECIMAL SIX


:48 "BACKGROUND VOICE" ALRIGHT RON. SCRAMBLE ME A PIECE OF
SYMBOLOGY OUT OF LANGLEY. FOR QUIT25 PLEASE

:56 O TEAM21 HUNTRESS. RADAR CONTACT. SHOW YOU AT ANGELS 23 IN


WHISKEY ONE OH SEVEN. HOW COPY

13:27:04 "MCC"OKAY FOXY. I WANT THOSE FIGHTERS FROM OTIS (GARBLED)


:04 O TEAM21 MAINTAIN ANGELS 230. WHISKEY ONE OH SEVEN 6000 TO FL 500
CONCURRENT. YOUR MISSION IS TO ORBIT WITHIN WHISKEY ONE
OH SEVEN

:04 "MCC" I WANT THEM UP CLOSER TO NEW YORK. THEIR, OVER NEW YORK
GREAT

:15 X TEAM21 COPIES. UH. WE'LL JUST WAIT HERE TILL YOU TELL US
OTHERWISE
:20 O THAT'S AFFIRMATIVE TEAM21. ALSO THERE WILL BE TEAM23
ENTERING THE AIRSPACE IN A FEW MINUTES

:30 "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

:38 O TEAM21, THE QUESTION IS. WHAT IS YOUR OFFLOAD RIGHT NOW
:39 X HANG ON SIR. IT'LL PROBABLY BE A COUPLE OF MINUTES
:43 O COPY ALL SIR
:50 "BACKGROUND VOICE" DID YOU FIND A ONE SIX FOUR ONE
:52 "BACKGROUND VOICE" (GARBLED) WE'RE WORKJNGON IT

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13:28:07 X HUNTRESS, TEAM21, UNDERSTAND YOU NEED, UH, THIS A FUEL
EMERGENCY
:09 O NEGATIVE. FOR NOW, WE JUST NEED WHAT YOUR OFFLOAD IS,
POTENTIAL PROBLEMS
:39 "BACKGROUND VOICE" OH. THERE'S THREE PLANES UNACCOUNTED FOR,
THERE'S THREE PLANES

:45 "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

13:28:58 X HUNTRESS, TEAM21


13:29:07 "BACKGROUND VOICE" TEAM'S CALLING FOR YA
:ll X HUNTRESS TEAM21
:I3 O TEAM21 HUNTRESS, GO AHEAD
: 17 X TEAM, WE CAN OFFLOAD FORTY THREE THOUSAND POUNDS
:23 O FORTY THREE THOUSAND, THANKS
:38 "BACKGROUND VOICE" HOW MANY FROM THEM
:39 "MCC" WE'VE LAUNCHED ONE FLIGHT OF TWO, THAT'S ALL WE'VE
SCRAMBLED SO FAR

13:29:46 "BACKGROUND VOICE" IF YOU'VE GOT AN EXTRA PILOT, AN EXTRA


BIRD. WE'D LIKE TO LAUNCH THAT TOO.

:46 "BACKGROUND VOICE" CAN 1 HAVE OTIS BIRDS SQUAWK


13:30:05 "BACKGROUND VOICE" THIS IS TEAM 23 <'MCC" YEAH>
: 15 "BACKGROUND VOICE" TURN YOUR DAM SIM SWITCHES OFF, LET'S GET
RID OF THAT CRAP

:20 "BACKGROUND VOICE" DO YOU WANT HIM ON THE AR TRACK OR JUST


ORBITING IN THREE EIGHTY SIX

:22 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WE NEED HIM TO GET DOWN INTO THREE EIGHTY
SIX

:26 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHERE, JUST IN WHISKEY THREE EIGHTY SIX


:28 "BACKGROUND VOICE" JUST CLEAR HIM INTO THREE EIGHTY SIX AND
THEN KICK HIM OVER TO OUR FREQUENCY, AND WE'LL TAKE CARE
OF THAT

:30 "BACKGROUND VOICE" I'M SORRY YOU WERE STEPPED ON, SAY AGAIN
:35 "BACKGROUND VOICE" UH, WE WANT HIM IN THE THREE EIGHTY SIX
AREA
:38 "BACKGROUND VOICE" ALRIGHT
:39 "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

: 17 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHAT TIME WILL THEY RENDEZVOUS WITH THE


RECEIVERS

: 19 "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

:36 "BACKGROUND VOICE" YES. 1 HAVE TO TALK TO GIANT KJLLER


:38 "BACKGROUND VOICE" O GIANT KILLER, HUNTRESS NINETY TWO, FOUR
13:31:39 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

:44 "BACKGROUND VOICE" UH HUH, I ALREADY DID


:46 X UH, SURE. YOU CAN HAVE ALPHA THROUGH FOXTROT, IS THAT
ENOUGH, IS THAT WHERE YOU WANT TO PUT HIM

:50 O ALPHA THROUGH FOXTROT WILL BE GOOD FOR NOW. IS THAT


CONCURRENT OR INCLUSIVE

: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

13:32:11 "BACKGROUND VOICE" ROGER, I'M NOT TELLING THEM ANYTHING, I JUST

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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

:24 "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

13:33 :02 "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

:44 "BACKGROUND VOICE" YEAH HE'S STANDING RIGHT HERE

•AS "BACKGROUND VOICE" TELL HIM STEVE (CULVERSON) WANTS TO KNOW.


DOES HE HAVE A STU-III IN HJS OFFICE

:54 "BACKGROUND VOICE" YES

:54 "BACKGROUND VOICE" CAN HE USE YOUR OFFICE

:58 "BACKGROUND VOICE" YEAH, NO PROBLEM

13:34 :17 "BACKGROUND VOICE" O GIANT KILLER. HUNTRESS 92.4 REFERENCE W386

:19 X GIANT KILLER GO AHEAD HUNTRESS

:23 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>

:27 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

:40 X WELL YOU GOT QUIT 25 GOING EAST TO THE AIRSPACE NOW YOU WANT
HIM TO GO DIRECT BALTIMORE ,
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.44 O YES SIR. WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE HIM IN 386

:47 X OKAY ONCE HE GOES TO BALTIMORE WHAT DO YOU WANT HIM TO DO

:50 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

13:35 :00 X STANDBY WE'LL GET BACK TO YOU

:OI O THANKS. PAPPA TANGO

:15 "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>

: 17 O "BACKGROUND VOICE" HUNTRESS, WEAPONS, SGT (POWELL)


X BOSTON CENTER TMU, 1 GOT A QUESTION FOR YA

:22 O YES SIR

:23 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

:29 O NO, NO, THEY'RE ACTUALLY ON THE ACTIVE AIR, PER THE DO OUT
THERE WE. WE. WE

:35 X SO EVERYBODY THAT'S UP, YOU WANT THEM UP JKL'^'I

:37 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>

:46 X I'M TALKING ABOUT UMM. THERES SOMEBODY TRAINING UP IN


FALCON AXE AREA

:48 O OH. UH. FALCON. UH. STANDBY LET ME ASK

13:36 :06 O YEAH. YEAH, SEND THEM HOME


X ALRIGHT (GARBLED)

:22 "MCC" WE JUST WANT CENTER TO KEEP PRIMARY CONTROL WE JUST


WANT TO TALK TO THEM ON AUX1LLARY FREQ.

13:36 :37 "MCC" OKAY FOXY. 1 GOT A AIRCRAFT 6 MILES EAST OF THE WHITE

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HOUSE. GET YOUR FIGHTERS THERE

:47 "BACKGROUND VOICE" DID THAT COME FROM BOSTON"

13:37 :04 "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 "BACKGROUND VOICE" O GIANT KILLER. HUNTRESS 924, WEAPONS, 386

:23 X GO AHEAD

:26 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 O MA'AM WE NEED THAT EXPEDITED RIGHT NOW, WE GOT TO CONTACT


THEM ON 2346. WE NEED THEM

:38 X ROGER THAT, KILO BRAVO

13:37 :46 "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

13:42 :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)

13:44 :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

13:47 :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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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

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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

13:50 : 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
HIT,
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

13:56 :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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: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

13:59 :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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14:00 :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

:33 "MCC" OKAY, OKAY

:35 "MCC" OKAY

: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
IN 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

. 14:04 :09 "MCC" I NEED CALL SIGNS. 1 NEED CALL SIGNS FOR THE SELFiDGE, ALPINA

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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
/I A/'
: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
GET
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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: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

14:07 :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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:32 "BACKGROUND VOICE" YES. THAT'S CONFIRM. BOMB ON BOARD. UNITED

:47 ' MCC" DO YOU HAVE ANY SQUAWKS

:51 '"BACKGROUND VOICE" ANY SQUAWKS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT

14:09 :05 '•BACKGROUND VOICE" THAT MIGHT BE THAT FIFTH AIRPLANE

: 1 7 '•BACKGROUND VOICE" FIFTEEN TWENTY SEVEN. DO WE HAVE A TRACK


NUMBER

: 1 9 ' •MCC" OKAY WE GOT A MODE 3 ON THIS UNITED 93

:40'"BACKGROUND VOICE" 3915 NORTH

:41 -•BACKGROUND VOICE" 3915 NORTH

:41 '•BACKGROUND VOICE" 07846 WEST

:50 "BACKGROUND VOICE" THAT WAS THE GUY WITH THE BOMB ON BOARD

:51 "MCC" GOT IT

:54 "MCC" GET ME A TRACK ON IT. A TRACK

:56 "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

14:10 :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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:54 "BACKGROUND VOICE" HE'S OVER YORK, RIGHT THERE

14:12 :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

14:13 :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


O
•21 XOKAY. YEAH, DOESN'T HELP US. WE CANT 1NTEROGATE •

: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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: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

14:14 :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

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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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: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

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