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Hany E.

Kreindler (1919-1984)
KREINDLER & KREINDLERLLP Susan A. Friery, M.D.* *
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, August 13, 2004
Counsel & '

VIA FEDERAL EXPRESS

Governor Thomas H. Kean


Chairman
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks in the United States
3017th Street, SW
Room 5125
Washington, DC 20407

Re: In re September 11, 2001 Tort Litigation

Dear Governor Kean:

First, I would like to compliment you and the 9/11 Commission members and staff on the
thoroughness and objectivity of the Commission's Report, which was published on July 22,
2004.

I am the Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel in 9/11 related tort litigation pending in the United
States District Court for the Southern District of New York before Hon. Alvin K. Hellerstein1. In
that lawsuit families of 9/11 victims and others have lodged claims against the airlines, security
companies, airport operators, and Boeing seeking damages for the death of loved ones, personal
injuries, and property damage.

September 11. 2001 Tort Litigation. 21 MC 97 (AKH).


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Since it is our understanding that the Commission Report was vetted for security
concerns, we assume that the materials referenced in the report are now available for public
examination.

I would greatly appreciate a reply from you or from Commission staff to learn how we
can review the below referenced materials that the Commission has collected2. For your
information, several members of the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee in the tort litigation have
received TSA security clearance.

1. Two local Fox 25 television investigative reports in February and April


2001 describing security problems at Logan Airport. Chapter 1, Note 1.

2. Chuck Severance interview (Apr. 15, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 2.

3. Jim Dillon interview (Apr. 15, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 2.

4. Diane Graney interview (Apr. 16, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 2.

5. Al Hickson briefing (June 8, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 2.

6. FBI response to Commission briefing request no. 6, undated (topic 11).


Chapter 1, Note 3.

7. AAL response to the Commission's February 3, 2004, requests, Mar. 15,


2004. Chapter 1, Note 4.

8. UAL letter,"Flight 175—1 ISepOl Passenger ACI Check-in History," July


11,2002. Chapter 1, Note 5.

9. Air Transport Association/Regional Airlines Association (ATA/RAA)


report, "Air Carriers Checkpoint Operations Guide," Aug. 1999. Chapter
1, Note 7.

10. Mary Carol Turano interview (Mar. 11,2004). Chapter 1, Note 8.

11. FBI reports of investigation, Nilda Cora interview (Oct. 4, 2001). Chapter
1, Note 8.

2 Note the chapter, page, or footnote references are to the "Authorized Edition"
published by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
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12. William Thomas interview (Sept. 14, 2001). Chapter 1, Note 8.

13. Jennifer Gore interview (Sept. 12, 2001). Chapter 1, Note 8.

14. Claudia Richey interview (Sept. 15, 2001). Chapter 1, Note 8.

15. Rosarito Rivera interview (Sept. 25, 2001). Chapter 1, Note 8.

16. ISA report/'Selectee Status of September 11th Hijackers," undated.


Chapter 1, Note 9.

17. AAL record, SABRE information on Flight 11, Sept. 11, 2001. Chapter 1,
Note 9.

18. AAL record, SABRE information for Flight 77, Sept. 11, 2001. Chapter 1,
Note 11.

19. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority videotape, Dulles main


terminal checkpoints, Sept. 11, 2001. Chapter 1, Note 11.

20. FBI report of investigation, Vaughn Allex interview (Sept. 12, 2001).
Chapter 1, Note 12.

21. Vaughn Allex interview (July 13, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 12.

22. Tim Jackson interview (Apr. 12, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 14.

23. UAL record, Flight 93 EWRbag loading status, Sept. 11, 2001. Chapter
1, Note 18.

24. UAL record, Flight 93 EWR ACI passenger history, Sept. 11, 2001.
Chapter 1, Note 18.

25. UAL record, Flight 93 EWR full bag history, Sept. 11, 2001. Chapter 1,
Note 18.

26. FBI report,"The Final 24 Hours," Dec. 8, 2003. Chapter 1, Note 18.

27. FBI response to Commission briefing request no. 6, undated (topic 8).
Chapter 1, Note 21.
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28. AAL report,"Average Load Factor by Day-of-Week," undated (for Flights


11 and 77 from June 11, 2001, to Sept. 9, 2001). Chapter 1, Note 21.

29. AAL response to the Commission's supplemental document requests, Jan.


20, 2004. Chapter 1, Note 21.

30. UAL report, Flight 175 BOS-LAX Load Factors, undated (from June 1,
2001, to Sept. 11, 2001). Chapter 1, Note 21.

31. UAL report/'Explanation of Load Factors," undated, Chapter 1, Note 21.

32. AAL records, Dispatch Environmental Control/Weekly Flight Summary


for Flight 11 and Flight 77, Sept. 11, 2001. Chapter 1, Note 22.

33. AAL report,"Flight Attendant Jump Seat Locations During Takeoff And
Flight Attendant Typical Cabin Positions During Start of Cabin Service,"
undated. Chapter 1, Note 22.

34. AAL report,"Passenger Name List, Flight 11/September 11," undated.


Chapter 1, Note 22.

35. Commission analysis of NTSB and FAA air traffic control and radar data.
Chapter 1, Note 23.

36. NTSB report,"Flight Path Study—American Airlines Flight 11," Feb. 19,
2002. Chapter 1, Note 23.

37. Bill Halleck and Peggy Houck interview (Jan. 8, 2004). Chapter 1, Note
23.

38. Bob Jordan briefing (Nov. 20, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 23.

39. NTSB report, Air Traffic Control Recording—American Airlines Flight


11, Dec. 21, 2001. Chapter 1, Note 24.

40. NTSB report, Air Traffic Control Recording—United Airlines Flight 175,
Dec. 21, 2001. Chapter 1, Note 24.

41. AAL transcript, telephone call from Betty Ong to Nydia Gonzalez, Sept.
11,2001. Chapter 1, Note 25.
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42. AAL transcript, telephone call from Nydia Gonzalez to Craig Marquis,
Sept. 11, 2001. Chapter 1, Note 25.

43. AAL transcript, telephone call from Nancy Wyatt to Ray Rowland, Sept.
11,2001. Chapter 1, Note 25.

44. Michael Woodward interview (Jan. 25, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 25.

45. GAO report, summary of briefing re investigation, Aug. 30, 2002.


Chapter 1, Note 25.

46. Craig Marquis interview (Nov. 19, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 26.

47. Michael Woodward interview (Jan. 25,2004). Chapter 1, Note 26.

48. Craig Marquis, Craig Parfltt, Joe Bertapelle, and Mike Mulcahy interview
(Nov. 19, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 26.

49. Don Dillman briefing (Nov. 18,2003). Chapter 1, Note 29.

50. Nydia Gonzalez interview (Nov. 19, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 29.

51. Nydia Gonzalez testimony (Jan. 27, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 29.

52. Craig Marquis interview (Apr. 26, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 31.

53. AAL transcript, telephone call from Bill Halleck to BOS ATC, Sept. 11,
2001. Chapter 1, Note 31.

54. Air Traffic Control Recording—American Airlines Flight 11 ,Dec. 21,


2001. Chapter 1, Note 32.

55. FBI report,"American Airlines Airphone Usage," Sept. 20, 2001. Chapter
1, Note 32.

56. AAL email, Woodward to Schmidt, "Flight 11 Account of events," Sept.


19,2001. Chapter 1, Note 32.

57. AAL notes, Michael Woodward handwritten notes, Sept. 11,2001.


Chapter 1, Note 32.
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58. FBI report of investigation, Michael Woodward interview (Sept. 13,


2001). Chapter 1, Note 32.

59. AAL report, Michael Woodward interview (Sept. 11, 2001). Chapter 1,
Note 32.

60. AAL transcript, telephone call from Nancy Wyatt to Ray Rowland, Sept.
11, 2001. Chapter 1, Note 32.

61. UAL record, Flight 175 ACARS report, Sept. 11,2001. Chapter 1, Note
40.

62. UAL record, Flight 175 Flight Data Recap, Sept. 11, 2001. Chapter 1,
Note 40.

63. NTSB report,"Flight Path Study—United Airlines 175," Feb. 19, 2002.
Chapter 1, Note 41.

64. NTSB report, Air Traffic Control Recording—United Airlines Flight 175,
Dec. 21, 2001. Chapter 1, Note 41.

65. UAL report, "Flight 175 Flight Attendant Positions/Jumpseats," undated.


Chapter 1, Note 41.

66. Marc Policastro interview (Nov. 21, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 43.

67. FBI reports of investigation, interview of Lee Hanson, Sept. 11, 2001.
Chapter 1, Note 43.

68. Marc Policastro interview (Sept. 11,2001). Chapter 1, Note 43.

69. Louise Sweeney interview (Sept. 28, 2001). Chapter 1, Note 43.

70. Ronald May interview (Sept. 11, 2001). Chapter 1, Note 43.

71. FBI report,"Summary of Penttbom Investigation," Feb. 29, 2004, pp. 67-
69. Chapter 1, Note 43.

72. AAL schematics for Flight 11 and Flight 77. Chapter 1, Note 43.

73. UAL schematics for Flight 175 and Flight 93. Chapter 1, Note 43.
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74. FBI report of investigation, David Price interview (Jan. 24, 2002).
Chapter 1, Note 46.

75. Rich Miles interview (Nov. 21,2003). Chapter 1, Note 46.

76. FBI reports of investigation, Julie Sweeney interview (Oct. 2, 2001).


Chapter 1, Note 48.

77. AAL record, System Operations Command Center (SOCC) log, Sept. 11,
2001, p. 2. Chapter 1, Note 53.

78. NTSB report,"Flight Path Study—American Airlines Flight 77," Feb. 19,
2002. Chapter 1, Note 53.

79. FBI report of investigation, Theodore Olson interview (Sept. 11, 2001).
Chapter 1, Note 53.

80. FBI report of investigation, Ronald and Nancy May interview (Sept. 12,
2001). Chapter 1, Note 53.

81. Richard Byard interview (Sept. 24, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 54.

82. Linda Povinelli interview (Sept. 24, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 54.

83. Gerard Arpey interview (Jan. 8, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 55.

84. Larry Wansley interview (Jan. 8, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 55.

85. FBI report,"American Airlines Airphone Usage," Sept. 20, 2001. Chapter
1, Note 56.

86. FBI report of investigation, Helen Voss interview (Sept. 14, 2001).
Chapter 1, Note 57.

87. John Hendershot interview (Dec. 22, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 59.

88. Commission analysis of radar data. Chapter 1, Note 59.

89. TSA report/'Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation for 2001,"Aug. 20,
2002, p. 41. Chapter 1, Note 61.
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90. UAL records, copies of electronic boarding passes for Flight 93, Sept. 11,
2001. Chapter 1, Note 62.

91. Bob Varcadipane interview (May 4, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 62.

92. Newark Tower briefing (May 4, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 62.

93. UAL report, "Timeline: Dispatch/SMFDO Activities—Terrorist Crisis,"


undated. Chapter 1, Note 64.

94. Peter Zalewski interview (Sept. 23,2003). Chapter 1, Note 65.

95. Ellen King interview (Apr. 5, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 68.

96. AAL briefing (Apr. 26, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 69.

97. Ed Ballinger interview (Apr. 14, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 69.

98. UAL System Operations Control briefing (Nov. 20, 2003). Chapter 1,
Note 69.

99. NTSB report/'Specialist's Factual Report of Investigation—Digital Flight


Data Recorder" for United Airlines Flight 93, Feb. 15, 2002. Chapter 1,
Note 70.

100. FBI report,"CVR from UA Flight #93," Dec. 4, 2003. Chapter 1, Note 70.

101. Commission review of Aircraft Communication and Reporting System


(ACARS) messages sent to and from Flight 93 (which indicate time of
message transmission and receipt). Chapter 1, Note 70.

102. UAL record, Ed Ballinger ACARS log, Sept. 11,2001. Chapter 1, Note
70.

103. UAL record, ACARS message, Sept. 11, 2001. Chapter 1, Note 70.

104. NTSB report, Air Traffic Control Recording—United Airlines Flight 93,
Dec. 21,2001. Chapter 1, Note 71.

105. UAL report, Flight 93 EWR-SFO load factors, undated. Chapter 1, Note
72.
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106. FBI report/'Flight #93 'No Show' Passengers from 9/11/01," Sept. 18,
2001. Chapter 1, Note 72.

107. ENS record, Withdrawal of Application for Admission for Mohamed al


Kahtani, Aug. 4,2001. Chapter 1, Note 73.

108. UAL records, copies of boarding passes for United 93, Sept. 11,2001.
Chapter 1, Note 74.

109. UAL record, Flight 93 passenger manifest, Sept. 11, 2001. Chapter 1,
Note 74.

110. UAL records, personnel files of Flight 93 pilots. Chapter 1, Note 74.

111. UAL record, Weight and Balance Information for Flight 93 and Flight
175, Sept. 11, 2001. Chapter 1, Note 67.

112. UAL report, "United dispatch SMFDO activities—terrorist crisis," Sept.


11, 2001. Chapter 1, Note 75.

113. Flight 93 CVR data. Chapter 1, Note 76.

114. FBI report of investigation, airphone records for flights UAL 93 and UAL
175 on Sept. 11, 2001, Sept. 18, 2001. Chapter 1, Note 77.

115. FBI reports of investigation, interviews of recipients of calls from Todd


Beamer, Mark Bingham, Sandy Bradshaw, Marion Britton, Thomas
Burnett, Joseph DeLuca, Edward Felt, Jeremy Glick, Lauren Grandcolas,
Linda Gronlund, CeeCee Lyles, Honor Wainio. Chapter 1, Note 80.

116. Lisa Jefferson interview (May 11, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 81.

117. FBI report of investigation, Lisa Jefferson interview (Sept. 11,2001).


Chapter 1, Note 81.

118. Richard Belme interview (Nov. 21, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 81.

119. Deena Burnett interview (Apr. 26, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 82.

120. Lyzbeth Glick interview (Apr. 22, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 82.
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121. FBI report,"Knives Found at the UA Flight 93 Crash Site," undated.


Chapter 1, Note 82.

122. FBI report of investigation, Philip Bradshaw interview (Sept. 11, 2001).
Chapter 1, Note 85.

123. Philip Bradshaw interview (June 15, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 82.

124. Benedict Sliney interview (May 21, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 92.

125. John McCartney interview (Dec. 17, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 92.

126. Charles Thomas interview (May 4, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 94.

127. John Thomas interview (May 4, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 94.

128. Joseph Cooper interview (Sept. 22, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 94.

129. Tim Spence interview (Sept. 30, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 94.

130. Collin Scoggins interviews (Sept. 22, 2003; Jan. 8, 2004). Chapter 1, Note
101.

131. David Bottiglia interview (Oct. 1, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 102.

132. Terry Biggio interview (Sept. 22, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 102.

133. Shirley Miller interview (Mar. 30, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 102.

134. Monte Belger interview (Apr. 20, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 102.

135. Ralph Eberhart interview (Mar. 1, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 104.

136. Alan Scott interview (Feb.4, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 104.

137. Robert Marr interview (Jan. 23, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 104.

138. Evanna Dowis interview (Sept. 30, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 127.

139. Michael McCormick interview (Dec. 15,2003). Chapter 1, Note 127.

140. William Scott testimony, May 23, 2003. Chapter 1, Note 130.
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141. Michael McCormick interview (Oct. 1, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 132.

142. David LaCates interview (Oct. 2, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 132.

143. Joseph McCain interview (Oct. 28, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 134.

144. James Fox interview (Oct. 29, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 134.

145. Dawne Deskins interview (Oct. 30, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 134.

146. John Thomas interview (Sept. 24, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 140.

147. David Boone interview (May 4, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 143.

148. John White interview (May 7, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 145.

149. Linda Schuessler interview (Apr. 6, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 143.

150. John Hendershot interview (Dec. 22, 2003). Chapter 1, Note 146.

151. Peter Challan interview (Mar. 26, 2004). Chapter 1, Note 167.

152. Monte Belger, email to the Commission, July 12, 2004. Chapter 1, Note
167.

Thank you very much in advance for your cooperatioliL

Very teulv yours,

Marc S. Moller
Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel

cc: Philip Zelikow, Esq.


Executive Director
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks in the United States

Daniel Marcus, Esq.


General Counsel
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks in the United States