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UA93 and Andrews Timeline

Source

8:42

Takeoff

Radar

9:23

Cockpit Intrusion

FAA

9:30

The Plains loses radar contact

Radar

9:32

"We have a bomb on board."

FAA

9:33

Indy Center notifies Great Lakes Region

FAA

9:35

Danville loses radar contact

Radar

9:38

NEADS establishes track B032, he's fading, get a Z point on it [AA77]

DRM1 CH17NEADS

9:38

Pentagon Struck

NTSB

9:40

ATM on national telecom notified of bomb threat

FAA

9:41

Transponder Off

Radar

9:43

NEADS establishes track B089 on D1989

DRM2 CH4 NEADS

9:44

NEADS pairs Quit fighters to track B032 [AA77]

DRM2CH18NEADS

9:45

Pittsburgh controller notified supervisor

FAA

9:45

Andrews Tower is aware something has happened in DC, over by the OEOB

Arrival Radar Position

9:48

Scoggins reports that D1989 may not be a hijack

DRM1 CHS NEADS

9:48

NEADS loses radar (Detroit)

Radar

9:49

Advisory #7 all airborne traffic to pick a divert and land as soon as possible

Arrival Radar Position

9:57

Becky, Command Center, informs Baltimore and Dulles of UA93 situation, inci bomb on board

Dulles TMU

9:59

Becky informs Washington Tower of UA93 situation

Dulles TMU

9:59

CINCNORAD assessment

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10:00

Quit 25, Quit 26 and Quit 27 CAP DC

Radar

10:02

Washington Tower calls Becky back for type aircraft, Secret Service is trying to get info

Dulles TMU

10:03

UA93 Impact

NTSB

10:04

Quit, at HUNTRESS request, reports smoke from the Pentagon DRM2CH17NEADS

10:05

Class B no fly, aircraft will be shot down

Local Control Position

10:05

SS directs 1 13WG fighters airborne with any available ordinance (Caine Briefing)

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10:07

NEADS ID Section learns of "bomb on board"

DRM1 CHS NEADS

10:07

Quit given mission to intercept a/c over WH, use FAA for guidance, divert a/c away

DRM2CH14 NEADS

10:11

Quit mission: not cleared to fire, ID by type and code, divert if necessary

DRM2CH17NEADS

10:11

NEADS loses track B089 off of scope

DRM2 CH21 NEADS

10:13

Quit resolves control problems with Wash

DRM2CH14 NEADS

10:14

Gofer 06 passes area of crash

Radar

10:14

N20VF, Falcon Jet, circles crash site

Radar

10:14

Bully 2 lands at Andrews

Local Control Position

10:15

Class B no fly, aircraft will be shot down

Arrival Radar Position

10:16

Quit mission: Hold over CAP point at best altitude and endurance

DRM2CH 17 NEADS

10:32

NEADS floor gets chat log VP declaration

Chat Log

10:32

NEADS floor, CO is saying no

DRM1 CH2 NEADS

10:34

[tgt] 20 North of Dulles, down the river

National Krant Position

10:36

Bully

1 and Bully 3 land

Local Control Position

10:38

Bully

1 take off

Arrival Radar Position

10:39

COL

Brooks, ANG CP, tells Powell 1 13th getting ready to launch 2 F-16s

DRM2CH14NEADS

10:39

COL

Brooks, ANG CP, calls MAJ Cleveland re C&C for Andrews

DRM1 CHS NEADS

10:39

Bully

1 told to head towards Georgetown

National Krant Position

10:40

Possibility of a two-ship out of Andrews, 1 13th Fighter Wing

DRM3 CH2 NEADS

10:42

"Liberal ROE in effect" (Caine Briefing)

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10:42

Caps 1 and Caps 2 take off

Radar

10:43

Caps

1 asks Krant position of it is in contact with NCA, answer affirmative

National Krant Position

10:45

ZDC Announcement on Guard: all civ com and all private a/c need to land immediately

Dulles LCE

10:47

Bully

1 lands

Local Control Position

10:47

MCC

OP, Crash in KY, AA77, Didn't know about that one, came from FAA

DRM1 CH2 NEADS

10:49

Quit 26 tells HUNTRESS about two F-16s off of Andrews

DRM2CH18NEADS

10:52

EAM message DEFCON 3

JCS

10:57

Major

Julian trying to ID Andrews fighters, showing mil codes, Quit says Wash seems to know

DRM3 CHS NEADS

10:57

F-16s our of Andrews, we should be talking to them, we own that area, Wash has handle on it

DRM2CH18NEADS

10:58

DCA established as the bulls eye for GCI

National Krant Position

10:59

HUNTRESS calls ZDC Cape Charles and is told Wash approach has all fighters on its freq

DRM2CH18NEADS

10:59

CAPS 2 checks in with HUNTRESS

DRM2CH13NEADS

11:04

Quit 26 and CAPS 2 sort out locations

DRM2CH17NEADS

11:05

Quit 25 and HUNTRESS, Real world, we are at transition, ROUNDHOUSE

DRM2CH14 NEADS

11:05

HUNTRESS authenticates, all players, current authority, Charlie, Alpha, Zulu

DRM2CH18NEADS

11:06

We are at DEFCON 3, ROE is transition

DRM2 CH7 NEADS

11:11

Wild 1 and Wild 2 take off

Local Control Position

11:12

NORAD has directed DEFCON change at this time

119thCPLog

11:12

Wild 1 asked that NCA be told that he is "fully configured"

National Krant Position

11:16

Wild 1 asks that Quit be told to "quit spiking me"

National Krant Position

11:21

All fighters on one frequency, so we can "orchestrate this" [Wild 1]

National Krant Position

11:28

Both HUNTRESS and National are providing "bogey dope."

National Swann Position

11:31

Wash Approach called NEADS floor asking NEADS to take over

DRM1 CHS NEADS

11:31

Wild 1 demands that either National or HUNTRESS own the airspace, not both

National Swann Position

11:32

Quit 26 is cleared out to escort the "heavy" [The Attorney General, N2]

National Swann Position

11:35

Time uncertain, Wash ZDC announcement on guard includes phrase, "force will be taken"

Dulles LCE

11:42

CAPS 1 steps in and divides up the airspace between HUNTRESS and National, at 10K w/ Natl low

National Swann Position

13:45

VCJCS/DoD OGC ROE fax

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