Fri, Jun 18, 2004
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we
reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing
on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"We have a problem here. We have a
hijacked aircraft headed towards New York, and we need you guys to,
we need someone to scramble some F-16s or something up there, help
"Is this real-world or
"No, this is not an exercise, not a
Source: Telephone exchange between a controller
at Boston Center and the Northeast Air Defense Sector on September
11th, 2001, as the first of four hijacked aircraft headed for its
target. The 9/11 commission has now issued a report saying
America's civilian and military systems simply weren't prepared for
a domestic attack on that terrible day.
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