THE TIMETABLE: To the Minute, Panel Paints a Grim Portrait of Day's Terror
June 18, 2004
To the Minute, Panel Paints a Grim Portrait of Day's Terror
This detailed timetable of the events of 9/11/01 shows a frighteningly unprepared, disorganized, defense system and an unprepared, confused, President and his administration. No one was in charge. No one knew what was going on even after the general public knew what was going on.
Only one person, finally, but sadly too late for many, made a command decision at 9:42AM -- F.A.A. Operations Manager Ben Sliney, who "ordered all F.A.A. sites to direct all airborne aircraft to land at the nearest airport, the first such action in the nation's history. About 4,500 aircraft soon landed without incident."
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