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11 September 2001 1227Z- 1417Z
Northeast Air Defense Sector. Rome. NY
14:13:46 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 ARKGUYS THAT THEYXAW. IT WAS OURS THAT


CENTER S
14:13:59 "BACKGROUND" YEAHsNEW 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.^ OUR VlCJNlTY AT 25 THOUS. SQUAWKING
7701
14:15:10 O STANDBY. SEARCHING
14:15:11 X SHOULD BE OV^R, QUIT 26
14:15:29 "SD2" QUIT 26J^U1T 26, THERE'S NOTHING ^VER QUIT 26, WHOA,
WAITyCMINUTE. THERE'S A DOT THE!
14:15:41 O QUIT 25yTM SEARCHING OVER QUIT 26, STAND BY
14:15:46 X AND UR HUNTRESS. THAT MIGHT BE QUIT 27, UH, HE'S RIGHT
(BOVE. MIGHT BE GETTING INTERMITTANT/MIXING
SQUAWK NUMBERS
14:16:48 O QUIT 25, HUNTRESS SHOWS QUIT 26 AND 27 JUST NW <3F YOU
ABOUT 4 MILES
14:16:50 X QUIT 25 THAT CHECKS

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12:38:09 "MCC" MAJOR N ASYPANY 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 TRACON, THERE MIGHT BE A
HIJACK <O UH. HUH, I'M HEARING THE SAME THING, WE'RE
WORKING IT RIGHT NOW> OKAY <O THANKS>

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12:38:43 "MCC" DO I HAVE AN MCC COMING IN

12:38:52 (MONITORING CHANN. 4)


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

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Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY
12:40:22 "MCC" FIND OUT WHERE HE'S AT, GET A HEADING (GARBLED)
MONITORING MAJOR DESKINS FROM CH. 13
12:40:24 "BACKGROUND" 190 AND 387 KNOTS, LAST KNOWN 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
12:40:36 "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 RIGHT 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
12:41:03 "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 ON, I THINK THAT THEY'RE GOING
TO PUT OTIS ON BATTLE STATIONS, THAT'S WHO I WOULD
ANTICIPATE GOING ESPECIALLY IF THEY CONTINUE TO HEAD
TOWARDS JFK. THEY WOULD BE ARE CLOSEST ASSET
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>
6666 <"OH THAT'S A SCAR NUMBER, 6666, AND COULD I HAVE
YOUR NUMBER AGAIN, SIR, JOE> YEAH JOE COPPER, AND YOU
CAN TALK TO ANYBODY HERE, THEY 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 I'LL SEE
12:41:51 "BACKGROUND" DAWN WE GOT OTIS ON BATTLE STATIONS
<"BACKGROUND", 1241>
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 BATTLE STATIONS
12:42:10 "MCC" (GARBLED) (GARBLED) 1241 BATTLE STATIONS OTIS
12:42:28 "MCC" WE GOTTA GET A MODE 3, THAT'S GONNA HELP US OUT
B1GTIME

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12:43:00 "MCC" OKAY WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT RIGHT 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. RIGHT
"GARBLED" 290 IS (GARBLED) COULD BE ANY (GARBLED)
<"MCC" OKAY>
12:43:47 "MOT 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 LAST KNOWN
12:44:22 "MCC" NO. THIS IS REAL WORLD
12:44:36 "MCC" SIR, LAST KNOWN POSITION WE GOT OUT TO THIS GUY
IS RJGHT 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,
AROUND THAT AREA
12:45:00 "BACKGROUND" MCC. SD. SCRAMBLE OTIS
12:45:04 "MCC" COPY. SAME MISSION
12:45:10 "BACKGROUND" MCC. 1 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" 1 GOT THIS LAT. LON. 41. 15, 74. 46
12:45:28 ^MCC" HEAD THEM IN THAT DIRECTION
12:45:32 "BACKGROUND" OKAY. COpTf HAT
12:45:52 "MCC" AHH, WE'RE GONNA NEED A 29
12:45:56 "BACKGROUND" THEY'RE NOT TALKIN. NEW YORXS NOT TALKIN
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 "}
V_ 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 !SJ
WE CAN'T LOCATE THIS GUY, WE CAN'T FIND HIM VIA IFF
WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO IS HIT UP EVERY TRACK WITHIN A

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11 September 2001 1227Z - 1417Z
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 THING

12:47:17 "MCC" TRUE, AND PROBABLY RIGHT NOW, 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 H1TTIN 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 SGT {GARBLED) AT CONR <O YEAH> UH, THE
GENERAL WOULD LIKE UH, DO YOU HAVE RADAR-COVERAGE
ON THIS GUY
12:48:38 O WE'RE PICKING HIM UP. WE THINK WE'VE PICKED HIM UP RIGHT
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 RK3HT NOW <X GREAT> 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 I 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
CANT 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

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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. RIGHT THERE
12:49:46 "BACKGROUND" ARE THEY AIRBORNE
12:49:46 "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
12:50:08 "MCC" SD, MCC
12:50:12 "MCC" THAT WAS 46 SCRAMBLE TIME, SCRAMBLE TIME THANKS
12:50:14 "BACKGROJJNO" THEY SAID AMERICAN ELEVEN
12:50:27 "MCC" YE^SJJMiOPE NOT YET, WE'RE STILL TRYING TO SEARCH,
WE THTNK 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
12:51:11 "BACKGROUND" THE LAST 1 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
12:51:25 "BACKGROUND" COPY
12:51:40 "MCC" YOU KNOW WHAT, TELL THEM NOT TO TALK TO THEM, TO
TALK TO ME. NO JUST THEM TO CALL ME AT THE MCC
POSITION. 6311
12:51:57 "BACKGROUND" I DON'T HAVE ANYMORE INFORMATION FOR YOU
SIR, WE SCRAMBLED AT 46, NO, UH, OTIS
12:52:05 "MCC" SO, IF WE CAN FIND IT, WE'LL INTERCEPT IT, OKAY r
12:52:15 "MCC" NO, DID YOU SAY SOMEHING JUST HIT THE WORLD TRADE \. OR SOMEON

12:52:25 "MCC" NO KEEP ON GOING WITH IT


12:52:26 "BACKGROUND" TALKJN WITH 1G 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, 1 JUST FLIPPED AROUND AND UH, WE ARE ALWAYS WIND
UPON THE NEW. AND UH A 737 JUST HIT THE WTC AND 1 WAS
JUST CURJOUS. AT THE SAME TIME WAS THAT THE AIRCRAFT
THE LAST I KNEW THEY HAD A PRIMARY ON IT AND THE
TRACK WAS NOT SQUAWKING 7500 BUT IF WAS, IT WAS
UNDER DURESS
12:52:53 "MCC" SEND THEM TO NEW YORK CITY, STILL CONSIDER GO
12:52:56 "BACKGROUND" SIR HOLD ON
12:54:03 "MCC" OKAY WHO'S PLUGGED IN UP THERE, PLUG IN
12:54:16 "MCC" OKAY THIS IS WHAT I GOT SO FAR, POSSIBLE NEWS THAT A
737 HIT THE WTC THIS IS REAL WORLD, AN WE'RE TRYING TO
CONFIRM THIS
12:54:34 "BACKGROUND" OKAY CONTINUE TAKJNG THE FIGHTERS DOWN TO

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11 September 2001 1227Z - 1417Z
Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY
THE NEW YORK CITY AREAS, JFK AREA, BEST THAT WE CAN,
MAKE SURE THE FAA CLEARS YOUR ROUTE ALL THE WAY
THROUGH, JUST DO WHAT WE GOTTA DO, OKAY, JUST PRESS
WITH IT
12:54:52 "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 1 BRING THEM OUT LIKE THIS,
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, JUST TELL
THEM TO CLEAR YA A ROUTE, CLEAR YA A ROUTE>
12:54:28 "BACKGROUND" YES SIR, THANK YOU. MCC IS MAJOR NASYPANY
12:54:32 "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
12:54:57 "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 I WANT THEM TO GO AND
HOLD, RIGHT IN THAT LITTLE GAP RIGHT THERE
12:55:26 "MCC" ALRIGHT THIS IS WHAT WE'RE DOING, WE'RE TAKING THEM
DOWN HERE TO HOLD FOR NOW <"BACKGROUND" RIGHT>
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 j*r56T33j "BACKGROUND" CONFIRMED. BOSTON HAS CONFIRMED, THAT WAS
^ T H E 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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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 TIME, 52
12:57:53 "MCC" 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 IS HOLDING, THAT'S WHAT I
PASSED
12:57:1 iy "BACKGROUND" RIGHT NOW, THIS IS WHAT WAS COORDINATED
WITH CENTER. WE GOT THEM BASICALLY JUST COMING
SOUTH 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 KIND 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, WE 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
13:00:44 "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 MCGUIRE SEE IF THEY GOT
ANYBODY A1RBONE BACKGROUND" KC35 RIGHT
<"BACKGROUND"
ALL OF THEM. SEE IF ALL OF THEM, THEY GOT LIKE 4
SQUADRONS AT MCGUIRE, JUST GO DOWN SQUADRON BY
SQUADRON>
13:01:15 "MCC" OKAY SO THAT'S 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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LATE, HE'S ALMOST IN 102
13:01:26 "BACKGROUND" I GOT THE GUYS CALLING MCGUIRE, 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
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 X) 1:44 X WRONG NUMBER, RJGHT <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. 1 DON'T KNOW, LET ME CHECK
13:03:39 O THANK YOU
13:03:39 "BACKGROUND" UNITED. ANOTHER HIJACK, REAL WORLD
13:04:04 "MCC" SIR, THANK YOU, SIR, WE GOT A , WE GOT A UNCONFIRMED
SECOND HIT. FROM ANOTHER AIRCRAFT

13:04:15 X MAJ R1CE,HELLO


O HI YA DOING SIR. THIS IS SGT 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, 1
THINK 204 OR 212. YOU CAN FIND THEM, UH, THEY GOT TEAM
23, WE GOT 2 CREWS AIRBORNE RJGHT 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> THEIRAIRBORNE, 2 DCIO'S AND THEY GOT
A LOT OF FUEL. THEIR HEAVY WEIGHT, SO THEY SHOULD

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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 TEAM 23. AND TEAM 24. AIRBORNE IN UH.
NEW YORK CENTER AIRSPACE, THEIR AIRBORNE NE OF NY,
TWO DC 10'S AND THEY GOT A LOT OF GAS
13:06:53 "BACKGROUND" OKAY WE'LL PASS THAT ONE ALONG
13:06:54 (DIALING)
13:07:13 (RINGING)
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 TO GET IT. COURSE I CAN'T GET
THROUGH TO NY
13:08:42 "BACKGROUND" THE SECOND SUSPECTED AIRCRAFT IS UNITED 175.
1 JUST PUT THAT UP THERE
13:08:49 "MCC" OKAY. THIS IS WHAT I 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" BATTLE STATIONS ONLY AT LANGLEY

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13:09:00 "MCC"OKAY ARE YOU LISTENING. WHAT I TOLD THE FDSO FAR
IS. WE NEED TO GET 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 Ml SS 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, 1 DON'T LIKE THEM THERE
:34 "MCC" OKAY, OKAY, I WANT THOSE FIGHTERS CLOSER IN, 1 WANT
THEM SOUTH OF JFK
:41 "BACKGROUND VOICE" I 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" I WAS GONNA JUST CALL BOSTON, I THINK
THEY'RE IN BOSTON'S AIRSPACE <"MCC" WHO THE FIGHTERS> 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, I 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 "MCC" 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'TNEED THEM, WE-GOT MANE, TELL THEM
THANKS, WE'LL CALL THEM IF WE NEED SOMETHING
:02 "BACKGROUND VOICE" OKAY WHAT I'VE DONE, IS WE GOT 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 FN 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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(MONITORED POSITION UNKEYED)

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 KINDA BUSY
•31 X OKAY JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU WERE,GOOD BYE
:41 O WHERE ARE YOU NOW, HERE
* CALL TERMINATED

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 AND-GET
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 KC10 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 TALKING TO HIM, I 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'LL-GET IT


:33 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHERE'S THE KC 10 COMING FROM
:34 "MCC" MCGUIRE
•35 "BACKGROUND VOICE" (GARBLED) GOT THAT, OR <"MCC" YEAH>
:59 "BACKGROUND VOICE" NO, THEY'VE LOCKED OUT ALL THEIR LINES, I
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 SUCK 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 MOGU1RE
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 IN 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 YELL, AND WE'RE
GONNA PRESS

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


:36 "MCC" TWO TANKERS FROM MCGUIRE. KC10'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

13:20:00 "MCC" MY RECOMMENDATION, IF WE HAVE TO TAKE ANYBODY OUT,


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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:23 "BACKGROUND VOICE" OTIS SOF HAS RECALLED ALL THEIR PLANES FOR
POSSIBLE USE
:25 "MCC" OKAY
:28 "BACKGROUND VOICE" HE HAD GUYS GOING OUT TO ONE OH FIVE, I HAVE
THE LIST

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

13:20:42 "MCC" UH, YEAH, WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR IS, PILOTS 1 GUESS
:43 "MCC" SO THEY RECALLED ALL THEIR PILOTS, IS THAT RIGHT
:48 "BACKGROUND VOICE" UH, NO, THEY HAD SIX AIRCRAFT THAT WERE
GOING OUT ON TRAINING MISSIONS

:51 "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

:11 "MCC" OKAY BYE


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

:56 "MCC" GIVE ME A LOCATION


:58 "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 RIGHT NOW, AND I'M
GONNA TAKE THE FIGHTERS FROM OTIS AND CHASE THIS GUY
DOWN IF 1 CAN FIND HIM

: 16 "MCC" YEAH, YOU SURE


: 17 "MCC" OKAY, HE'S HEADING TOWARDS LANGLEY, ER, 1 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

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"~"- :49 "BACKGROUND VOICE" COPY THAT
:50 "BACKGROUND VOICE" HOLD ON A SECOND <"BACKGROUND VOICE"
WE'RE STILL TRYING TO GET 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 TO GET
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
13:24:09 O 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 PANTA 45, 46, ZERO BY TWO BY TWO BY GUN,
THREE TANKS

13:25:12 O AFFIRMATIVE, PLUS I HAVE MORE AIRCRAFT AVAILABLE TO ME IF I


NEED IT, FROM THE SOF THERE, ALSO I HAVE A TANKER, MANE 85

: 17 O OKAY, YOU GOT THE TANKER


:18 O ADDITIONALLY I HAVE TANKERS OUT OF MCGUIRE, TWO KCIO'S, CALL
SIGNS TEAM. TM 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" ALRJGHT 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" ALRJGHT 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, 1 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, AMERJCAN ONE ONE, WE'RE
GETTING INFORMATION NOW THAT. AMERJCAN, 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
:11 X HUNTRESS TEAM21
: 13 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 I 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

:41 "MCC" I'M GONNA HAVE THREE FIGHTERS OUT OF LANGLEY

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:56 "MCC" I THREW THEM IN THERE, FOR A PIVOTAL POINT. GOOD MOVE.
BRJNG THEM DOWN THERE

13:31:05 "BACKGROUND VOICE" O WEAPONS CONTROL SGT (GARBLED)


:05 X HEYOHEY>
:06 X WHAT'S GOING ON
:08 O NOTHIN, I'M BUSY. 1 CANT TALK
:10 O I'LL CALL YA WHEN I'M DONE
:]] X ALRIGHT <O ALRIGHT BYE>
* CALL TERMINATED

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


RECEIVERS

: 19 "BACKGROUND VOICE" RIGHT NOW MA'AM WE ARE NOT HAVING THEM


RENDEZVOUS WITH ANYBODY, WE ARE STAGING THEM

:22 "BACKGROUND VOICE" STAGING THEM. ROGER THAT. I'LL RELAY THAT
INFORMATION

:23 "BACKGROUND VOICE" THANK YOU, PAPA TANGO


:34 "BACKGROUND VOICE" YOU GONNA TAKE TWO OR THREE OF THEM TO
THREE EIGHTY SIX

.36 "BACKGROUND VOICE" YES, I HAVE TO TALK TO GIANT KILLER


:38 "BACKGROUND VOICE" O GIANT KILLER, HUNTRESS NINETY TWO, FOUR
13:31:39 X THIS IS GIANT KILLER
:41 O YES, THIS IS HUNTRESS. WE'RE GONNA BRJNG 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 TO GO 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>

:22 "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>IHAVENOIDEA

:34 "BACKGROUND VOICE" LANGLEYS AIRBORN. WE HAVEN'T TAKEN A


HAND OFF YET. BUT THEIR AIRBORN

:43 "BACKGROUND VOICE" JEREMY, JERRY, IS IAN (SANDERSON) ON THE OPS


ROOM FLOOR

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

:45 "BACKGROUND VOICE" TELL HIM STEVE (CULVERSON) WANTS TO KNOW,


DOES HE HAVE A STU-1II IN HIS 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 KJLLER, HUNTRESS 92.4 REFERENCE W386

: 19 X GIANT KJLLER GO AHEAD HUNTRESS

:23 O YES SIR IN REGARDS TO QUIT 25 <X YES SIR>

:23 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WHAT WAS THAT AMERICAN WHAT

:25 "BACKGROUND VOICE" AMERICAN 77 BACKGROUND VOICE" WRITE


THAT DOWN, AMERICAN 77>

:27 O 1 WOULD LIKE YOU TO WORK WITH CENTER, WE NEED THEM TO GO


DIRECT BALTIMORE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AND HAVE
THEM BRING 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 NOTGONNA 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

:01 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, I 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

:37 O YES, WE DID SEND THE ONES HOME THAT WERE IN 1O5 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 ALRJGHT (GARBLED)

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


WANT TO TALK TO THEM ON AUXILLARY FREQ.

13:36 :37 "MCC' OKAY FOXY, I-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 AFKD, DO YOU


TO AUTHORIZE IT RIGHT NOW

:21 "BACKGROUND VOICE" O GIANT KJLLER, 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, RJGHT NOW

: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 RJGHT 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 DIDN'T> OKAY BRAVO
032 IF YOU LOOK OVER WASHINGTON <"BACKGROUND 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, RJGHT

: 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 SELFRJDGE. 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 F1GHTERS>

: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, TALKING TO TOLEDO

13:46 :18 SELFRIDGE, AND DULUTH HAS NIGHT FLYING SO THERES NOBODY
THERE. RIGHT NOW AVAILABLE

•21 "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 THIS GUY

: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 MARR COME DOWN, AND

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WE'LL DO THIS WHOLE HOMELAND DEFENSE THING

13:48 :13 O MCC, MAJOR NASYPANY

:20 O 1,1, APPRECIATE IT, 1 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 I 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 I CAN'T 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 1 GOT A CREDIT CARD

:44 "MCC" WELL THAT WAS IT, GIANT KILLER SENT THEM OUT TO 386, YEAH

:59 "BACKGROUND VOICE" WELL IT'S ON THERE, THE PENTAGON HAS BEEN
HIT,
I DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT INFORMATION CAME FROM, 1 PUT
UNCONFIRMED

13:51 :37 "MCC" TALK TO ME ABOUT MY LANGLEY GUYS, 1 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

13:52 :24 "BACKGROUND VOICE"CLEVELAND'S ASKING HOW LONG FOR THEM OUT
OF TOLEDO

:26 "MCC" TELL THEM A FEW MINUTES

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:41 "MCC" YES. THEIR AIR 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 RrGHT
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, I WANT ALL


THEIR SURVEILLANCE PEOPLE IN HERE PRONTO

13:57 :11 "MCC" SELFRJDGE AND TOLEDO, BOTH

:12 "BACKGROUND VOICE" HOW MANY AIRCRAFT

:14 "MCC" TWO EACH

13:58 :00 "BACKGROUND VOICE" SIR. I 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, THIS
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 RIGHT 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 YUP, OKAY WE WILL DO THAT

:26 OOKAY

:28 X OKAY COPY, GOODBYE

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:41 "MCC" YEAH, WHAT 1 JUST DID IS 1 I CALLED UP THE WATCH, AND HAD
THEM BRING UP FARGO, UH, BRING UP 2 BIRDS FROM FARGO,
LOADED, OKAY

:48 "MCC" WELL HERE'S THE DEAL, ONE OUT OF SELFR1DGE, 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, 1 GOT TWO MORE
FROM TOLEDO

: 13 "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

:22 "MCC" WHAT ARE WE GONMA DO, 1 GOT TO GIVE MY GUYS DIRECTION

:26 "MCC" I 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 INSTRUCTIONS

:20 "MCC" OKAY, WE'RE GETTING TWO FROM ALPINA, WITH GUNS

:27 "MCC" AFFIRM

:30 "MCC" WE'RE WORKING THAT, RIGHT NOW, WE' RE, WE'RE GETTING IT
RIGHT NOW

:37 "MCC" IN ABOl T FIFTEEN MINUTES

:43 "MCC" WE GOT A DEPLOYED, THE SPRINGFIELD F16'S ARE DEPLOYED


UP TO ALPINA. THEY'RE DOING LIKE A LITTLE EXERCISE
UP THERK

:51 "MCC" THERE 1 S.I DIDN'T GET THAT YET, GREAT

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:53 "MCC" WHERE UP IN CANADA, DID THEY SAY

:58 "MCC" NO CALL SK3N, NO MODES AND CODES

14:02 :00 "MCC" I NEED TO KNOW, BECAUSE 1 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 :13 "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" I DON'T KNOW 1 HEARD, UNCONFIRMED

:23 "BACKGROUND" I DON'T KNOW, I CHATTED UNCONFIRMED

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

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AND THE TOLEDO BIRDS

: 14 "BACKGROUND" 1 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 1 GOT NO RADAR AND NO RADIOS OVER THERE, OVER THAT
AIRSPACE, SO. WORK EM

14:05 : l l "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 1415Z

:43 "MCC" RIGHT

:43 "BACKGROUND" SYRACUSE, THERE'S POTENTIALLY ANOTHER AIRCRAFT


COMING OUT OF CANADA <"MCC" RJGHT 1 GOT, I ALREADY TALKED
TO> HE WANT SYRACUSE TO BACK THAT UP <"MCC GO 1T> TRY TO
GET
M1STYHHUNDER 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

:14 "BACKGROUND TWO AT FARGO AND TWO AT SIOUX CITY

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:16 "MCC" I 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 IS IT, TYPE

:23 "MCC" THEIR GOING IN RJGHT NOW

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:32 "BACKGROUND VOICE" YES. THAT'S CONFIRM, BOMB ON BOARD. UNITED
93

: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

: ) 7 "BACKGROUND VOICE" FIFTEEN TWENTY SEVEN. DO WE HAVE A TRACK


NUMBER

: 19 "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, I-GOT


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 1 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

:13 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

•21 X OKAY. YEAH, DOESN'T HELP US, WE CAN'T 1NTEROGATE

:30 O YEAH UH, SORRY, OKAY AND 1 "GOT 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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:51 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
MORE 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

:]] XOKAY1

:11 O OKAY OUT

*CALL TERMINATED

14:14 :21 "MCC" OKAY I GOT FOUR COMING UP FROM SYRACUSE

:29 "MCC" SURVEILLANCE DID YOU FIND THAT TRACK

:52 "BACKGROUND" NINE 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>

•21 "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 1 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 O MAJOR NASYPANY OH, GO

:46 OYEAH

:48 O WAIT A MINUTE, NOW YOUR REQUESTING, WE HAVE

:49 O QUIT 25, 26 IN THE NCA AREA

:55 O 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 :11 "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 I CAN, YOU KNOW

:47 O OKAY BYE

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