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September 11 (9/11) Attacks

Slow and Confused Communication

Tuesday Sep 11, 2001 at 08:53:00 AM
Orville Wright Federal Building, Washington, D.C., U.S.

NORAD scrambled two F-15s from Otis Air National Guard Base in Massachusetts and they were airborne by 8:53 a.m. Because of slow and confused communication from FAA officials, NORAD had 9 minutes' notice that Flight 11 had been hijacked, and no notice about any of the other flights before they crashed. (after first collision (American Airlines Flight 11))