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FAA Air Traffic Employees Share Memories of 9/11
“On September 11th, FAA air traffic controllers across the country acted quickly and decisively to help secure our nation's aviation system,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "Their professionalism and courage in the wake of the attacks was not only remarkable, it was crucial to restoring the safety and security of our airspace."
“The men and women who control air traffic in this country had the skill to quickly land thousands of planes,” said FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. “Ten years later we are still incredibly proud of their work.”
On September 11, 2001, Michael McCormick was the Air Traffic Manager at the
In the video, they describe how air traffic controllers became aware that several aircraft were being hijacked in the
“When I look back on that tragic day, I’m most proud of how all of our air traffic controllers rose to the occasion and did the right thing so well that it amazed the rest of the world,” said McCormick.
WATCH: “Ten Years Later: Air Traffic Controllers Remember 9/11”
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