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RE: World Trade Center attack

  • From: Eric Germann
  • Date: Wed Sep 12 00:31:06 2001

By PAUL SINGER Associated Press Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) - A Delta flight from Boston was forced to land Tuesday at
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport because of fears it had been
hijacked, city officials said. Although authorities had been worried that
there might be a bomb on board, no explosives were found.

The Federal Aviation Administration had been informed at 9:45 a.m. of a
possible hijacking of a plane headed for Cleveland, said FBI spokesman Mark

Flight 1989 to Los Angeles was not hijacked but was grounded by Delta
because it was in the same flight pattern as a plane that was hijacked and
struck the World Trade Center in New York, Bullock said.

The Delta plane landed in Cleveland about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday with 78
passengers aboard, airport officials said.

FBI spokesman Bob Hawk said that since the Delta plane left Boston about the
same time as one of the hijacked planes, passengers were being interviewed
to see if they saw anything unusual Tuesday morning.

After the plane landed, the passengers were evacuated and the plane was
searched for about three hours, airport officials said.

The airport was closed and bomb-sniffing dogs were brought to baggage pickup

"There was no bomb, and no hijacking," White said Tuesday afternoon. "The
measures that were taken were taken as precautionary measures."

  Eric Germann                                        CCTec
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of
> Steven J. Sobol
> Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 6:21 PM
> To: Jake Baillie
> Cc: Travis Pugh; Youse, Chuck; '[email protected] Edu'
> Subject: Re: World Trade Center attack
> On Tue, 11 Sep 2001, Jake Baillie wrote:
> > Cleveland Hopkins has a Boeing 767 in a secure area that is a suspect
> > hijacked plane and possibly has a bomb on it (rumor - from Mayor White).
> I left the downtown area for unrelated reasons, but I can confirm this. As
> far as I know, the hijacked Delta plane is still sitting at Hopinks
> International.
> There are several smaller airports in the area - Burke Lakefront and Lost
> Nation (municipal) and the Cuyahoga County Airport in suburban Richmond
> Heights. I'm assuming they're closed but don't know what security measures
> are in place.
> Burke is downtown. Lost Nation is 20 minutes east of the city.
> > Police are going from door-to-door "recommending" that people
> go home, and
> > Mayor White has issued a partial evacuation order from Cleveland.
> > Interstates and Highways in and out of the cities are closed.
> Governor Taft has declared that all non-essential personnel should go
> home, as has Hizzoner.
> To bring this on-topic, Tower City, Key Center (Key Bank's HQ), and the
> former corporate HQ of BP Amoco were evacuated early. Tower City houses a
> telco hotel, and the adjacent Skylight Office Tower houses the Cleveland
> offices and several studios of broadcasting company Clear Channel
> Communications.
> Radio is alive and well here. In fact, I'm listening to live news over
> Clear Channel's 50-kilowatt AM station, which is being simulcast on all of
> their Cleveland- and Akron-area radio stations. Not all of their stations
> are at Tower City -- one of them may still be down on Lakeside Avenue, and
> one of them is out in the valley -- so I imagine staying on the air wasn't
> a big deal for them.
> > Cell phones on the Nextel and Sprint network do not function at
> this time
> > over here.
> I'm in Painesville now, as Jake is. NorthCoast PCS, a local carrier, is up
> and running. I don't have an Alltel, Cingular or AT&T phone, and I don't
> have access to my Verizon Wireless phone. (That covers all of the cell
> companies that cover Cleveland.) Ameritech's network seems to be up. I'm
> dialed into NACS.NET, one of the large locals here, with no problem. I
> imagine the other Cleveland ISPs are probably ok too. Haven't turned on
> the TV yet.
> IMHO we're lucky.
> > --------------------------------
> > Jake Baillie <[email protected]>
> > Senior Network Engineer
> > Marinar
> > 270 E. Main St.
> > Painesville, OH 44077
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