Oct 01 2011

Air Traffic Control Radio Tapes from 9/11 – Crazy Stuff

Category: RamblingsDaniel @ 5:55 am

I realize I’m a bit late for 9/11 content, but I happened across these when I returned from a cruise.  I’m happy to say that the Captain of the cruise gave a remembrance speech and asked for a moment of silence on the anniversary of 9/11 – even at sea. Anyway…

The New York Times compiled recordings of phone and ATC radio communications from the time of the events on September 11th, 2001.  Conversations between ATC and the hiacked planes, conversations between NORAD and the ATC centers, stuff like that.  It’s actually a VERY cool compilation, putting all the recording with a detailed timeline and description of the unfolding events.  The conversations themselves are at times very shocking – from hearing the actual hijacking to authorization from the Vice President to shoot down civilian planes if they don’t cooperate.  Scary stuff!

I highly recommend taking a look and listen

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