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DulceDecorum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-24-04 01:11 PM
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39. Question for LoneStar.
Where would one find the data
indicating that September 11 planes landed
at airports such as Memphis International, Memphis, TN?

From what I have been given to understand,
a lot of planes landed ther on Septemeber 11,
between 9:45 AM and 10:45AM
after the ground stop was issued.

As a result, one of the controllers' few options was to land jets at Memphis International Airport. Luckily, it has a lot of unused capacity. The airport is a bustling FedEx hub at night but relatively quiet during the day. Controllers rerouted 45 jets there, more than double the normal arrivals for that time of the morning. (Only Indianapolis International Airport received as many.)
But that still wasn't enough. They sent other jets to Little Rock until controllers there telephoned Memphis and said they couldn't handle any more. They directed a few stragglers to Fort Smith Regional Airport in western Arkansas.
As a result, one of the controllers' few options was to land jets at Memphis International Airport. Luckily, it has a lot of unused capacity. The airport is a bustling FedEx hub at night but relatively quiet during the day. Controllers rerouted 45 jets there, more than double the normal arrivals for that time of the morning. (Only Indianapolis International Airport received as many.)
But that still wasn't enough. They sent other jets to Little Rock until controllers there telephoned Memphis and said they couldn't handle any more. They directed a few stragglers to Fort Smith Regional Airport in western Arkansas.
As a result, one of the controllers' few options was to land jets at
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2002/2002-08-13-cs-air-traffic.htm

Yet and still,
I really do not see much evidence of this having ACTUALLY taken place.

Got any BTS diverted-plane-landed-here data?
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