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The Northern Territory news Sat 10 Sep 2011

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Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 10 Sep 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-09-10

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/235158

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/650225

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, September 10, 2011. NT NEWS. 23 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 0 -S E P -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 2 3 C O L O R : C M Y K ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l SATURDAY EXTRA Day the world stopped in horror Debris-laden streets in the aftermath of the Twin Towers attack Tomorrowmarks the daywhich will be remembered as themost horrific attack against civilised freedoms when theworld stopped andwatched as terrorists laid waste to thousands of lives fromManhattans famed World Trade Centre twin towers to The Pentagon.PAUL TOOHEY reports. ContinuedNext Page Osama bin Laden IN A few hours it would look as though a heavy grey snow had blanketed lower Manhattan. But the day, September 11, 2001, dawned cloudless, cool and clear, a perfect morning in New York City. In Boston, Washington and Newark, four sets of terrorists had booked themselves seats on four early morning domestic flights. All told, there were 19 of them. They would on that morning kill almost 3000 people. The terrorists board the planes. American Airlines Flight 11: Mohammad Atta and Abdul Aziz took a flight from Portland, Maine, and arrived in Bostons Logan airport at 6.45am. There they were joined by Satam al Suqami, Wail al Shehri and Waleed al Shehri. They checked in for American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 bound for Los Angeles, and due to depart at 7.45am. Atta had been selected in Portland for CAPPS, the Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System, which required him to be subjected to special security examination. In reality, all this meant was that his bags were withheld until he boarded the plane. In Boston, three of Attas accomplices were selected for CAPPS, and their bags were likewise held back until they boarded the plane. None of the men were searched. All walked through the metal detectors without setting off the alarm. All took seats in either first-class or business-class. United Airlines Flight 175: Also in Bostons Logan airport, but in another terminal, was Marwan al Shehhi, Fayez Banihammad, Mohand al Shehri, Ahmed al Ghamdi and Hamza al Ghamdi. They checked in for United Airlines Flight 175, also a 767 bound for Los Angeles. That flight was due to depart at 8am. None attracted any security alerts and boarded a mix of business-class and economy-class seats, all located towards the front of the plane. American Airlines Flight 77: At the Dulles International Airport, in Washington, DC, five more men checked into American Airlines Flight 77, a 757 bound for Los Angeles and due to depart at 8.20am. Those men were Khalid al Mihdhar, Majed Moqed, Hani Hanjour and brothers Nawaf and Salem al Hazmi. Three of the men were flagged by CAPPS. There was also human intervention, when an airline staff member found the two brothers suspicious because they were unable to produce photo identification. Their bags were withheld until they had boarded, but they were otherwise permitted to proceed. Two of the men would set off metal detector alarms and were hand-wanded, but the source of the alarm was not detected. They were allowed to board the aircraft. Three of the men took firstclass seats and two travelled in economy. M G 1 0 0 6 1 0