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Posted September 12, 2013 by DJ Enuff in News
 
 

Boston Airport Safety Drill on 9/11 Anniversay Causes Anger [Photo]

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According to the New York Times, Logan International Airport (located in Boston, MA) and its airport officials performed a training drill that caused an uproar that “echoed around the region.”

“Local news footage showed flames emanating from a long black object, evoking the image of a plane on fire. The flames sent black smoke into the air and stoked a salvo of consternation from those in the vicinity — including the governor of Massachusetts, Deval L. Patrick, who wondered if the somber anniversary was really the right day for such a drill.

The two planes that were flown into the twin towers took off from Logan, a fact that brings added pause to remembrances of the attack’s anniversary here, and one that was raised in the hundreds of comments left Wednesday on the airport’s Facebook page.”

Before long, local news footage showed flames emanating from a long black object, evoking the image of a plane on fire. The flames sent black smoke into the air and stoked a salvo of consternation from those in the vicinity — including the governor of Massachusetts, Deval L. Patrick, who wondered if the somber anniversary was really the right day for such a drill.

Not everyone, however, was critical of the drill. Anthony Scalisi, who said he was a firefighter from Massachusetts, wrote, “Training is how we move forward.” He added, “If you honestly say you honor this day, you will understand why they are training.””

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[New York Times Article: Jess Bidgood]

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