9/11 Panel To Subpoena Documents from the FAA

Aviation International News » November 2003
November 2, 2007, 11:14 AM

The commission investigating the 9/11 terror attacks is subpoenaing documents it says the FAA has withheld. The documents ostensibly would clear up an apparent conflict on when ATC first notified the North American Aerospace Defense Command that airliners had been hijacked. The FAA testified that Norad was notified almost immediately, but Norad testified it wasn’t notified for 30 minutes. The FAA said, “No documents were ever knowingly withheld from the commission,” adding, “Given the agency’s voluntary cooperation with the commission, we are surprised by the commission’s decision to formally subpoena the agency’s records, a step we regard as unnecessary.”

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