The Gate 26/32 question, Where did AA 11 departure?
Aug 29 2006, 04:05 PM
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Some of you may know that there are conflicting accounts regarding the departure gate of AA 11. Some sources say it was Gate 26, some say Gate 32.
I gathered the evidence here (my first 9/11 piece):
The 9/11 Commission Report was published half a year later and presented - in my eyes - confirmation for the oddities at Logan Airport. F.I. in the footnotes we learn that some of the passengers of Flight 11 boarded the plane after the push-back! Can any aviation expert tell me how this is possible? (IMG:http://pilotsfor911truth.org/forum/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
9. See TSA report, "Selectee Status of September 11th Hijackers," undated. For boarding and seating information, see AAL record, SABRE information on Flight 11, Sept. 11, 2001.These boarding times from the American system are approximate only; for Flight 11, they indicated that some passengers "boarded" after the aircraft had pushed back from the gate. See AAL response to the Commission's February 3, 2004, requests, Mar. 15, 2004.
Chapter I, note 9
But there's more, even better:
6. For Flight 11, two checkpoints provided access to the gate. The second was opened at 7:15 A.M. The FAA conducted many screener evaluations between September 11, 1999, and September 11, 2001.At the primary checkpoints, in aggregate, screeners met or exceeded the average for overall, physical search, and X-ray detection, while falling below the norm for metal detection. No FAA Special Assessments (by "red teams") were done at Logan security checkpoints during the two years prior to September 11, 2001. See FAA briefing materials, "Assessment and Testing Data for BOS, EWR, and IAD," Oct. 24, 2001.
Chapter I, Note 6
I was wondering why two checkpoints provide access to one gate. I always thought one checkpoint provides access to multiple gates.
Loose Change member JackD has provided me with a nice map of the AA Terminal at Logan:
Obviously, there is only one security checkpoint for Gate 32 (the gate favoured by the 9/11 Commission). But - and this is interesting - Gate 26 has to be entered through a different checkpoint.
Is that what the 9/11 Commission means? One checkpoint for each gate? But why don't they mention gate 26, and which of the planes was Flight 11, anyway?
Do multiple checkpoints for one gate make sense at all?
Anyone here familiar with Logan Airport?
Jan 18 2007, 02:21 PM
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more information about Terminal B in Logan
North and South (my memory is they are called B1 and B2)
* American Airlines (Aruba [seasonal], Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester (UK) [seasonal], Miami, New Orleans [seasonal], Orlando, Paris-Charles de Gaulle [seasonal], Providenciales [seasonal], San Diego, San Francisco, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Shannon [ends October 2006], St. Louis, St. Thomas (seasonal), West Palm Beach)
o American Eagle (Baltimore/Washington, Bangor, Columbus, Halifax, Newark, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Raleigh/Durham, St. Louis, Toronto, Washington-Reagan)
* Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma)
* Spirit Airlines (Detroit, Myrtle Beach)
* US Airways (Aruba, Bermuda, Cancún, Charlotte, Montego Bay, Nassau, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Punta Cana, San Juan)
o US Airways operated by America West Airlines (Las Vegas, Phoenix)
o US Airways Shuttle operated by US Airways (New York-LaGuardia, Washington-Reagan)
o US Airways Express operated by Air Wisconsin (Buffalo, Pittsburgh)
o US Airways Express operated by Chautauqua Airlines (Buffalo, Charleston (SC), Indianapolis, Myrtle Beach, Richmond, Rochester (NY), Savannah)
o US Airways Express operated by Colgan Air (Albany, Augusta (ME), Bar Harbor, Hyannis, Islip, Nantucket, Presque Isle, Rockland, Syracuse, White Plains)
o US Airways Express operated by Piedmont Airlines (Harrisburg, Syracuse)
o US Airways Express operated by PSA Airlines (Charlotte)
mapquest for Logan Airport -- switch to aerial view to see terminal B
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