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Air Force One

George W. Bush's Whirlwind Tour on September 11th

Air Force One on 9/11/01
Route of Air Fource One on September 11, 2001

At 9:55 AM George W. Bush departed from the Sarasota, Florida airport on Air Force One. 1   Curiously, his plane took off without fighter escort. An administration official said: "The object seemed to be simply to get the President airborne and out of the way." 2   It was only after becoming airborne that Bush talked to Cheney and agreed to authorize the military to shoot down any hijacked planes, according to Bush's own recollection. 3   This alleged decision was made nearly an hour after second jet hit the World Trade Center.

At 10:32 AM, Cheney called Bush to tell him of a threat to Air Force One. 4  

At 11:45 AM, Air Force One landed at Barksdale Air Force Base near Shreveport, Louisiana. At 12:00 noon, Bush arrived at Barksdale Air Force Base headquarters in a Humvee escorted by armed outriders. While at Barksdale, Bush made a speech, saying "Make no mistake, the United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts." At 1:44 PM, Air Force One left Barksdale Air Force Base for Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base. 5   6  

At 2:50 PM, Air Force One landed at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Nebraska. 7   Offutt is the home of the U.S. Strategic Command. At 4:30 PM, Air Force One took off from Offutt destined for Washington.

At 6:44 PM, Bush arrived at the White House.


References

1. America's Chaotic Road to War, Washington Post, 1/27/02 [cached]
2. Revealed: what really went on during Bush's 'missing hours', Telegraph, 12/16/01 [cached]
3. Air Attack on Pentagon Indicates Weaknesses, Newsday, 9/23/01 [cached]
4. America's Chaotic Road ..., Washington Post,
5. Events of September 11, 2001, MSNBC, 9/22/01 [cached]
6. The Tragic Timeline, The New York Times, 9/12/01 [cached]
7. America's Chaotic Road ..., Washington Post,

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