Now I Know – Ben’s Big Decision

While we now believe that no other planes were targeted, at the time, each of the other 4,000-plus flights scheduled to be in American air space at the time were at risk. But Ben Sliney, the Federal Aviation Commission’s National Operations Manager on duty that morning, prevented future harm.

How? He made an unprecedented decision, making the call to ground every single commercial airplane in the country.

via Now I Know – Ben’s Big Decision.

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