C-SPAN remembers September 11th, 2001 through the stories of Americans who were at the White House, U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon – and in the skies above Washington. Major Heather Penney recounts the drama in the skies after District of Columbia Air National Guard pilots scrambled to intercept incoming hostile planes. She describes why F-16’s initially took off from Andrews Air Force Base unarmed – and what she was prepared to do to bring down a plane piloted by terrorists. And she recounts how later that day she helped escort President Bush and Air Force One back to Andrews Air Force Base.
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