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Historical error in recent 9/11 coverage

Claire Bessette's front page story, “Local Muslims met with support and distrust after 9/11,” (Sept. 11) displayed a stunning lack of knowledge about the events of 9/11/2001. There were four airplanes hijacked by Islamic terrorists that day, not three as she wrote. The World Trade Center had twin, that means two, towers. One plane struck each tower. That makes two planes. Another plane attacked the Pentagon. So, two planes in New York and one plane in D.C. makes three planes. A fourth plane crashed at Shanksville in western Pennsylvania after the passengers and crew valiantly attempted to take back control. So, two in New York City plus one in D.C. and one in Pennsylvania makes four. One, two, three, four. Got it?

Does anyone at The Day read articles before they are published or is the entire editing staff as ignorant of the history of the 9/11 attack as Ms. Bessette?

Stephen Stepler

Reno, Nevada



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