September 11: Not the best day for an airport fire drill

Bethan Owen Contributor
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On the twelfth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Boston’s Logan International Airport ran a fire drill complete with smoke and sirens, NBC News reports.

After realizing that staging an accident at an airport on September 11 was poorly planned, airport officials issued an apology for the event.

The airport announced the planned drill on its facebook page yesterday, immediately inciting a storm of angry comments including one that called the 9/11 drill “terrorism.”

“Safety and security is our top priority and constant vigilance and readiness is critical, but the exercise should not have taken place on the anniversary of 9/11,” the airport said in an apology statement.

Two of the four planes hijacked on September 11 departed from the Logan airport.

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