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911 Commission’s Aviation Report Re-Released, with Fewer Redactions

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The 911 Commission’s report on aviation failures, “Four Flights and Civil Aviation Security” was completed in August, 2004, months before the presidential election. It was not released until January, and then only with heavy redactions. Now, because of continuing pressure from the commission, there has been a “second review” and a new version with fewer redactions has been posted by the National Archives. It reveals, among other things, that officials were warned as early as 1998 that terrorists might try to hijack a commercial airliner and “slam it into a U.S. landmark.” (9/15/05)