FOX Charlotte: How Sept. 11, 2001 unfolded from the perspective of the man who ordered ‘every plane in the air to land’
(FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Four hijacked planes took over the sky above America on September 11th. Watching everything unfold from in front of a radarscope were thousands of air traffic controllers.
9/11 was a day every contingency came together in tragic cross-country harmony for controllers, including Mark Di Palmo.
“Exactly what was happening with the trade center, when the first American [jet] had disappeared… there was talk when I had just walked in that it was a small plane that took off out of Duchess County and came up the Hudson River,” said DiPalmo.