Aviation Photo #0188171: - - -


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Halifax International Airport
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    Halifax - Robert L Stanfield International
    Nova Scotia
    Canada
    September 11, 2001
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#0188171
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September 15, 2001
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Alitalia 767 and 747, Lufthansa 747, American Airlines 767, British Airways 747 and 777, Air France A340, SwissAir A330, Delta 767, US Airways A330, etc. 45 flights going to the US diverted to Halifax International Airport (YHZ) Our deepest sympathy goes out to the victims, the victims' famlies and everyone affected by the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
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Comments (38)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful view but very tragic
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing. Sad day, but amazing picture.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A meaningfull shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
I just wish such a great shot could have been taken on a better ocasion. Beautiful picture, worst of the days.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thank you Canada, we owe you one. Love, America
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow - unbelievable! Let's hope we never see this again...
Anonymous
9 years ago
I just cant imagine what the people were thinking that were flying that day when they heard about it. Truly a sad day.
Anonymous
9 years ago
We should never forget what Canada did for the United States on 9/11. I often think back to those few nights when the only thing in the skies were the stars.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Such a tragic moment....
Anonymous
8 years ago
It is amazing how much aircrafts must there waiting for take-off.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Changed a low pressure fuel pump on usn dc-9 on that ramp in the 80's. cool
Anonymous
8 years ago
One of those days and views nobody will ever forget
Anonymous
8 years ago
A day that we would like to forget but we cannot. God bless the innocent people that lost their lives that day including the 343 firefighters from New York. I was on flight 51 from Gatwick that was diverted to Toronto. Not too many planes ended up there but I would like to see a picture if available. The Canadians were very kind to us and we appreciate that.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very sad and tragic day, thanks to all those up there in Canada who gave us a hand, and God bless the victims and their families...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Over 40 aircrafts are there, What a tragic event. but imagen what other airports would of look like the same day, planes piled up everywhere. As a pilot flying that day I was terified as I was diverted. 5* We will never forget the people who lost their lives.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very nice picture! But who took that picture??? All planes & helicopters was tie down that day.
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is crazy. Amazing shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very sad what happend that day great job the guys did in Canada the victims will be unforgotten
Anonymous
7 years ago
That is truly amazing, sadly the events that made this happen were all so tragic. And to the person who asked about how it was taken, most of Canada CF-18s were flying cover over Canada's Major cities. And seeing how Halifax is one of Canada's major ports I would imagine they would of been up.
Anonymous
7 years ago
A day worse than pearl harbor RIP every one who died on that day
Anonymous
7 years ago
This picture shows just how a few people can disrupt the world. Thank you, Gander, for holding "the world" in your loving arms. Not only do we honor our lost countrymen, but remember all you did for your neighbors to the south. THANK YOU.
Anonymous
6 years ago
The picture was taken from a BN2A Islander (CFAOU) operated by Provincial Airlines, chartered by the airport.
Anonymous
6 years ago
All i have to say is thanks you Canada As A proud American thanks you
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thank You Canada. . .
Anonymous
6 years ago
This photo is very powerful. Somehow this image describes the fear I felt that week.
And as my other countrymen have said, Thank You Canada.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I feel it was incredible that an airport that normally handles a fraction of the aircraft shown was able to tidily park this amount and still continue to operate,amazing what amall airfields can achieve when the chips are down,well done to all concerned.
Anonymous
5 years ago
As greatfulness German airline Lufthansa entitled Airbus A 340 D-AIFC "Gander/Halifax".
It's the ONLY aircraft by Lufthansa that is NOT entitled by a german city or county !
Anonymous
5 years ago
I was on a one one of those planes at that time
A USAir 767 from Amsterdam to Philly
Spend three days living in a hockey rink as a guest of the fine people of Halifax.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I recall this image so vividly...I never thought I would see a photo of my memory. My heart was in my stomach as our British Airways jet landed and I saw the parked jets, two by two, from my window. We were parked next to an Alitalia jet for the next 9 hours or so; I lost track of time over the next several hours but it was dark when we finally deplaned. After all that waiting, the actual deplaning happened in a rush; we actually were nearly jogging off the plane! Thank you for posting this photo and THANK YOU to the amazing people of Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia where we stayed on the gym floor of a technical college!
Sorry to have broken the website rule by commenting on the subject of the photo rather than the photo itself. How on earth can you can separate the two here, though?
Anonymous
5 years ago
Looks like all of these planes have been lined up and stood in attention to salute the people who sacrificed in that tragic event. Just like a military squad which salutes to their lost comrades. (Ali Aminzadeh)
Anonymous
5 years ago
Incredible view. But why did they park all airplanes on the runway and left the gate positions empty?
Anonymous
5 years ago
They are most likely parked on the runway versus near the terminal buildings because of possible bombs on board...wouldn't want them to explode near the building where people are...
Anonymous
4 years ago
They have parked all the planes on rwy 14/32 and left rwy 05/23 clear for arrivals and departures, beacause YHZ remained an operational airport for Canadian destinations. They also left the apron and the gates clear beacuse of this reason. Great photo!
Anonymous
3 years ago
I counted 39 aircraft. I can see the aircraft is on the runway. Due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. My condolences to the existence family.
Anonymous
2 years ago
I remember that day vividly, as many do. I had just moved back home to Des Moines, WA -- under the flight path of SeaTac airport. Never in my life had the skies been so deathly quiet, nor, hopefully, will they be again.
Anonymous
2 years ago
In the darkest of hours, a shining beacon of humanity
Anonymous
2 years ago
Sad
Anonymous
1 year ago
Amazing