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Brokaw: Most Over Looked 9/11 Story

Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:17 am

Yesterday while watching the Olympics on NBC I saw a piece that Tom Brokaw did about the residents of Gander, Newfoundland taking care of over 7000 people on flights diverted to YQX. I was wondering if anyone know where I can find this online to watch again or if you know if they will reair it.
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RE: Brokaw: Most Over Looked 9/11 Story

Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:43 am

It was a bit done during the opening ceremonies to show the relationship that Canada and the US shared...it was nothing more then a few minutes, there really wasn't a piece to it.

Don't know if you'd find it anywhere unless its at www.nbcolympics.com
 
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RE: Brokaw: Most Over Looked 9/11 Story

Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:51 am

Didn't the nice folks in Gander furnish similar mountains of humanitarian aid when Swissair 111 crashed nearby?

Nice folks in Gander.  
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RE: Brokaw: Most Over Looked 9/11 Story

Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:56 am

Quoting Airstud (Reply 2):
Didn't the nice folks in Gander furnish similar mountains of humanitarian aid when Swissair 111 crashed nearby?

I wouldnt have thought so . This is not a reflection on the good folks of Gander but rather a reflection of the fact that the SR crash was off Halifax , not Gander , so they would not have been in a position to offer much in the way of help . Incidentally Halifax also hosted a large number of stranded pax/aircraft post 11 September 2001 , perhaps that is why you have got the two places confused ?
 
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RE: Brokaw: Most Over Looked 9/11 Story

Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:32 am

Several airports and cities in Eastern/Atlantic Canada became the place where many westbound frights from Europe to the USA ended up due to the shutdown of airspace for other than government and military flights over the entire USA in the moments after 9/11. It was an amazing situation, with well over 100 large aircraft having to land and park at airports there for serveral days, the citizens and the Canadian and local governments as well as organizations like the Red Cross and Salvation Army put into being hosts to many 1000's of passangers and crew unable to complete their journeys. I am quite sure there are websites you can find with Google with video, pictures and details about this story of the day the world came to Eastern Canada.
 
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RE: Brokaw: Most Over Looked 9/11 Story

Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:38 am

Brokaw at his best. I read something online that it was supposed to have played before the closing ceremonies today, but got pushed to Saturday at the last minute.
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RE: Brokaw: Most Over Looked 9/11 Story

Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:09 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 5):
Brokaw at his best. I read something online that it was supposed to have played before the closing ceremonies today, but got pushed to Saturday at the last minute

A shame. I didn't like how the story was structured and pieced together, but it was a story worth telling and worth showing before the closing ceremonies.
 
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RE: Brokaw: Most Over Looked 9/11 Story

Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:16 am

Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 3):
I wouldnt have thought so . This is not a reflection on the good folks of Gander but rather a reflection of the fact that the SR crash was off Halifax , not Gander , so they would not have been in a position to offer much in the way of help .

Still, nice folks in Gander.  
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RE: Brokaw: Most Over Looked 9/11 Story

Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:19 am

http://ishare.rediff.com/video/other...plains-canada-to-americans/1242957
Try this link for the Brokaw piece, and the following for YQX and 9/11
http://www.ganderairport.com/911.htm
Btw 17 airports all across Canada took care of the inbound NA flights that had nowhere to go

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RE: Brokaw: Most Over Looked 9/11 Story

Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:20 am

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 4):
I am quite sure there are websites you can find with Google with video, pictures and details about this story of the day the world came to Eastern Canada

One does not have to look far...

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RE: Brokaw: Most Over Looked 9/11 Story

Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:39 am

there are two stories in question. One played just before the opening ceremonies which talked about the relationship between the US and Canada. Very moving. It "touched" on 9/11 and how Canada opened up its airspace to diverted flights, but was not the main story of the piece. It is available on Youtube.

The other played today, before the closing ceremonies and was a feature on how the airport and residents of Gander openened up their airport and helped thousands of stranded travelers during 9/11. This was the main feature. Obviously there were other airports in Canada who did the same, but the piece was basically on Gander. I haven't found it on youtube yet (or any other source). Im sure it will pop up.
 
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RE: Brokaw: Most Over Looked 9/11 Story

Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:38 am

Quoting Aeri28 (Reply 10):
The other played today, before the closing ceremonies and was a feature on how the airport and residents of Gander openened up their airport and helped thousands of stranded travelers during 9/11. This was the main feature. Obviously there were other airports in Canada who did the same, but the piece was basically on Gander. I haven't found it on youtube yet (or any other source). Im sure it will pop up.

Yes this is the one I am looking for, it was about 45 min in length
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RE: Brokaw: Most Over Looked 9/11 Story

Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:29 pm

Quoting Aeri28 (Reply 10):
, but the piece was basically on Gander. I haven't found it on youtube yet (or any other source). Im sure it will pop up.

The people of Canada did an amazing and wonderful job on very, very short notice dealing with a unique situation which had never occured before and hopefully never will again.

Gander presents an interesting part of the story because of the volume of passengers as compared to local citizens. 6,600 passengers and crews landed at the airport - in a city/ area with a population of less than 10,000.

It may have been a mistake on the part of Transport Canada which directed the flights away from Tornoto, Montreal, Quebec to the outlying airports like Gander and Halifax.

It doesn't matter now and it did not matter then. The town of Gander had to find a way to feed and house those people. And they took them into their homes. There were no hotel rooms for that volume. No restaurants capable of feeding that many. The airport terminals could not hold them. So the majority of the 6,600 went home with local citizens.

Halifax took in more flights, more aircraft, more people - 7,300 - but they were better prepared to handle so many with a city of over a quarter million.

Vancouver took in the most people - 8,500 - but the metro area could easily handle that size crowd.

A wonderful example of a nation and a people responding to a very sudden unanticiapted human need with skill and good humor. Something which all Canadians should always be proud of their nation and its citizens.

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RE: Brokaw: Most Over Looked 9/11 Story

Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:50 pm

In fact, LH, which typically names their A/C after German towns and cities broke with this policy and named an A346 "GANDER HALIFAX" in gratitude to the people of both towns for all their help during the time.

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RE: Brokaw: Most Over Looked 9/11 Story

Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:10 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 13):
If I had the time and inclination, I'd find a pic of the frame.

Umm, you do just mean if you had the time, right?

You are an a.netter, are you not?
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RE: Brokaw: Most Over Looked 9/11 Story

Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:22 pm

Apparently it is this one, an A340-313X:


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D-AIFC (cn 379) In memory of September 11, 2001 this aircraft was renamed as "Gander and Halifax" to display Lufthansa's gratitude to these cities - they cared for about 7 Lufthansa long-range aircraft and 1500 their passengers/crew members who were diverted to Canada after the terror attacks. It is the first Lufthansa aircraft not carrying the name of a German city.
 
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RE: Brokaw: Most Over Looked 9/11 Story

Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:05 pm

It FAR fro m being the most overlooked story on that day... look up "When the World came to Town."
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RE: Brokaw: Most Over Looked 9/11 Story

Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:10 pm

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 16):
It FAR fro m being the most overlooked story on that day... look up "When the World came to Town."

Indeed. It was widely noticed back then, especially abroad.

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