Boston airport holds fire drill on 9/11
Published: Friday, September 13, 2013
Updated: Friday, September 13, 2013 14:09
Boston's Logan International Airport activated a fire drill on Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York. Two planes used in the attack originated from Logan.
Not only were fire personnel dispatched for the drill, but actual fire and smoke was simulated on runways. Reactions to the drill flooded the airport's Facebook page, according to NBC News.
"Purposely inducing smoke, fire and alarms at an airport on 911 is nothing more than terrorism," one woman said on their page.
The airport quickly apologized for the drill in a statement Wednesday. Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick called the event "dumb" in a statement to The Boston Globe.
"I didn't know it was going to happen, and it's just dumb," Patrick said. "The timing could not be worse."
City councilman Salvatore LaMattina said that there was no problem with the timing of the drill.
"Sept. 11 happened 12 years ago, and it was a horrific event in America's history," LaMattina said. "But now we... and the airport must move on."