Monday, September 11, 2006

First Fallout From ABC's Docu-Drama

American Airlines has come out with a statement in regards to ABC's much discussed docu-drama "The Path to 9/11".

AmericaBlog first reported last night as Part 1 was being broadcast the inaccuracy that showed American Airlines supposedly ignoring a warning on their computers about Mohammad Atta boarding their flight. Unfortunately in reality, the warning came up on US Airways' computers not when Atta was getting on the ill fated American Flight that hit the World Trade Center but earlier when Atta was boarding a flight in Portland.

Statement from American Airlines.
FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines today issued the following statement regarding the ABC-TV program The Path to 9/11:

"The Disney/ABC television program, The Path to 9/11, which began airing last night, is inaccurate and irresponsible in its portrayal of the airport check-in events that occurred on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

"A factual description of those events can be found in the official government edition of the 9/11 Commission Report and supporting documents.

"This misrepresentation of facts dishonors the memory of innocent American Airlines employees and all those who lost their lives as a result of the tragic events of 9/11."

American said it will have no further comment beyond the statement at this time.
Maybe the screenwriters should have paid a bit more attention to the facts, but what the heck, it's only about one of the most important events in our history.

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