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Episode 24 – 9/11 In Newfoundland

Tuesday will mark the 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the United States. Over 200 planes were diverted from the US to Canada, and over 70 of those planes landed in Newfoundland and Labrador. There was no plan in place for this type of thing. At the time, it just wasn’t something people thought could happen.

At the airport in St. John’s, 27 planes landed, carrying over 4,000 passengers and crew. 38 planes ended up in Gander. Over 6,000 people ended up stranded in the town, which almost doubled its population in one day.

This is the story of how the province reacted.

Nick and Diane Marson of Houston, Texas, who fell in love in Newfoundland as a result of the 9-11 terrorist attack
Nick and Diane Marson of Houston, Texas, who fell in love in Newfoundland as a result of the 9-11 terrorist attack, are featured in a new HBO Canada documentary, which will have a special showing in Gander on Saturday and will premiere in Toronto on Tuesday, the 17th anniversary of 9-11. – Contributed to The Telegram

YOU ARE HERE: A COME FROM AWAY STORY – An intimate feature documentary about the community of Gander, Newfoundland welcoming the over 6,500 passengers who were forced to land after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Premieres on September 11th on HBO.

VIDEOS

LINKS

Snopes article on Gander

Full article on Flight 15 experience

HBO Documentary – You Are Here

Bell Media press release on the documentary

Come From Away – the musical

Pay It Forward 9/11

BOOKS

The Day The World Came To Town
Channel Of Peace



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