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Remembering September 11

Sept. 30, 2001

On these pages are photos and news from Western Michigan University during the weeks following the terrorist attacks on the United States, Sept. 11, 2001.

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Airplanes at WMU College of Aviation

Western Michigan University's College of Aviation returned to full flight operations on Sept. 21. Classroom instruction resumed Sept. 12, the day following the terrorist attacks, but nearly all of WMU's aircraft were grounded for 10 days under nationwide FAA restrictions. Links to related articles may be found below. Photo by Neil Rankin.

WMU Aviation College gets back in the air (Sept. 24) Aviation students are airborne again as FAA removes restrictions that affected WMU flights.

FBI contacts WMU in routine check of aviation schools (Sept. 13) "We would have been surprised if we had not been contacted."

Aviation classes resume, flight operations suspended (Sept. 11) Classes resume Wednesday, flight operations suspended under nationwide FAA orders.

All WMU aircraft and crews safe and secure (Sept. 11) All WMU aircraft accounted for following nationwide order from FAA to immediately ground planes.

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Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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