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Clear The Skies: 9/11 Air Defense

The documentary Clear the Skies explains how in the aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center, fighter pilots were sent into the sky to ground every plane that was in the air. There were nearly 5,000 aircraft in the air that needed to be brought back down to the ground. The film includes interviews with pilots and government officials.

  • Originally Aired October 18, 2005
  • Runtime 60 minutes
  • Production Code B0009IW89Y
  • Original Network BBC
  • Parental Guideline TV-PG
Name Type
Peter Molloy Director
Fiona Murch Writer

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