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Atta and Shehhi enroll at another aviation school

Training
Part of 9-11

Event Details
Primary OrganizationHamburg Cell
Other Organization9-11 plotters
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
LocationJones Aviation, 1234 Clyde Jones Road, Sarasota, Florida, United States
Start Time Late September 20001
End Time Early October 20001
ParticipantsMohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi
 
 
Narrative and Notes
ReliableA flight instructor at Jones described Atta and Shehhi as rude and aggressive, sometimes fighting to take over the controls during training flights.

In early October, the two failed a Stage I exam for an instruments pilot rating. They were upset and claimed they were in a hurry because jobs awaited them back in the Middle East.

The two returned to Huffman Aviation in Venice, 20 miles away.1
 
 
Sources
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 7.2.
 
 
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