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Hanjour obtains flight training in Arizona

Part of 9-11

Event Details
LocationArizona Aviation, 4855 East Falcon Drive, Mesa, Arizona, United States1
Start Time Late 19971
End Time April 1999
ParticipantsHani Hanjour (Trainee)
ParticipantsBandar al Hazmi, Abdullah Rayed Abdullah
ParticipantsHamed al Sulami
Narrative and Notes
ReliableHanjour and two friends trained for several months at a flight school in Arizona.

Hanjour obtained his private pilot's license in about three months.

In April 1999, the Federal Aviation Administration issued him a commerical pilot certificate.

Several of his friends in Arizona during this time had ties to extremists or al-Qaedal; some were also in flight school. However, it is not believed Hanjour was included in the 9-11 plot yet.1
1The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 7.2.
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