September 12th, 2013
01:05 PM ET

Anger at Logan Airport Fire Drill on 9/11

What were they thinking? That's what many are asking after officials at Boston's Logan Airport held a fire drill on the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. To make matters worse, it wasn't even a simple drill, a plane was sent on fire sending plumes of black smoke into the air. Now many are demanding answers, CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.

With solemn memorials going on remembering victims in New York, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the timing could not have been worse.

"I didn't know it was going to happen and it's just dumb. the timing could not be worse," says Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts.

Who can forget that 2 of the hijacked planes that struck the World Trade Center took off from Boston? Apparently someone did.

Logan officials quickly issued a statement apologizing, stating that "Safety and security is our top priority, but the exercise should not have taken place on the Anniversary of 9/11."


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