Capitol Region Airspace Security

The witnesses testified about the security of the air space around Washington, DC and the Capitol due to the confusion on June 9 when… read more

The witnesses testified about the security of the air space around Washington, DC and the Capitol due to the confusion on June 9 when Kentucky governor Ernie Fletcher’s small plane flew into the DC airspace while its transponder was not working correctly. The incident caused the U.S. Capitol and surrounding buildings to be evacuated as a precaution. Ms. Schuessler and Mr. Fleming discussed the incident, described how the decision to evacuate was made, and answered questions about jurisdiction and communication problems. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Capitol Region Airspace Security

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Program ID:
182608-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 8, 2004
Last Aired:
Jul 9, 2004

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  • Jul 08, 2004 | 5:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 08, 2004 | 8:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 09, 2004 | 1:50am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 09, 2004 | 3:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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