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Air Force One at Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport on 9/11

Air Force One at Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport on 9/11

SRQ is noteworthy as Air Force One was here on September 11, 2001. George W. Bush was at the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota when Andrew Card first informed him of the September 11, 2001 attacks at 9:05 AM. Bush returned to the airport. It taxied at 9:54 AM and lifted off at 9:55 AM flying first to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.

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