Officials at Boston's Logan Airport issued an apology after goofing big time!
Massachusetts Port Authority decided to hold a full scale fire drill at the airport in question, with smoke and flames and literally a mock plane on fire, on the 12th anniversary of 9/11.
We'll let those of you who were drinking while reading that last sentence continue your spit-taking for the next 3-5 minutes.
In their defense, Logan Airport tweeted that the smoke and fire were part of a drill, but not in their defense, who follows airports on Twitter?!
Meanwhile, Logan Airport's Facebook page received dozens of complaints, including one from an upset person who had this to say on the faux-pas:
"That is ridiculous. Have some respect. People died 12 years ago on flights originating out of your airport. How dare you."
Yeah, the last thing any traveler wants to see on 9/11 is smoke and fire on any airfield! What the shizz were they thinking?!
By noon today, Massachusetts Port Authority wised up and issued this apology:
"Massport apologizes for conducting the fire training exercise and understands that it may have offended many of those touched by the events of Sept. 11. Safety and security is our top priority and constant vigilance and readiness is critical, but the exercise should not have taken place on the anniversary of 9/11. The airport community recognizes the day with moments of silence, a service in the chapel, and a wreath at the 9/11 memorial."
The Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, put it best when he called the drill "just dumb."
Well, we're just glad everybody's safe and sound, and that no one was any actual danger!
Our hearts continue to go out to all of those who survived that awful days now a dozen years prior, as we remember all those we've lost.
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