From the Norad tapes: 9:24 a.m. The FAA notifies Neads of a third aircraft south west of D.C.

At about 9:24 a.m. (channel 7) Scoggings called Neads from the Boston Center and mentioned an unknown aircraft south west of Washington D.C.

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"we did hear from Washington that there is an aircraft - they believe is American 11 - and he is south west of Washington"

"they're missing a third... we don't know who is the third one now ..there's a third aircraft missing.."

9:24 is the notification time listed in the Norad timeline release on September 18th, 2001...

..and mentioned by Colonel Scott to the 9-11 Commission on the march 23rd, 2003 hearings

Is this

Flight 77?

very likely..'s the plane the witnesses later saw "coming into the Pentagon." But Neads mixed up this report about a third plane with the earlier ones about phantom flight 11...