NORAD Hijacking Protocol: Before 9/11 and on 9/11 throughout disaster: (Deepak Sarkar, www.kolki.com)
NORAD hijacking protocol Before 9/11: Per 1st Air Force's own book about 9/11, the “sector commander [at NEADS] would have authority to scramble the airplanes.”).
Protocols in place on 9/11 state that if the FAA requests the
military to go after an airplane, “the
escort service will be requested by the FAA hijack coordinator by direct
contact with the
Source: 9/11 timeline with live commission’s interview and NORAD’s document.