September 11th, 2013
04:51 PM ET

Boston airport apologizes for fire training exercise on 9/11

Officials from the Massachusetts Port Authority issued an apology Wednesday after conducting a fire training exercise at Boston Logan International Airport on the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

"The fire department will be training this morning. Smoke on the airfield is part of the training," the airport's Twitter account announced.

In response to negative reactions on social media sites, the port authority, which operates the airport, said in a statement, "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."

"It's just dumb," Gov. Deval Patrick said. "The timing could not be worse."

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. chrissy

    I am @ hamsta, and today makes me dislike GWB intensely!

    September 11, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Every year, we have read a story like this; some town somewhere does this.
    It's wasn't done purposely, and those who might suffer from PTSD, like many of our brave first responders, will understand.

    September 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    And im not offended by this fire drill in the least. Life does go on and im just glad they are trying to keep people safe.

    September 11, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dazzle ©

    Thank you T N H I didn't think so.

    September 11, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rascal Rabble

    nooooooo! to be offended because the airport decided to practice its safety measures is a bit of a stretch...the fire alarms at my job were tested today...normal activity for any public facility...

    September 11, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    They were doing what they're paid do. To bad if this didn't set well with the touchy, feelie whinners!!!

    September 11, 2013 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Oh shaddup @ JF! Have you ever lost anyone you've been closed too? Careing about someone you're close to and they pass away does NOT make you a whiner!

    September 12, 2013 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      No, chrissy, it doesn't make you a whiner; but it does give those who lack empathy unless its their pet cause something to whine about. Oh, the irony.

      September 12, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |