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Originally published Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 10:09 AM

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Boston airport apologizes for fire drill on Sept. 11 anniversary

Logan International Airport held drill, complete with flames and smokes, that drew protests

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BOSTON — Officials at Boston’s Logan International Airport are apologizing for holding a fire drill, complete with smoke and flames, on the 12th anniversary of the Sept, 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The two hijacked jets that were flown into the World Trade Center towers flew out of Logan.

The runway fire drill, announced on the airport’s Facebook page, drew harsh condemnation on social media sites.

The Massachusetts Port Authority, the agency that runs the airport, said in a statement that it “apologizes for conducting the fire training exercise and understands that it may have offended many of those touched by the events of Sept. 11.”

Several events were held at the airport to mark the day.

“How clueless and insensitive can you be,” one woman wrote on the airport’s Facebook page.

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