Boston’s Logan International Airport conducted a fire drill complete with smoke and flames Wednesday September 11 CBS News reports.
Massachusetts Port Authority approved the drill which consisted of an assimilated plane fire.
Many travelers were already weary of flying, especially from Logan International Airport since the two jetliners that were hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center's twin towers, took off from that airport on September 11, 2001.
Due to a number of complaints and demands for a display of sensitivity for those who lost loved ones 12 years ago officials sent out an official apology on the Logan Airport Facebook and Twitter pages.
"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."
Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick says, "It's just dumb. I mean the timing could not be worse," Patrick told reporters.