Boston's Logan International Airport(John Mottern/Getty Images)
Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY
Boston's Logan International Airport has apologized for holding a mock fire drill Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks involving commercial jetliners in 2001.
Two of the four hijacked planes that day originated at Logan Airport. Those planes were both flown into the World Trade Center buildings in New York City.
Logan officials announced the runway fire drill on the airport's Facebook page, where posters voiced their displeasure at the timing.
The Massachusetts Port Authority that runs the airport since apologized, saying in a statement that it's sorry for the timing of the fire training exercise and that the agency '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 anniversary.
"How clueless and insensitive can you be," The Associated Press quotes one woman as posting on the Logan Airport Facebook page.