Fargo, North Dakota: 9/11 F-16 Fighter

One of two jets scrambled Sept. 11, 2001 for air defense. Part of an air park display 7 aircraft.

Hector International Airport

Address:
28th Ave., Fargo, ND
Directions:
North Dakota Air National Guard. I-29 exit 67 onto 19th Ave. NW. Drive east about two miles. Turn north on University Drive. After one-half mile, turn left on 28th Ave. The "Heritage Park" aircraft exhibit is on your left.
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9/11 F-16 Fighter

Traveling in Fargo, North Dakota from New York and seeing this made me very proud. Thank you to all of our Armed Forces for what you've done and continue to do.

[Brian From Rockland County NY, 06/09/2014]

July 2014: Colby Zupan points out that the photo is of a F-4 Phantom II, not the 9/11 F-16. The F-4 is on a pole at the entrance to the air park; the F-16 is nestled between other displayed aircraft on the ground.

See the Inglorious Fighter Jets of 9/11

There are many 9/11 memorials across America -- often super-literal tributes to the Twin Towers -- but surely the strangest are the two F-16 fighter jets that were scrambled on that morning to defend Washington, DC. Why would the military want to memorialize that? They MEANT well, but part of the problem with 9/11 was that America's vaunted air defense system, frankly, sucked.

... [01/21/2007] Complete News Story

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