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Topic - Rahsaan Johnson
United Airlines apologized Wednesday for briefly restarting use of flight numbers of two planes that crashed after being hijacked by Islamist terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001.
A pilot's spilled coffee accidentally triggered a hijacking alert and caused a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Frankfurt, Germany, to make an unscheduled stop in Canada.
"We apologize for the error," Mr. Johnson said in an interview. "The numbers were inadvertently reinstated."
He said the airline has taken steps to have the numbers removed from its computers.