On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, veteran pilot David Stevenson and another local pilot, Henry Piper, had plans.
“To go flying,” Stevenson, a Roane County resident, recalled. “To no place in particular.”
They took off, but had to make one necessary stop.
“We flew first to Rockwood for fuel, but finding the office closed we opted to fly to Dayton,” Stevenson said.