OSHKOSH, Wis. — An F-16 pilot known for her involvement in protecting Washington D.C. on 9/11 will tell her story on Sunday at the EAA Aviation Museum Aviation Adventure Speaker Series.
According to 620 WTMJ, Maj. Heather "Lucky" Penney will speak at 7 p.m. on the anniversary of 9/11. Penney was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base on 9/11 when she was informed of the attacks on the World Trade Center.
After learning of two more hijacked planes, Penney and Col. Marc Sasseville got in their F-16s with no weapons on a mission to stop a hijacked flight, now known as United 93. United 93 crashed in Pennsylvania as passengers fought against the hijackers.
As 620 WTMJ reports, Penney served two tours in Iraq after 9/11 and retired from the Air Force in 2016.
Sunday's event is free for EAA members and children 5 and under, and $5 for nonmembers. To learn more about the event, visit EAA's website.