Sun, Jan 23, 2011
His Suspicions Led To The Arrest Of 9/11 Terrorist Zacarias
ANN has received word from ALPA that
Capt. Clarence "Clancy" Prevost, pilot with Northwest Airlines for
25 years before retiring in 1993, has passed away. Prevost is
probably best known for his actions in 2001 as a simulator
instructor working for a flight school near Minneapolis.
Prevost had suspicions about a student who was training for the
B-747 even though he lacked basic flight knowledge. Despite the
discouragement from his employers, the former Northwest captain
repeatedly contacted the FBI to share these concerns. On August 16,
2001, the student, Zacarias Moussaoui, was arrested and later
determined to be the twentieth member of the group plotting the
9/11 terrorist attacks.
In 2007, ALPA presented Prevost with a Presidential Citation for
his exemplary efforts. "Capt. Prevost's insightful behavioral and
background assessment, followed by his proactive efforts to ensure
a federal law enforcement investigation, thwarted the suicidal
hijacking intentions of his student and may have saved the lives of
hundreds of innocent people," said Capt. Bob Hesselbein, ALPA's
National Security Committee chairman at the time.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a Navy pilot,
Prevost passed away at his home in Coral Gables at age 72. His
wife, Sheilah, recently wrote to advise us of her husband's passing
and to thank ALPA for its support and encouragement.
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