Passengers on a United Airlines flight use the ladder of a Garden City (Kan.) Fire Department fire truck to get off of the plane, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, in Garden City. The United Airlines 757, Air Canada 727 and a US Airways Airbus 300 carrying hundreds of passengers landed safely at Garden City Regional Airport. Because the airport has no ramps that will reach the large planes, the fire department used its ladder truck to get passengers to the ground. The planes were part of a nationwide grounding after Tuesday's attacks on the East Coast.
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