Elias Kanaris on leading from the stop: Lessons from 9/11

From Nine To Noon, 11:20 am on 22 September 2021

The horror of the September 11 attacks unfolded as Elias Kanaris was flying halfway across the Atlantic Ocean on his way from London to Chicago. Air space across the US was hurriedly shutdown - and his plane ended up being one of 38 that was diverted to Gander Airport, Newfoundland - in Canada.

The tiny town suddenly found more than 6,600 passengers and crew dumped on their doorstep overnight - and their pitstop was to last over a week. Elias has taken his experience, and used it to write about resilience in the face of adversity.    

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