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Moussaoui arrived in Minnesota about Aug. 12 to train on a 747-400 jet simulator owned by Northwest Airlines and administered by Pan Am International Flight Academy in Eagan.

Flight school officials have said Moussaoui was unqualified for the training he requested. They described him as insistent on learning how to steer a jetliner in the air rather than how to take off and land. His behavior prompted a school official to contact the FBI and Moussaoui was taken into custody Aug. 15, before logging any simulator time.

He was booked into the Sherburne County Jail on an immigration charge two days later and stayed there until Sept. 14, when federal authorities transferred him to a New York City detention center.

— The Associated Press

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