Aired in the course of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Operation Yellow Ribbon particulars the occasions after the closure of US and Canadian airspace throughout the September 11th, 2001 assaults. For the primary time, North American airspace had been closed, and the small city of Gander, Newfoundland, a city of 10,000 folks and 500 resort rooms, was tasked with touchdown, housing, and offering for six,600 stranded passengers and 473 crew members.

The documentary initially aired on February 27, 2010, as a part of NBC’s protection of the Vancouver Olympics. NBC selected this story as a result of it highlights the particular relationship between Canadians and Individuals.