Once the planes landed it took about 24 hours to unload the passengers, their luggages, and to put each person under intense questioning through customs. After taking these precautionary measures, each passenger was treated as a welcomed guest. The people of Gander turned a tragic situation into an enjoyable experience where the passengers were able to experience the culture of Newfoundland.
This was an important part in history because it showed the power of domestic and international affairs during times of need. It is a relief for the U.S. to know that they have allies who will support them when they are in need of help.