On one hand you have an example of the depth to which humans can sink in their insane devotion to blind faith.
On the other hand...
About 200 planes where in the air when the US air space became unavailable. The people of Gander, Newfoundland accepted almost forty of those airplanes, set up shelters, provided food and took into their homes over 6,000 stranded people until their way home could be found. Gander has a population of 9,000.
For an article about this you can go here where there is a slide show and another one here where they have a first person account.