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    Low level flight panics NY

    The White House has apologised after a low-level flight by a presidential jet and a fighter plane sparked panic among New York City office workers.

    The half-hour flight triggered the evacuation of a number of office buildings in the city.

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he was "furious" about the incident, criticising those responsible for failing to warn the public.
    BBC NEWS | Americas | Low-level flight panics New York (small clip on this link worth watching)

    The president was not on board the flight, which was organised to take photographs of Air Force One against the New York skyline.
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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

    I see large, low-flying jets and fighter planes pretty often in California, and I hardly ever evacuate my building. Then again, we haven't had our buildings knocked down since 1906.


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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

    Count on the BBC to post one of the most benign videos of the "event"

    Here's one-

    Breitbart.tv Raw: Startled New Yorkers Run Through Streets as Obama Plane Photo Op Goes Awry

    Gives you a much better perspective. Shows you how low it really was as well as how "scary" it was.

    That shows even if the Obama Administration doesn't believe in Terrorist or that we are at War..Americans in the real world do.
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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    Count on the BBC to post one of the most benign videos of the "event"

    Here's one-

    Breitbart.tv Raw: Startled New Yorkers Run Through Streets as Obama Plane Photo Op Goes Awry

    Gives you a much better perspective. Shows you how low it really was as well as how "scary" it was.

    That shows even if the Obama Administration doesn't believe in Terrorist or that we are at War..Americans in the real world do.
    Those people in the video are actually on the waterfront in New Jersey, but it's a revealing clip. While residents of the area are a tough bunch and not prone to dwell on the horror of 9/11, this incident shows just how close beneath the surface the fear lies. These are not pussies...if you had lived through 9/11 in lower Manhattan you would understand.

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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Those people in the video are actually on the waterfront in New Jersey, but it's a revealing clip. While residents of the area are a tough bunch and not prone to dwell on the horror of 9/11, this incident shows just how close beneath the surface the fear lies. These are not pussies...if you had lived through 9/11 in lower Manhattan you would understand.
    You were there?

    As one who did. one has to wonder about the idiots who thought this was a good idea.

    That said, to me it was clear this plane was being escorted, not "chased", then as i it got closer I could see the pattern of af1.


    There was more outrage than fear, and the return of memories painful to all of us who lived through it.



    just another example of "transparency".....
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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

    How hard would it have been to just issue a statement advising people in the surrounding area what they were going to do? Not very hard, I would imagine.

    I mean damn, how out of touch are those people who arranged that, that they wouldn't even think of how it would effect that area?
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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    How hard would it have been to just issue a statement advising people in the surrounding area what they were going to do? Not very hard, I would imagine.

    I mean damn, how out of touch are those people who arranged that, that they wouldn't even think of how it would effect that area?



    Not hard at all. They have done it before.
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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Not hard at all. They have done it before.

    Is it common for certain airplanes to get clearence to fly so low in that region? Like does this happen every so often and why?

    Because to fly a plane like that for no reason other than a photo-op is ridiculous in itself.
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    Re: Low level flight panics NY

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Is it common for certain airplanes to get clearence to fly so low in that region? Like does this happen every so often and why?

    Because to fly a plane like that for no reason other than a photo-op is ridiculous in itself.




    Before 911 it was not uncommon to see planes and military aircraft buzzing up the hudson.


    After, no private planes, few .mil aircraft, and like this, I think they let some plane or some aircraft do it once, and they annonced it for like a week around here before they did it.
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