Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Low-flying Air Force One Creates Panic in New York City

Yesterday, Air Force One -- a Boeing 747 jet that regularly transports President Obama -- took off on a choreographed flight around the Statue of Liberty, in what is reported to have been an official government "photo op." With memories of the 9/11 attacks still all-too-fresh in the minds of New Yorkers, the sight of a low-flying passenger aircraft in the New York City skyline incited quite a panic as people poured out of office buildings in Manhattan and Jersey City and into the streets.

A man on the street captured the mayhem as the plane flew across the sky:

Read more about what happened here.


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