Low flying plane in New york city 4/27/09 RAW VIDEO (ABC)

May 14, 2009

NEW YORK (WABC) — A photo shoot involving an Air Force aircraft and a fighter jet led to hundreds of frightened calls from residents and workers in Lower Manhattan Monday.

For a half-hour, the Boeing 747 and F-16 jet circled the Statue of Liberty and the lower Manhattan skyline near the World Trade Center site. Offices evacuated. Dispatchers were inundated with calls. Witnesses thought the planes were flying dangerously low. The exercise involved an F-16 escorting the plane, a Boeing 747, over Battery Park City and up the Hudson River. Some reports quoted an administration official who said the purpose of the photo op was to update file photos of the president’s plane near the Lady Liberty.

The large plane is the military version of the 747 and is the type of plane the president uses to fly. When he is aboard, the plane is referred to as Air Force One.

The head of White House Military Office apologized for the incident late Monday.

“Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision,” said Louis Caledra. “While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, it’s clear that the mission created confusion and disruption. I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused.”

President Obama was apparently not informed of the flight. When he learned what happened, sources said Obama was furious.

The maneuver was coordinated in advance with the FAA and state and local officials.

The Defense Department “coordinated the flight with FAA,” FAA spokeman Jim Peters said, “and we made the notifications to the city of New York, as well as the 311 and 911 centers, the NYPD, New Jersey State Police and various operations centers in the New York area.”

City officials were notified, but not the general public.

“The flight of a VC-25 aircraft and F-16 fighters this morning was authorized by the FAA for the vicinity of the Statue of Liberty with directives to local authorities not to disclose information about it, but to direct any inquiries to the FAA Air Traffic Security Coordinator,” a police statement read.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is furious that the federal government flew the planes near Ground Zero. Bloomberg says the flyover so near the World Trade Center site showed “poor judgment” and was insensitive. He says he is furious that the NYPD and another city agency were notified last week, but did not tell him.

If he had known, Bloomberg says he would have tried to stop it.

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NEW YORK (WABC) — A photo shoot involving an Air Force aircraft and a fighter jet led to hundreds of frightened calls from residents and workers in Lower Manhattan Monday.

For a half-hour, the Boeing 747 and F-16 jet circled the Statue of Liberty and the lower Manhattan skyline near the World Trade Center site. Offices evacuated. Dispatchers were inundated with calls. Witnesses thought the planes were flying dangerously low.

But the flyover was nothing but a photo op, apparently one of a series of flights to get pictures of the plane in front of national landmarks.
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The exercise involved an F-16 escorting the plane, a Boeing 747, over Battery Park City and up the Hudson River. Some reports quoted an administration official who said the purpose of the photo op was to update file photos of the president’s plane near the Lady Liberty.

The large plane is the military version of the 747 and is the type of plane the president uses to fly. When he is aboard, the plane is referred to as Air Force One.

The head of White House Military Office apologized for the incident late Monday.

“Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision,” said Louis Caledra. “While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, it’s clear that the mission created confusion and disruption. I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused.”

President Obama was apparently not informed of the flight. When he learned what happened, sources said Obama was furious.

City officials were notified, but not the general public.

“The flight of a VC-25 aircraft and F-16 fighters this morning was authorized by the FAA for the vicinity of the Statue of Liberty with directives to local authorities not to disclose information about it, but to direct any inquiries to the FAA Air Traffic Security Coordinator,” a police statement read.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is furious that the federal government flew the planes near Ground Zero. Bloomberg says the flyover so near the World Trade Center site showed “poor judgment” and was insensitive. He says he is furious that the NYPD and another city agency were notified last week, but did not tell him.

If he had known, Bloomberg says he would have tried to stop it.

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25 Responses to “Low flying plane in New york city 4/27/09 RAW VIDEO (ABC)”

  1. landwehr3 on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    Great use of …
    Great use of $328,000 IDIOT obama!!!!

  2. oliverman22 on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    haha i agree. Obama …
    haha i agree. Obama sucked. He spent more money then bush’s presidency in his first 100 days lol

  3. youngestpilotinGa on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    you are also right …
    you are also right former presedent bush what did you do in your first 100 days? i started to re build America ok oboma what did you do in your first 100 dayse well there was that one time i scared the out just about everyone in manhaten and new york and ed off the rest of the us god this also shows how well planed new york has its defence system well they dont have one

  4. oliverman22 on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    your right. obama …
    your right. obama is horrible lol. don’t get me started on his 1st hundred days

  5. matapan50 on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    He’s the Boss of …
    He’s the Boss of the Country. Period. The dumbfuck boss before him has all the people who died for his useless on his scoresheet, so dont think for a minute this new dumbfuck gets a pass. Nobody forced him to be president. He wanted the ing job and everything that came with it whether he knew what “it” was or not. If he didnt or doesnt know tough . He’s going to know now. He’s responsible. Re-think your own life.

  6. flamethrower914 on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    This is about the …
    This is about the photoshoot, not the war. Whenever you guys get cornered, you switch subjects to the war. He didn’t even start it. If you’re one of those people who thinks he’s a baby killer, or he’s Muslim, you really need to rethink your life.

  7. matapan50 on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    No. Sorry …
    No. Sorry forBrains, he’s the president. It’s his fault. He the ManInCharge. It’s his fault. Every GI & Marine whos died in those 2 moslem holes Iraq & Afghanistan since Jan 20 are his fault. He wanted the ing job now he’s got it. It’s all on him. They died for his useless . And he does’nt even like them. He thinks they’re all dumb s not good enough for civilian world. No afraid not, he’s the pres now, he does his masters bidding, it’s all on him, the murdering .

  8. RebelSoldier68 on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    Well you said it, …
    Well you said it,his government is not working with Obama.Now what type of government doesn’t communicate with the Head of State?

  9. danthc9 on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    WOW, the American …
    WOW, the American goverment still amaze me, not only the most powerfull military structure in the world let a man in a cave organize an attack on the most important city in the western hemisphere and get away with it but 8 years later used AF1 to shoot a picture session over the city without notifying local authorities. Dont blame the Obamas nor the Bush or whoever is in power at the time, they are just puppets and the real chiefs are running a plan in our own eyes.

  10. GameGuru14 on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    Hey dipshit, Obama …
    Hey dipshit, Obama didn’t even authorize it, his military secretary did.

  11. matapan50 on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    Obama the …
    Obama the Incompetent. Obama the Punk. Obama the Overrated. Obama the Dullard. Obama the Dumbshit.

  12. PJYost38 on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    More important and …
    More important and constantly overlooked is the fact that this photo-op cost you and me $330,000. Using photoshop would have cost what? These people spend our money like there is an endless supply. Obama isnt change and you better hope you have some change left in your pocket when he gets through.

  13. AnthraxByEmail on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    ah, silly me then 😛
    ah, silly me then 😛

  14. coolio91111 on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    nope
    nope

  15. yallneedtosmokeweed on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    look up ” …
    look up “spraypainters hit airforce one”

  16. AnthraxByEmail on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    i thought we lived …
    i thought we lived in the 21st centery where camera have sound

  17. Gibson2480 on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    its just kind of …
    its just kind of amazing that so many people think Obama is in charge of these things and that this really was some kind of photo op ‘because the defense department said so’ for the love of God , remove the chip from the God given brain and utilize whatever is left .. stop insulting other peoples intelligence with the mindless programming .. and have the courage to ask questions.. really, DO THESE EVENTS NOT INTEREST YOU TO DIG DEEPER AND CONSIDER WHAT IN THE WORLD GOING ON IN REALITY?

  18. cptnscarlet on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    This is the most …
    This is the most insensitive and stupid thing Obama has done to date – I can’t believe people voted for him.

  19. joryorch on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    comee on Obama.! …
    comee on Obama.! why in the did you do that?.. you freak us out.. D.A

  20. jjmac1970 on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    You cant get near …
    You cant get near that plane without permission let alone fly it!! Dont be stupid, it was a genuine waste of taxpayer money to photograph this aircraft!!

  21. ilovemountaindew7 on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    it wouldnt have …
    it wouldnt have happened if your people didnt take over planes and crash them in to the tallest buildings in the ing world!!!

  22. capitanTyTy on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    I’m glad that this …
    I’m glad that this little happened to americans…At least for a few minutes they felt the same emotions, what people of iraq and jugoslavia feel when unpredictable usaf bombers fly over their homes…

  23. hispanicuscorpus on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    what happen,,you …
    what happen,,you cring too,,,it bother you cause that is the true,,otherwise you wont give a flying F,,,,anybody here and the whole country who get upset is because that is the botton line. you just dont want to hear it…political corrept mother F

  24. ddhenderso on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    dont even pull that …
    dont even pull that cuz hes black on us man..all ur doin is hattin on white ppl right now.race is nothing its who u r and who he his and what hes done = nothing at all for the u.s..not cuz hes black but cuz he doesint know what hes doin..they need someone in there that knows what there doin no matter the ing race..so why dont u stop cryin and pullin out the blac card..ok?..ok

  25. SpeakaDaEnglish on May 14th, 2009 2:36 am

    lol @Mr.Teleprompter
    lol @Mr.Teleprompter

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