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Peter Lemkin
04-27-2009, 06:56 PM
Look at the incident and look at the timing....

Apr 27, 2009 12:18 pm US/Eastern
Low-Flying Military Planes Cause NYC Panic
F-16s Escort A 747 From Air Force One Fleet Near Statue Of Liberty; Defense Dept. Says It Was Just Photo Op
FAA: Mayor's Office, NYPD, NJ State Police & Other Authorities Were Notified
Concerned Residents, Workers Flood CBS 2 With Phone Calls


NEW YORK (CBS) ?
WCBS-AM Coverage Some
military aircraft flying over lower Manhattan, including a Boeing 747 from the Air Force One fleet, caused a brief scare for residents, workers, and pedestrians on Monday, but CBS 2 has learned the jets were part of a Department of Defense photo shoot and that there was no threat to the city.

According to many callers who flooded CBS 2 with their concerns, at about 10 a.m. the aircraft were seen flying at low altitudes over the Statue of Liberty and parts of lower Manhattan. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that two F-16s escorting a Boeing 747 -- which CBS 2 confirmed is also used as an Air Force One -- were part of the Department of Defense photo shoot.

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Many residents and workers who saw the aircraft evacuated their buildings as a result, but officials say there is no reason for a panic.

Ellen in Bayonne, N.J. described what she saw to WCBSTV.com: "I saw the jet flying very very low over the Hudson river, it looked like it was going to fly through our office window. Then it banked sharply toward New Jersey. But our building was evacuated because it did this 3 times. A photo shoot should have been communicated to the building in the area. We haven't forgotten 9/11, people were in a panic, lots of rumors, not a good situation."

Most witnesses who called and wrote to CBS 2 HD and WCBSTV.com were furious that local authorities hadn't notified anyone about the fly-over. The FAA, however, says they contacted the NYPD, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Office, New Jersey state police and other local authorities were told ahead of time about the shoot.

The NYPD told CBS 2, however, that they were instructed by the FAA not to publicize information regarding the incident.

Air Force officials say this was a photo mission for their crew. They were shooting from the Statue of Liberty to south of the Holland tunnel, as well as from the Newark Bay to north of the Staten Island Expressway.

Officials say the shoot was part of a normal training mission. They added that they do these mission quite often.

Here are some other descriptions sent in to WCBSTV.com by witnesses:

David Frank of Jersey City wrote: "I work in 30 Hudson, which is the largest building in NJ and is right on the water facing the Statue of Liberty. I ran out of the building after a stampede of people began running out of the building as they saw the jumbo jet being followed by two fighter planes veer sharply towards our building and climb right over it. By the time I got outside, it was coming around for its THIRD pass, and I watched it level off below building height over the water and then once again veer sharply towards the building. Several hundred of us began to run away fearing for our lives before it climbed steeply and flew over our building. Whoever thought that this 'photo op' was a good idea should be removed from command...why couldn't this simply be done with Photo Shop? Hollywood can create an entire armageddon on film but the US military can't photo shop a plane by the Statue of Liberty?"

Patrick Kennell of NYC wrote: "We saw a low-flying 747 buzz the Southwest edge of Manhattan, at Battery Park City, with a fighter jet appearing to chase it on its left wing. At about Rector Street or so, it took a hard left and looked to be headed straight for Jersey City. It flew over J.C., turned south, and continued to climb over Newark. It left our sight, only to return on the same path a second time about five minutes later. It was confusing and panicked the office. We dialed 9-1-1 and considered whether to evacuate. We were told by 9-1-1 that it was 'authorized' to be there. We later learned, from your website, that it was part of a DOD 'photo op.' NotifyNYC advises it was 'part of an approved federal activity.' To conduct a 'photo op,' unwarned in advance to Lower Manhattan residents and workers, in that manner was completely irresponsible."

Nancy in Lower Manhattan wrote: "Our building, One New York Plaza, was evacuated, as were most of the high rises in this area. How could the US MILITARY think that NYers wouldn't be alarmed by low-flying jets? Why was the city not notified beforehand?"

Amy in Jersey City wrote: "I work in the 30 Hudson building in Jersey City, on the side that faces the Statue of Liberty. Our group is on one of the top floors and needless to say we probably had some of the best views of this incident. We were conducting work as normal when all of a sudden we see this huge commerical plane coming at us. People were ducking and on the floor because it came so close. The plane flew right over us and couldn't have missed the building by more than 100 feet. Then we heard people scream it was coming back. The plane literally looked like it was going to barrel into our building coming straight at us until it turned upwards at the last minute. I can't believe I saw the underbelly of a plane fly over me. When it started coming back a 3rd time, we ran for the stairs. It's safe to say we are pretty angry about having to evacuate and go down 30+ flights of stairs for a 'photo shoot.' What a start to the week."

Jack White
04-28-2009, 02:35 PM
From Morgan Reynolds:

Panic in lower Manhattan: few missed hearing and many saw this 747 jetliner fly over/near event yesterday in lower Manhattan, despite the Air Force One Boeing backup flying at far lower speeds than the alleged kamikaze 767 wide-body jetliners on 9/11.

Makes a man wonder why so few witnesses claimed that they saw or heard jetliners in lower Manhattan on 9/11 despite far higher speeds claimed, at lower altitudes with ear-splitting, window-rattling noise from full-throttle engines? Don’t the data from this event put the defenders of 9/11 airplane orthodoxy in a new bind? The NIST/media 9/11 airplane crash fraud is once again exposed as a naked lie.

Air Force One Low Flyover Causes Panic In Lower Manhattan
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com
Posted by JacobSloan 16 hours ago
The New York Times reports:

An Air Force One lookalike flew low over parts of [lower Manhattan] on Monday morning, accompanied by two F-16 fighters, so Air Force photographers could take pictures.

But the exercise — conducted without any notification to the public — caused momentary panic in some quarters and led to the evacuation of several buildings in Lower Manhattan and Jersey City. By the afternoon, the situation had turned into a political fuse box, with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg saying that he was “furious” that he had not been told in advance about the flyover. When President Obama learned of the episode on Monday afternoon, aides said, he, too, was furious.

[At 1 Liberty Plaza] Johnny Villafane, 42, said, “The plane did a 360. There was a vibration. The glass in the skyscrapers was shivering.” He added, “It sounded like the building were cracking, everything started shaking. I thought the plane was coming down.”

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/air-force-one-backup-rattles-new-york-nerve/

Jack White
04-29-2009, 01:11 AM
FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic --Threatened Federal Sanctions Against NYPD, Secret Service, FBI and Mayor's Office If Secret Ever Got Out[Wow, that's some 'photo op!'] 28 Apr 2009 A furious President Barack Obama ordered an internal review of Monday's low-flying photo op over the Statue of Liberty. CBS 2 HD has discovered the feds will have plenty to question. Federal officials knew that sending two fighter jets and Air Force One to buzz ground zero and Lady Liberty might set off nightmarish fears of a 9/11 replay, but they still ordered the photo-op kept secret from the public. In a memo obtained by CBS 2 HD the Federal Aviation Administration's James Johnston said the agency was aware of "the possibility of public concern regarding DoD (Department of Defense) aircraft flying at low altitudes" in an around New York City. But they demanded total secrecy from the NYPD, the Secret Service, the FBI and even the mayor's office and threatened federal sanctions if the secret got out.

Charles Drago
04-29-2009, 01:19 AM
Bud Fensterwald: Every intel op has at least two objectives.

This intel op: engender public outrage at Obama; keep the scare level high.

At least.

Peter Lemkin
04-29-2009, 05:12 AM
FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic --Threatened Federal Sanctions Against NYPD, Secret Service, FBI and Mayor's Office If Secret Ever Got Out[Wow, that's some 'photo op!'] 28 Apr 2009 A furious President Barack Obama ordered an internal review of Monday's low-flying photo op over the Statue of Liberty. CBS 2 HD has discovered the feds will have plenty to question. Federal officials knew that sending two fighter jets and Air Force One to buzz ground zero and Lady Liberty might set off nightmarish fears of a 9/11 replay, but they still ordered the photo-op kept secret from the public. In a memo obtained by CBS 2 HD the Federal Aviation Administration's James Johnston said the agency was aware of "the possibility of public concern regarding DoD (Department of Defense) aircraft flying at low altitudes" in an around New York City. But they demanded total secrecy from the NYPD, the Secret Service, the FBI and even the mayor's office and threatened federal sanctions if the secret got out.

WOW~ REALLY VERY strange. Keep a photo op secret!?!?! Know you will frighten the public with rewind of 911 and have it happen when there are threats of a world pandemic of flu - several cases of which are in NYC!?! Something doesn't fit here....or does fit - in the MOST sinister way ONLY!!! What was their fear, if the public knew in advance? Someone would wave and ruin the photo? The Statue of Liberty would decide not to come to work that day? It is insane to keep it secret UNLESS they wanted to scare the **** out of the city!!!!!! Whoever planned this would IMO have at least known those who planned 911. I expect the 'investigation' will go nowhere. Sadly. I think we are being softened-up for a BIG one.

Jack White
04-29-2009, 05:26 AM
http://wcbstv.com/topstories/air.force.one.2.996457.html