Skip to comments.FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic
Posted on 04/28/2009 9:23:47 PM PDT by GVnana
FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic
Threatened Federal Sanctions Against NYPD, Secret Service, FBI & Mayor's Office If Secret Ever Got Out
Furious Obama Apologizes: "It Will Never Happen Again"
CBS News Interactive: Sept. 11 And Since Reporting Marcia Kramer NEW YORK (CBS) ―
An F-16 fighter jet trails a larger military aircraft over Lower Manhattan Monday, April 27, 2009, conducting a photo shoot that panicked thousands of New Yorkers who believed the city was in jeopardy for another terrorist attack.
Dozens of people evacuated outside 17 State Street after military jets were seen escorting a 747 in Manhattan on April 27, 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.
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I am not a pilot, but I play one on tv. Seriously, a flight like this required LOTS of preplanning and LOTS of people involved. You cannot take a cessna up without lots of paperwork and such. What really bugs me is the fact that this was done. Who in the world wouldn’t know that this would absolutely freak the New Yorkers out. This admin is a combination of incompetence and out right evil. It’s just hard to tell when either is at play.
Also, do not count on the media getting to the bottom of this issue. obambi will make a pronouncement and it will be so. Same ol Same ol.
Very good point! The only time we've seen that before was in the Harrison Ford film.
So was this for a film or (as you say) a thrill ride?
What is the signficance? Google 187th Fighter Wing of the Alabama Air National Guard...
So what, you say??
One word: Tuskegee
Got the picture yet??
Bull! Now they have "new" photographs that "prove" Obomas friends weren't responsible for 9/11 - Bush blew up the towers!
They have a plane, NY buildings, and a panicked population.
Brace yourselves. These "Newly released 9/11 pictures" will be hitting the Internet soon.
see my post above.... make any sense yet?
The Friends, during their obligatory 100 Days Celebration (yipee!), are still covering this story and playing the 911 calls all morning.
BLOOMBERG KNEW! Fake outrage from the Mayor yesterday, claiming he wasn't informed.
Remember "Turk 182", anyone? Let's just paraphrase:
"OBAMA FLEW, AND BLOOMBERG KNEW!"
New York voted for him.
My thoughts exactly. That plane was not empty.
This was a test. 0bama wanted to see if it would get any reaction and would use that in saying the country is safe now that he is in charge. NOT!
Michelle and the kids.
I have a hard time believing that with the current pair of VC-25’S, having been in service since 1990, they have never taken the opportunity of shooting them over lower Manhattan and S.O.L. before now.
I talked to my brother who is a pilot and has quite a few opinions concerning the FAA none of them very good.
He told me he believes that it never would have occurred to the FAA to tell local authorities to keep the flyover a secret .That they are so absorbed in there own self importance that worrying about the little people is not something their minds are capable of.