In a “photo-op” that caused panic and office evacuations Air Force One buzzed low over the New York skyline causing panic throughout the city. The world’s most expensive corporate jet flew over ground zero at only a thousand feet of the ground trailed by fighter jets.
The 747 trailed by F-16 fighter jets flew two loops from the Verrazano bridge, passed over the statue of liberty and towards Staten Island.
We all ran to the window, and I thought, that’s it, we’re all dead,” said Chris Biancamano, 36, who works at a brokerage in Jersey City. “It brought back all the memories of 9/11. I said, ‘I have to get out of here now!’ ”
The President was not on board Air Force One at the time and although city officials and the FAA had been notified the public at large was not.
Obama apologized for the confusion calling it a “mistake” and saying it would not happen it again.
Even the White House press secretary dismissed complaints saying he had no knowledge of the fly over.