Why Wasn’t The Public Warned?
Hundreds of people jammed emergency phone lines and thousands of terrified people evacuated buildings in New York and New Jersey as low-flying military planes conducted a photo-op.
“I didn’t know what was going on,” said Eunice Davis, 41, of Brooklyn, who was evacuated from the New York Mercantile Exchange. “Some planes were circling the building. I was afraid. I was here when the World Trade Center went down.”
“We thought we were under attack again,” added a shaken Wall Street worker, who declined to give his name.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg was furious that some “dumb” city worker didn’t let him know about it, as proximity to ground zero showed insensitivity and “poor judgment.”
The flyover was staged by the people whose job it is to protect us from terrorist attacks.
The bigger plane was one of the customized Boeing 747s that serve as Air Force One when the President is aboard. President Obama was not on the flight.
“This was a planned, pre-approved military flight over New York to take photos,” said FAA spokesman Jim Peters. “It was pre-coordinated with everyone involved, including the city.”
By “the city,” the FAA clearly didn’t mean the mayor.Click here for reuse options!
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