Posted by: Puma1 | April 27, 2009

New Yorkers Furious with Obama: Air Force One Photo Op Triggers Panic in Manhattan – ABC News

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is “furious” over a Department of Defense low-altitude flyover of NYC in the area around Ground Zero this morning, calling it “ill-conceived” and a “waste of taxpayers’ money.”

A photo shoot involving a 757 spurs frightened calls from people in Manhattan.

A photo shoot involving a 747 used as Air Force One and one fighter jet flying at low altitude led to hundreds of frightened calls from residents and workers in Lower Manhattan this morning, triggering memories of 9-11 as many evacuated their offices. The president was not aboard.

At a White House press briefing Monday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs dodged questions about the flyover, even referring the media to the White House (that he represents).

Gibbs said he had no other information about the flyover other than news reports he had seen. “I was working on other things,” Gibbs said. “You might be surprised to know I don’t know every movement of Air Force One or what happens to it.”

via Air Force One Photo Op Triggers Panic in Manhattan – ABC News.

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