Air Force One Photo Shoot Brings Back Memories of September 11

A photo shoot involving a 747 used as Air Force One and two fighter jets flying at low altitude led to hundreds of 911 calls from residents and workers in Lower Manhattan this morning.

Can we say memories of 9/11!

Credit: Jason McLane/Associated Press

Credit: Jason McLane/Associated Press

From the Associated Press:

John Leitner, a floor trader at the New York Mercantile Exchange Building, said workers received no official prior announcement about the exercise. He said everyone panicked when they saw the low-flying planes and began running out of the building, mere blocks from the former World Trade Center site, around 10 a.m.

About 1,000 workers gathered along the Hudson River until a security officer with a bullhorn told them it was a planned exercise. Workers in other office buildings also reportedly spilled out into the street.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the government was conducting a military photo op involving two Air Force F-16 jets and the 747. It said it notified city law enforcement about the mission.

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