Airplane Flies Around Manhattan, Scares Everyone

Oh hey, a 747 just circled around lower Manhattan today, and then some fighter jets showed up. That isn't the sort of thing anyone should've been warned about!

The FAA, man. First they don't want to tell us about how JFK is the Bird Strike Capital of the World, and now they are having a little exercise in scaring the shit out of New Yorkers.

They claim that the Air Force wanted an Air Force One lookalike to fly around New York for a photo op. And they were like "ok, sure, do it." But they didn't really warn anyone. So this happened:

"People came pouring out of the buildings, the American Express Building, all the buildings in the Financial District by the water," said Edward Acker, a photographer who was at the building, 3 World Financial Center. "And even the construction guys over by 100 North End Avenue area, they all got out of their buildings. Nobody knew about it. Finally some guy showed up with a little megaphone to tell everyone it was a test, but the people were not happy. The people who were here 9/11 were not happy."

No, they were not.

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(The Times also notes that the FAA's TERROR-PLANE might've made the markets dip, but we would like to blame that on the SWINE FLU. But don't worry! April Apocalyptic Paranoia brings May Post-Apocalyptic Giddiness.)

(Also: Glenn Beck's 9/12 Project has gone TOO FAR.)

[Photo: BMcCluskeyNYC]