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Washington - 146 NYC Flyover Photos Released

Published on: August 1, 2009 09:47 PM
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Washington - The Department of Defense released 146 more photos from the controversial Air Force One flyover that caused thousands of New Yorkers to panic in April.

The Pentagon posted the photos  on their web site Saturday, defense officials said.

On April 27, 2009, two aircraft - a presidential plane and an F-16 fighter jet - flew just above lower Manhattan for a photo-op.

The low-flying aircraft sparked fears and panic of another Sept. 11-style terrorist attack.

Since then, President Barack Obama blasted the photo-shoot mission, saying, “It was a mistake, ... and it will not happen again.”

The flyover cost nearly $400,000, officials said.


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 Aug 01, 2009 at 08:56 PM Joe Says:

What g-d awful pictures. For $400,000 they should have bothered to buy a decent camera.

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 Aug 01, 2009 at 09:14 PM Elections Have Consequences Says:

I have never seen such G-d awful pix in my life of the NY area as well as AF1. We should demand a refund!

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 Aug 01, 2009 at 09:55 PM Anonymous Says:

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Joe Says:

What g-d awful pictures. For $400,000 they should have bothered to buy a decent camera.

I think a picture at crown level of the statue of liberty would have been worth the money (would require some flying skill). Then again they could have used photo shop.

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 Aug 01, 2009 at 09:54 PM Anonymous Says:

couldn't they do it digitally?

I am sure a large part of the cost was for Jet fuel, and air-space schedule changes and security etc. Jet fuel is expensive.

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 Aug 01, 2009 at 10:17 PM Anonymous Says:

the pictures were actually pretty nice, but dont they already have pictures of this presidential 747 already. This plane has been in use for 20 years or so. What a waste of money.

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 Aug 01, 2009 at 11:22 PM money Says:

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Anonymous Says:

the pictures were actually pretty nice, but dont they already have pictures of this presidential 747 already. This plane has been in use for 20 years or so. What a waste of money.

President Obama has been wasting lots of money . This is just one more waste of time and money.

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 Aug 01, 2009 at 10:11 PM Kitchen Table Says:

Michelle and I, we understand how many Americans who sit around the kitchen table and worry about how they're gonna pay their bills.....who struggle, we're plain folk....

(More like - we've been there, done that. Now lets move to $400,000 flyerovers, $20,000 ring gift, $5,000 handbags and night on the town in NYC for untold$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ and of course, lets get together around another TABLE for a beer to solve the racism in the US......)

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 Aug 02, 2009 at 07:09 AM Anonymous Says:

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money Says:

President Obama has been wasting lots of money . This is just one more waste of time and money.

#9, I am poster #8----I Said it was a waste of money, it doesnt take away from the fact that the pics are nice.

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 Aug 02, 2009 at 01:18 PM Anonymous Says:

Garbage pure garbage, they weren't even low enough to get a decent picture. it looks like it came from google earth it's so high.

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