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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.

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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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