Bloomberg: Air Force One Flyover Showed "Poor Judgment"

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is furious that the federal government flew a presidential Boeing 747 and a fighter jet near ground zero. The incident on Monday caused a brief panic among workers, who said they were not notified in advance.

Bloomberg says the flyover so near the World Trade Center site showed "poor judgment" and was insensitive. He says he is furious that the NYPD and another city agency were notified last week, but did not tell him.

If he had known, Bloomberg says he would have tried to stop it.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Air Force say the flight was a government photo opportunity and training mission involving a presidential plane.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said he had no information on the flying photo op.


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  • by Sam Location: Willliamston on Apr 28, 2009 at 10:17 AM
    MrT, I know Bloomberg is not much of an honest mayor, considering how crooked he is, but he is doing the right thing here. If I was NYC mayor, I would do the same thing.
  • by Will Location: New Bern on Apr 27, 2009 at 07:22 PM
    Tim: Since when has Cherry Hospital allowed computer use?
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Apr 27, 2009 at 06:22 PM
    Tim, are you speaking of the 33rd Degree Freemasons?
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Apr 27, 2009 at 05:40 PM
    Bloomberg is just a rich crybaby. New Yorkers need to run him out of town on a rail.
  • by Tim Location: MHC on Apr 27, 2009 at 05:29 PM
    If you study the Illuminati you will find that they love evil symbolistic rituals. April 30 is an important date on the calender of these satanic worshipers. Look for this evil government to false flag attack a big city in our beloved country and blame it on a group that Napolitano described last week as terrorists. This government needs to be abolished immediately and replaced with one that values liberty,life, and the pursuit of happiness.
  • by voter Location: nc on Apr 27, 2009 at 04:54 PM
    movin on up.
  • by tim Location: pitt on Apr 27, 2009 at 04:42 PM
    well just one more way to waste money
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Apr 27, 2009 at 04:16 PM
    Well, I guess that's why they didn't tell him then; they didn't want him to stop it. The mayor and the public should still be notified of these events though.
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