Obama: NYC Flyover 'Was a Mistake'

Low flight that sparked alarm 'will not happen again,' says prez
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 28, 2009 11:27 AM CDT
Obama: NYC Flyover 'Was a Mistake'
President Barack Obama meets with FBI Director Robert Mueller at FBI headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, April 28, 2009.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

President Barack Obama says it was a mistake for one of his official airplanes to be sent zooming through the New York City skyline for a publicity photo shoot. "It was a mistake, as was stated," he said. "It will not happen again." Early yesterday, one of the Boeing 747s used by Obama and an F-16 jet circled the Statue of Liberty, startling workers in Manhattan who feared a replay of the Sept. 11 attacks. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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