Air Force One over lower Manhattan
Air Force One over lower Manhattan
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White House Apologizes for Air Force One's Low Flight Over Lower Manhattan

"Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision. While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, it’s clear that the mission created confusion and disruption. I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused."

Statement from Louis Caldera, Director White House Military Office, on Air Force One flight over New York