White House Military Liaison Quits Due to Low-Flying Flight Over Manhattan

The White House said President Barack Obama had accepted the resignation of military office director Louis Caldera.

The photo opportunity fly-past prompted the evacuation of a number of offices.

Correspondents say it revived memories of the September 2001 attacks in which hijackers flew planes into the World Trade Center towers.

The half-hour fly-past by a presidential jet and a fighter plane escort on April 27 did not involve Mr Obama.