Subj: Photo op!
Airplane 'Photo Op' Causes A Scare
A jumbo jetliner that serves as Air Force One, escorted by military jets, flew over Lower Manhattan Monday morning, frightening office workers and causing evacuations in what turned out to be a publicity operation approved by a unit of the U.S. Air Force.
At around 10 a.m. EDT, the Boeing 747 was seen flying low over the southern tip of Manhattan and at one point was seen circling the Goldman Sachs Tower in nearby Jersey City, N.J.
The larger of the two planes was one of two highly customized Boeing 747-200 series aircraft that serve as Air Force One -- when the Commander-in-Chief is on board. Technically, "Air Force One" is the call sign of any Air Force aircraft carrying the president. But President Barack Obama wasn't aboard the plane