Why Did Military Planes and Helicopters Circle Manhattan Without Warning This Afternoon? NYPD Says It Doesn’t Know

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In a rare sight (rare as in, it never really happens unless something bad is going down), low-flying military aircraft were spotted circling Manhattan this afternoon without advance notice, and NYPD claimed they didn’t know why.

(Ulanoff is the Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large of Mashable.)

Apparently these craft did a lot of laps:

And no advance notice:

When Deputy News Director at BuzzFeed Tom Namako asked the NYPD about it, they said they didn’t know why military aircraft were circling Manhattan.

After enough startled people raised enough questions, the FAA put out a one-line “non-statement” saying the flights were authorized:

What do you really think was going on? Seems like a strange time for a drill… and no one has admitted it was a drill (which NYPD would surely be notified of), just that the flights were “authorized”.

Apparently everyone including the NYPD is on a “need-to-know” basis with this, and it has been determined that most of us do not need to know.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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