CANCELED: Military Planning Statue of Liberty Fly-By | NBC New York

CANCELED: Military Planning Statue of Liberty Fly-By



    The sight of the huge passenger jet and an F-16 fighter plane whizzing past the Statue of Liberty and the lower Manhattan financial district caused an uproar last year.

    UPDATE: The military has canceled this fly-over until further notice.


    Up, in the sky, it's a bird... it's a plane...  it's a...  no wait, actually it is a plane.

    Don't be alarmed on Friday if you happen to see large jets circling around the Statue of Liberty.

    The New York City Office of Emergency Management announced today that the U.S. military will perform three separate flyovers near the statue on October 22.

    The aerial maneuvers are scheduled to take place at around 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., the OEM said. The flights have been limited to an altitude of 2,500 ft. and higher.

    Military and presidential flyovers in the past have caused stress for city residents still traumatized by the September 11th attacks.