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NY Flyover FAA Memo: Feds Knew It Would Cause Panic, Threatened NYPD, Mayor's Office, Secret Service If Secret Ever Got Out: Report

05/29/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In a memo obtained by CBS 2 HD the Federal Aviation Administration's James Johnston said the agency was aware of "the possibility of public concern regarding DOD (Department of Defense) aircraft flying at low altitudes" in an around New York City. But they demanded total secrecy from the NYPD, the Secret Service, the FBI and even the mayor's office and threatened federal sanctions if the secret got out.

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