Friday, July 05, 2013

Low Flying Aircraft Belonged To Federal Aviation Administration -- Even Though They Denied Knowing About It

This past Wednesday, YWN Monsey published an article about numerous reports being made to the Ramapo Police Department regarding a low flying jet in the area.

It turns out, that the aircraft belonged to the Federal Aviation Administration – despite the fact that the Federal Aviation Administration had initially told the Ramapo Police Department that they were “unaware of any jets with problems and were unable to identify the jet at that time”.

The following is a statement by the Federal Aviation Administration given to YWN a short while ago:

A Federal Aviation Administration Challenger CL 60 aircraft flew at low altitudes over Ramapo, New York between 8 a.m. and 9:20 a.m.  Wednesday as part of a “flight check” of navigational aids and obstacles on the charted approach to Teterboro Airport. Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control was aware of the flight, but could not track the entire flight because the pilots had to fly below radar coverage at altitudes of 1,000 feet to 1,500 feet at several points during the flight to accomplish their mission.

(YWN Monsey Newsroom)

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