So about an hour ago, I heard on CNBC that a large plane was circling Manhattan escorted by Fighter jets. Of course any normal reaction was that scared the shit out of me. Apparently I wasn't the only one. Readers: Did You See the Low-Flying Jet Over Lower Manhattan? - The Middle Seat Terminal - WSJ WTF is wrong with these people? You DO NOT have fucking fighter jets trailing a large commercial jet that's like a 747 with quad engines over Manhattan without giving us massive warning notices. The unjust panic this caused today in lower Manhattan should really be investigated. A fucking photo-op??? Readers: Did You See the Low-Flying Jet Over Lower Manhattan? - The Middle Seat Terminal - WSJ A plane circling Lower Manhattan escorted by two fighter jets is part of a photo op, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters. The event caused some evacuations of office buildings in Lower Manhattan and Jersey City, N.J., on Monday morning. Mr. Peters said the Defense Department is conducting a photo op that involves deploying two F-16s and escorting a Boeing 747 in the vicinity of Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. He said the maneuver is not an emergency and was coordinated in advance with the FAA and state and local officials. Theyll do two or three spins and be done by 10:30, Mr. Peters said. Kevin Chin, a 25-year-old IT analyst with UBS working in Jersey City, N.J. was in the building when his coworker Yumi Nishiyama snapped this picture (above) around 9:40 a.m. on her iPhone. We didnt know what was going on until later on, said Chin, who did not evacuate the building. Fucking idiots. WHO THE HELL DOES THIS??