Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
April 27, 2009
Statement from Louis Caldera, Director White House Military Office, on Air Force One flight over New York
"Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision. While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, it’s clear that the mission created confusion and disruption. I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused."

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