Military plane causes widespread confusion and and multiple unanswered questions
(INTELLIHUB) — A low flying military plane and possibly several Black Hawk helicopters were seen circling Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, causing confusion and worry as spectators snapped photos and asked why the plane was so flying low throughout the city.
Acccording to Business Insider, a spokesman for the FAA said in a statement that the C-130 was “conducting authorized flights over New York City in coordination with FAA air traffic control.”
— Sasha Moses (@sashamoses76) December 13, 2016
A video of the plane that's been circling Manhattan pic.twitter.com/Bsj5ANEeW1
— Alp Ozcelik (@alplicable) December 13, 2016
The C-130 has departed Manhattan skies and, still, nobody has any idea what it was doing. pic.twitter.com/YrQUtUKC78
— Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) December 13, 2016
After the confusion became widespread on Twitter, a Washington Post reporter claimed that Col. Nicholas Broccoli of the 160th Rescue Wing told him that the plane was simply carrying out “standard military training.”
Col. Broccoli, CO of the 106th Rescue Wing says the C130 circling Manhattan is doing "standard military training."
— Thomas Gibbons-Neff (@Tmgneff) December 13, 2016
Despite this, aviation writer and expert Jason Rabinowitz noted both the military aircraft and helicopters before making it clear that this was not some routine action.
Seeing multiple reports of a USAF C-130 and several Black Hawk helicopters circling low (3,000 feet) over Manhattan.
No, that is not normal pic.twitter.com/DaFByrAX3O
— Jason Rabinowitz (@AirlineFlyer) December 13, 2016
Some have speculated that the low flying plane could be connected to testing going on with sensors on Trump Tower while other more conspiracy minded individuals have wondered if this could be in connection to the documented war against Trump ever taking office.
What do you think?