After the flyover was initially announced, users took to Twitter, suggesting that the incident would be a visual and potentially painful reminder of the anniversary of the 9/11 attack, during which the hijacked low-flying commercial aircraft World Trade Center’s twins September 11, 2001, crashed on the towers.
The US Navy confirmed the cancellation of the flyover and CNN, but said the flyover “did not belong to any 9–11 commemorative monuments.”
“The flight was first approved in accordance with all Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations,” the Navy’s office told CNN in an email.
Resentment over time
Before the flyover was canceled, Twitter users took to the social media platform to express their displeasure over the decision to place a city flyover on the day it was praising the deadliest terrorist attack on American Earth, And one came in the hands of a terrorist-hijacked aircraft.
When the event was canceled, Levine tweeted, “Good.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also reduced practice time in a comment provided to CNN on Friday.
“A spokesman for Blorio told CNN,” Meyer was not aware of the flyover, and is clearly inappropriate.