?? Commercial plane with fighter jet escorts (yesterday)

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Pepsi

Buffalo, NY

#1 Jun 22, 2009
Did anyone see this plane with the jet escorts circle the city yesterday? Does anyone know what was going on?
Lorraine

Scarborough, Canada

#2 Jun 23, 2009
I did and I have photo's. How can we find out?
Dan

Hamburg, NY

#3 Jun 23, 2009
Pepsi wrote:
Did anyone see this plane with the jet escorts circle the city yesterday? Does anyone know what was going on?
We were having lunch at the top of the falls restaurant with the kids and saw it fly right over us. We had a great view of this event but didn't have our camera with us. We saw what looked like a commercial aircraft being escorted by two f16 airplanes. One f16 over the commercial flight and one right behind it's tail. The plane's circled rather low around the restaurant and went back into Canadian airspace still being escorted by the jets. We thought the worse and it certainly got everyone's attention pretty quick. We saw many people taking pictures of this so I'm sure somebody has a picture of it somewhere. The problem with this is we never heard anything about it in any newspaper or television programs which was quite surprising to us. I've been trying to get some information about it since Sunday afternoon when it happened but have been unable to do so. Does anybody know what happened and why?

“Why not”

Since: Feb 09

Mine

#4 Jun 23, 2009
no

“Ding dong, Wacko's DEAD”

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#5 Jun 23, 2009
You could try contacting a news reporter at the Buffalo News to see if they can get any info:

http://corp.buffalonews.com/services/newsroom...
Lorraine Nelson

Scarborough, Canada

#6 Jun 23, 2009
I have pictures from Sunday. We were at the ball park watching my son's baseball game. How can I post pictures here?
thanks

“Why not”

Since: Feb 09

Mine

#7 Jun 24, 2009
tab a t he top it states PHOTOS click on it and you can upload there

“Ding dong, Wacko's DEAD”

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#8 Jun 24, 2009
Lorraine Nelson wrote:
I have pictures from Sunday. We were at the ball park watching my son's baseball game. How can I post pictures here?
thanks
Yep. Look at the gray bar to the right of the orange NIAGARA FALLS page marker (above). Go to photos. At the bottom of the thumbnail photos already uploaded you'll see a link that says "Upload your photos". Follow the instructions. It's pretty easy to do.

Let us know when you do it, please. I'd love to see the photos.

“Why not”

Since: Feb 09

Mine

#9 Jun 24, 2009
yes please upload soon
Lorraine Nelson

Scarborough, Canada

#10 Jun 24, 2009
Dark_Island wrote:
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Yep. Look at the gray bar to the right of the orange NIAGARA FALLS page marker (above). Go to photos. At the bottom of the thumbnail photos already uploaded you'll see a link that says "Upload your photos". Follow the instructions. It's pretty easy to do.
Let us know when you do it, please. I'd love to see the photos.
I have uploaded. I am waiting approval. If I don't get it I can send it to your email. Has anyone heard anything about this?

“Why not”

Since: Feb 09

Mine

#11 Jun 25, 2009
like to see nfourwheeler@hotmil.com
slkwilly

Columbia, MO

#12 Oct 6, 2009
I have seen this plane and escort fly over my farm on a sunday afternoon. . I just figured it was another politcian wasting our money and creating polution. Miss Nancy Palosi insist that the airforce give her a 200 passenger plane to ride in, instead of the executive jet that is available to her.
Bomb Hoax

Oshawa, Canada

#13 Oct 11, 2010
I heard about this happening from a friend. I only heard one mention of this on AM news radio. Thought it was fishy, so I looked on the net. Found an article saying it was an airliner from Hong Kong, but the weird thing is the passengers stated the jets only appeared 128 Kms from Vancouver B.C . So, Niagara Falls about 3400 Km from B.C, also why would the plane travel so far with escorts when there are plenty of airports and private landing fields in the area.

I found the official Reuters News Article:
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN152628802...

I'm curious if this same thing possibly happened in two different places at the same time? 1 on the east coast, 1 on the west coast. Creating public awareness possibly a month prior to an election?? More scare tactics being used here? YOur guess is as good as mine.
Corie Levitt

Saint Catharines, Canada

#14 Oct 11, 2010
I saw the same thing from St.Catharines, what appeared to be a passenger airliner being escorted by @ least 4 fighter jets over Niagara Falls. It was quite a bit of distance away from me so I couldn't make out the fighter jets models, either F-18's or F-16's. I would love to hear more about this, it was odd because the planes seem to circle around Niagara Falls. please send me pics, I would love to see them. corielevitt@gmail.com

thanks
PA grandma

Erie, PA

#15 Oct 12, 2010
We were at Niagara-on-the-Lake on Saturday, October 9,2010 and saw the Jet Liner with 4 fighter jets fly toward the falls around 4pm. We checked into our hotel at the falls and immediately checked the news for any reports but there weren't any. The Jet Liner and 4 fighter jets flew over the falls 2 more times shortly after we checked in. They flew off towards NY and we didn't see them again. So over a period of 2 hours they flew by 3 times. Since there weren't any reports on the TV we assumed it was some government official wasting our tax money.
Marcia Didier

South Whitley, IN

#16 Oct 12, 2010
My husband and I were on our anniversary trip to Niagara Falls. First time there and then we saw a commercial flight fly into Canada and was surrounded by 4 military jets and they escorted the jet back to America. I took about 4 pictures. It was very scary to see it. Did not see anything on tv about it thou. Stupid government. Trying to keep us in the dark. Can't with all the eyewitnesses and pictures.
Scott Pettit

East Aurora, NY

#17 Oct 21, 2010
My wife and I were in our room on the 24th floor of the north tower at the Hilton when these planes (1 passenger and 4 fighters appeared. It was clear that whoever was being escorted was getting a birdís eye view of both the American and the Horseshoe Falls. The pilot, flying in from the Canadian side, angled the plane nicely, first over the American falls. Passengers would have had only to move to the left side to get a great view. The planes continued in a wide circle and then flew over the Horseshoe Falls. This time the plane was tilted right, but again giving passengers a phenomenal view if they moved to the right side of the plane. I then watched these planes continue on towards NY. They went past NFIA and ascended in to the clouds. It was quite a sight and I would imagine, quite a tour for some very privileged people.

“Ding dong, Wacko's DEAD”

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#18 Dec 2, 2010
PA grandma wrote:
We were at Niagara-on-the-Lake on Saturday, October 9,2010 and saw the Jet Liner with 4 fighter jets fly toward the falls around 4pm. We checked into our hotel at the falls and immediately checked the news for any reports but there weren't any. The Jet Liner and 4 fighter jets flew over the falls 2 more times shortly after we checked in. They flew off towards NY and we didn't see them again. So over a period of 2 hours they flew by 3 times. Since there weren't any reports on the TV we assumed it was some government official wasting our tax money.
That's probably a good bet. I've since heard of a similar incident with some big muckity-muck wasting more $$ seeing what us poor schmucks have to see from the ground.
Lorraine Nelson

Scarborough, Canada

#19 Dec 2, 2010
My question is why is this occuring so frequently. I first saw this in June of 2009? Looks like it has happened at least 2 times since then?????

“Ding dong, Wacko's DEAD”

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#20 Dec 6, 2010
One of those fly-overs was by the President, I believe. He did visit Buffalo. The first time it happened, the plane went off toward Toronto so it might have been some big shot from Canada.

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