Low-flying jet skims over York County

New Freedom, PA

#21 May 19, 2010
Obama, trying to scare Republicans from voting
Wrong again

York, PA

#22 May 19, 2010
Genesis wrote:
I actually believe it was Air Force 1 - definitely a 747. Aircraft had a blue top and round emblem.
Definitely NOT Air ForST 1; ALL drug mules in this area use blue topped 747 aircraft with a round emblem on them.
wtf over and out

York, PA

#23 May 19, 2010
wtf wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you really stupid or just a good actor?
Are you really stupid or just do not understand the meaning of satire...ah, that would be BOTH!

Harrisburg, PA

#24 May 19, 2010
should have went down over York City

Baltimore, MD

#26 May 19, 2010
Actually, turboprops (aircraft with jet engines that power propellers) also emit a high-pitched sound.

York, PA

#27 May 19, 2010
ANOTHER Catastrophe wrote:
I didn't "seen" it but "saw" it also. Must disagree, I broke out my transit and IT was flying precisely at 31.947 feet above the Route 30 bridge I was sleepin' under. I gotta' quit fartin'; NYRPD is busy enough, without someone reporting a gas leak.
Your great! Yeah, there are alot more things to worry bout in life than this:)
Falcon Henne

York, PA

#28 May 19, 2010
but did they do it for the show?
The News

Clifton Heights, PA

#29 May 19, 2010
It was a crap duster, looking to knock off more democrats......it GOT SPECTER last night!!

York, PA

#30 May 19, 2010
It was an alien.

Moorestown, NJ

#31 May 19, 2010
Look people, C-130's are Turbo-Prop aircraft that fly slower that the speed of sound. They are loud but do not produce the High Pitched sound that a Jet aircraft does. They make a totally different sound when in the air or on the ground. Any low flying aircraft would be authorized to do so in emergency situations, landing practicing, or wave-off type landing. Any of these are recorded at the airport for which they are attempting to land. If any Jet or Prop Plane drops below authorized altitude limits, that too will be recorded. Someone, somewhere, knows what is the real story. The FAA knows. If it was a government aircraft, the governmant knows. So that's the way it is, May 19th, 2010. Good Night.

Wellsville, PA

#32 May 19, 2010
Probably practice for pilots for AF One; they've used HIA as a practice airport before and its never announced.
There is no confusing the C130's that regularily fly over Stewartstown at low alt and a deep base sound from turboprops. They are especially cool in the spring and fall when they come in right at sunset. Go Air Force!

Mount Wolf, PA

#33 May 19, 2010
So give some more info. From where, to where? An airline or private?

United States

#34 May 19, 2010
Yup. Saw it with several other people. It was a 747 -- 4 engines w/ double decker up front. Was not US commercial. Color scheme could have been AForce 1.
City Firefighter

York, PA

#35 May 19, 2010
Phrack wrote:
Yup. Saw it with several other people. It was a 747 -- 4 engines w/ double decker up front. Was not US commercial. Color scheme could have been AForce 1.
I too saw it fly over, definitely a 747, with a blue & white color scheme, not a commercial airliner, much lower altitude and on a different approach than is normal for aircraft coming into HIA.

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#36 May 19, 2010
You seen it, didja? Forget what you seen. While C-130s do come in low and fast over Dover Township on guard training exercises now and then, these guard exercises call for the aircraft to fly in some sort of formation and the noise you would most likely hear from the ground would be the sound of the props.

And about that 1,000 feet thing. I didn't know there were that many trained observers out there seening things in York County. At 1,000 feet we wouldn't be having this discussion if it actually had been a 747. You could have picked up the tail number and snapped a photo of the pilot.

And yes, a plane landing at KMDT might indeed fly over York County. There are two ends to the runway. Yes, shocking, I know. And the approach from the "north" takes you over Pinchot Park!

I reckon the YDR doesn't know that a reporter could simply pick up the phone and call Harrisburg Approach to find out what was up. And if Air Force One is suspected, Andrews has a really good public affairs office that would be happy to cooperate.

Gotta go. I'm cleared for departure.
What about the others

York, PA

#37 May 19, 2010
I am still waiting for this paper to report about the other three low flying invisible jets not seen flying over Market Street at 2.17 PM. Do some investigation in your reporting, by calling the control towers who are responsible the airspace and then report the story with some actual substance. I contacted the Justice League and the informed me that the three invisible jets were being flown by wonder woman, wonder bra, and wonder who hired the YDR reporters.
peter dunkin

Cincinnati, OH

#38 May 19, 2010
i think it was flying low to spray york city with nor-plant so the mud sharks will stop breeding.

York, PA

#39 May 19, 2010
John Doe 000069 wrote:
I seen that at Wal-Mart in East York. It looked to be flying around 200 feet. These planes usually fly around 30,000 feet. I wonder how a plane that large is allowed to fly that low.
You "seen" Do'od you?
Severe WORLD Problem

York, PA

#40 May 19, 2010
Havent' you folks ever seen an airplane before, regardless of height. Get over it! Do you really have a need to know? Who gives a $hit!!!
a place for everything

Hanover, PA

#41 May 19, 2010
there was no jet. there is nothing to see here. go back inside any further discussion will lead to visits by men in black suits. HA HA just kidin it was arlen specter gettin outta dodge that was all the fuel he had money for he couldnt go too high.

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