Fighter Jet Seen Flying Over Manhattan as UN General Assembly Begins

A military jet plane was seen flying over upper Manhattan on September 21, as world leaders gathered at the UN for the General Assembly.

Defense officials confirmed that a US F-16 was involved in intercepting a Cessna that flew into restricted airspace near the UN on Tuesday, according to reports. The plane was subsequently escorted away from restricted airspace.

Social media users in Manhattan shared footage on Tuesday showing at least one jet flying over the borough. This footage, taken in upper Manhattan, shows a jet streaking across the sky. Credit: @n9omi via Storyful

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