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Who was responsible for the low-flying AIr Force One over ground zero that caused building evacuations and general panic in Manhattan yesterday? New Yorkers have demanded answers about the incident, and the ones they've been given... Well, stink.

First, that plane flying very low and close to buildings near ground zero was revealed to have been Air Force One. Then it was announced that even though the event had been long-planned, the FAA never informed local authorities--even the mayor--that it would be happening. So whose fault was it?

White House Military Office Director Louis Caldera says he's to blame, but it isn't his fault: "I take responsibility for that decision," he said in a release. "While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, it's clear that the mission created confusion and disruption."

However, an Obama Administration official familiar with the conference call between the FAA, White House and Department of Defense disputes Caldera's story, telling the Washington Post that, "The White House Military Office didn't want public dissemination, and the FAA accommodated that." The unnamed source claims that President Obama is "furious" over the handling of the matter.

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