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Statue of Liberty flyover canceled due to weather

September 1, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A Statue of Liberty flyover by historic military planes was canceled because of the weather.

Historic U.S. war planes were to pass over the statue this afternoon to honor the nation's armed forces. But cloudy conditions forced organizers to scrap the honorary salute.

The World War II planes also were to pass over the World Trade Center in advance of the Sept. 11 anniversary.

The B-25 Mitchell bombers and wartime escort fighters are based at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, on Long Island.

The tribute was organized by the American Air Power Museum, based near the site of the onetime aviation complex that produced thousands of P-47 Thunderbolt planes fighting the German air force.

The aircraft will be on display at the museum through Monday.



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