US Fighter Jet Patrols Manhattan Sky as World Leaders Gather at UN General Assembly

A military jet plane was seen flying over Manhattan on Tuesday, September 21, as world leaders gathered at the United Nations for the 76th 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 Manhattan, shows the jet streaking across the sky. Credit: @koreanjohndoe via Storyful

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