Renee Nadeau Algarin
August 4, 2011
Military helicopters flying low over the city last night were part of an ongoing training exercise, officials said.
The choppers were taking part in Special Operations Command training when they buzzed between building tops with lights out around the Financial District between 9 p.m. and 11:10 p.m., said military public affairs officer Kim Tiscione.
She said the urban environment training, in which the choppers did approaches to a downtown building, were part of training exercises in and around the city that have been ongoing since last week. The training continues through Friday, but there will be no more flights through the Financial District, Tiscione said.