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A Too-Good-to-Check ‘Fact’ in the New York Times

The New York Times is quoting unnamed construction workers for this bit of “news”:

The workers, who were on the 32nd floor of the construction site, said the plane circled three times past the Goldman Sachs tower, the tallest building in New Jersey. On the second pass, they said, the jet appeared to be only a few dozen feet from the building — close enough to clip the side of the skyscraper. A fighter followed right behind, mirroring its moves.

A 747 was a few feet from the building? Might want to double-check that claim.

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