Sydney office workers who glanced out the window at morning tea yesterday faced something straight out of Hollywood – a low-flying large passenger plane being chased across the harbour by a fighter jet.
One witness who works at a financial services company near Circular Quay, said the noise of the planes stopped work at her office.
“It came very close to the building and we all stopped and said: ‘Oh my God! What was that noise?”
The incident was not an air force pursuit of a hijacked passenger flight, but a “farewell flight” for the defence force’s Boeing 707 aircraft.
“Office workers in the CBD had no cause for alarm, said Defence spokeswoman Raveena Carroll-Kenney.”
What sort of bullshit is that? Governments create these fears then their agencies just go on playing their games.