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Air Force Flyover Planned Past Statue of Liberty

T-27 Tucano turboprop airplane. Credit: Handout

T-27 Tucano turboprop airplane. Credit: Handout

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NEW YORK (CBS2 /AP) – The NYPD says flyovers will be conducted past the Statue of Liberty.

It says the Brazilian Air Force “Smoke Squadron” will fly nine turboprop airplanes on Thursday as part of a photo opportunity.

They will make two passes past the statue at 10 a.m. before flying to Portsmouth, N.H.

The planes are painted in the colors of the Brazilian flag: bright green and yellow. There will be no armament of any kind on any of the aircraft.