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March 12, 2005

Two Choppers Nearly Shot Down Over Nuclear Power Plant

Another case of approaching a restricted site without proper advance warning:

New York Television news is reporting that two New Jersey State Police helicopters were almost shot down today over a south Jersey Nuclear Power plant.

The two helicopters approached low, at points less than 60 feet from the ground, as part of a Homeland Security drill by the NJ State Police. Security teams at the power plant armed their weapons and were awaiting orders to fire when a visual identification prevented a potential tragedy.

On the plus side, I guess the security teams were just about ready to shoot the helos down.

That's a good thing, right?

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