The White House official who took responsibility for a security scare in New York City last month has resigned.
Caldera, head of the White House Military Office, gave notice on
Friday, nearly two weeks after the presidential plane flew at low
altitude over New York City for a photo session. A White House
statement said the resignation has been accepted.
A review of
the incident was released Friday along with a picture of the Boeing 747
flying above the Statue of Liberty. The review said senior presidential
aides had not been informed of the flyover.
The April 27
incident prompted evacuations in Manhattan, one of the scenes of the
September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Hijacked planes
crashed into the World Trade Center's twin towers, killing more than
The flyover cost taxpayers more than $300,000.