Jets get Empire State Building fly-by

BY foxsports • January 19, 2011

As the New York Jets flew home from their victory over the New England Patriots, they took a swing past the Empire State Building for a special sight.

The landmark was lighted last weekend in the Jets' colors, green and white. It will happen again next weekend, when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The New York Post says the Jets' charter was descending toward Newark Liberty Airport on Sunday when the pilot made the request. Air traffic controllers let the jet veer over New Jersey's Hudson River waterfront, about 2 1/2 miles from the building.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters says other flights were not affected.

Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum called it a great ending for their trip.

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