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NY Jets get Empire State Building fly-by

NEW YORK (AP) - 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.

It was good, man,'' said defensive end Shaun Ellis, the team's senior player with 11 years as a Jet.We flew past it and it was great seeing it and seeing how New York is behind us and supporting us. It was really good to see.''

According to the New York Post, 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.

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