Saturday, February 18, 2017

F-15s scramble to intercept unresponsive aircraft over restricted airspace over West Palm Beach as President Trump was at Mar-a-Lago.

 Reuters


Whoever was flying that unresponsive plane got the shock of his life!
Fox News reports two F-15s caused a ‘sonic boom’ as they raced from their base in Homestead, Fla., Friday to intercept an unresponsive general aviation aircraft that flew near Palm Beach during a stay by President Trump at Mar-a-Lago.

The jets flew at supersonic speeds and residents were startled by the loud boom, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD, said in a statement. The two fighters were able to establish communication with the aircraft. This incident occured at about 7 p.m. ET.  No further details were immediately available.

"The intent of military intercepts is to have the identified aircraft re-establish communications with local FAA air traffic controllers and instruct the pilot to follow air traffic controllers' instructions to land safely for follow-on action," the statement read.


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1 comment:

  1. I'm sure that the errant pilot was schooled sufficiently.

    A zillion-point-two years ago I was flying a Cessna 172 over the Nevada desert and was buzzed by an F-111 that almost knocked me out of the sky.

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