F-16 fighter jet shoots flares, intercepts unauthorized aircraft over Trump rally (americanmilitarynews.us11.list-manage.com)
An F-16 fighter jet was scrambled to intercept a civilian aircraft in restricted airspace near President Donald Trump’s rally in Arizona on Wednesday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) confirmed the incident in a tweet on Wednesday afternoon, saying, “NORAD F-16 aircraft investigated a general aviation aircraft that was not in communication with ATC and entered the Temporary Flight Restriction area surrounding Bullhead City, AZ without proper clearance.” (2/2) The violating aircraft was non-responsive to initial intercept procedures, but established radio communications after NORAD aircraft deployed signal flares. The aircraft was escorted out of the restricted area by the