NORAD intercepts ultralight at Arizona-Mexico border

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    The North American Aerospace Defense Command said two F-16 fighter planes intercepted an ultralight aircraft near the Arizona-Mexico border Sunday.

    The plane crossed from Mexico into Arizona just after 6 a.m. NORAD dispatched two F-16s from Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, and they shadowed the ultralight plane for about 30 minutes until it flew back into Mexico.

    Lt. Cmdr. Gary Ross said he was unaware of any radio contact with the ultralight plane.

    Ultralight aircraft are sometimes used to carry drugs and other contraband across the border.

    NORAD responds about 200 times a year to reports of aircraft flying without radio contact or in restricted airspace, but Ross said it’s not typical for the command center to intercept an ultralight plane. Ross could not provide further details about why F-16s were sent to intercept the aircraft Sunday.

    NORAD intercepts ultralight at Arizona-Mexico border

    Maybe to show that we will NOT tolerate ANY of it anymore??!!
     
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    As volatile as this border situation has become, maybe the Fed. Gov. is finally seeing our Southern neighbors for what they truly are... An invading nation... I highly doubt it though. IMO, it'll take a serious act of violence before it finally gets through the skulls of our elected officials and even then the number of casualties are going to have to be astronomical.
     
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    why didn't obie wan shoot it down?
     

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