US Fighters Pursue Cessna Stolen by Flight Student

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    Jet Fighters Pursue Cessna Stolen by Flight Student - ABC News

    Over the skies of the Midwest, two F-16 fighter jets are escorting a private Cessna 172 aircraft stolen from a flight school in Ontario, Canada, whose pilot has been unresponsive to multiple requests that he establish communications with ground controllers.

    Authorities says two F-16 fighters were dispatched to track a single-engine plane over Wisconsin that was believed stolen in Canada by a student pilot.

    A Customs and Border Protection aircraft was also closely monitoring the Cessna.

    The plane entered American airspace over Michigan's Upper Peninsula at 3:25 p.m. today and has been trailed by the military aircraft since 4:43 p.m. as it has flown over Minnesota, south through Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri.

    The aircraft went past St. Louis and is now flying south about 30 miles east of Salem, Mo. At one point, the Wisconsin state capitol building in Madison was evacuated as a precaution as the plane flew over the city.

    Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario, confirmed to ABC News that one of its aircraft was stolen today and flown out of Thunder Bay International Airport at 2:55 p.m.
     
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    He'll be down soon. He dosen't have that much fuel.
     
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    He's landed. Story over.

    Yawn.
     
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    True...the story is over.

    But I see that you are still rockin' the Cowbell!!!
     
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    Burp Always carry, never tell

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    Well hell yeah...Cowbells never die!
     
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    If he has any money he is going to have one hell of a fuel bill for that trip.
     
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    over an hour later....isn't this what people complained about bush's handling of 9/11 or that this had to be fake because of the time it took to scramble jets....

    unless there are more facts....it looks like it took over an hour to trail a cessna under obama's watch...
     
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    what.....i took over an hour to scamble jets......
     
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    Stolen Cessna's Pilot Captured - ABC News

    Testing?

     
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    This guy will be in Gitmo by morning.
     

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