US Air Force jets intercept unresponsive aircraft over Arizona Trump rally

Source : 112 Ukraine

The intruder was withdrawn from the restricted area by NORAD aircraft without further incident
14:30, 29 October 2020

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US Air Force F-16 fighter jets intercepted an unauthorized aircraft in a restricted area over a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Bullhead City, Arizona, on Wednesday. This was reported by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) on Twitter page.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command said the aircraft was not communicating when it entered the restricted zone, failing to respond to intercept procedures. 

"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 NORAD aircraft without further incident."

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Donald Trump commented on the incident, saying that this F-16 was "only four days old."

"I love that sound. You don't know what I went through to get those suckers up there," Trump said, before attacking unspecified "Democrats" over budgeting, on first hearing the aircraft. "Oh, look at that, look, look, look, they gave the president a little display," he continues after the flares appear.

As we reported earlier, the US presidential election is scheduled for November 3, 2020. Joe Biden, this year's Democratic U.S. presidential nominee, voted five days before the official election begins.  

The presidential candidate and his wife voted at the Carvel State Office Building of Wilmington, Delaware. It is noted that the former Vice President attended a public hearing on health care prior to that.

Donald Trump also decided to vote in advance - he made his choice at a library in Florida's Palm Beach County.

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