Fighter Jet Intercepts "Non-Responsive" Plane Near Trump Rally

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by Tyler Durden
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 - 07:25 PM

A General Dynamics F-16 fighter jet intercepted a plane that breached restricted airspace near President Trump's rally in Bullhead City, Arizona, Wednesday afternoon. 

Video shows Trump looking up at the sky as the fighter jet fired off warning flares. He told the crowd: "Oh, look at that - they [fighter jet] gave the president a little display."

After the incident, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) officials tweeted that the plane was intercepted around 1400 MDT after it breached the Temporary Flight Restriction area surrounding Bullhead City.

A second tweet from NORAD said the plane's pilot was "non-responsive to initial intercept procedures, but established radio communications after NORAD aircraft deployed signal flares." 

NORAD continued: "The aircraft was escorted out of the restricted area by the NORAD aircraft without further incident."