May 16th, 2010
03:21 PM ET

NORAD: U.S. jets intercept ultralight plane from Mexico

Two F-16 military fighter jets intercepted an ultralight aircraft that flew into Arizona from Mexico on Sunday and tracked it until the ultralight returned to Mexico, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said.

A statement by the NORAD command center in Colorado said the ultralight crossed into U.S. airspace just after 6 a.m. Arizona time (9 a.m. ET).

The F-16s were launched to intercept it, and they shadowed it for 30
minutes before the ultralight returned to Mexico, according to the NORAD
statement. No other details were immediately available.

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  1. Pamela

    I think it's ridiculous that so many of you are responding to an obvious bi-polar whack job. I am guessing there isn't an ounce of indian blood in this person, but rather a big peyote fantasy.

    If someone is so inclined to live like their imaginary ancestors, however, why not go back to the time they lived out in the woods without modern conveniences (Which were brought here by the evil "white people") and get off your computer and SHUT UP?? Hello? Can you hear me now?

    Okay then...

    May 16, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Earl

    Jets can't shadow an ultralight. They can't fly that slow. They can circle, but not shadow.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cryin Joe Whiteeyes

    Native Americans migrated to AMERICA just like the rest of us who followed , we all came from Ethiopa originally – check your DNA some time if you think you are anything different (youre not), no one is originally NATIVE to mexico or AMERICA, they may have been their first but that dont mean sqwat if you can hold on to it you loose it...

    May 16, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. David Lott

    Why didn't they "shadow" or intercept the Mexican Army gunship helicopter that had two gunners hanging out the bay doors a couple of months ago as it buzzed around a residential neighborhood on the Texas side of the Rio Grande.River for 20 minutes? March 11th - The sighting came amid ongoing fighting between the Gulf Cartel and its former enforcers, Los Zetas. The Zapata County sheriff asked for help - but none came.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dave Howard

    La Reconquista! HAH! The economic collapse & Obama have awoken a sleeping giant, white America. The minority move was made too early, good luck to all.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. indigenous

    American Christians? I will tell you something right now out your Bible. It is not the Mexicans that will collapse the US, it will be the Christian Protestants. The Seventh-Day Adventists have been saying it for years, the US will break the wall between church and state and enforce a National Sunday Law, a law that is anti-Biblical and not the Sabbath day of the Lord. It's sad that the biggest Racists and Bigots are the Christian Protestants of America.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jack Taylor

    Van. Actually, you don't have to call it "racism" if you like. I will just call it what it is, A CONTINUAL OCCUPATION BY FOREIGN ALIENS FROM EUROPE. You invaded our land 1st. And now you are upset cuz we are doing it by numbers. You are lucky we aren't doing it by force like you did to us Indigenous people, but rest assured that if Racist people like you continue to legislate criminal and oppresive laws you will see a backlash unlike you can ever imagine. Be careful in waking the sleeping Giant. We are that sleeping Giant that you do NOT want to f%^&^ with.
    Posted by: indigenous

    yes, we have laws on immigration, but we all know that the majority of individuals that cross are just here to work at jobs most citizens don't want to do. That's where the politicians (repugnicans) then bring up immigration to 'boost' their voter appeal. Bush had 8 years as the head Honcho to bring bi-partinsanship enforcement, but didn't. Where were all the T Partyers then. It's racism pure n simple. But don't fret Latinos, in 30-40 years we'll take back our land, not by force but by the VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!! Our political clout will dominate by then and then the Palins of the future will come courting us. How Sweet It Is...........
    Posted by: tuumba

    American citizens please tell your friends, families and anyone else who will listen about these two postings above. American citizens must be aware of the TRUE INTENTIONS of many these proponents of illegal immigration. And you suck-ass liberals who always deny these TRUE INTENTIONS please wake up and get in touch with the real world and stop getting your life experiences from books written by other suck-ass liberals.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. indigenous

    MEXICANS ARE INDIGENOUS! You White people may not like that fact, but it's true. You haven't been able to stop us yet. You may have won in the past, but in 30 years Mexicans will be the majority and then what power will White America have? NONE. REMEMBER THE ALAMO!

    May 16, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jason

    indigenous, the reason for protecting our southern border is obvious.

    Canadians are not pouring over our northern border and overtaxing and overburdening our schools and hospitals and driving down wages. Again, this has absolutely nothing to do with race.

    You are the one continually bringing up race. I will continually bring up the rule of law.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. javier

    Whatever people. Go Lakers.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Snyphilis

    @Indigenous

    Just because somebody 150 years ago who most likely is not related to these illegals, lived there, doesnt mean they have the right to take advantage of our nation. These people aren't indigenous. They are immigrants. They don't have a right to be here. They typically dont stay in the south west either. I am in massachusetts. Should I be happy to pay to educate the indigenous mexicans of massachusetts?

    May 16, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Nik

    Such hatred on here.. Has anyone thought that perhaps it could have just been a hobbyist who got off course. Not once did the article ever say that they were carrying drugs or even had any intention at all of landing in the US. I'm pretty sure that if the Air Force even thought they might have drugs, they would have forced them to land and would have arrested them.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. jim

    i have read enough of this crap to where i must respond. 1st and foremost i do not owe anyone anything for what might of happened 100-200 years ago. 2nd the Maya and Aztec hunted most of the "indigenous" peoples especially in the north so they could be sacrificed at the various monuments. 3rd and most important to me is this, the reverse racist who think they can seed a revolt are playing a very deadly game, after all, my whole life i have been told as a "white" male i must pay back, well under your messed of theories of right and wrong, wouldn't my grandchildren be able to stand up and defend all the lies and abuse i deal everyday because someones grandfathers did something to someone else s grandfather? pathetic, we as planet are pathetic just to get to this point. Of course if it will fix the future forever, then i say bring your hate filled crowds and your guns, lets get it fixed now, so we don't have to deal with it anymore.
    jimmy

    May 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Guatemalan

    The truth is:We inmigrate from our countrys because here in USA we have more oportunity to have a nice car a house more easy than in our countries,and we love the way the americans use our taxes,(we all pay taxes) that's simple , if we work hard here we going to have that we want , the soluction is investigate to criminals there is criminals in our the cultures in this couuntry, NOW if the white people tag Us only for the colour of the skyn . is diferent. We are not all inmigrant criminals , I don't know why african american don't say nothing about this issue If they had worst discrimitations than Us.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. sentryman

    Racism? It's an ultralight from Mexico, stupid. You expect maybe a blond from L.A.?

    May 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
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