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. bailoutsos

    All this sounds just like the crap about different people coming out of the Middle East. I thought America was better than that. I guess hate is universal.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. indigenous

    I am a racist. Sorry to all.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. brian

    total waste of time and money.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. javier

    Aren’t we supposed to be commenting about the ultralight plane that crossed the border? Go Lakers!!!

    May 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |

    Happens every time, they drop kilos of pure colombian cocaine. Sometimes they crash and die.....

    Americans please give up your drugs

    May 16, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Thurston Binkley

    we put a monkey on the moon, why not a mexico? (they probably wouldn't even notice!)

    May 16, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. indigenous

    John Brown, it is time we stopped our racist antics, amigo.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. indigenous

    ALEJANDRO, we need to quit making them.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Peace and Quiet

    "We are not Immigrants, we are Indigenous People, that is why we call ourself Raza, because WE ARE THE PEOPLE, the FIRST NATION PEOPLE, ABORIGINAL AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE of this land.
    There is NOTHING Racist about "reconquest", it is only taking back what was stolen in the first place by White people."
    Posted by: indigenous
    Well, Indigenous, until you manage to "take back" the land the U.S. owns now, why don't you go back to Mexico and make something good out of that land first? If you used just some of the energy you expend trespassing here, Mexico could be a wonderful and prosperous neighbor. God knows there are enough of you to overrun any country.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Trever

    Good to see that they can still intercept aircraft.

    I was worried after 9/11 that they couldn't see them anymore. I guess it's easier to intercept an ultralight than an American Airlines Jet.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. al martins

    while they were trackin an ultralight with f16's that clearly was causing a threat to our security, i would estimate that about a hundred mexicans made through the border before the f16's landed.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. CaliGirl

    Lol...Thurston. Hilarious... but on a serious note, not so far-fetched since Mexicans are procreating at a faster rate than most Caucasion-American families.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Nate

    I wonder if this nutjob even realizes that most native peoples had no concept of land ownership anyway...

    Ahhh, the power of research and actually knowing what you're talking about. Try it some time 'indigenous'..

    May 16, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |

    This is whole situation is not about race.....South America, Central America, Mexico and now the great melting pot (The United States of America) is turning brown .... its inevitable and its noT my agenda or anyone. LA RAZA, just wants hispanics to know their true history, but fail to realize that America will have its own history, It will be full of Mestizos.....not just native and spanish, but of asian and white, white and black...........America belongs to the colored!

    May 16, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Nibaru

    Next time test a missile on the invading aircraft.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
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