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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    peace and quiet:

    New MEXICO=Mexico
    I AM IN MEXICO, DEPORT ME TO new MEXICO, texas MEXICO, arizona MEXICO, california MEXICO

    May 16, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tired of indigenous

    Indigenous, you are pathetic. Go find something to do. You have written so many long diatribes that I stopped reading anything you wrote after the first or second rant. Do everyone a favor and stop writing so people can actually read something.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |

    Posted by: indigenous

    CAN YOU PLACE BLAME MEXICO WITH METH?????????????????????

    May 16, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. DrewBoston

    Everyone keeps talking about illegal immigration being the problem...but what I see as the problem is that there's not an effective avenue for people to legally enter this country.

    Sure, if you are from somewhere like the UK you'll find it possible. But if you're from Mexico, heck, get to the end of the line buddy...

    And that's much of the problem.

    Once upon a time, people in this country believed that if you were hard working and ambitious, you were welcome to be a part of the great place known as "America". But these days, all we care about it pointing fingers at people and blaming them for whatever is convenient at the moment.

    If "illegal" immigrants were able to be legalized, most of them would. They would also pay taxes, get insurance, live they way the rest of us do. But these people never get that opportunity, because the rest of us who are already here (and only are here because of immigrants before us) want to shut them out. If we provide these people with no way become legal, how can we complain when they aren't able to follow all the laws? Don't forget the reason why they come here...because there's DEMAND FOR THEIR SERVICES.

    Think about that when you enjoy your reasonably priced meal at a wouldn't be so "reasonably" priced if you didn't have hard working immigrants.

    And no, "Americans" typically don't work for minimum wage...but illegals will, so deal.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. javier

    About 25% of U.S. Marines are Mexican American. Who’s going to defend the country if you send us all back?

    May 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cherokee

      as a former Marine, we will all defend the country. Once we raised our right hands we wern't white,black,latino or asian. We were United States Marines.

      May 17, 2010 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. ZipYerLip

    People of other races (if you wanna call it that) are welcome, although we are a little rough around the edges with equality, but we're constantly working on it, Illegals come over, they've already broken a few laws getting here and I think the majority are over here to better themselves, they don't know how to become US citizens, but they are good people. But others come over, they steal, they sell drugs, they don't work like the rest of the illegals, they'll shoot a cop in the back and then run back across the border for protection, and when they do get shot themselves they want the US healthcare system to take care of them. Arizona, being a state right next to Mexico, gets more of the badlanders (for lack of a better word) stopping in that state because the ones who are up here for the betterment of themselves have the drive to keep going north. While the bad ones stop as soon as they hit pay dirt. No wonder Arizona finally took in the Welcome mat. YEAH ARIZONA!!!! I'm gonna boycott CALIFORNIA!!!!

    May 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. victorgurrola

    How Come I wasn't told of the re-conquest? This Whole talk is silly and Ignorant I have yet to meet a any one trying to Re-conquest anything other then Texan politicians I dont hear any one complaining about that.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Peace and Quiet

    "It's so sad. White people today still have not accepted responsibility for their crimes of genocide against the Mexican people and continue in their hatred towards Mexicans, once again. It wasn't enough that Mexicans were in Arizona first, now they are trying to use Police force against mexicans. All you white people on here responding to indigenous should be ashamed of yourselves. YOU STOLE THE LAND, AT LEAST LET THEM LIVE IN THE LAND OF THEIR FOREFATHERS."
    Posted by: John Brown

    Mexicans have all of that land south of us and are not doing ANYTHING productive with it. What makes you think they will do any better here in the U.S.? Oh, I get it, U.S. citizens have developed this land into a nicer place and NOW the Mexicans want it. They need to go fix your own country. And good luck stealing this land from U.S. citizens. We like a fight.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |

    For all those of you saying "go back to Mexico", Mexicans consider the Southwest OCCUPIED MEXICO, so they in fact ARE in Mexico when they are in the Southwest. The fact that there are MILLIONS of Mexicans already living in the Southwest is evidence of the fact that not only was it once Mexico, it will become Mexico in another 40 years.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:39 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 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Leo

    Why did we waste fuel, when we did not have intention to take it down???

    May 16, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Phil

    They should have shot it down! Then we can live in peace in Arizona.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JininNM

    It's not racism when you attack bad behavior and insist on not tolerating it.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. simpleguy

    'In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'
    Theodore Roosevelt 1907

    May 16, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Be Quiet and Give me Peace

    peace and quite: Mexico outlawed slavery 30 years before the USA did. Having slaves do the work for you does not qualify White Americans as having done anything. It's not that Mexicans want it, it's always been theirs. Why are there more mexicans in the southwest than say, the northeast? Because that land was once Mexico, and by all appearences, it looks like it's going to be Mexico's again.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
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