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. ALEJANDRO

    It is inevitable America will turn brown.

    South America

    Central America

    Mexico

    May 16, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. SenseCommon

    American is NOT A RACE YOU MORONS. YOU ALL COME FROM SOME OTHER LAND.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ALEJANDRO

    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!

    http://kxoradio.com/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=4763

    INDEGINO CAN YOU REALLY BLAME HISPANICS FOR mMETH, OR HUFFING GASOLINE, SPRAY PAINT CANS??????????

    May 16, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JacktheRipper

    What part of Mexicans were here first don't you all understand? And since Mexicans were here first, why should they be discriminated against by the true invaders, the White people from Europe? Let them live! Give them Freedom! You don't have to give their land back, but at least let them live in peace.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ZipYerLip

    Matt has a good point! The Ogs need to try to take the cave back, though. Nice cave!

    May 16, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. DrewBoston

    Give them a legal avenue to become an American.

    And don't say "there is on" because it is a joke.

    Remember Ellis Island? How many people flowed through there?
    But now the floodgate is closed because they're not "white"

    May 16, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Justin ThreeFeathers

    La Raza, the first people? I don't think so. Mexicans are not indigenous. You're mixed European blood. I am Choctaw and Shoshone. I am Native American. And Mexicans slaughtered more of my people than whites ever did. This land is no more Mexican than it is Anglo. Get your head out of your backside and learn some history.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. tonar9

    US intercepts ultralite but looks the other way as 10s of millions enter illegally. Que up 'Nobady's fault but my own" It's just rediculous!

    May 16, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. indigenous

    jacktheripper, good point! All Mexicans want is to live in peace in land that they have lived in for thousands of years before the European invasion into their lands. And now the European invaders are trying to stop the flow of a migration that is over 5,000 years old. Indeed, this has NOTHING to do with immigration, because if that was the case White people would be the FIRST to be deported back to Europe. This is an Anti-Mexican movement by a bunch of Racist pedophiles

    May 16, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ALEJANDRO

    Hey Chinanos, quit fighting over this land, who cares if they took it over......"white racist" tend to forget that their Melting Pot of America will turn brown as well.....south america, central america, mexico and now the great United States.....lol give it some time

    May 16, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. machina70

    Reconquest is simple in a representive republic. If you're the majority race in the country then your views and agenda guide the country. Currently hispanics are estimated to become the majority race by 2020. A decade after that they should have a clear majority and be acknowledged the dominant political demographic in the US.

    Moral? Learn spanish now.

    May 16, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. indigenous

    Justin the Liar with chicken feathers:

    Shoshone ARE the same as the Mexicans. The Shoshone belong to the same ethno-linguistic group as the Mexicans do. Shoshone are a branch of the Aztec just the same as the ethnic Mexicans are. The reason Mexicans are so brown is because they are mostly pure indigenous blood. Also, the Kiowa actually are also related to the Mexicans. sounds to me like you are an Anglo dressed as a Captain Dunbar Dances with Wolves.

    May 16, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Justin A.

    I thought that, according to many of the Native American peoples, that no person or group of people owns the Land, but was given by our Mother to use in order to live. No person has ownership of the Land.

    So I can't see why anyone can claim that their race, ethnicity, people, etc... has the right to take the Land back if they never owned it in the first place. And since we are all of the same Mother, then we all have the authority, given by Her, to use the Land in order to live. It should not matter from what part of the Land you come from and that all have the same right to use the land because our Mother granted us that.

    Beyond that, it seems that the appropriation of the Land could only be done among the people themselves through whatever social contracts are established. Whether this is through bargaining, purchase, or through war.

    So I really can't see that the argument of "we were here first" could be valid if we are all of the same people and are all of the same Mother.

    May 16, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. stormy74

    Any state can cecede from the u.s. if put to a vote by that stste's poulace. At the rate they're growing, they will have the numbers to do so eventually. Some ststes have actually made attempts to do just that. We could lose California, Arizona or New Mexico and nothing we can do about it, it would be legal. Scary.

    May 16, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. pkfops

    Ultralights are fun to fly.

    May 16, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
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