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. cherokee

    north carolina never belonged to mexico or any mexican aztec maya. i was born here so that makes me indigenous and at 40 years old as a irish cherokee american no one in my family ever killed an indian or stole their land. the same can not be said of the flood of illegals cross our modern boarder.
    all my life i have been called all sorts of racial slurs for being white in apearance, and i have noticed that the only people in america that you can say things like that to are white, who never owned a slave never killed an indian and have give more money and tecknological
    advancements to the world than any other race. america bennifits people of all colors. when i served in the military we were all green. i served with blacks,browns,yellows and reds oh yea and whites. i have love and respect for all my green brothers. white americans are the most racialy tollerent people in the world. i'm sure that will make you laugh but its true. whites ended slavery not started it, whites ended human sacrifice not started it, white fight for womens equallity around the world does anyone else? indigenous you are the true racist and rabble rouser. calling for reconquest will not help anyone it can only led to death and suffering and if you truely care about "your" people
    you would not advocate a suicide mission "reconquest" for them. i'm sure you can "open a can of whoop ass" on some white people but that is just childish bravado your spewing,
    grow up a little.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. simpleguy

    Hey there Indigenous I have been watching your rants for over an hour now. Need I remind you that if you lived in a country other than this you probably would already have been taken out by their governments or forced to spend life in a torture camp style prison. You wouldnt have anything if it wasn't for the way things are now. Granted things arent perfect but they are a hell of a lot better than anywhere else. This is America, you are fighting a lost cause. Accept it and get on with your life.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. indigenous


    May 16, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |

    <<<<Hello Mexican-American here.......I am Mestizo, I have Native and European blood, the same blood that is shared by many in Mexico, Central America and South America. I am an American, Like many of my brothers and sisters are Mexican, Guatemalan, Salvadorian, Peruvian, Colombian, Chilean.

    The natives of the Americans have the same blood line, as did those of my European Ancestors.

    America! Wake up...,,, cannot stop the inevitable....Racism will slowly die as we mingle with our bloods...........

    Chicanos just enjoy the ride, and fight against the laws that you see as racist until we all become the same color..........

    I am happy to be Mexican-American ............... What these "white" racist fear is having a good amount of brown skin men coming back to the land where they once stood and called home.

    This is not a Re Conquista...............Its Human Nature!!!!!!!! I hope you racist whites can understand..................

    So once again lets fight this racist law Arizona has implemented on us Brown skin men.............VIVA LA HUMANIDAD

    May 16, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Doug

    Definitely should have shot it down.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Luis

    Aren't the guys who send the war planes to intercept a engine propelled kit the same that allowed jet liners to slam against buildings being one of those the pentagon?

    Aren't the people who need to hate the rest of the world the same who are concerned about the terrible things happening in the south border?

    I find the whole thing pretty funny I guess it would be better to try to defend their military installations clearly the border is too much for all of them

    May 16, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Someone With A Working Brain

    @indigenous. Mexicans are not a part of the indigenous people. Mexicans are part indigenous, part Spanish. The Mexicans and Spanish were invading New World land, making claims, and killing people just like the Europeans. When the smoke cleared, the "White Man" had the land to the North, while Mexicans had a hell of a lot of land to the South. I'm fairly sick of hearing about reconquista from those that don't even know basic history.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. could have been innocent

    gee, not everyone's a bad guy, maybe it was some kid who's father got him started in a flying hobby, and he inadvertently wandered over the border?
    ultralights get blown of course easy from wind, and they don;t haveroom for heavy navigationv systems on them.
    maybe it was just someone having fun sunday afternoon with their kid.
    if you accidentally wandered over the invisible line in the middle of the great lakes while fishing, should the canadians sink your boat?
    parsanoid war mongering vicious people on here

    May 16, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. galileo225

    This is about security not illegal aliens. Could have been anything on that plane. The fact that we let it fly around and did not shoot it out of the sky is absurd. I do not want to see americans give up our freedons while allowing those who should not be here or want to do us harm have free reighn. I am pro imigrant all my grandparents were imigrants. They came here legally. They should be welcome here, biut there is a process.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Californian

    Grace, Maybe you should reread what I posted about San Diego. So, you USED TO LIVE IN CA. Well, things have certainly changed since you've been gone. I have a college GPA of 3.7 and I was rejected because of all the racism from the Mexicans.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. machina70

    The Survival of the Fittest arguements shows a misunderstanding of the concept. There are genetic traits and cultural(learned) traits that are part of the theory.

    For those of you not following along, let me be clearer.

    Fist fights won't be what tips the balance.

    BUT currently the mexican cultural has the advantage in the survival of the fittest race. Pure numerical birth rates.
    When the US is over 50% hispanic, then our goals and policies will be american hispanic goals and policies.

    But don't get too carried away thinking about some great hispanic revolution, based on the governments of south and central america, hispanics are very in favor of dividing the haves from the have nots.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. indigenous


    May 16, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. get over yourselves

    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


    You're an illegal immigrant.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. glenda

    The first residents of what is now the United States emigrated from Asia over 15,000 years ago by crossing Beringia into Alaska. Archaeological evidence of these peoples, the ancestors of the Native Americans dates to 14,000 years ago.[1]

    May 16, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Doug

    Here's the problem folks... ever been to the dog pound? If you go to the pound, there are about 50 dogs and cats in there that will die later that day or week, if you don't take them home.

    A wise person would love to take them home, but doesn't, because he realizes he doesn't have the resources and would go broke trying to feed and care for them all. An idiot on the other hand, feeling the overwhelming love for all the animals and forgetting all else, takes the dogs home, and goes bankrupt.

    It's for the above reason that America has to close down the borders. It's nothing against Mexicans or anyone else, it's just simple mathematics. The resources just aren't there.

    It's not a strange coincidence that California is going down the tubes right now. Watch for the other illegal-infested states to do the same.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
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