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. Thurston Binkley

    Wow these guys are racist!

    May 16, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Perry

    the Obama admin wants to erase the border ...

    why not just allow everyone to cross our border no questions asked. That ultra lite should have been shot down

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

    Careful with the indigenous stuff. I'm nordic. I was in the bronze age when you were stilll playing with rocks.

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

    Posted by: Doug

    Yeah, illegals go to the welfare department and demand

    They take your jobs, because Americans like you hire them.

    How many Lazy Americans do you know or avoid?

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


    May 16, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. machina70


    Why do you keep posting protest videos about the corruption in Mexico?

    It kinda conflicts with your "mexicans should be in charge" theme.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bob


    This is absolutely true in the long term, assuming things stay the way they are today, but when looking at the past, obviously some groups did not survive over other groups. Those who were not as strong lost out, they got conquered. Not by simple birth rate or general evolution, but by intentional force and military superiority. That's how we ended up where we are today in these recent times. Trying to pretend you have some claim today even after you lost out before shows a clear disregard for survival of the fittest as a whole. Not to mention a total disregard for land control and the realities which come with that (ability to enforce immigration laws, defend borders, etc.).

    Then again, even for your assertion of long term survival of the fittest to be seen as true we must assume that no other factors will come into play in that period. What if the US just decided to nuke Mexico and all of its people off the face of this Earth? Then the birthrate issue would be mitigated to some degree, right? What if they decided to round up and kill Hispanics in the US, then the birthrate issue would be impacted, no? Not that these are even near realistic situations, but we must realize that a simple birthrate does not guarantee an advantage when it comes to survival of the fittest.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Californian

    Doug, you are right on man. 🙂

    May 16, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mom

    So, let me get this straight, an ultra light pilot, flying an ultra light aircraft violates US air-
    space and then violates Mex airspace going back. No big deal, yank his license for a while, oh wait, ultra light pilots don't need a license. That's a shame.

    The ultra light pilot is truly fortunate he didn't violate Cuban, Venezuelan, Iranian, etc. airspace. Those people really take their national sovereignty seriously.

    Anyway, ultra light pilot, really ultra light, gets bragging rights at the next elite Mexican fiesta, the TX Air Guard gets some OJT and the rest of us get to pay for a few thousand gallons of JP no doubt imported from Mex or Nigeria. Hey, everybody wins !!

    E l Knucklehead, the really ultra light pilot will probably try the trick again. With luck next time he'll fly-by a Minuteman or maybe a Mex soldier with some ammunition left.

    Keep smiling,

    May 16, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jack

    All you morons posting comments about food stamps and welfare. Look at the statistics more white people on food stamps and welfare than others. Also you rarely see minorities pan handling all over this nation that's right their white. Tell your lazy white pan handlers to get a job!

    May 16, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |

    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 give it some time

    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!

    It is inevitable America will turn brown...

    South America

    Central America



    May 16, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Doug

    I agree, there are lazy Americans on welfare, that's a whole other problem and should be completely re-done. We're on the same page.

    However, taking in all these illegals is putting a multi-billion-dollar burden on the states harboring them.

    I don't blame Mexicans for wanting to get in here. If I was a Mexican I'd probably want in here too...But just because some people want in, doesn't mean you throw your immigration process out the window.

    Also, Americans like me never hire illegals. I agree with you, Americans who hire illegals should be treated more harshly than anyone. Firing squad would be fine by me.

    And again, I don't think Mexicans are lazy at all, actually the ones I know bust their asses and are very hard working. My best friend's wife is Brazilian (granted, not Mexican, but Latino I think?) and she's one of the best women I know. But she went through the process and got here legally. However, just because immigrants are hard working, it doesn't mean that you just throw your immigration process out the window. There's a reason the process exists. And the process is failing due to the government taking a political stance on it, rather than a country-centric security stance. It's quite pathetic.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Remby

    This whole boarder issue has NOTHING to do with rascism, thats all smoke-screen crap to divert the attention away from the simple FACT that these people are here illegally. PERIOD ! They know they are breaking the law, and act all surprised when they get deported.

    It doesn't matter who was "indiginous" before the other person. This is NOW the United States of America ! If you wish to immigrate legally like people in other parts of the world, then the USA is glad to have you. If you want those states to be part of Mexico, then you should have fought for the better. Don't cry over spilled milk now.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Californian

    Alejandro, Mexican women rush to the US and drop their babies from their womb onto American soil. Then they scam the system. That's how they get welfare. I'm not exactly sure how they do it because I'm not Mexican.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
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