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. hope2012

    indigenous Next your going to tell us Alaska was taken away from Mexican Eskimo Jews and we stole it by force and that your people were there fighting the good fight, whats after that why not go south a bit to the islands that we once ran by the French did they kick you off those too even though they would now be known as Cubans? and by the way for the record California was bought by us from you. You sold it there for as it was sold it belongs to us.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Eva

    Thurston Binkley: I'm pretty certain you know nothing of mexican food, if an actual mexican is not preparing it.

    Besides that all mexican restaurants here are basically a joke.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Think about it !

    First build a 2nd Berlin wall, but be hunane. Let em all in. Process em, take pictures, issue ID's. Then make em learn English and become American citizens. And while we are at it, make em pay taxes and buy healthcare. Just like my ancestors had to do.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bob


    You guys lost already bud. I'm sure people like you thought that you didn't have to leave when we took you out last time either, but in the end, they did. Nobody cares that you have languages and cultures, we wanted your land, we got it. Nobody cares if you think you have some right to stay here, we control the land and we choose who stays and who goes. Now feel free to come back on and take us over. Feel free to control the land as we do today. We all know you have no chance through war, but don't cry when we try to combat your strategy of secretly hopping over the border illegally. We're just fighting your pathetic excuse of a conquest.

    Then again, most illegals are not thinking of conquest at all, they just want to work and make some money. Only pathetic individuals like yourself try to pretend that most illegals care anything about taking back over the land we won and now control.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. CSM

    There is NOTHING RACIST about enforcement of the LAW!

    May 16, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Eva

    Remby: Stop making yourself a fool and say it correctly. You are illegal not "mexican" not all people south of the border are mexican.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. indigenous


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  8. Poser

    Indigenous. Question for you. If Mexicans are such an older, advanced people, why is they cannot make a living in their own country? Why do they kill each other by the thousands peddling dope? Appears to me Mexico is little more than a third world country, albeit an old one who's people even after all these years cannot even feed themselves. Got to go to America to survive. Kinda reminds me of Ethiopia, Haiti, Rawanda, Somalia etc etc. So, you have a plan to retake the American Southwest, and pray tell, what will you do with it? Turn it into MEXICO? Then it too will be unable to support it's inhabitants and is quite well on it's way to being just that. The heavy influx of Mexicans has taxed the entire support system beyond survival. At some point it will collapse and then where will you poor INDIGENOUS Mexican go? Perhaps EUROPE?
    Your effort is like a cancer, it starts small and festers till it kills. It's killed the economy in Mexico and it will kill the economy here.
    I do not live in Arizona or a border state suffering from this Mexican infestation, but if I were, I'd man the border, armed hand in hand with the Minutemen.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Thurston Binkley

    Eva, are you telling me you can make a cell phone but not a taco. You big teaser.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. urkidding?right

    Read anybody's history books. "To the victor goes the spoils". HE WHO IS ON TOP MAKES THE RULES. The rules are just that rules. If you can't follow them then you can't play or stay. You are required to apply of citzenship to become one and be a contributor and a receipent of that country's way of life. If you love the native country so much please go back and contribute and benifit from it. Don't come here from anywhere and complain about it. You choose. Live with it. Get a job. Pay taxes. Even vote! Just don't expect a handout. I work hard for my family and am proud of it. I have never asked anybody to give me anything that I didn't earn. I darn sure don't like giving my stuff away to somebody who hasn't earned it. All that indigenous people dribble is just that! Have you ever noticed how much the peoples from both sides of the Pacific ocean look like each other? Indigenous, HA!. Just the conquerers before the Europeans. You don't hear the Irish crying about losing the Iberin penisula, do you? What about all the indigenous peoples of South America? Wasn't Spain and Portugal there for awhile?
    I do not care who you are if you follow the rules that we have. Can't do that? Tough. Go back to your parents house and quit crying you deserve something for nothing. Now I feel better.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Germs and Steel

    Indigenous is a troll meant to stir the pot, nothing more.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Remby

    Obviously I'm talking about illegal immigrant Eva, thats who we are ALL talking about.

    And nobody is says "a person is illegal", but a person's immigration status CAN be illegal. There is a difference.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dan

    Thats all nice, but one really only has to go back to 1850 to see how the yanks defeated the Mexican army and badly, I might add. Then the Gadsen purchase a few years later was where the US actually bought much of the Southwest from Mexico. Probably shouldn't have sold it to us if you liked it so much, and maybe your ancestors should have fought a little harder over Texas in the Mexican-American War......Just Sayin...

    May 16, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bob

    "Whether all your statements are true or false doesn't matter. You are bringing up subjects that most people are too uninformed to understand."

    The onus is on the person presenting the stance to back up their position with facts. You can't just spout a bunch of nonsense like indigenous and expect everyone to go and research it for him, lol... It's his position, it's his to support with facts.

    Spouting off some crap and then saying that everyone else is too uninformed to understand is a fallacious argument. It's not our job to know what you are saying is true, it's YOUR job to PROVE it is true. Basic logic class, take one.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Eva

    Thurston Binkley, I am simply saying that it is just a truth. Basically all Mexican restaurants here are a joke, plain and simple. The last I knew, Cuban, Puerto Ricans, Americans, so on and so on are not "Mexican" therefore don't truely know what "Mexican food" is.

    May 16, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
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