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. Dennis

    99 Luftballons.

    May 16, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. urkidding?right

    Small foornote to those claiming to be the 'first" Americans, wasn't that a name given to this piece of real estate, or a dirivitive of it, by a Spanish guy Americo or go Vepusi. Something like that. Does that mean American only came into being about his time? So what were you called before him and his time in history. Indians? That was Columbus's mistake. He didn't find the Indies, did he>
    Shucks, now I'm more confused! Let's just say that if you want to be here, follow the same rules as we do. Otherwise go back home. Oh, not good there? Why bring all the bad stuff with you to my home? If you leave the bad stuff at home and do like we do here then you might be welcome. Try speaking the language and learning the local customs. The legal age of consent is 18yrs. Not 12 or 14.

    May 16, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. hope2012

    Actually Most white people do not hate black people, To be honest Most of my Friends that are black hate Mexicans more then they do anyone else. @Reality you said you wanted some facts I got some for you look up how much money is spent a year on jails and in those jails 61% of the population in em..then do the math..if by then you do not understand then I will have more for you.

    May 16, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. indigenous

    Americans are so's sad. When are you people going to realize that you are invaders?


    May 16, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • greg gordon

      Something needs to be done quickly about the illegals in the USA, a war seems to be in our future right here in the USA over this invasion to our country. I want the police to check ID's If you are here legally or don't have drugs or weapons in your vehical or a fugitive then one has nothing to worry about but a minor inconvience. GET FOR REAL AMERICA!!!! Let's clean up the USA for our children before it's to late. You see what's going on in Mexico right now, thats what is in store for the USA unless we do something about it NOW. THANK YOU ARIZONA.

      July 9, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. CaliGirl

    @ Stan- after all these ridiculous comments, yours still makes the most sense. Kudos to you!

    May 16, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. S_NC

    Consider for a moment that that ultrlight was carrying drugs across the border and dropped them at a predetermined point. It is potentially not an immigration issue, it is s narcotraffic issue which seems to be increasing daily.

    Make sure to have more facts before judging anyone or anything. You never take anything at face value without having more facts to go on.

    May 16, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bop

    ok folks – lets nuke all the wetbacks. While we are at it lets nuke all the liberal morons in California. What good are all those nukes if we don't use them?

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

    I am a mexican and even I'll admit my country sucks. I sit here alone in my cardboard box house and dream of what its like to be white and american

    May 16, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patrick

      There's nothing magic about skin color. Whites prosper because of our habits and values. One of the things that has allowed WASPs to prosper is our commitment to fairness and the rule of law. We've fallen short a lot, but we've always kept trying. Corruption leads to poverty. Importing it is not an option. We need to raise the standard of living in Mexico, not lower our standards of civic responsibility here.

      May 17, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  9. Reality


    So then while I try to "prove" you're criteria to receive support from you, what will you do in the meantime?

    What about National Security Goals must be met before implementation of any program? That is feasible right?

    May 16, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jnnyc

    If we acted like other countries with illegal aliens, we might just shoot them as spies with or without a trial. We have a couple of hikers imprisoned in Iran and North Korea and you can be sure that they are going to be treated like bargaining chips. What are we going to get from Mexico? Nada.
    We have been providing services to people who don't pay into the system and send the money out of the country where it doesn't do the economy any good. We have people living in over crowded spaces that are causing health problems. Mexico has become the U.S.'s welfare state. It's got to stop.
    We have to stop enabling Mexico and show them some tough love. Anyone who brings a person into this country illegally should lose their citizenship and be deported. If a child is born into this country of illegal aliens, they should not be granted citizenship and they sure as heck shouldn't be allowed to go to college. ENOUGH. Our healthcare system has collapsed because of this.
    Obama, get a spine.

    May 16, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. indigenous


    We had different names, to include just a few: Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, Oglala, Wasco, Paiute, Ute, Mexica, Tongva, Chemehuevi, Apache, Kickapoo, Tsalagi, Choctaw, Ojibwe, Mohawk, Seneca, O'Odham, Raramuri, Cora, Wixarrika, Mazahua, etc, etc. WE ARE THE FIRST, WE ARE STILL HERE! YOU DIDN'T WIPE US ALL OUT, WE ARE STILL HERE, GREATER IN NUMBER.

    May 16, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Solution

    Indigenous- get over yourself and find a white girl to plant your seed in. Spread it like there's no tomorrow and quit whining (it's unbecoming).

    May 16, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bop

    ok now – am rethinking this – I think we are forgetting the best renewable energy source we have – wetbacks. I propose we build a large furnace, burn all the wetbacks and recover the energy. How many homes can a wetback light up?


    May 16, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dagoldenrule

    so... much racism......did they say anything about immigration or just an air plane ....Dummos Get a life and be more productive to society.......maybe that way we wont need any immigrants ..

    May 16, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  15. RighteousRage

    "ok folks – lets nuke all the wetbacks. While we are at it lets nuke all the liberal morons in California. What good are all those nukes if we don't use them?"

    Posted by: Bop

    Posts like this make me want to pick up an AK-47 and defend my Mexican people! YOU AMERICANS ARE CRAZY!

    May 16, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
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