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. Penny

    It was probably a plane full of illegal drugs, not people.

    May 16, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. K M

    The concept of race is an easy way to justify illegal aliens being permitted to obtain amnesty. When one is attempting to do something widely accepted to be wrong, any argument, regardless of how wrongheaded and foolish it may be, can be, supposedly, justified.

    May 16, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bob

    Spamming endless video posts is what the CNN pro-amnesty group has been pushed into. Some day they might actually go back and present an argument that isn't in Spanish and a video post from some other person. Some day they'll present their own stance in English so we can have a discussion. I HAVE A DREAM!

    May 16, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • K M

      Desperation will lead such individuals to extreme acts. I can't wait to see what's next.

      May 16, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Probably some terrorism or something.

      Really though, the ONLY incentive that Mexican smugglers have to not allow terrorists to use their pathways today is the influx of money they get without. All it would take is one mini nuke or dirty bomb to come through that border and even the pro-amnesty idiots with all their racism screaming couldn't keep that border open. We'd lock that thing down hard if the cartels allowed a dirty bomb through.

      May 16, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jbird

    Imagine the United States run by the Mexican majority of the future some are talking about? Mexico's twin? What a joke! Why would anyone want to leave Mexico, it's so wonderful. Maybe we they will turn the US into the Mexico we know now.Then we'll all have to immigrate to Canada and start over. I guess they'll just follow us. Is this really about land or all of the Europeans hard work and wonderful advancements for the taken. Make your own great country! My family never had slaves and Mexicans did not build their houses, and do their work them. To this day they don't. I guess there really is such thing as a free lunch.

    May 16, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • TexMexVet

      You could say were coming full circle. My families have been Mexifornians since 1722. "If you guys had not immigrated to Mexico back in the 1830's you would not be bellyaching today". You should have stayed east of the Mississippi. Think about this. What would our Great Country have been like without Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Colorado and Nevada? Remember the question. Any idea...
      We would not have the cesspool call Arizona.

      May 17, 2010 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Jbird

      Our country would still be great and these states you mention would not be what the are today without European influence. They would be just like the rest of Mexico. Just be truthful to yourself! It's funny how Mexicans love to complain about America, but the can't wait to get here.If they want "their" land back then so be it. We can just pull out everything but the land, and see where they want to go then? Probably head east wouldn't you think!

      May 17, 2010 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bob

    If youtube existed back in the segregation days we'd see anecdotal videos about how racist it was to be against segregation. Luckily, logical people would not accept them as anything other than random anecdotes which don't do anything to this discussion. Just like today and all these random anecdotal videos...

    May 16, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sick of you

    Why don't you people just stay in your own country? Why don't you quit having so many kids if you cannot afford it? We don't want you here!

    May 16, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |

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  8. Keith1952

    I can't afford to live in the US when I retire. I am immigrating to Mexico along with the Canadians. National health insurance is very reasonable, home prices are reasonable, weather is nice, and the people are friendly.

    May 16, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. not well either

    I think the Hispanics vastly over estimate their importantance and repercussions if they were not here

    May 16, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |

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  11. sick of you

    Liberal bleeding heart democrats are really ignorant people. They just cannot comprehend that illegal means illegal. The stupid people who stand up for the illegals should be housed right on the border so that they really know what is going on. They can deal with the crime then. Nothing against mexicans but my point is that unless you know what is really going on around the border states then keep your stupid mouths shut.

    Another point here, even up in the states that border canada, the mexicans sneak up here and plant 10k, 15k and even 35k pot plants in the woods and when the hunters find it they call the police. The police call the feds and these areas are staked out for months at a time waiting to catch the illegals. How much tax payer money do you think it costs to monitor, destroy the plants and prosecute these people? The problems don't end at the border states. These illegals are causing trouble all over hell and the liberal ignorant(mostly women) open up their stupid mouths and cry about it.

    May 16, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |

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    May 16, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • el magnifico

      there is a lot of hate from all sides in this forum, but no one is really offering a solution, what if all the white people who doesn't want brown people around them go back to small town America and take those back breaking jobs in the agricultural field, to provide the food needed by the other white people living in the big cities. Also what if you stop using drugs for "experimentation purposes" which is a lame excuse to rationalize drug addiction. By using drugs you are not expanding your consciousness, or increasing your physical strength. You are just becoming dependent on a narcotic produced in a foreign country. What if all white men start to work two jobs instead of one, in order to allow their women to stay at home and take care of the children, instead of using an immigrant nanny. What if you cook your own meals, and make your own garments so immigrants won't have a place to work in the sweat shops. What if you stop paying attention to corrupt politicians who are using hate to obtain political power without thinking in the harmful consequences for our nation. What if you tell your white, beautiful, and superior children that they have to stay poor and uneducated, so they can serve their kind and keep foreigners from "invading" this glorious white country. the solutions are at hand, but seems like everyone is waiting for their next door neighbor to do it first. then don't complain about the rapid changes that we see happening, because is our own fault for loving too much an easy life.

      And that is the truth


      May 16, 2010 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Otomi Caifan

      Magnifico I have been reading this blog but so far most people just have been expressing their hate . You are the only one who has came up with a solution not only to illegal imigration but also to drug trafficking.
      Hey American Patriots low paying jobs are there for you, please take them all, so no illegals have to come and do it for ya'll. I will like to see you working in the California and Florida fields. You need find out what America is all about.

      May 16, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. tom

    should have shot it down. probably one of the cartels trying a new way in with drugs. or a mexican trying to get into the country that can not swim.

    May 16, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. The Observer

    The perfect solution to all of this is simple we no longer have a BORDER FENCE area we make it all a Military Installation just a very very long one. This way anyone that is trying to get into this country illegally is automatically a terrorist and can be shot on sight for attempting to breach security of a military installation. No more taking prisoners no more returning them to mexico etc. just plain and simple use of deadly force authorized. The military would not have any problem in protecting their base.

    May 16, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
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