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. CrazyMe

    The greatest challenge of any nation is to maintain the ability and capacity to feed its people. This challenge is an absolute must, failing in doing that will result in a revolution. If the jobs are not there and unemployment continues to climb, you can bet the American unemployed will take matters into their own hands and rectify the problem. If the citizens of Arizona want the illegal out, then get out. It is only a matter of time before the wrong button is pushed and all hell breaks loose.

    May 17, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. INDIGENOUS

    Texan

    "Mexicans, stop having your children in America. Don't ruin my country like you ruined yours. It's American taxpayer money that feeds your 8 kids. Don't come here. We don't want you!"

    Dude, Mexicans were having children BEFORE it was America. European colonization "ruined" Mexico, Remember the Alamo? The reason that war was fought in the first place was because Europeans INVADED Mexico. Europeans had babies on indigenous land, and then they became U.S. citizens. In fact, it wasn't even until 1929 that "native Americans" were able to have U.S. citizenship. Geronimo was NOT a U.S. citizen, neither was Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Pontiac, Wovoka, Chief Joseph, Captain Jack, and many others. Americans love to use the "anchor baby" card, even though they are the ones having "anchor babies" on stolen land. STOLEN LAND SINCE 1492

    May 17, 2010 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Custer Had it Coming

    Here is the solution:
    1. It's OBVIOUS that Mexicans are not immigrants, they are indigenous...the first step is in recognizing that they are not immigrants and recognizing that they are indigenous.
    2. The next step is in setting up a federal recognition program to RECOGNIZE Mexicans under a Federal Recognition program which is already in effect, there are 2.1 million Federally Recognized Indigenous people in the U.S., just give them the recognition they deserve.
    3. Deport all those Europeans who buy one-way tickets to the US from Europe and then just "melt" into the country.
    4. Create jobs through education health, social services, medicine, science, music, and art instead of paying for foreign wars that just create more hate for Americans.

    May 17, 2010 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      Hey dillhole, hate to inform you but mexicans are not indigenous. 80 % of Mexico is Mestizo. That's half Eropean half American Indian. You should get your facts straight before trying to teach something.

      May 17, 2010 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. Natasha

    Indigenous, the Americans invaded Mexico, not Europeans. We're talking about modern times.

    May 17, 2010 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mark Phillips

    Prior to the US Civil war we employed low cost labor to pick cotton in the South. Once the supply of low cost labor became unavailable, Eli Whitney invented a machine that replaced the need for "CottonPickers" almost immediately. I wonder how many innovations are being held back by low cost illegal immigrant labor. "necessity is the mother of invention"........

    Mexico is a beautiful country, rich in natural resources and opportunity. When illegal immigration is treated as illegal, and real enforcement and deterent is applied, the Mexican people may look toward their own country for development.

    I suggest we arm each Illeagal Immigrant before deporting them and suggest they return to their homes and begin fighting the corrupt Politicos, Narco Traffikers, and take back their own country. In support of this goal, the IRS should offer a chance to make a donation to support the liberation of Mexico. This is what you would call a win-win situation. Viva La Mexico!!!!!

    May 17, 2010 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  6. Natasha

    Those illegals are ruining our country.

    May 17, 2010 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. Custer Had it Coming

    Natasha, the Americans were European Colonists at the time of the Mexican invasion. And now their descendants are trying to stop Mexicans from migrating on land that they have migrated on for thousands of years. The Mohawk and Blackfeet are having the same problem on the Canadian border.

    May 17, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  8. Custer Had it Coming

    Natasha, you mean the illegals from Europe? yes, I know, they massacred our food supply, the Buffalo, they forced the Cherokee and Choctaw out of their land, then they killed off entire tribes, after raping the women and little native girls, those alliens have done horrible things to our land and people

    May 17, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. Bob

    @Custer

    Sorry Custer, you guys got wasted, we don't need to waste time or resources on some ridiculous program. You have no right to our system, we own this land and we say what goes down here. Thanks for playing.

    May 17, 2010 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. Michael C Sutter

    A majority of the individuals posting comments in this forum have absolutely atrocious grammar. Yea, it had to be said.

    May 17, 2010 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  11. Natasha

    Custer had it coming, The Americans were not European colonists when we invaded Mexico. The president at the time was Polk. I meant illegal immigrants from Mexico.

    May 17, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  12. Custer Had it Coming

    @bob,

    Look William, we got wasted but we are coming back and you can't stop us now. From the Mohawk to the Lakota to the Azteca to the Seminole, we are RISING! I wonder, do you want us to treat you as you treated us once we rise to power? We are a noble people, so most likely we will treat you as you have always been treated, with open arms, food, and drink...but make no mistake, Custer not only had it coming, He deserved and so does anyone who comes after us.

    May 17, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jay

    Let's get one thing straight. If you are not a citizen of this country you have NO rights or freedoms. You are a guest. Hank Castello I hate to break the news to you but the immigration bill passed in Arizona protects Americans. If you want freedom and rights go back to your native country. If it's that bad in your homeland try LEGAL immigration. I find it easier to maintain if I smoke weed. But guess what? It's ILLEGAL. That's means if I get caught I face the consequences. Let me just state this, illegal immigrants have no rights or freedoms in these United States. Americans have died to protect American freedoms. If your country is that bad try to change it. If you don't the spine for that, try immigrating LEGALLY. How many people are in jail for selling dope to make a better life for their family and actually try feed them. Should they be granted amnesty and left alone? At least the're spending their money in the States.Retards.

    May 17, 2010 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  14. ALEJANDRO

    Does anyone have a clue how many countries would like a taste of American blood?
    For the sake of my Family.....cooperate

    May 17, 2010 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      Yeah alejandro I bet almost every country in the world would like a taste of American blood. How many are actually tasting it? It takes a lot more than a pinata, a sombrero and flannel shirts to shake us.

      May 17, 2010 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jay

    Also the reason we have this land is because we kicked the crap out of Mexico. If you want it want it back take it back. Oh wait our military spending exceeds Mexico's entire budget. Tough luck kids

    May 17, 2010 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
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