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. TexVet

    The problem is not a need to "secure our borders" (that did not work even for the East Germans) to prevent illegals from coming here.

    They come because they get jobs. They get jobs because Americans hire them.

    This problem will be solved only when it no longer is advantageous for American employers to hire them. No jobs, no illegals. We are the problem, not those we induce to come here because they know that they will find work.

    Likewise, the "Mexican Drug Smuggler" problem is really a problem of Americans using illegal drugs ...

    It is the actions of Americans which are causing both of these conditions.

    Only by dealing with the Americans who are causing these problems can either the out-of-control illegal immigration, or they wildly lucrative drug smuggling be stopped.

    May 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • US_CITIZEN

      Well put TexVet. Both the drug and illegal immigration issues are simple manifestations of econ 101 – supply and demand.

      If we (US) demand labor and drugs, our demand will be satisfied by the lowest cost bidder... in this case Mexico.

      May 17, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. indigenous

    Cab, it appears that you would only be convinced that this is our land if we took it all back, is that what you want? you obviously aknowledge you stole our land. If somebody steals your car, it's still yours. if somebody kidnaps your mother, she will always be your mother. You white people have stolen our Mother, she will always be our mother. Jason, I speak multiple languages, do you? I currently am speaking the language of our oppressors. As to beingn Indigenous, it means being the FIRST. You are INDIGENOUS TO EUROPE. MEXICANS ARE INDIGENOUS TO THE SOUTHWEST!

    May 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. indigenous

    jASON, How do you know If I'm not already there getting some combat experience?

    May 16, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jason

    I'll ask you again, since you've got such big Internet cajones, why don't you take on the narcl-traffickers who are turning Mexico into a warzone?

    May 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. A Canadian

    It is important that the US government finish building their border walls before their economy completely collapses. Mexico and Canada need the protection from angry, well armed Americans.

    May 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • To a Canadian

      Hahahaha! That's funny. After such a depressing string of comments and a magnificent display of lack of understanding by many in here, your comment is very refreshing.

      May 17, 2010 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. JEff B

    No, indigenous, 71% of the LEGAL residents of Arizona are white.

    May 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • The TRUF

      I didn't know Arizona was so nice........

      May 17, 2010 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. stevekasian

    ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE ALL RACISTS!!

    OBAMA AND HIS ENTIRE CABINET ARE ALL RACISTS!!

    DEMOCRATS ARE ALL RACISTS!!

    THE LIBERAL MEDIA ARE ALL RACISTS!!

    SOCIALISTS AND PROGRESSIVES ARE RACISTS!!

    YOU'RE ALL A BUNCH OF RACIST PIGS!!!

    Wow – that felt good. How 'liberating' it is to call everyone a racist who doesn't agree with me. Cool. I think I'll do that more often. It's even convenient, too! RACISTS!!!

    May 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. flbear13

    Fly, drive, walk, or train. If you come into this country illeagly you need to go to jail. How many of you would scream racism if this person was coming thru your bedroom window illeagly? Or are you still going to give him free medical, food stamps, and educate their children for free? These people come under illeagle pretences and take our food, medicine, jobs, and they burn our flag and scream for rights they don't deserve. People like Stan need to Wake up.

    May 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jason

    I have a feeling your only combat experience is on the Internet.

    Keep fomenting violence and revolution. I can guarantee if it gets to that point (and I hope it doesn't), we midwestern good 'ol boys are MUCH more heavily armed than illegal immigrants with machetes.

    I am not worried.

    May 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. indigenous

    Jason, it appears you Americans are turning Arizona into a warzone against Mexicans. No need to fight in Mexico if Americans are fighting against Mexicans in Arizona.

    May 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. TriumPatriot

    Indigenous, this land does not belong to a race of people.

    May 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Richard

    With the way indigenous thinks...it just goes to show you that if you are white make sure you are armed to shoot the bad guy. Which he is.

    May 16, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. indigenous

    Jason, I know you midwestern boys, I've opened up a can of whup ass on more than one of you rednecks...it appears by most responder to my posts that my earlier premise was a correct one. The Arizona is not about immigration, it is about Anti-Mexicanism and Anti-Indigenism. The "indians wars" are still happening, cowboys against indians all over again.

    May 16, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • The TRUF

      Yeah, and you know what happened when we played Cowboys and Indians last time........

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

    Love the racist comments by the ultra-CONSERVATIVE Christians!!! You would've been the ones to hand over Joseph and Mary when they sought shelter on the eve of Jesus's birth.

    May 16, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. teach

    Anyone who comes to the U.S. needs to come in legally. It is not racist to be against illegals sneaking in and then taking the many welfare freebies and education that tax payers pay for every year.

    May 16, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
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