F-15s Called On to Fend Off Unidentified Plane Near Mar-a-Lago

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An unidentified aircraft flying far too close to President Trump’s West Palm Beach estate, Mar-a -Lago, was quickly met by two F-15 fighter jets.

On Friday at around 7 p.m., two F-15s launched so rapidly from Homestead Air Force Base in Florida that they caused a sonic boom heard by many shocked residents in the area.

The unidentified aircraft was not answering radio requests for identification and was the reason for the scramble.

According to the North American Aerospace Defense Command, (NORAD), the F-15s hit supersonic speeds and, when they approached the unidentified aircraft, did make contact with the pilot.

NORAD said in a statement: “The intent of military intercepts is to have the identified aircraft re-establish communications with local FAA air traffic controllers and instruct the pilot to follow air traffic controllers’ instructions to land safely for follow-on action.”

Last month, another private plane came dangerously close to Air Force One as it flew on a parallel course in the same airspace in Florida. That incident is currently being investigated.

H/T: Fox News

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