Friday, October 29, 2010

Breaking News Terrorist Overflight of Canada

Associated Press is reporting that U.S. fighter jets are escorting a flight thought to be suspicious from the Canadian border. The flight was reportedly handed off from Canadian fighter jets.

New reports are saying the flight is being escorted to John f. Kennedy Airport by F-16s. The flight is believed to be UAE Flight 201.

President Barack Obama will be addressing the U.S. soon.

At 2:20 pm, you can listen to the flight coming in live from air traffic control here.

The FBI is reporting:

"Since two of the suspicious packages that were intercepted were addressed to religious institutions in Chicago, all churches, synagogues and mosques in the Chicago area should be vigilant for any unsolicited or unexpected packages, especially those originating from overseas locations," FBI Special Agent Ross Rice said.

Cargo aircraft that have arrived via Yemen are grounded in the U.S.

The Transportation Security Administration earlier said that cargo flights that landed safely at Newark and Philadelphia airports were being searched after "reports of potentially suspicious items onboard."

Both flights appear to be UPS jets.

At 2:35 pm, the Emirates flight is touching down in New York.

Yeesh, where are the Canadian news reports? Where is the statement from Canada's prime minister?

Here is the report from the U.S. at 2:38 pm.

NORAD is escorting a passenger flight from the United Arab Emirates to New York's JFK airport “out of an abundance of caution,” a NORAD spokesman said.

Two Canadian CF-18s began to track a civilian aircraft that was “determined to be an aircraft of interest” as it flew over Canadian airspace, spokesman John Cornelio said.

The flight escort was called normal by Norad people in Canada. That drew laughter from the security experts commenting on CNN.

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