NORAD, the joint American and Canadian air command center, said Friday it dispatched fighter jets to investigate an “unresponsive aircraft” over the Atlantic Ocean.
NORAD said it sent two F-15 fighter jets around 11:30 a.m. ET Friday to investigate the aircraft in question, which it said was a Socata TBM-700 “light business and utility aircraft” with a flight plan of Rochester, N.Y., to Naples, Florida. NORAD’s jets subsequently broke off when the aircraft entered into Cuban airspace.
In a subsequent tweet, NORAD said the jets had investigated “possible hypoxia,” or lack of oxygen.
“The plane’s occupants did not respond to attempts to communicate,” NORAD said in a statement. “The aircraft continues to be followed by NORAD jets.”
NORAD said more information would be provided when it becomes available. Here’s the FlightAware page tracking the flight:
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