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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
There were two blacked out Suburbans, one towing a trailer with this crazy looking gadget on it (no idea what it was, but it looked like a core drilling rig). The other Suburban, and two other escort vehicles were all unmarked (which is highly unusual on the airfield). They were being escorted with a proper (marked) escort, but just the fact that all the other vehicles were unmarked and all blacked out was odd.
I actually thought it was some kind of motorcade at first until I saw the trailer with the wild looking gizmo on it. It was a couple hundred yards away when it went by so I didn't get a good look at it, but it was definitely an assembly of some kind on a custom trailer. It wasn't particularly large (18' trailer roughly).
originally posted by: PraetorianAZ
Thousands saw a plane circling the Denver metro area late Wednesday morning, questioning where it may have come from and what it may be doing. Officials at a host of federal organizations had few answers. Denver7 began tracking a flight named IRON99 as it traversed from California over the pacific. It traveled over the Rocky Mountains and eventually over the Denver metro area.
When contacting the military, including both U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) and United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM), neither organization could confirm the identity of the plane, or even locate it.
Mystery flight circles over Denver; officials have few answers
"The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) also investigated the flight, however they couldn't locate the flight or confirm its existence. When asked if the flight might have been a high-profile person, officials said the only high-profile flights in the air were in New York and Indiana.
When asking the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) about the flight, there was no information immediately available, however the organization said it would continue to investigate.
It's not known what the flight's purpose was, but Denver7 can confirm its destination wasn't in Colorado."
Im surprised Zaphod58 hasn't posted this already. I can't believe I beat that guy to the punch on a aircraft related post LOL.
But this is pretty weird. They are saying it was prob a military flight but neither NORTHCOM or STRATCOM could locate it or identify it. So much for feeling safe at home if this plane can just fly over an airforce and several states base without checking in.