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F-16s Tracking Stolen Cessna

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posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:48 PM
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reply to post by schrodingers dog
 


yeah sure... he's on foot now so maybe they'll nuke him.
this is sounding more and more like a joy ride to me, then he got high when he went to high, then maybe found out he was outta gas, and now he's all better once he landed ha




posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:52 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
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But it can't climb to 14 Thousand Feet as the CESNA was flying originally. And besides F-16's are the primary response aircraft for any NORAD emergency.

~Keeper


Also only the military has the authority to shoot down the cesna if deemed necessary, whereas cops wouldn't have that authority.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:52 PM
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CNN is reporting he was caught. No other details at the moment



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:53 PM
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He cant be a real Canadian. We dont try to sneak into the states. We have no reason to go over there.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:53 PM
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When an F16 pilot paces alongside me and gives me the emphatic finger pointing downward when communications have failed, I would think that my main priority would be to land immediately.
Nevermind flying halfway across the Continental US.

But eh, what do I expect, the Air Force to protect the US?
They've failed...



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:54 PM
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He's a Naturalized Canadian. They didn't say from where though in the story I saw earlier.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:54 PM
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Well I certainly hope the authorities were able to catch one dude on foot, he can't have gone much far.

However, that's kind of a good response time for that kind of place isn't it? What he's landed now for about a half hour and they catch him already.

What a crappy runner


~Keeper



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:55 PM
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Wow! that was pretty quick.
they must have been waiting for him maybe hmm...



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:55 PM
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If you were high, suicidal, or just didn't give a damn you would keep flying. It's happened before many times. The Air Force DOES NOT SHOOT THEM DOWN for ignoring commands.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:56 PM
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Good response times over Michigan...

I guess we can't let those suicide bombers fly planes into GM...
The WTC is okay, though.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:57 PM
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Yes, Septemer 11, 2001 made that painfully obvious.
Thanks for reminding me. I have many friends who died as a consequence of the Air Force's deriliction.

PS - The rolling eyes emoticon makes you argument seem better for some reason.

PPS - I never said that intercept time was 15 minutes. Response time. So yeah, you reiterated me.

[edit on 6-4-2009 by Jay-in-AR]

[edit on 6-4-2009 by Jay-in-AR]



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:57 PM
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I love how people think NORAD is just like in the movies, you get 2 warnings and then they shoot you down. That's just not the case. Especially with a civivilian plane.

Now, had he stolen a jet fighter or something like that, maybe NORAD wouln't have been so nice to him.

The last thing these people want is to have to explain to a Missouri family why their house no longer exists because something got trigger happy with a CESNA.

~Keeper



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:57 PM
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WOW!

On page 2 they state it cost them half a million dollars to pursue the Cessna.
$500,000.00 !!!

To watch a Cessna!



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:58 PM
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flying at such high altitudes in an unpressurized cabin can probably make anyone suicidal, make them see pink elephants and everything I'm guessing



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:59 PM
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Well well,


FBI identify pilot as Yavuz Burke of Turkey, who is now a Canadian citizen


Wow, seems we have alot of Turkish bad-asses now that Obama has said he wants to improve relations with them. I smell dis-information


~Keepr



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 10:00 PM
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Originally posted by Jay-in-AR
reply to post by Zaphod58
 


Yes, Septemer 11, 2001 made that painfully obvious.
Thanks for reminding me. I have many friends who died as a consequence of the Air Force's deriliction.

PS - The rolling eyes emoticon makes you argument seem better for some reason.

[edit on 6-4-2009 by Jay-in-AR]


Sorry for your loss but you really have no idea what you are talking about here. That has become painfully obvious.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 10:00 PM
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Originally posted by johnsky
WOW!

On page 2 they state it cost them half a million dollars to pursue the Cessna.
$500,000.00 !!!

To watch a Cessna!


Yea like I said this guy's life is practically over.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 10:00 PM
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The AIR FORCE'S dereliction? The HELL it was! The POLITICIANS are the ones that gutted the fighter force. And they're doing it to us again now. The AIR FORCE doesn't set policy, they follow what the politicians tell them to do.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 10:02 PM
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good find, i was wondering where this 'un-naturailze' Canadian civilian was originally from. I'm still wondering his age too



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 10:02 PM
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An F-16 isn't cheap to operate. They burned up a lot of fuel to stay with him as long as they did.



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