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Mystery plane prompts Capitol evacuation, scramble of jets

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posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 02:59 PM
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Mystery plane prompts Capitol evacuation, scramble of jets


www.reuters.com

A Federal Aviation Administration official said a Piedmont Airlines plane in the Washington, D.C. area briefly lost radio contact and military planes took off to find it.

"Shortly after that we reestablished contact with the plane, and it has been on the ground at (Reagan National Airport) for a while. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials are interviewing the pilots," FAA spokeswoman Diane Spitaliere said.

NBC news reported that the Capitol building was evacuated for a short time.
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posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 02:59 PM
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Interesting...

Surprised this did not raise more of a hoopla.

At least jets WERE dispatched this time to attempt to locate said aircraft, unlike another incident we can all think of, where a "stand down" order seems to still be the area of great debate and speculation.

So perhaps something was learned after all.

Wild way to bring in the new year, eh? heh-heh.

www.reuters.com
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posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 03:10 PM
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I was gonna post about it, but I'm still under 20 posts. Seems like another scapegoat to take our rights away. Just wait. Soon the TSA will require cavity searches, too.



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 03:15 PM
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Originally posted by DimensionalDetective

Mystery plane prompts Capitol evacuation, scramble of jets


www.reuters.com

A Federal Aviation Administration official said a Piedmont Airlines plane in the Washington, D.C. area briefly lost radio contact and military planes took off to find it.

"Shortly after that we reestablished contact with the plane, and it has been on the ground at (Reagan National Airport) for a while. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials are interviewing the pilots," FAA spokeswoman Diane Spitaliere said.

NBC news reported that the Capitol building was evacuated for a short time.
(visit the link for the full news article)

Wow! A911 story and one with time travel, too. Someone better tell Reuters that Piedmont operated its last flight in 1989, when it merged with and became USAir.



posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by 4nsicphd

Originally posted by DimensionalDetective

Mystery plane prompts Capitol evacuation, scramble of jets



Wow! A911 story and one with time travel, too. Someone better tell Reuters that Piedmont operated its last flight in 1989, when it merged with and became USAir.


Maybe you should check out there website it apears that even though there planes have US Air decals they are still owned and operated by Piedmont (a subsidairy of USair) so maybe the plane's transponder or registration is under the company name Piedmont.

piedmont-airlines.com...
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posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 05:35 PM
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Originally posted by DimensionalDetective

Mystery plane prompts Capitol evacuation, scramble of jets


www.reuters.com

A Federal Aviation Administration official said a Piedmont Airlines plane in the Washington, D.C. area briefly lost radio contact and military planes took off to find it.

"Shortly after that we reestablished contact with the plane, and it has been on the ground at (Reagan National Airport) for a while. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials are interviewing the pilots," FAA spokeswoman Diane Spitaliere said.

NBC news reported that the Capitol building was evacuated for a short time.
(visit the link for the full news article)

It's good to know they responded quickley but my question is why was it they did not respond that quickley on 911?



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