FAA abruptly cancels ‘National Defense Airspace’ over Lake Michigan after reporting ‘potential contact’

The Federal Aviation Administration has abruptly canceled some “defense airspace”. Lake Michigan, The organization announced on Sunday.

The FAA said it closed the area to allow U.S. forces to investigate “potential contacts,” but it was quickly determined not to be a threat. The FAA finally Montana National Airspace This weekend, in response to an unidentified flying object.

“Pilots who do not abide by [procedure] In its initial announcement on Sunday, the FAA added that such pilots could face deadly forces in the air.

“The FAA has temporarily closed some airspace over Lake Michigan to support Department of Defense operations. The airspace has reopened,” the FAA wrote in a statement to Fox News Digital. .

The Pentagon said it detected a third flying object over Alaska the day before it was shot down over Canada.

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The FAA has established a national defense zone on part of Lake Michigan.

FAA ended traffic ban in Montana late Saturday, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Force) release A statement stating that the object was merely a radar anomaly.


Nonetheless, Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) released a statement on Twitter stating that NORTHCOM (U.S. Northern Command) believes there is a non-anomalous object over the state. rice field.

“I have been in constant contact with NORCOM (sic) and they have advised me that they are confident the object exists and that it is not anomalous. I am now awaiting visual confirmation Our country’s security is my priority,” he said. he wrote on sunday.

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NORAD issued a statement on Saturday that it “detected a radar anomaly and dispatched a fighter jet to investigate.”

“These aircraft did not identify any objects associated with the radar hits. NORAD continues to monitor the situation,” the statement continued.

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Debris from a Chinese surveillance balloon is carried to a boat off the coast of South Carolina.


The United States shot down three aircraft over North America last week. The first he was a Chinese reconnaissance balloon off the coast of South Carolina on February 4th. Above Alaska and Canada respectively.