US F-15 fighters intercepting unresponsive aircraft over Atlantic

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  1. Tulessa

    Tulessa Well-Known Member

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    http://rt.com/usa/185472-f15-jets-unresponsive-aircraft-atlantic/

    Two American fighter jets were sent to intercept an unresponsive “light business and utility aircraft” late Friday morning, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, acknowledged.

    According to a statement published by NORAD, jets have been deployed to investigate the aircraft, believed to be en route from Rochester, New York to Naples, Florida, after the plane failed to respond to attempts to communicate.
     
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    dang.......not good .... hope there is an innocent explanation
     
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    Just heard an update on Fox News. The plane has now entered Cuban air space and is close to what would be the end of its fuel. Looks like it might be a medical emergency with the plane on auto pilot perhaps, but that's JMO.
     
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    my goodness that was a fast flight -- what kind plane a Falcon 900 or a Lear??
     
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    Just heard on CNN that US govt along with Cuba thinks that it's not a threat, but that there was some sort of tragedy on the plane and that the pilot may have lost consciousness. How sad. :(

    jmo
     
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    A single-engine plane that left Rochester, NY, bound for Naples, FL, has been unresponsive since 10am.

    It was tracked by US fighter jets first but is now over Cuban airspace and being tracked by Cuban fighters. Pilots say the windows are frosted and they can't see crew inside.

    http://wreg.com/2014/09/05/f-15s-following-unresponsive-plane/
     
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    I just read when the F-15s were up in the air they said all the windows are frosted up.

    Sounds like a decompression problem like Payne Stewart's aircraft.
     
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    FOX reporting if it had a full tank of fuel should have about 15 to 20 minutes of flight time left.
     
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    'A Cuban fighter jet Friday was trailing a small aircraft that was unresponsive over the Atlantic Ocean and flying over Cuban airspace, NORAD said.

    The U.S. military launched a pair of jet fighters to trail the aircraft, but the U.S. planes broke off before reaching Cuban airspace 12 miles off the island's coast, NORAD said. The plane was cruising at about 25,000 feet.'

    http://m.4029tv.com/national/norad-jets-trail-plane-over-atlantic-ocean/27899284
     
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    I hate this, I wish there was a way to rescue them before it crashes. :(
     
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    The altitude appears to be dropping now.
     
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    It has seven seats. Single engine plane. Will get name in a sec.
     
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    My link to flightaware blipped out...can't reconnect
     
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    The plane is owned by Buckingham Properties in Rochester.

    The CEO is known to be a pilot and they have properties in Naples, FLA
    Bradley B. Chambers • President and Chief Executive Officer, Buckingham Companies

    I am not saying he was on the plane. Just owner information.
     
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