Aircraft crashes into Atlantic: NORAD

  • AFP, Washington
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  • Updated: Aug 31, 2014 12:32 IST

The North American Aerospace Defense Command has said it scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to aid an aircraft that appears to have crashed into the Atlantic.

The fighter jets tried to provide assistance to what NORAD in a statement yesterday called an "unresponsive general aviation aircraft."

The aircraft took off from Waukesha Airport, in Wisconsin, and was headed to Manassas Airport, in Virginia, when it crashed into the ocean, NORAD said.

NORAD is the joint Canadian and American command in charge of maritime warning, aerospace warning and aerospace control for the neighboring nations.

 

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