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Aircraft crashes into Atlantic: NORAD

By: Agence-France Presse | Washington | Updated: August 31, 2014 6:39 am

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 on Saturday 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.

First Published on: August 31, 20146:38 am
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