Fighters Scrambled After Pilot Fails To Respond

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Air Force official says two F-15 fighter jets were scrambled after the pilot of a private plane over the Atlantic Ocean failed to respond to air traffic controllers.

A NORAD spokesman says the fighters were launched at 11:30 EDT Friday after the pilot of a private plane repeatedly failed to respond to calls from air traffic controllers.

The spokesman says the pilot filed a flight plan to fly from Rochester, New York, to Naples, Florida.

The plane is a Socata TBM700 is a high performance single-engine turboprop.


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