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The North American Aerospace Defense Command, began tweeting about an unresponsive aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean around 12:46 p.m. Friday:






NORAD's full release on the unresponsive aircraft:


RELEASE: NORAD jets investigate unresponsive aircraft over Atlantic Ocean Sept 5, 2014 NORAD jets investigate unresponsive aircraft over Atlantic Ocean PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – As of 11:30 a.m. EDT today, September 5th, 2014, two F-15 fighter jets under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command launched to investigate an unresponsive aircraft currently flying over the Atlantic Ocean. The Socata TBM-700 light business and utility aircraft departed Rochester, NY with a flight plan filed to land in Naples, FL, however the plane’s occupants did not respond to attempts to communicate. The aircraft continues to be followed by NORAD jets. NORAD continues to monitor the situation in close coordination with the FAA. More information will be made available as it emerges. NORAD's mission – in close collaboration with homeland defense, security, and law enforcement partners – is to prevent air attacks against North America, safeguard the sovereign airspaces of the United States and Canada by responding to unknown, unwanted and unauthorized air activity approaching and operating within these airspaces, and provide aerospace and maritime warning for North America. As one of NORAD's critical airspace security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provides air traffic services for NORAD to safely and effectively perform its mission and to minimize the impacts on normal air traffic operations. NORAD is the bi-national Canadian and American command that is responsible for the air defense of North America and maritime warning. The command has three subordinate regional headquarters: the Alaskan NORAD Region at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska; the Canadian NORAD Region at Winnipeg, Manitoba; and the Continental NORAD Region at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The command is poised both tactically and strategically in our nation’s capital to provide a multilayered defense to detect, deter and prevent potential threats flying over the airspace of the United States and Canada. -30- For more information about NORAD, refer to http://www.norad.mil/Home.html. For more information about NORAD intercept procedures, refer to the FAA website at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/aim/aim0506.htmlNORAD and USNORTHERN C...via Facebook at 1:25 PM







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