The FAA has confirmed that airways in Montana were briefly closed to support the Department of DefenseCredit: faa.gov
I am in direct contact with NORCOM and monitoring the latest issue over Havre and the northern border. Airspace is closed due to an object that could interfere with commercial air traffic — the DOD will resume efforts to observe and ground the object in the morning.
— Matt Rosendale (@RepRosendale) February 12, 2023
Reuters: Radar anomaly prompts U.S. FAA to briefly close some Montana airspace
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. military said late on Saturday a radar anomaly prompted the temporary closure of airspace to civilian airplanes in Montana but no threatening object was detected.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) sent fighter aircraft to investigate but the aircraft “did not identify any object to correlate to the radar hits. NORAD will continue to monitor the situation.”
Earlier on Saturday, a U.S. F-22 fighter jet shot down an unidentified cylindrical object over Canada, the second such shootdown in as many days.
Canada and the United States have been on heightened alert following an episode earlier this month where a Chinese high-altitude balloon the U.S. said was spying was tracked from Montana to South Carolina and then shot down off the coast.
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Update #1: FAA says airspace in Montana reopened after ‘Department of Defense activities’ — FOX News
Update #2: AIR DRAMA FAA closes airspace in north Montana for ‘Department of Defense activities’ after UFO shot down over Canada — The SUN
WNU Editor: That must have been one eye-opening radar anomaly to prompt the closure of a state’s airspace.