October 29. A U.S. passenger plane was intercepted by a U.S. fighter plane while flying over the Trump rally.
According to reports from the Russian Satellite News Agency and CNN, on the 28th local time, Trump’s rally was held in Arizona, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) established a temporary flight restriction zone around the airport where the rally was held.
(TFR). Normally, the FAA and North American Air Defense Command will issue a joint statement in advance to warn civil aircraft pilots of this restriction, but this information is not always understood.
At around 2 pm on the 28th, when the North American Air Defense Command found that a civilian aircraft violated this restriction, it sent an F-16 fighter to intercept it. Due to the failure of radio communication, fighter pilots chose to release flare bombs that are usually used to confuse incoming heat-seeking missiles.
The signal flares attracted the attention of Trump and the rally crowd. They stopped halfway through the rally and began to enjoy the “firework show”. When the fighter plane flew over the crowd, they cheered loudly.
U.S. Secret Service agents also reacted to the plane’s unexpected appearance at the rally, and some people quickly approached the president.
Later on the 28th, the North American Air Defense Command stated on Twitter, “This passenger plane was escorted out of the restricted area by the aircraft of the North American Air Defense Command, and there was no accident.”