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Posted on 07/26/2005 12:13:25 PM PDT by Sax
F-16s Escort Plane After Shuttle Launch Security Breach
POSTED: 2:19 pm EDT July 26, 2005 UPDATED: 2:29 pm EDT July 26, 2005
Several F-16 fighter jets patrolling the skies above the Kennedy Space Center were scrambled when a small plane violated restricted air space near the shuttle launch pad.
F-16 Falcon. Florida Today image.
The fighter jets escorted the Cessna plane to Lake County, Fla., where it landed without further incident, according to reports.
The F-16 fighter jets patrolling the shuttle were from Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.
It is not known if the pilot will face charges in connection with the incident.
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This idiot should have his ticket pulled and be fined a minimum of $10,000.
Stupid reporters.... Which is it, were they patrolling or was it necessary to scramble them.
Ha - it's like whenever they discuss firearms too. Bet they couldn't wait to use the word 'scrambled' - try a Denny's or a diner, guy - it works there!
You know, I missed that. What always bugs me is that they have to specify that they're "jets".
Is there an F-16 fighter prop?
And the pilot was issued fresh underwear...
It's nice of you to want to get native Americans involved in the space program.
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