The United States shoots down another unidentified flying object that was flying over its territory. With this there are already three “UFOs” killed in three days. Octagonal in shape and flying at an altitude of about 6,000 meters, according to the US press, the device was shot down by an army fighter over Lake Huron, in the north of the country. The United States has ordered the temporary closure of airspace in that area after the shootdown.
According to the country’s Department of Defense, it was the president, Joe Biden, who gave the order to bring down the device. An Air Force F-16 shot down before three in the afternoon on Sunday. For its part, the opposition has asked the government for more information on the events of recent days.
At the moment it is unknown if this, and the other two objects, have Chinese origin, as the balloon shot down last week supposedly did. The Government of Joe Biden has accused China of having developed, with the involvement of the Armed Forces, a balloon “program” for espionage work and that they have already flown over more than 40 countries on 5 continents.
China, for its part, assures that it was a meteorological measurement system that diverted its route due to force majeure. The case of the balloons has opened a diplomatic crisis between the two powers, immersed in a
There is not much information about the object shot down this Sunday, as there is not about the other two. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday both are believed to be balloons, albeit smaller than the suspected Chinese spy balloon intercepted last week. One of the two was neutralized on Friday in Alaskan waters. Another, in the Yukon region, in Canadian territory. It was the country’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, who asked the US to shoot down this second object.
Schumer, who was informed about these objects by the White House National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, stated that the devices were flying at 12,000 meters of altitude, posing a “danger” to commercial aviation.
However, in a telephone press appearance, the US Undersecretary for Defense and Hemispheric Affairs, Melissa Dalton, explained that both the device shot down on Sunday over Lake Huron in Michigan, as well as the two previous ones in Canada and in Alaska, was shot down “as a precaution,” stressing that “There has been no collateral damage in any of the operations in the last week”according to the Efe agency.
According to the same agency, the undersecretary acknowledged that there may be many objects flying over the country whose purpose is not harmfulsuch as artifacts for “legitimate research”, but since none of those killed these days could be identified, the president decided to demolish them “as a precaution”.
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