US says it shot down ‘high-altitude object’ over Alaska


A US fighter jet shot down An unidentified object is over Alaska On FridayThe White House Although it is not known what the goal or origin of the target was, this statement was made.

“The president ordered the military to down the object,” National Security Council Spokesman John Kirby said. The He said that the incident took place within the hour and was reported at around 1930 GMT.

The It was much smaller than a huge object Chinese Balloon This crossed the United States Last week, the aircraft was shot down off the coast of America by a US fighter plane. Atlantic Coast Saturday, Kirby said.

It Was “roughly the size of a small car,” He stated that he was flying at around 40,000 feet.

It In northern Ontario, the temperature dropped Alaska Near the Canadian The border was damaged and the victim fell into frozen water. Recovery is possible. Kirby said.

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“We do expect to be able to recover the debris, since it fell not only within our territorial space, but what we believe is frozen water, so a recovery effort will be made,” He said.

Biden The shoot-down was ordered because the object had been posed “a reasonable threat” To aviation.

But Kirby Underlined is the fact that little information is available about the object.

“We do not know who owns it, whether state owned or corporate owned,” He said. “We don’t understand the full purpose.”

HoweverThe US military sent an aircraft to inspect the object before it was shot. “the pilot’s assessment was that this was not manned.”

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