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PM Justin Trudeau Orders the Shooting Down of Object Over Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated on Saturday that a U.S. warplane shot down an object flying high over northern Canada, following a similar action taken by U.S. planes in Alaska.

Justin Trudeau
Justin Trudeau

NORAD Detects High Altitude Object Over Canada

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) detected an object flying at high altitude over Canada before Trudeau's announcement, but no further information was given about the object. Canadian and U.S. warplanes were deployed as part of NORAD.

Trudeau Announces the Take Down on Twitter

Trudeau announced on Twitter that he had ordered the takedown of the object that violated Canadian airspace. The object was shot down by the U.S. F-22 over the Yukon, with Canadian and U.S. aircraft scrambled. This is the third known object that violated North American airspace in the past two weeks.

Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau
Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau

Trudeau Speaks with President Biden, Wreckage to be Analyzed

In another tweet, Trudeau said he had spoken with President Biden and that Canadian forces would now recover and analyze the wreckage of the object. He thanked NORAD for keeping watch over North America.

Recent Incidents of Object Violations in North American Airspace

A suspected Chinese spy balloon spent a week flying through Canada and U.S. airspace before being shot down by U.S. warplanes off South Carolina. A second object was shot down in Alaskan airspace on Friday, but details have not been provided. The U.S. fighter jet shot down an object over Alaska, with recovery operations continuing near Deadhorse, Alaska, and off South Carolina. The navy is conducting survey and recovery activities on the ocean floor off South Carolina.