US shoots down unidentified high-altitude aerial object in Alaska
Washington : A US fighter jet Friday shot down an object, the size of a small car, flying with payloads at a height of about 40,000 feet off the northern coast of Alaska on the direction of President Joe Biden, officials said.
According to Pentagon Press Secretary Brigadier General Pat Ryder, the object, whose origin is not known so far, was first detected inside American airspace on Thursday. It posed a “reasonable threat to civilian air traffic”, he said.
“US Northern Command is beginning recovery operations now,” Ryder said, adding the F-22 fighter jet deployed an AIM-9X missile to take down the object.