See where military officials confirmed that two F-16 jets from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland were scrambled recently after radar had detected an unknown, low-flying aircraft in the DC airspace. The officials said they do not know what the jets were chasing because whatever it was disappeared.
“It was a routine launch,” deadpanned an Air Force spokesman.
Indeed. Only in post-9/11 America, could the launching of a couple of air-to-air missile-carrying jets around the Capital qualify as “routine.” Your basic, supersonic “Who goes there?”
Interestingly, there was a (non-military) eyewitness. He said he saw a “light-blue object, traveling at a phenomenal rate of speed