Unidentified flying object shot down over northern Canada
Posted February 11, 2023 3:09 pm.
Last Updated February 11, 2023 4:32 pm.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sasy the unidentified flying object over northern Canada has been shot down.
“I ordered the takedown of an unidentified flying ovject that violated Canadian airspace,” Trudeau said in a Tweet. “Canadian and U.S. aircraft were scrambled, an a U.S. F-22 successfully fired at the object”
I ordered the take down of an unidentified object that violated Canadian airspace. @NORADCommand shot down the object over the Yukon. Canadian and U.S. aircraft were scrambled, and a U.S. F-22 successfully fired at the object.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) February 11, 2023
Trudeau says he spoke with U.S. President Joe Biden this afternoon about the object. He adds the Canadian military will now recover and analyze the wreckage.
Earlier in the day, NORAD confirmed to CityNews it was tracking at least one unidentified flying object.
“Thank you to NORAD for keeping the watch over North America,” Trudeau said.
It’s unclear at this time exactly what the object was. It comes at a time of heightened tensions after a Chinese spy balloon flew over Canada and the continental U.S. last week. That balloon was eventually shot down by the Americans off the coast of the Carolinas.
Another object was spotted flying over Alaska on Friday, Feb. 10, and was also shot down by the U.S. air force.
More to come