Under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command, a pair of F-15s  intercepted an unresponsive general aviation aircraft near the Palm Beach, Fla., area at approximately 7 p.m. EST.

Residents were startled by the super-sonic booms as the two fighter jets were en-route from Homestead Air National Guard Base to the unresponsive aircraft.

According to NORAD, the intent by the military was to have the identified aircraft re-establish communications with local FAA air traffic controllers and instruct the pilot to follow air traffic controllers’ instructions to land safely for follow-on action.



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