US: fighter jet shoots down unidentified ariel object in Alaska near Canadian border
by The Canadian Parvasi
A fighter jet of the Pentagon shot down an unidentified high-altitude aerial object the size of a small car spotted 40,000 feet off the northern coast of Alaska on the orders of US President Joe Biden on Friday, according to media reports.
The news comes as a high-altitude surveillance balloon, speculated to be Chinese, was brought down by the military less than a week ago.
The object was first spotted in the US airspace on Thursday, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Brigadier General Pat Ryder, who added that while the origin of the balloon is not known so far, it presented a “reasonable threat to civilian air traffic.”