Friday, August 05, 2011

F-16 jets scrambled as woman, 75, flies into restricted airspace with no radio

Two F-16 jet fighters were scrambled when Myrtle Rose, a 75-year-old pilot, flew her Kitfox Model 2 light aircraft into restricted airspace during president Barack Obama's visit to Chicago.

They were scrambled when air traffic controllers couldn't contact Myrtle, of South Barrington, Illinois, because she didn't have a radio!

She was reported to have been a bit "surprised".


Pictures: F-16 fighter jet and a Kitfox Model 2 light aircraft


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