Suspicious Planes Tracked Over Western Canada
I just discovered this yesterday, and it may be nothing, but thought I'd post it to help all the researchers out there. This is something I had never heard about until now, is anyone else aware of this report or have any idea how it was resolved?:
Aired September 12, 2001 - 09:30 ET
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
MILES O'BRIEN, CNN ANCHOR: Let's turn to David Ensor, who is in our Washington bureau, with a bit of breaking news -- David.
DAVID ENSOR, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Miles, I want to be very careful how it put this, but U.S. officials confirm that three planes in the airspace of western Canada near Vancouver are currently being tracked by Canadian officials -- by the Canadian air force and ground officials -- and it's unclear what these aircraft are up to. They are attempting to ascertain who is flying them. And chances are, officials say, that there's nothing to this, nothing nefarious.
O'BRIEN: David, cognizant of the delicacy of the situation, do we know them to be large airliners, or are they general aviation aircraft?
ENSOR: We have no additional information beyond what I told you, except to say that it is a tracking effort by the Canadian air force, as well as Canadian civilian authorities. It's being taken very seriously up there, but as I say, U.S. officials believe they will shortly be able to announce there's nothing to this. But given the level of alert now, anything like this is being watched closely -- Miles.