A couple of F-16s are following a little Cessna plane stolen in Canada by a student. I suppose that’s not so unusual these days, what with everything else that goes on, but I’m astonished to read that it left Canada and is now over Arkansas (headed for that secret airstrip where Bill Clinton and Vince Foster landed drugs, no doubt).
The plane entered American airspace over Michigan’s Upper Peninsula at 3:25 p.m. today and has been trailed by the military aircraft since 4:43 p.m. as it has flown over Minnesota, south through Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri.
The aircraft went past St. Louis flew south over eastern Missouri towards Arkansas. At one point, the Wisconsin state capitol building in Madison was evacuated as a precaution as the plane flew over the city.
I won’t pretend to know the distance between Ontario and Arkansas, but it must be quite a long way. So my question is, how far can these things run?
UPDATE: He’s landed on a highway in Missouri, so I guess he never made it to Arkansas. Says he ran away – if the only pursuers around were those F-16s, he might just make it. They were authorized to shoot him down, but once he was down, I think rocket fire would be deemed excessive.