DEVELOPING STORY: The Federal Aviation Administration has declared a “national defense airspace” over part of Lake Michigan, Fox News reported.
The FAA has not clarified why it has banned civilian air traffic from the area. The FAA last established a national defense airspace over Montana this weekend in reaction to a fifth unidentified flying object.
Airspace was also briefly closed over Montana on Saturday evening before being quickly reopened after a radar anomaly prompted a jet to investigate before the all-clear was given.
“Pilots who do not adhere to the following [procedure] may be intercepted, detained and interview by law enforcement or security personnel,” the FAA wrote in a Sunday announcement, adding that such pilots may face deadly force in the air.
BREAKING: The FAA has temporarily closed down the airspace over the northern part of Lake Michigan, due to “department of defense activity.” Monica Alba reports the latest. pic.twitter.com/U2hpLVojCL— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 12, 2023