On Sunday, the United States closed airspace over parts of Lake Michigan and was deemed “national defense airspace.”
“FAA issues a NOTAM NW of Michigan. The airspace has been defined as “National Defense Airspace.”,” Upward News reported.
A United States Air Force tanker is reportedly circling above Lake Michigan.
🚨 ALERT: FAA issues a NOTAM NW of Michigan. The airspace has been defined as "National Defense Airspace."
USAF tanker circling. pic.twitter.com/0z5EDNbNua
— Upward News (@UpwardNewsHQ) February 12, 2023
DEVELOPING: NARCOM confirms an unknown object has been spotted in the area near Lake Michigan; fighter jets reportedly scrambling to the scene https://t.co/yOYs9cEMkH
— Intel Point Alert (@IntelPointAlert) February 12, 2023
Shortly after the announcement was made, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) followed up and cancelled the airspace shut down.
Fox News reports:
The Federal Aviation Administration has abruptly canceled a “national defense airspace” over part of Lake Michigan, the organization announced Sunday.
The FAA has not clarified why it initially banned civilian air traffic from the area earlier Sunday only to open up the airspace hours later. The FAA last established a national defense airspace over Montana this weekend in reaction to an unidentified flying object.
The announcement left many confused. Check out some reactions below:
This is getting out of control. What on earth is going on with our airspace?
— ❥❥❥ᗰoᒪᒪie❥❥❥ (@mollie_don) February 12, 2023
What is going on?
— 🇺🇸 K. Overstreet 🇺🇸 (@investigationsk) February 12, 2023
Alright hear me out on this..what if they sucked soo bad on the first "encounter" that they are now making a boat load of subsequent "events" where they successfully respond in such an amazing fast and successful manner.
— Justin Heimann (@JRHeimann) February 12, 2023