Another unidentified aircraft has been shot down according to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Trudeau announced that the aircraft “violated Canadian airspace” and was taken down over Yukon in north west Canada.
“Canadian forces will now recover and analyze the wreckage of the object,” he said on Twitter.
Both Canadian and US aircraft were scrambled to track down the object which Mr Trudeau says was taken out by a US F-22.
Mr Trudeau says he gave the order and he spoke with US President Joe Biden.
He thanked the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) which earlier said it had been monitoring “a high-altitude airborne object” over northern Canada. NORAD carries out air defence for the US and Canada.
It is not clear what the object is.
But, its appearance over North America comes just a week after a suspected Chinese spy balloon was shot down after violating American and Canadian airspace.
Check out some footage:
🚨#BREAKING: Unidentified high-altitude object detected over northern Canada, NORAD says
Statement from NORAD: Military aircraft are currently operating from Alaska and Canada in support of NORAD activities. NORAD confirms that we have positively identified a high-altitude… https://t.co/Nzx5jCv0as pic.twitter.com/cgLIbGNsCq
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