US tracked suspected Chinese spy balloon for 5 days before shooting it down over the Atlantic


An Air Force jet shot down the suspected Chinese spy balloon off the South Carolina coast Saturday afternoon, after it drifted for five days across Idaho, Montana and the continental U.S. before reaching the Atlantic.

An F-22 Raptor jet fired a single missile that sent the balloon into the ocean at about 2:39 p.m. Efforts to recover its surveillance equipment were underway.

The Pentagon had been tracking the balloon, which appeared over Billings, Montana, Wednesday after passing near an American missile launch site.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:


More like this

Emma Raducanu looking for Bianca Andreescu revenge after she 'couldn't move' in retirement

Emma Raducanu will be looking to get revenge...

The Apprentice finalist admits 'surprise' over behind-the-scenes clashes

I actually had an interview with Karren, and...

Lewis Hamilton's Angela Cullen split: Everything we know as Brundle and Rosberg concerned

The seven-time F1 world champion previously described meeting...