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Mysterious plane spotted circling over Denver


Posted on Friday, 18 November, 2016 | Comment icon 20 comments

The plane was a Boeing E-6B Mercury. Image Credit: US Navy
Thousands were left perplexed by the high-altitude aircraft which circled for about an hour on Wednesday.
Local news stations were keen to report on the mystery as the large four-engine plane left long circular contrails across the clear skies above Denver.

It was later tracked heading over Oklahoma before landing at Tinker Air Force Base.

Concerns were raised over the exact nature of its mission above the city after numerous military and aviation authorities, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), refused to offer any information about what it was doing there.
Navy Lt. Leslie Hubbell of the Commander Naval Air Forces however did eventually confirm to The Denver Channel on Thursday that the plane was a Navy E-6B Mercury which provides "command, control and communications abilities to direct and employ strategic resources."

Why such an expensive and sophisticated piece of military hardware would have been deployed over such a densely populated area however makes its purpose there even more of a mystery.

The only hint at its intentions comes from an unnamed high-ranking official who allegedly let slip that the plane was "involved in a classified training mission organized by the Department of Defense."


Source: The Denver Channel | Comments (20)

Tags: US Navy, Denver, Plane

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #11 Posted by johnnydanger on 19 November, 2016, 23:40
Typical behaviour of man bear pig
Comment icon #12 Posted by mesuma on 20 November, 2016, 1:01
Google Earth
Comment icon #13 Posted by seeder on 20 November, 2016, 5:39
DOOMSDAY PLANE launched in event of nuclear strike spotted in US skies A TOP-SECRET aircraft known as the ‘Doomsday Plane’ has been spotted in the skies over America http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/734112/Mysterious-DOOMSDAY-PLANE-America-conspiracy  
Comment icon #14 Posted by Grand Moff Tarkin on 20 November, 2016, 7:45
Mysterious-DOOMSDAY-PLANE-America-conspiracy must be the best Express (all the news that's fit to print is in EXCITABLE CAPITALS) headline for a while. 
Comment icon #15 Posted by pallidin on 20 November, 2016, 8:22
Yeah, the FAA scopes reveal the race-track flight path to be nothing more than a standard "holding" pattern for eventual landing of this jumbo military jet to its airstrip. UFO's have first landing priority, ya know
Comment icon #16 Posted by aquatus1 on 20 November, 2016, 15:57
"I told you not to call it that!" "It's just a cute nickname!  How was I supposed to know these idiots would take it seriously?"
Comment icon #17 Posted by aquatus1 on 20 November, 2016, 16:00
Alt: "What do you mean, "the airplane hasn't left the ground in years"?  How are we supposed to know if this thing won't break apart in the middle of flight?" "Well, we didn't want people to get nervous..."
Comment icon #18 Posted by LucidElement on 21 November, 2016, 14:57
There going to need to widen their range lol  
Comment icon #19 Posted by qxcontinuum on 6 January, 2017, 5:16
It was Trump having a ride.
Comment icon #20 Posted by seaturtlehorsesnake on 7 January, 2017, 1:35
dang but do i love the related articles: i mean of course it is, why else would a DOOMSDAY PLANE be wandering around? this is NEWS and not a rather PATHETIC TABLOID desperate for PEOPLE to CLICK through.


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