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Mysterious plane spotted circling over Denver

November 18, 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)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #11 Posted by johnnydanger 6 years ago
Typical behaviour of man bear pig
Comment icon #12 Posted by mesuma 6 years ago
Google Earth
Comment icon #13 Posted by seeder 6 years ago
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 6 years ago
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 6 years ago
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 6 years ago
"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 6 years ago
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 6 years ago
There going to need to widen their range lol  
Comment icon #19 Posted by qxcontinuum 6 years ago
It was Trump having a ride.
Comment icon #20 Posted by seaturtlehorsesnake 6 years ago
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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