Jets Scrambled After Unidentified Object Triggers Airspace Closure Over Havre, Montana

Via BNO News: “F-15 fighter jets were scrambled Saturday to investigate an unidentified object over northern Montana, briefly causing the airspace to be closed, federal officials say. It came just hours after an unidentified object was shot down over northern Canada.”

Temporary RA NOTAM was Centered over Havre, Montana. Surface to 34,000ft.

“The incident began around 3:45 p.m. MT on Saturday when two F-15 fighter jets were scrambled out of Portland to investigate the unidentified object. The FAA closed the airspace around Havre, Montana – close to the Canadian border – around 5:30 p.m.

“Airspace is closed due to an object that could interfere with commercial air traffic,” United States Representative Matt Rosendale said in a brief statement. U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines confirmed that an object was being monitored in Montana airspace.

The airspace reopened around 6:30 p.m. and Rosendale said the Department of Defense (DOD) will resume efforts to observe and ground the object on Sunday morning.”