(RightWing.org) – On Friday, August 16, President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania, and their son Barron were headed back to Washington, DC after a weekend in New Jersey when some of the press people aboard Air Force One noticed something peculiar. A small object, which looked like a drone, was spotted outside near the plane.
White House correspondent Sebastian Smith said he saw the object as the plane was descending to Andrews Air Force Base.
@realDonaldTrump just landed at Andrews on AF1. Shortly before, while descending,we flew right over a small object, remarkably close to the president’s plane. Resembled a drone though I’m no expert. pic.twitter.com/roDFgpp4XH
— Sebastian Smith (@SebastianAFP) August 16, 2020
Another witness said the flight was making its approach when they spotted a flying object shaped like an X outside of the window with yellow paint on it. The Air Force’s 89th Airlift Wing said on Wednesday, August 19, that it was “aware of the report,” and the incident was under review.
The airspace around Washington, DC, is restricted. If this object was a drone, it was a significant security breach. According to Bloomberg, if it were a civilian drone, it’s unlikely the object could have taken down Trump’s jet but it could have caused significant damage.
This is a developing story, we’ll update you as we learn more details about the investigation.
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