President Trump was aboard Air Force One and preparing for descent when an alarming discovery was found right outside his window. On high alert, the pilot made a quick landing, narrowly avoiding what was somehow allowed in the airspace and had gotten dangerously close to the presidential aircraft.
President Trump and personnel on board were about to land in Maryland as planned when a “strange occurrence” took place. Air Force One had almost made it safely to their destination when an unexpected military aircraft decided to intervene and came frighteningly close to the president.
For reasons unknown, a C-17 Globemaster, which is another air force aircraft, entered into the president’s airspace as Air Force One readied to descend into its home base at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, the Daily Mail reports. It came in from the north and suddenly veered to the right in the final seconds before Air Force one came in for landing on Sunday. Both aircrafts were in control, however why the C-17 crossed into safe space around Air Force One is raising some questions.
Although alarming, no emergency action by Trump’s flight team was required and the aircraft landed safely at Joint Base Andrews. The C-17 was seemingly granted permission to pass so closely to the president, despite the guideline of separation, allowing 300 meters of vertical space or 4.8 kilometers of horizontal space, between most aircrafts, but more for Air Force One. However, the timing of the incident seemed odd.
“I would say beyond all doubt that this is a strange occurrence,” a retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel who specializes in geospatial intelligence said, according to the MailOnline. This “strange occurrence” also took place on the same day as Trump’s controversial airstrike order. What makes the circumstance even more questionable is that no explanation has been provided for why the pilot was granted permission to get within such close proximity to the president.