It reads like something out of a conspiracy theory. On Tuesday, Russia sent a surveillance plane over the Midwest, and the U.S. military didn’t do anything to stop it.
Keen observers spotted the plane, a Tupolev Tu-154M, on commercial flight trackers as it entered U.S. airspace on Aug. 11 and flew past Dayton, Ohio and then west over Chicago and Minneapolis.
The story was all picked up by local news outlets, which published spooky headlines like, “Russian spy plane spotted flying over Chicago.”
In fact, the flight was part of the Open Skies Treaty––a 17-year-old program that permits many countries, including Russia and …read more