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Russian bombers escorted off Alaska coast — again

By KTVA CBS 11 News 10:11 AM April 21, 2017

Two Russian bombers were intercepted by the U.S. military again Thursday, according to Air Force Capt. Anastasia Schmidt. This is the fourth day in a row Russian aircrafts have entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone

Schmidt, the director of public affairs for the Alaska NORAD, said at 7 p.m. Thursday two Russian TU- Bear Bombers were intercepted by two American F-22 Raptors and two CF-18 Hornets from the Royal Canadian Air Force. She explained that the planes were never in U.S. or Canadian air space, but they did go into the Canadian Air Defense Identification Zone, then the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone, where they were escorted out.

According to Shmidt, the last time there was that much activity in the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone was in 2014.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated bombers were intercepted for the fourth day in a row. It has been amended. 

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