U.S. pauses activity at three airports for "national security effort" amid questions about Chinese spy balloon
Reuters | Updated: 05-02-2023 00:17 IST | Created: 05-02-2023 00:17 IST
WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) -
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it paused departures and arrivals at three airports including Myrtle Beach International Airport in South Carolina on Saturday because of a "national security effort."
The action occurred amid reports that a Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon, which has been flying across the country in what Washington calls a "clear violation" of U.S. sovereignty, was in the area.
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