Sometimes things make you wonder. A Russian spy plane being spotted flying around Washington DC and the golf resort that President Trump is staying is one of those things.
A low-flying Russian spy plane was spotted Wednesday over parts of Washington, D.C., and Bedminster, New Jersey, where President Trump is vacationing at his Trump National Golf Course — but the flight had been approved under a long-standing global treaty, officials said.
The Russian spy plane, Tupolev Tu-154M, flew near the golf resort at 4,000 feet, and then climbed to 5,000 feet before flying into New York airspace, two U.S. defense officials told Fox News.
One of the officials said the Russian jet flew through the Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) airspace that was established around the golf club.
The plane was permitted to fly through the TFR under the Open Skies Treaty, which allows unarmed observation flights over the entire territory of all 34 member nations, of which Russia and the U.S. are both signatories.
“There would have been action taken if the Russians were not allowed to be there,” said one official who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak with the media. – Fox News
Featured image of a Tupolev Tu-154M by Alex Beltyukov, via Wikimedia Commons