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US military’s first shot at unknown octagonal object over Lake Huron missed, officials say

Department of Defense responds to suggestion of attempted cover-up of Chinese spy balloon
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US Military Jet Misses on First Attempt to Shoot Down Unknown Object in Michigan Sky

On Sunday, a US military jet attempted to shoot down an unknown object flying in the Michigan sky. The Air Force F-16 jet was using Sidewinder missiles to attack the target, but the first missile missed the target. This marks the fourth object shot down by the US military since February 4th, and lawmakers are demanding accountability from the Biden Administration.

Military Jet Uses Sidewinder Missiles

The Air Force F-16 jet was using two Sidewinder missiles to attack the target. Each of the missiles costs more than $400,000, but the first missile missed the target. It is unclear where the missile that missed ultimately landed. The second missile successfully took down the target.

Debris From Object Has Not Been Found

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Monday that none of the debris from the object has been found in the lake. The Defense Department, or DOD, said President Biden directed an F-16 to fire an AIM-9x missile to shoot down the airborne object flying at nearly 20,000 feet over Lake Huron. Authorities are working to recover debris from the objects in Alaska and Canada as well as the sites in Michigan and South Carolina.

Lawmakers Demand Accountability From Biden Administration

The downing of the unknown object in Michigan sky marks the fourth object to be destroyed since Feb. 4 when a Chinese spycraft was shot down over South Carolina. Lawmakers are demanding accountability from the Biden Administration for the destruction of the objects.

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