Colombia’s military says an airborne object similar to a balloon was detected over its territory recently.
Colombia military reports possible balloon in airspace
A day before a US military jet shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the country’s east coast, Colombia’s military confirmed a sighting of an airborne object similar to a balloon flying over its territory.
Colombia’s air force issued a statement on Saturday providing limited details concerning a possible balloon its air defence system had located on Friday morning.
US military officials on Friday said another Chinese balloon was spotted somewhere over Latin America but did not specify its location.
According to the Colombian air force statement, an “object” was detected over its territory at an altitude of 55,000 feet that had entered the South American country’s airspace to the north moving at an average speed of 25 knots.