A pair of F-16 fighters escorted a Cessna 172 stolen from a Canadian flight school all the way from Michigan to Missouri this afternoon:
The plane was reported stolen at about 2:30 p.m. ET and was spotted flying erratically.
At about 5 p.m., the state capital building in Madison, Wis., was evacuated before the plane passed near the region. Police cars cordoned off the streets around the building and officers told people to move away from the area.
What I find amazing: How did the F-16s fly that slowly? I mean, the stall speed in a C172 is around 35 knots with full flaps; I think F-16s move that fast when parked.
And another thing, how amazing is it to find a Canadian that stupid? Or did some American dude sneak over the border and steal the plane?
I hope there's follow-up on this story. It seems improbable.