Saw an aircraft being escorted by 2 jets in NJ


#1

There was just a plane that flew over my house with what looked like two jets escorting it. Is there any reason why that would be happening. I live in Southern New Jersey. I am just wondering why something like that would happen. I haven’t ever seen anything like it before.


#2

Could have been any number of reasons.

One is that the aircraft was being escorted because it was in trouble.

Another reason is that the aircraft had flown into a restricted area and was being escorted out.

With today being Memorial Day, it could have been part of an air display.

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#3

I will be more discrpitive next time. I just wasn’t sure what it was and I was trying to see if maybe anyone else knew what it could be about. Like I said I haven’t ever seen anything like it.

Though could it have been a plane for someone in the government? I would think they would escort them.

I also just changed the title. Thanks for the help.


#4

If all three aircraft were military jets, it could have been a Missing Man Formation for a Memorial Day activity.


#5

Bobert, I also live in So. Jersey. What airport is closest to you?


#6

That doesn’t happen that often. One of the few times I’ve ever seen it happen was here with Air Force One on 9/11, but of course the escort on that day was due to extraordinary circumstances.


#7

Could have been a tanker refuelling other aircraft. Shortly after 9/11 I frequently saw planes being escorted and fighters on patrol.