February 11, 1997 in Nation/World

Air Force Suspends More Flights

Compiled From Wire Services

The Air Force suspended all training flights over the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast on Monday after two new reports of close encounters between F-16s and commercial aircraft over New Mexico and Texas.

Both of the close encounters occurred on Friday, Air Force officials said.

The latest reports bring to four the number of incidents that occurred over a three-day period last week between the highly maneuverable fighter jets and passenger airliners.

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