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FAA ground stop for Chinese spy balloon shootdown results in massive flight radar gap off South Carolina coast
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The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop order Saturday closing several airports in North and South Carolina and causing a massive gap on flight radars shortly before a Chinese spy balloon was shot down by the U.S. military.
The FAA closed airspace in parts of North and South Carolina and at three airports effective until 2:45 E.T. citing "national security initiatives" in the area.
The order to halt flights created a massive gap over the ocean on flight tracking websites such as FlightRadar24.
"The FAA has paused departures from and arrivals to Wilmington (ILM), Myrtle Beach International (MYR) and Charleston International (CHS) airports. The agency has also closed additional airspace," an FAA spokesperson told Fox News Digital.
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