France: Phantom of The Airspace

Phantom of The Airspace

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! Yes, it's definitely a plane, and it's the talk of Paris. Since midsummer, a phantom pilot has taken to the night sky at least three times, flouting aviation regulations by cruising several hundred feet above Notre Dame, the Place de la Concorde and other monuments. Police have been scanning the night skies with infrared binoculars to find "the Black Baron," as journalists have dubbed the aviator.

Last week a man claiming to be the Baron showed up on a late-night television talk show. Disguised by a mask, he admitted making...

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