WASHINGTON, February 4. /TASS/. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has closed airspace in the country’s southeast where the Chinese weather research airship might be flying, the FAA said in a statement on Saturday.
"The FAA has paused departures from and arrivals to Wilmington (ILM), Myrtle Beach International (MYR), and Charleston International (CHS) airports to support the Department of Defense in a national security effort," the FAA said.
Earlier, the US media reported citing sources that the authorities intended to wait for the Chinese weather balloon to be over the Atlantic and then try to bring it down.