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The Earth may not have stood still on Wednesday afternoon, but Billings Logan International Airport did.
The Montana airport was shut down for about two hours; this was around the same time people noticed an unidentified object in the sky and reportedly saw military jets in the area, according to KULR.
Sightings of the object were reported in Billings, Reed Point and Hobson.
Aircraft were grounded after federal aviation officials ordered a “ground stop,” the Billings Gazette reported.
Salt Lake City Federal Aviation Administration ordered the shutdown, according to Shane Ketterling, director of Aviation at BIL, KULR reported.
The shutdown closed 50 square miles of air space, affecting Billings, Livingston, Bozeman and Helena.
According to Ketterling, two flights to BIL had to divert, but were eventually able to land. Only one flight was delayed from taking off due to the ground stop.
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