DOOMSDAY PLANE launched in event of nuclear strike spotted in US skies
The aircraft – usually launched at the outbreak of a nuclear attack – was spotted circling by thousands of US citizens on the ground.
The unbranded plane travelled across several states and changed directions numerous times, prompting a Twitter frenzy of conspiracy theories.
These were only intensified after a spokeswoman for the Naval Air Forces confirmed the plane was in fact their own E-6B Mercury, also known as the Doomsday Plane.
The £100 million aircraft eventually landed in Oklahoma several hours later.
The US army owns 16 so-called ‘doomsday planes’, a powerful aircraft that holds the capability to launch nuclear missiles
The jet becomes a flying command centre used in the event of a nuclear war.
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