How Plane Enthusiasts Figured Out Trump’s Iraq Trip

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Published on 27 Dec 2018, 22:17
Were the president and first lady put in jeopardy by security breaches during their Christmas visit to combat troops? Air Force One flew to Iraq using the call sign of a cargo plane known as RCH 358. But as it flew over England at 31,000 feet, a plane enthusiast recognized it. Other plane spotters lit up Twitter with information about its altitude, speed and likely destination to the Middle East to visit troops. The trip was shrouded in secrecy but their cover was blown from the start.