A large 737 with "United States of America" emblazoned on the side landed at a small regional airport in the northern Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. Military personnel were guarding the plane around the clock.
Local officials said the top members of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff were aboard along with military representatives from Germany, France, and possibly Great Britain. The plane landed at the Lake Clear Regional Airport near Lake Placid on Friday.
It is not known for what purpose the military leaders were meeting, or why they were meeting in a relatively remote spot. The Lake Clear Airport has only one carrier with daily flights, and most flights are small private planes.