NORAD Tests Hijacked Jetliner Response

An international training effort finished up Tuesday night to see how well the U.S. and Russia can work together in times of crisis.

Despite tension between the two countries after more than 10 spies confessed to espionage earlier this year, they have just completed groundbreaking hijacking training exercise.

Officials said the exercise was designed to test how well Russia and NORAD can coordinate in the event of a hijacking.

Fighter jets from both countries had to criss-cross the Pacific in pursuit of a charted plane, acting as a hijacked airliner.

The drill ended late Tuesday night as the plane touched down in Alaska.