Fighter Jets Escort 2 Aircraft Out Of No-Fly Zone During Obama Visit
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fighter jets intercepted two aircraft that wandered into the restricted zone during President Obama’s Los Angeles visit.
Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh, a spokesman for North American Aerospace Defense Command, says a small private plane and a private helicopter were spotted in the no-fly zone around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and authorities couldn’t immediately make contact with the pilots.
California Air National Guard F-15s eventually escorted the aircraft out of the restricted area.
One landed at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad and the other at Agua Dulce Airport.
Authorities say no planes violated restrictions during the president’s Thursday visits in the Los Angeles area.
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