Fighter Jets Intercept Plane Near Camp David

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011  |  Updated 10:05 AM EDT
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Fighter Jets Intercept Plane Near Camp David

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A quiet weekend for the President and his family at Camp David was interrupted Saturday when a private plane entered restricted airspace near the presidential retreat.

NORAD says a Beechcraft Bonanza, a small single-engine plane, entered the airspace about 11 miles from Camp David and made no radio communication. Two F-15 fighter jets were scrambled and escorted the plane to Hagerstown, where the pilot was met by Secret Service agents on the ground.

President Obama, the First Lady and theirs daughters arrived at Camp David Friday for a quick weekend getaway. NORAD says it looks like the plane entered the airspace by mistake.
 

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