Fighters Scramble for Silent Jet Over D.C.
Friday, Jan 28, 2011 Updated at 9:45 PM EDT
Two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled over Washington, D.C., after ground controllers lost communication with a small commercial jet on Friday, NORAD said.
Communication with the jet was restored before the fighters intercepted it, and the fighters returned to Andrews Air Force Base, according to NORAD.
The incident occurred shortly before noon.
NORAD's headquarters are at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
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