4 Small Planes Intercepted in Obama's Air Space - NBC Southern California

4 Small Planes Intercepted in Obama's Air Space

Three planes were intercepted Thursday morning, one was intercepted Wednesday night



    During the president's two-day visit to Southern California, four planes needed to be escorted out of the restricted airspace. The Federal Aviation Administration says two additional private small planes also entered the president's fly zone. Jacob Rascon reports from Chino for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on June 7, 2012. (Published Thursday, June 7, 2012)

    Four private planes were intercepted for violating airspace restricted for President Barack Obama’s Southern California fundraising visit, authorities said on Thursday.

    Two private planes were intercepted early Thursday morning and one was intercepted Wednesday night, officials said. authorities do not believe he was ever in any danger.

    An F-16 fighter jet intercepted a Cessna 177 just before 5 p.m. Wednesday. It was forced to land at Camarillo Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration reported.

    A Mooney M20 was intercepted over Fullerton and landed at Chino at 6:04 a.m., the FAA reported.

    4 Planes Violate Obama's Airspace

    [LA] 4 Planes Violate Obama's Airspace
    Four private planes were forced to land after being found inside the airspace of President Barack Obama, who was in Southern California on a fundraising stop on Wednesday and Thursday, June 6-7, 2012. Jacob Rascon reports for the NBC4 News at noon on June 7, 2012.
    (Published Thursday, June 7, 2012)

    A single-engine Cessna 206, was intercepted at 9 a.m., according to North American Aerospace Defense Command.

    A single engine Cherokee PA 28, was intercepted at approximately 9:30 a.m. Thursday, NORAD said.

    Two similar incidents were reported during Obama trips. On May 11, a plane that had inadvertedtly entered Obama's airspace was intercepted by an F-16 as the president was about to leave LAX. The small plane was escorted to El Monte Airport.

    On Feb. 16, a Cessna with 40 pounds of marijuana was intercepted and forced to land at Long Beach Airport during Obama’s visit.

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