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Tue Aug 7, 2012, 01:34 AM

Fighter Jets Intercept Two Small Planes in Obama Airspace [View all]

Source: Reuters

Fighter jets intercept two small planes in Obama airspace

Tue Aug 7, 2012 1:20am EDT

(Reuters) - Two F-15 fighter jets intercepted two small planes that strayed into President Barack Obama's airspace during a campaign visit to Connecticut on Monday and the planes landed without incident, media reports said.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command said the fighter jets intercepted a small plane over Long Island, New York, at 7 p.m. EDT (2300 GMT) and followed it until it landed, and that the pilot was met by law enforcement authorities.

Roughly half an hour later, the jets intercepted a second small plane in Connecticut near New Haven, but it was allowed to continue to its destination, NORAD said in a statement.

A local NBC affiliate, NBC Connecticut, reported on its web site that the planes had entered airspace temporarily restricted during Obama's visit to the state.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE87606F20120807?irpc=932

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