Small Plane Diverted From Restricted D.C. Airspace

WASHINGTON (AP) —  Two U.S. Coast Guard helicopters have intercepted a small plane that flew into restricted airspace around the nation’s capital.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command said the small general aviation aircraft was redirected away from Washington by two HH-65 Dolphin helicopters just before noon on Saturday. It was diverted to Annapolis, Md.

Officials say the pilot was to meet with local law enforcement officials. Additional details of the incident were not immediately available.

On Monday, another place was intercepted, and last Saturday two F-15 fighter jets intercepted a plane that flew too close to Camp David in Maryland.

NORAD is responsible for defending the air space from attacks.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Doug

    Well, they must find some cause,no matter how small,to justify spending
    the hundreds of billions of OUR money.
    As if the Chinese or Russians were preparing to land on the Jersey shore.
    I’m all for a strong armed forces,BUT !!
    Study history and you will find that our last great President,
    Eisenhower warned us that defense contractors
    would go too far.
    Rome burns.

  • ed m

    I’m confused !,what airport was that in Annapolis ? didn’t know that there was a airport in Annapolis. The article should have read diverted to Lee airport in Edgewater I think.

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