Los Angeles News
President Obama's airspace intruded by small plane in L.A.
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A small plane entered President Obama's restricted airspace as he left Los Angeles on Friday morning, forcing The North American Aerospace Defense Command to scramble fighter jets.
NORAD said the intercept of the Piper 28 aircraft occurred at around 9:45 a.m. PDT. A pair of F-16s escorted the small plane to El Monte Airport, where the pilot was detained by local police and later handed over to the Secret Service.
It all turned out to be an apparent misunderstanding. Investigators believe the pilot simply made a mistake. There was no threat to the president.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
airplane, president barack obama, los angeles news
- Report of gun in LA Times bldg: suspect detained 29 min ago
- Aide to councilman linked to armed robbery
- Suspect arrested in South LA teen kidnap, rape
- E-cigarette ban in public to go into effect
- SaMo teacher reinstated after subduing student
- Claremont sexual predator ID'd, arrested 22 min ago
- Oakland woman collapses at Coachella, dies
- 4 sought in Highland home-invasion robbery
- South Korea ferry captain arrested - Yonhap
- Mount Everest avalanche kills at least 12
- abcnews: Workers caught filing false injury claims
- Breast cancer treatment uses extreme heat
- Cute bear cub left alone at animal rescue 13 min ago
- OTRC: Miley Cyrus postpones whole tour 34 min ago