Aircraft intrudes on Obama restricted airspace out West
LOS ANGELES | Military jets patrolling over a fundraising appearance by President Obama in Los Angeles were scrambled after an aircraft entered restricted airspace.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command says it turned out there was no threat in the Tuesday morning incident.
NORAD spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Bill Lewis says the incursion happened well away from the Hancock Park neighborhood where Mr. Obama was appearing, and by the time the two F-15s reached the area, the aircraft was gone. Cmdr. Lewis says that while he doesn’t know all the details, the aircraft was on the fringe of the restricted airspace around 9:30 a.m.
Such incursions into the restricted airspace around the president are not uncommon.