Air­craft in­trudes on Obama restricted airspace out West

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics - From wire dis­patches and staff re­ports

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.

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