NORAD Scrambles Fighters Over New Jersey

NORAD Scrambles Fighters Over New Jersey

(TacticalNews.com) – Restricted airspace is something that isn’t taken lightly when it’s violated. This is especially true when the restricted airspace is near the President of the United States. Thankfully the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is trained for such incidents, and quickly intercepted an aircraft flying in the restricted space.

Over the weekend, NORAD scrambled fighters to intercept a small single-engine aircraft flying near Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey; the President was spending the weekend at the club. The fighters launched flares and proceeded to escort the small plane, an RV-7, to an airport close by.

The US Secret Service released a statement saying that the small aircraft violated restricted airspace, the pilot did not respond to radio communications, and that the US military launched aircraft to intercept the plane. The Secret Service added that communications were eventually established and the plane landed as directed. The service also added that the President was safe, and the security of the complex was never compromised; further investigation into the incident is underway.

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