NORAD: 2 Aircraft Intercepted In DC Region

NORAD says military aircraft intercepted two civilian aircraft in separate incidents in the Washington region.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command says the first aircraft was out of radio communication Saturday morning. The plane was intercepted by two Air Force F-16s, but once it regained communication it was allowed to proceed.

NORAD says the second aircraft was intercepted by an F-16 and a U.S. Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter about an hour later after it entered restricted airspace. Once it was escorted out of the restricted airspace, the aircraft was allowed to proceed to its original destination.

NORAD did not have details about the aircrafts' fight plans or exactly where they were intercepted.

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  • by 44nmag. on Oct 23, 2011 at 12:23 PM
    Looks like "the thieves of bagdad"use weapons of mass destruction with no permit required!!!
  • by Abe Location: Grifton on Oct 23, 2011 at 11:04 AM
    Imagine tootling along in your cessna and all the sudden having an f-16 on each wingtip. it would be a bit scary!

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