Planes Intercepted by F-15 Fighter Jets as Obama Was Here

The planes entered into temporary restricted airspace on Monday night.

By Stephanie O'Connell
|  Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012  |  Updated 7:39 AM EDT
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Planes Intercepted by F-15 Fighter Jets as Obama Was Here

Two F-15s intercepted two aircrafts on Monday night when they flew into restricted air space.

F-15 fighter jets intercepted two aircraft that entered restricted airspace during President Barack Obama's visit to the state on Monday night, according to a release from the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command said it directed two F-15 fighters to intercept the aircraft that both flew into temporary flight-restricted areas.
 
The first aircraft was intercepted around 7 p.m. over Long Island, New York.
 
The F-15s followed the aircraft until it landed, where local law enforcement met up with it.
 
The second aircraft was intercepted around 7:30 p.m. near New Haven. The aircraft was allowed to proceed to its destination following the intercept.

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