A fighter jet and helicopter from the North American Aerospace Protection Command intercepted a small aircraft flying close to President Trump’s New Jersey golf course Saturday, officers mentioned.
The F-15 fighter and MH-6 helicopter had been deployed after the pilot of a single-engine RV-7 failed to answer radio communication whereas coming into the short-term no-flight zone round 1 p.m., NORAD spokesman Cameron Hillier instructed the Bridgewater Courier Information.
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The navy plane fired flares to get the pilot’s consideration and made radio contact earlier than escorting it to a close-by airport, Hillier mentioned.
He mentioned the Secret Service will determine whether or not to cost the pilot.
Trump arrived at his Trump Nationwide Golf Membership in Bedminster on Friday and gave a speech to New York Metropolis’s largest police union forward of its endorsement. He delivered remarks concerning the coronavirus response from the nation membership on Saturday.
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“The President was not at risk and the safety of the advanced was maintained all through,” the Secret Service mentioned in an announcement following the incident, in accordance with WNBC.