F-16s Intercept Planes Violating Las Vegas Restricted Air Space

NORAD, North American Aerospace Defense Command

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to intercept two small aircraft that violated airspace restrictions put in place Friday near Las Vegas for a visit from President Obama. According to various reports, both aircraft landed at nearby airports as instructed and were met by authorities. It isn't clear yet whether these incidents were just accidental violations of the FAA's temporary flight restrictions.

Source: Planet Data

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