A small common aviation plane flying close to President Trump’s non-public golf membership in New Jersey was intercepted by a U.S. Air Drive fighter jet Saturday afternoon, in line with officers.
The U.S. army mentioned an F-16 jet intercepted the aircraft flying “with out correct clearances or communications” at round 12:30 p.m. within the short-term flight restriction zone across the president’s Bedminster, N.J. golf course, the place Trump is spending the weekend.
Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Protection Command, in control of airspace surveillance for the continental U.S., mentioned the intercepted plane landed at an airport in Pittstown, N.J. with out incident, the place native regulation enforcement met the pilot.
White Home spokeswoman Lindsay Walters mentioned the pilot was “interviewed by regulation enforcement and deemed a non-threat.”
Since 9/11, the army, underneath Operation Noble Eagle, has made greater than 1,800 intercepts of nonmilitary plane. Walters mentioned the F-16 had adopted “normal follow in such instances.”
Trump arrived in New Jersey Friday afternoon, and was scheduled to depart for Washington Sunday.
Fox Information’ Matt Leach and The Related Press contributed to this report.