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2 Planes Enter No-Fly Zone During Obama Nev. Visit

Saturday, 10 Jul 2010 08:37 PM

Authorities say two planes were chased by military fighter jets from Colorado Springs and briefly detained because they violated a no-fly zone while President Barack Obama was in Nevada campaigning for Sen. Harry Reid.

Secret Service Special Agent Max Milien told the Colorado Springs Gazette that the pilots of the two single-engine Cessnas were interviewed and that no further investigation was warranted. The pilots crossed the no-fly zone Friday morning.

Two F-16 fighter jets from the North American Aerospace Defense Command were dispatched to catch the planes. One of the Cessnas was escorted to the North Las Vegas Airport and the other was taken to Mesquite, Nev.

It was unclear where the Cessnas were headed.


Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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