US Air Force F-16 fighter jets intercepted a small General aviation aircraft flying in the vicinity of President Donald Trump private golf club Saturday. (DVIDS)
Small General aviation aircraft in the vicinity of President Trump private golf club in New Jersey, intercepted by the U.S. Air Force fighter jet on Saturday afternoon was to fly, according to officials.
The U.S. military said in a F-16 jet intercepted to gave fly the plane “without a corresponding free, or communication” at about 12:30 p.m. in the temporary no-fly-zone around the President Bedminster, N. J. Golf course, where trump is the weekend.
Continental United States North American Aerospace Defense Command, responsible for air traffic control for the continental United States, said the intercepted aircraft landed at an airport in Pittstown, N. J., without incident, where local law enforcement met the pilot.
White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters, said the pilot was “interviewed by law enforcement authorities and is considered a non-threat.”
Since 9/11, the military in support of Operation Noble Eagle, has more than 1,800 captures of military aircraft. Walters said, the F-16 had, followed up with “the usual practice in such cases.”
Trump arrived in New Jersey on Friday afternoon, and was scheduled for departure to Washington on Sunday.
Fox News’ Matt Leach, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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