Coast Guard Intercepts Plane Near Washington, DC

By: AP
By: AP

Military officials at the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado say they scrambled a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter to intercept a biplane that entered restricted air space around Washington, D.C.

NORAD spokesman John Cornelio says the helicopter escorted the biplane to Stafford Regional Airport in Fredericksburg, Va., Thursday evening. Local law enforcement officers met the plane.

Details on the biplane pilot and why the aircraft entered restricted airspace near the nation's capital weren't immediately available.

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  • by No Real Threat on Mar 23, 2012 at 06:01 AM
    As if anyone but the thugs in Washington D.C. care about this. I sometimes wonder if it would end the terrorist threat if all those in Washington were victims of blowback, as perhaps would be fitting.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 03:27 AM
    Biplanes and helicopters. I sense budget cuts in the war on terror.
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