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F-15 intercepts plane in no-flight zone near Trump’s NJ golf course, officials say


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F-15 intercepts plane in no-flight zone near Trump’s NJ golf course, officials say

A fighter jet and helicopter from the North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted a small plane flying near President Trump’s New Jersey golf course Saturday, officials said.The F-15 fighter and MH-6 helicopter were deployed after the pilot of a single-engine RV-7 failed to respond to radio communication while entering the temporary no-flight zone around 1 p.m.,…

F-15 intercepts plane in no-flight zone near Trump’s NJ golf course, officials say

A fighter jet and helicopter from the North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted a small plane flying near President Trump’s New Jersey golf course Saturday, officials said.

The F-15 fighter and MH-6 helicopter were deployed after the pilot of a single-engine RV-7 failed to respond to radio communication while entering the temporary no-flight zone around 1 p.m., NORAD spokesman Cameron Hillier told the Bridgewater Courier News.

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The military aircraft fired flares to get the pilot’s attention and made radio contact before escorting it to a nearby airport, Hillier said.

He said the Secret Service will decide whether to charge the pilot.

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Trump speaks with members of the City of New York Police Department Benevolent Association during an event Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., on Friday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump speaks with members of the City of New York Police Department Benevolent Association during an event Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., on Friday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump arrived at his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster on Friday and gave a speech to New York City’s largest police union ahead of its endorsement. He delivered remarks about the coronavirus response from the country club on Saturday.

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“The President was not in danger and the security of the complex was maintained throughout,” the Secret Service said in a statement following the incident, according to WNBC.

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