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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Military jets buzz planes that violated restricted airspace while Trump in Florida



The following is from the Palm Beach Post:

At least nine planes violated temporary flight restrictions through Monday morning for President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago stay, with at least two of those having the unique experience of being buzzed by military jets, federal officials confirmed this morning to The Palm Beach Post.

Eight of those crossed the line on Friday alone, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

Hawaii dealt with its own flight restriction hassles when President Obama visited.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said F-15s from Homestead intercepted one pilot around 7 p.m. Friday and another around noon Sunday.

Friday’s encounter “required the Air Force F-15s from Homestead Air National Guard Base to travel at supersonic speeds, a sound noticed by area residents,” NORAD said in a release.

Full story here.

[Last modified: Monday, February 20, 2017 1:48pm]


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