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Student pilot violates RNC airspace restrictions

PLANT CITY — A student pilot landed at Plant City Airport on Wednesday after entering restricted airspace surrounding the Republican National Convention, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

A single-engine Piper PA-28 flying from the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport flew into the restricted zone late in the afternoon and was intercepted by the North American Aerospace Defense Command and told to land in Plant City.

The FAA is still investigating why the pilot entered the restricted airspace.

Pilots were restricted from flying within 35 miles of downtown Tampa during the week of the RNC.

Student pilot violates RNC airspace restrictions 08/30/12 [Last modified: Thursday, August 30, 2012 5:31pm]
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