Find a list of your saved stories here

Aircraft intrudes on Obama restricted airspace

Save Story

Save stories to read later

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Military jets patrolling over a fundraising appearance by President Barack Obama in Los Angeles were scrambled after an aircraft entered restricted airspace.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command says it turned out there was no threat in the Tuesday morning incident.

NORAD spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Bill Lewis says the incursion happened well away from the Hancock Park neighborhood where Obama was appearing, and by the time the two F-15s reached the area, the aircraft was gone.

Lewis says that while he doesn't know all the details, the aircraft was on the fringe of the restricted airspace around 9:30 a.m.

Obama was at a fundraiser at a private home.

Such incursions into the restricted airspace around the president are not uncommon.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics



Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast