Jun 16, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
Agencie France Presse: An F-15 fighter jet was scrambled Saturday after a small single-engine plane violated a flight ban imposed for President Barack Obama’s visit in his hometown of Chicago, officials said.
The military jet intercepted the small aircraft “in the vicinity of Chicago” at approximately 10:30 am (1530 GMT), North American Aerospace Defense Command said in a statement.
“The fighter responded to a temporary flight restriction violation by a small single-engine aircraft… (and) escorted it out of the flight restricted area without further incident,” NORAD said.
Obama was in Chicago to spend the weekend there with his family.