Report: Fighter jets intercept aircraft near Obama vacation spot

Fighter jets were scrambled on Saturday to intercept two smaller aircraft which violated the airspace over President Obama’s Florida vacation spot, according to a report.

CNN reported that around noon a Cessna 152 entered the restricted airspace over Palm City, Fla., where Obama is spending the President’s Day weekend with friends.

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North American Aerospace Defense Command sent an F-16 fighter and a Coast Guard helicopter to intercept the plane and escort it to a nearby air field. The Secret Service and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident.

Later in the afternoon, F-16s intercepted another small aircraft, this time a Lancair 320, escorting it out of the restricted zone. That flight “continued to its destination,” according to military officials, CNN reports.


The president is staying at the Floridian Yacht and Golf Club in Palm City, while first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters are “out West” on a ski trip.