US Air Force Fighter Scrambled to Intercept Small Plane Flying Near Trump Golf Course

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July 23, 2018Jul 23, 2018

President Donald Trump spent the weekend at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey to briefly unwind after a whirlwind couple of weeks in Europe.

Even though the purpose of the trip was to relax, it wasn’t all as calm and peaceful as it was supposed to be.

A small general aviation plane flew into the nearby restricted airspace resulting in the US Air Force scrambling an F-16 fighter to intercept the lone aircraft at around 12:30 pm on Saturday.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said that the plane did not have “proper clearances of communications” to fly in the restricted zone around the Bedminster golf course.

NORAD reported that the intercepted aircraft landed at a nearby airport without incident and was met by local law enforcement on the ground.

The pilot was determined to be “a non-threat” according to White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters.

Trump sent out a number of tweets on Saturday, but none of them mentioned the incident with the small plane.

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Just another reason why you don't want to mess around when the president is in town! You'll be in for quite the surprise! 

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