Fri, Mar 07, 2008
Beech Twin Directed To Land In Richmond
A small general aviation aircraft was intercepted by F-16s over
Washington, DC Wednesday evening, after apparently violating
restricted airspace around the nation's capital.
Federal law enforcement officials told CNN the twin-engine
Beechcraft flew in airspace near the US Capitol shortly after 1800
"Two F-16's scrambled and intercepted the aircraft within the
restricted airspace. The fighter pilots identified the aircraft and
escorted it outside of the restricted airspace," said NORAD
spokesman Lt. Col. John Cornelio.
FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown said the aircraft entered the
30-mile-radius Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) overhanging
Washington, DC and surrounding areas from the north at 14,500 feet.
It was not immediately clear whether the aircraft entered the
15-nautical-mile-wide Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ) at the center of
the ADIZ, directly over DC.
The F-16s escorted the aircraft away from restricted airspace,
and air traffic controllers directed the plane to land in Richmond,
VA to meet authorities. At no time did the plane pose any danger,
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