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Aircraft Violate Airspace Restrictions For U.N. Meeting

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Two fighter jets scrambled over central New Jersey after two aircraft violated airspace restrictions in place because of the U.N. General Assembly meeting.

North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman John Cornelio says the F-22s intercepted the small planes during two separate incidents over central New Jersey around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Cornelio says the pilots did not respond to the radio and they were forced to land at Central Jersey Regional Airport in Hillsborough.

There's no word yet if the pilots were detained.

FAA spokesman Jim Peters says the temporary no-fly zones were established around the New York City metropolitan area because of the U.N. meeting. President Barack Obama addressed the gathering.


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